- College football analyst Phil Steele ranks USC No. 6 on his list of surprise teams for 2018.
Here’s the top 12: 1. Notre Dame 2. Texas 3. Michigan State 4. Michigan 5. Stanford 6. USC 7. FSU 8. Mississippi State 9. Boston College 10. TCU 11. Utah 12. South Carolina.
It is worth remembering Steele had USC ranked No. 3 in his Top 25 for 2015.
And that list of surprise teams is not that surprising. Notre Dame is No. 1, after all.
- Rick Caruso, chair of the Board of Trustees, released a letter this morning. Here was the news: “Today, President Nikias and the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees have agreed to begin an orderly transition and commence the process of selecting a new president.”
No timetable was given, of course.
- USC coach Andy Enfield admitted forward Bennie Boatwright underwent surgery on his left knee. If you are a regular reader of his blog, you might remember I wrote April 10 that his knee required surgery.
He is projected to return in the fall but who really knows since USC is not always forthcoming on injuries.