With Ykili Ross leaving the USC football program, how many members of the Class of 2016 are no longer on the team? Ross, E.J. Price, Jamel Cook, Cary Angeline, Nathan Smith and Jack Jones.
Angeline, who transferred to North Carolina State, must sit out the first three games this season before he is eligible.
- As an experiment, I called two sports bars this week to see if they would show the USC-UNLV game. Neither carried the Pac-12 Network.
- Sources tell me safety Ykili Ross left the USC program because he was upset with his role. The irony is Ross might be starting Saturday after Bubba Bolden was suspended.
- USC’s lost three defensive backs (Bolden, Ross, Je’Quari Godfrey) in a week. Redshirt freshman Greg Johnson will start over Isaiah Langley at cornerback.
- USC coach Clay Helton spoke at the Pasadena Quarterbacks Club today.
- The Seattle Times notes Washington’s 2015 recruiting class was ranked No. 7 in the Pac-12. It featured quarterback Jake Browning, tailback Myles Gaskin, left tackle Trey Adams and linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven.
- Later today, I’ll make my USC-UNLV game prediction.