- Quarterback Carson Palmer, safety Troy Polamalu and cornerback Dennis Thurman are USC’s candidates on the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame ballot.
Who else is on the ballot from the Pac-12?
David Fulcher (Arizona State); Jake Plummer (Arizona State); Tony Gonzalez (California); Ron Rivera (California); Rashaan Salaam (Colorado); Michael Westbrook (Colorado); Jess Lewis (Oregon State); Ed McCaffrey (Stanford); Cade McNown (UCLA); Ken Norton (UCLA); Carson Palmer (USC) and Jason Hanson (Washington State).
Among coaches, Dennis Erickson, (Washington State, Oregon State, Arizona State) and Darryl Rodgers (Arizona State) are on the ballot.
- When USC plays Alabama at Cowboys Stadium in 2020, tickets are supposed to range from $50-$300. This would be the same price as tickets for the 2016 contest.
The interesting question is how much less USC is getting paid compared to the 2016 game? Alabama will be paid $6 million after getting $6.5 million in 2016. As a private school, USC does not have to reveal how much it receives for the game.
- Wide receiver Jake Smith of Scottsdale, Ariz., committed to Texas over USC. Smith visited USC two weeks ago and Texas over the weekend. Smith is the No. 9 ranked “athlete” in the nation according to Rivals and a four-star prospect.