If It’s Friday, It’s Time For The Notes Column

  • With three-star commitments from linebacker Stanley Taufoou and cornerback Trey Davis this week, here’s something to keep an eye on: How quickly will the recruiting services upgrade the ratings for each player now that they made unexpected commitments to USC? That is how it often works with the recruiting services.
  • Closing arguments begin today in in the Todd McNair-NCAA trial. The case could go to the jury Monday. I’m sure the jury can’t wait for it to end since one juror famously fell asleep during the first week of the trial.
  • USC’s graduation ceremony is this morning. Lately, the main ceremony has been a star-studded affair. But the big name this year, Oprah Winfrey, will speak later in the day at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism ceremony. The ceremony takes place at 11 a.m. at the Shrine Auditorium.
  • The photo above is from the 1961 USC graduation ceremony.
  • Former USC linebacker Jabari Ruffin was arrested for felony assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats according to the Los Angeles Times. Ruffin assaulted a woman with a metal broom handle on March 27 and threatened another woman with April 17. He is being held in Castaic in lieu of $130,000 bail.

5 thoughts on “If It’s Friday, It’s Time For The Notes Column

  1. Here’s a theory…

    McNair wins his case and is cleared.

    Calloway retires after this season.

    Drevno goes to the OL for next season.

    McNair is re-hired at USC as the RB coach for next season.


    I didn’t ask you, Chaz…


    1. 1. After verdict, at least one NCAA official will die by his own hand
      2. Helton needs to trick Callaway into believing that “no contact with players” rule has been extended to fall camp and season itself
      3. Drevno won’t stay at USC (he’ll take over for fired Harbaugh in 2019)
      4. Next season, Clay will scrap running game to concentrate on his revolutionary 10 receiver team.


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