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USC QB Sam Darnold adjusting to life in the spotlight

Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold had nowhere to go, an unfamiliar position given his penchant for avoiding pressure as a redshirt freshman.

However, there was no eluding the cameras and audio recorders in front of Darnold at Pac-12 media days Thursday. Not for the mandatory 25-minute interview availability, not during a less formal but equally crowded session after lunch.

"It's not uncomfortable. I mean, it's just, I don't know . It's not that uncomfortable," Darnold said. "It's definitely a new thing that I am going to have to get used to."

Darnold was the brightest star at the conference's two-day countdown to the upcoming season, held...

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