I’ve already mentioned LSU currently has more commitments from Southern California players (three) than USC (two). LSU just got a commitment from Antoine Sampah, the No. 1-rated inside linebacker in the nation by Rivals. Sampah is from Woodbridge, Va. Remember when USC used to snag some top national players? Inevitably, someone will say, “doesn’t matter, USC will get Justin Flowe.” Flowe is the No. 3-ranked … Continue reading LSU Keeps Recruiting Circles Around USC
This is how dysfunctional USC is these days. Reggie Bush told the Los Angeles Times he and Matt Leinart will recruit Urban Meyer to USC if Clay Helton struggles. “We’ll definitely be recruiting him,” Bush told the Times. “What makes you think we won’t be recruiters? Nothing is off the table.” So two of the best-known names in USC football are ready to help replace … Continue reading USC Midday Notes: Another Example Of Dysfunction
What do former USC players talk about with each other? Recently, I was with several ex-defensive players, including one who is an All-American. One thing that came up was a play from the USC-Cal game, specifically the 29-yard TD pass from Chase Garbers to Vic Wharton in the third quarter. “What were they thinking giving no help to the slot with no deep defenders?” one … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: What Do Former Players Talk About?
Yes, you can go 5-7 and keep Clay Helton and still get rated by the oddsmakers. JT Daniels is 50-1 to win the Heisman Trophy per SuperBookUSA. There are 22 players listed on the Heisman odds and Daniels made the cut. Amazing but also a testament to the power of USC’s tradition. Meanwhile, the Trojans’ College Football Playoff title odds are 100-1, the same as … Continue reading USC Heisman, NCAA Title Odds Do Exist
Where is JT Daniels? Did he not show leadership last weekend by spending time with his teammates? This is the stupidity of analyzing whether a quarterback is with the team or not every weekend. It doesn’t matter. What matters is winning. Making plays. Performing. You can be a leader in the summer organizing passing practices. Jenesse Center unit project complete-Women & their kids escaping domestic … Continue reading On The Quarterback Leadership Drumbeat . . .
An athletic director at a Mountain West Conference school posed the following question to me this morning: “What has Lynn Swann accomplished as athletic director at USC?” I thought about it and said, “He gave contract extensions to Clay Helton and Andy Enfield.” Now this conversation comes right as USC won conference titles in men’s tennis, beach volleyball, women’s water polo and women’s lacrosse. I … Continue reading What Has Lynn Swann Done?