Has there been a culture change at USC this offseason?
I spoke to a USC assistant coach on Monday and he said, “players still roll their eyes when (Clay Helton) talks behind his back.”
Baby steps. Baby steps. Besides, Lynn Swann doesn’t think there is a problem.
- New LSU athletic director Scott Woodward, who was previously at Texas A&M and Washington, said this at his introductory press conference today:
“I saw (Ed Orgeron) kick our ass recruiting at USC when I was at UW.”
- The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved changes on targeting and other rules.
“Beginning in the fall in games using video review, instant replay officials will be directed to examine all aspects of the play and confirm the targeting foul when all elements of targeting are present. If any element of targeting cannot be confirmed, the replay official will overturn the targeting foul. There will not be an option for letting the call on the field “stand” during a targeting review — it must either be confirmed or overturned. Games using the halftime video review procedure will continue to use the current process.”
Here are other changes:
The panel approved a new rule relevant to blind-side blocking techniques. Players will not be allowed to deliver a blind-side block by attacking an opponent with forcible contact. It will be a personal foul with a 15-yard penalty. If the block also includes the elements of targeting, it will be a blind-side block with targeting.
The panel approved a rules change to eliminate the two-man wedge formation on all kickoffs.
Panel members approved a tweak to the overtime rules. If a game reaches a fifth overtime, teams will run alternating two-point plays, instead of starting another drive at the opponent’s 25-yard line. This rules change was made to limit the number of plays from scrimmage and to bring the game to a conclusion.
- And FINALLY . . .
Olympic gold medalist @Aly_Raisman joins dozens of survivors of sexual assault inside the State Capitol to rally in support of a proposed bill allowing for the right to sue a former USC doctor. https://t.co/VnoxeUOinI pic.twitter.com/TNucDaw7HE
— kcranews (@kcranews) April 23, 2019