USC Morning Buzz: Salute To Troy Cancellation Backlash

There has been a fierce reaction to USC’s decision to cancel the Salute to Troy kickoff dinner by some former players, especially from the 1969 team.

Bob Jensen, a linebacker and co-captain, and linebacker Greg Slough, a Playboy All-American linebacker, have voiced their complaints about not honoring the 50th anniversary of their team, which went 10-0-1 and finished the season ranked No. 3 in the AP poll.

Jensen has repeatedly called USC athletic director Lynn Swann to no avail. He intends to reach out to new USC president Carol Folt when she starts next week.

Just to be clear, the Salute to Troy had its smallest crowd in recent memory last year and the event tends to be pretty boring, unless Steven Sarkisian got drunk. But it is important to the former players who come and see their teammates for the first time in years in some cases.

It’s a chance for the current team to interact with the fans in a setting outside a football field.

  • A USC spokesperson contacted me to say former USC coach John Robinson “retired” in his role as a goodwill ambassador and and was not let go by Swann.

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John Robinson with Myron Lapka at the senior sendoff in 1979 after the Trojans defeated Notre Dame.

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39 thoughts on “USC Morning Buzz: Salute To Troy Cancellation Backlash

    1. He ran well enough to win a national championship and 4 Rose Bowls (not to mention reaching the NFC Championship with the Rams multiple times)…

      Dream on Jenny…

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      1. Let’s be fair Yimmy, Robinson backed into a no playoff, ballot box, unsanctioned by the NCAA, FB NC!

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      2. No, let’s be factual Jenny

        USC crushed then #1 Alabama in Birmingham, defending national champion Notre Dame (quarterbacked by Joe Montana), Big-10 co-conference champions Michigan and Michigan State, SWC co-champion Texas Tech, defending Pac-8 Champion Washington…and of course, that little punch-the-clown Kuiper Belt Object known as UCLA…

        Sanctioned by the NCAA – what a buffoon!

        Then proceeded to win in Baton Rouge, South Bend, crush the Kuiper Belt, and defeat #1 ranked Ohio State in yet another (by then becoming so routine and boring) Rose Bowl triumph…

        Nice try Jenny…

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    2. Just Rent,

      Do you actually know what 47 gap is? No, it is not your next Midight Train bottle for a $1.99. I will tell you what it is, back in the 60’s and 70’s, SC used to play with a fullback and tail back. The play stands for a run through the 7 gap usually, between the tight end and receiver with the guard and tackle pulling left. This was student body left where it put fear into those worthless ruins who dressed up as clowns err football players and having White, Allen, Davis, Bell, Clarence Davis, Simpson, Garrett, and the rest just run over anything and everything in their way. Your worthless team and players would cower, especially if the line told your worthless dline that they were running student body left knowing that they could not stop them.

      You are a complete idiot certified by your association with Thug U aka ruinville, aka Clowns pretending to be football players, and your degree in pizza delivery. GET A LIFE CLOWN!!!!!!

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      2. Only Jesus saves and he’s coming back soon very soon! Wake up you don’t want to be left behind! If you are don’t get the mark of the beast! The Rapture is imminent! You don’t want to be left behind! Accept Jesus today best decision you will ever make! You want your name in the Lambs Book of Life! Focus on things above and unseen on things eternal not on this temporary fallen world! Jesus is the way the truth and the life and the truth will set you free! Jesus loves you! Invite Jesus into your heart today and see how real and powerful he is! Jesus is the only way to save your soul make you whole! Everybody is a sinner and needs the savior Jesus! Jesus paid the price for the worlds sins on the cross and if you believe in your heart that he is the Son of God and that he paid the price in full for the worlds sins on the cross and Rose on the third day and is at the right of God the Father Jehovah right now and he’s coming back soon very soon- and Confess that Jesus is Lord you will be saved! Don’t wait too late! Today is the day to make Jesus Lord and savior of your life! Jesus loves you! John 3:26 Acts 4:12 Rev4 Rev 19 Rev 20:10 Rev 22

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    3. Only Jesus saves and he’s coming back soon very soon! Wake up you don’t want to be left behind! The Rapture is imminent! If you left behind don’t get the mark of the beast! Today is the day to make Jesus Lord and savior of your Life! Jesus loves you! John 3:16 Acts 4:12 Rev19

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      1. He should consider the soon to be open SC AD position as it may take J.C. to clean up the mess at SoCal.

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  1. I had a feeling that John Robinson story was false, because of what he’s done for USC. But if Mike Garrett was still the athletic director, it would’ve been more believable.

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  2. Hey Scott,
    Any info on the MMQB lunches at the Galen Center for 2019? Usually
    five during the season where Coach Robinson gave his pep talk before
    Helton would hold court with film and questions.

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  3. I still say Swann fired him. Why would Robinson retire with him loving SC so much? He was forced out. Too bad. He loves the school. Swann needs to be fired so momentum can start for the team and for the season.

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      1. With Swann playing Colonel Klink, anything could have happened to coach Robinson. I can see him retiring, but I could also see him being booted out with all the stuff happening at SC

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      2. Would sure like to see a figurative General Burkhalter arrive on the scene to threaten Swann with the Eastern Front…

        I know nothing! Say…we now know what role JennyKuiperOwns would play on the show!

