Here’s USC athletic director Lynn Swann with two NFL greats — James Lofton and Charlie Joiner — at an autograph show in Chantilly, Va., on Saturday. Lofton and Joiner didn’t have five of their USC teams competing on campus Saturday. Or two of their employees recently fired and charged with federal crimes. They also don’t make $3-4 million per year and then need to do … Continue reading USC Sunday Buzz: Three NFL Hall Of Famers And One A.D.
You will probably read media reports today and tomorrow about Clay Helton saying USC had one penalty in 200 plays this week. That is certainly impressive. And unprecedented. Or is it? USC had one penalty in an 84-play scrimmage before 23,000 at the Coliseum on April 16, 2016. So one penalty in 84 plays in front of a big crowd at the Coliseum vs. one … Continue reading A Mistake-Free Spring For USC
You already know Lynn Swann was in Virginia today for an autograph show. But I just found out Swann was at the TPC at Sawgrass golf course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., on March 10. Swann was attending a charity golf tournament run by Jim Furyk, who has what sounds like a great foundation. The charity event ran March 10-11 so Swann might have been … Continue reading Another Stop On The Lynn Swann Golf Tour
USC doesn’t really hold full scrimmages anymore. It holds live-tackling periods, which then can be dissected by everyone. Matt Fink completed a long pass to Michael Pittman and threw two short TD passes to Devon Williams and Jack Webster. Amon-Ra St. Brown caught a short pass from Kedon Slovis and then ran downfield for a long gain. Slovis also threw a TD pass to tight end … Continue reading USC Holds Sort-Of Scrimmage No. 2
Did you know 19 percent of USC’s entering freshman class in 2017-18 were legacy admissions? A “legacy admission” is an applicant whose parents or siblings went to USC. That’s a pretty high figure when you consider USC accepted only 16 percent of its applicants that year. What we really want to know is how many applicants were related to donors. That’s where the real influence … Continue reading USC Saturday Buzz
Lynn Swann sent out a letter encouraging USC fans to attend five sports events on campus Saturday. “Let’s pack the stands (for USC women’s water polo),” Swann said. Will Swann be there? Of course not. He is in Virginia today signing autographs for a minimum price of $220 a pop. Maybe he meant the little people should go to these events while he works for … Continue reading You Cannot Make This Stuff Up