Former Rams coach Chuck Knox died Saturday at age 86. Here’s a story with a USC connection.
One day, when John McKay was coaching at USC, he told his staff they were going to Julie’s restaurant to have a few drinks with Chuck Knox and the Rams staff.
The coaching staffs had a drinking contest in a private room, which was won by the USC staff. Some Rams coaches had to be carried out of Julie’s. The USC coaches were in the office the next day at 8 a.m.
About a month later, Knox called McKay and asked for a rematch. The USC staff won again. How did USC win?
“Nobody could compete with McKay,” said a former USC staffer.