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      3. Only Jesus saves and he’s coming back soon very soon! The Rapture is imminent you don’t want to be left behind! If you are don’t get the mark of the beast! Accept Jesus today best decision you will ever make! Jesus loves you! You want your name in the Lambs Book of Life! Admit your a sinner and need the savior Jesus! Believe in your heart that Jesus is the Son of God and that he paid the price in full for the worlds sins on the cross and he rose on the third day and he’s at the right hand of God the Father Jehovah right now and he’s coming back soon very soon! And Confess that Jesus is Lord and you will be saved! Jesus loves you! Today is the day to make Jesus Lord and savior of your life! Invite Jesus into your heart and see how real and powerful he is! Jesus is the way the truth and the life and the truth will set you free! Jesus loves you! John 3:16 Acts 4:12

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  4. The mule continues his unimaginative repetitive buffoonery ad naseum.
    Get a new writer owns.

    #TheOnlyChanceYouHaveOfGettingLaidIsToCrawlUpAChickensAss&Wait

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  5. A note to “justowns” Mr. Owns, would you mind terribly returning to your previous pseudonym Ucla owns LA? When you finally changed it to its current iteration, USC had had no trouble showing the error of old the name. But of late it seems your name has caused confusion for the Trojans and they have been distracted try to extrapolate meaning where there is none.
    Often I wonder about the mental stability of a person who raves about the greatness of their football program, when there is indeed nothing to brag about. Yes your team beat a disheartened, hapless, and poorly coached Trojan football team, no reader herein would disagree with that fact, but what else has Ucla done to claim ownership of the city?
    They don’t even play football in the city. They lost to Cincinnati by 9 points, Oklahoma by 28, Fresno by 24, Colorado, I say Colorado by 22 points, Washington by 7, Utah by 31, Arizona State by 3, Oregon by 21, and Stanford by 7points.
    So,what is there to brag about?
    Most of the citizens of Wolfland or El Lobo Grande, as some like to call it, are here to point out the woes of a moribund program they wish to see return to greatness. I do not troll the Ucla site for any reason. Ucla will always be Ucla and nothing I write will change that.
    Why, sir, do you insist on coming here for scorn and ridicule? Your best shot is a paraphrase of a five year old quip about bein a clown college. This has grown older than the acronym: “U Clowns Lost Again.” Which my dear departed mother taught me when I was knee high to a grasshopper.
    I usually just ignore your ramblings as I would ignore a street person looking for gold in the gutter, but then I do have some compassion for a street person, and thus this plea to what is left of your sanity.
    Go home Don Quixote (pronounced Donkey hote) the windmill at which charge no longer stands. Your arrows fall short and your spear has no barbs.

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    1. Oh RT the old insideUcla site is hibernating. The new site is written by the antithesis of Scott Wolf, as the writer usually has upbeat information and by some reports is female. She works for a newspaper and has reliable sources. Not like the usual fare here.

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    2. Only Jesus saves and he’s coming back soon very soon! Today is the day to make Jesus Lord and Savior of your life! The Rapture is imminent you don’t want to be left behind! If you are don’t get the mark of the beast! Invite Jesus into your heart today and see how real and powerful he is! Jesus is the way the truth and the life and the truth will set you free! Jesus is the only way to save your soul make you whole! You want your name in the Lambs Book of Life! Everybody needs Jesus! Everybody is a sinner and needs the Savior Jesus! Jesus paid the price in full for the worlds sins on the cross and anyone who believes in Jesus with all his heart that he paid the price in full for the worlds sins on the cross and is at the right hand of God the Father Jehovah right now and he’s coming back soon very soon and confesses with his mouth that Jesus is Lord will be saved! loves you! John 3:16 Acts 4:12

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    3. Only Jesus saves and he’s coming back soon very soon! Today is the day to make Jesus Lord and savior of your life! The Rapture is imminent you don’t want to be left behind! If you are don’t get the mark of the beast! Invite Jesus into your heart today and see how real and powerful he is! Jesus is the way the truth and the life and the truth will set you free! Jesus is the only way to save your soul make you whole! Don’t wait too late! Jesus loves you! John 3:16 Acts 4:12

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  6. Scottie – what is going on with your sources in Heritage? Seems like you are seeking out those who have a big axe to grind. Was Robinson fired as you described yesterday? Or did he choose to retire? Shouldn’t be that hard to confirm what happened.

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  7. Lynn Swann is pulling a Trump, doing whatever he wants, not giving a shit about what Trojan alumn and fans think. LOL!

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    1. Only Jesus saves and he’s coming back soon very soon! The Rapture is imminent you don’t want to be left behind! If you are don’t get the mark of the beast! Jesus is the way the truth and the life and the truth will set you free! Jesus is the only way to save your soul make you whole! Jesus loves you! John 3:16 Acts 4:12

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  8. Only Jesus saves and he’s coming back soon very soon! Invite Jesus into your heart today and see how real and powerful he is! Jesus is the way the truth and the life and the truth will set you free! Admit your a sinner and need a savior Jesus- Believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that he paid the price in full for the sins of the world and that he rose on the third day and is at the right hand of a God the Father Jehovah right now and he’s coming back soon very soon- and Confess the Jesus is Lord and you will be saved! You want your name in the Lambs Book of Life! Today is the day to make Jesus Lord and Savior of your life! The Rapture is imminent! You don’t want to be left behind! If you are don’t get the mark of the beast! Jesus is the only way to save your soul and make you whole! Jesus loves you! John 3:16 Acts 4:12 Rev 4 Rev 19

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  9. That photo of John Robinson and Myron Lapka is from 1978 if it is after the Notre Dame game. It would be the game that McDonald, Charles White and Frank Jordan’s FG beat ND with time expiring at the Coliseum. In 1979, SC beat ND in South Bend on the third Saturday in October, of course….not at home at the Coliseum.

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