USC keeps brining in recruits to visit the campus this month.
I spoke to a coach and asked him what the buzz is when talking to most of these prospects at the McKay Center.
“One thing we hear from kids is, `We don’t want to go to ‘SC because we don’t know who the coach will be,” the coach said.
You can make a long list of reasons why Lynn Swann should have fired Clay Helton. But here is another one: Bringing Helton back essentially hamstrings the program for a year because no one knows if he will survive. This becomes even more important these days with the early signing day. Last December, a lot more recruits signed instead of waiting until February.
All of this probably escaped Swann last November when he sent out his pompous statement on keeping Helton.
- USC baseball beat No. 2-ranked Stanford, 4-2, to salvage the third game of the series after dropping the first two.
- USC’s beach volleyball team lost to UCLA, 3-0, in the NCAA championship match. The Trojans probably created too tough a path for themselves following an upset loss to Stetson in the opening match of the tournament Friday.