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Caleb Williams makes decision on USC’s bowl game

Caleb Williams in a USC headband

Nov 11, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Southern California Trojans quarterback Caleb Williams (13) watches game action against the Colorado Buffaloes during the second half at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Caleb Williams has made a major decision on his future.

USC head coach Lincoln Riley told reporters on Monday that Williams will not play when the Trojans face Louisville in the DIRECTV Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27. That is a clear indication that Williams will declare for the 2024 NFL Draft, which has been the expectation all along.

Williams’ career at USC did not end the way he had hoped it would. The Trojans lost three straight to finish the regular season and five of their last six. They were viewed as a legitimate College Football Playoff contender after beginning the year 6-0.

While he still had an impressive statistical season with 3,633 passing yards, 41 total touchdowns and just 5 interceptions, there were some moments late in the year that led to Williams being criticized. The most recent one came after USC lost to rival UCLA.

Williams is still projected by most to be the first player taken in the 2024 draft. There was never any real chance of him risking an injury by playing in the Holiday Bowl.

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