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Afternoon Notes: USC Taking Odd Recruits

Rivals recruiting analyst Mike Farrell doesn’t mince words about USC recruiting: “USC is taking guys it would never take in other years.” Remember some of the homer pundits are trying to say recruiting is fine and claim all the lightly recruited three-star offensive linemen being taken is really a genius move. They also gave good reviews to cornerback Trey Davis, who didn’t even make it … Continue reading Afternoon Notes: USC Taking Odd Recruits

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USC Men’s Tennis Coach Peter Smith Resigns

USC men’s tennis coach Peter Smith, who won five NCAA titles, has resigned. USC says Smith wants to pursue other opportunities outside of college coaching. I’ve already heard from other sources Smith was forced out. Nothing surprises me during the Lynn Swann administration. Is it a coincidence that USC is losing established, successful coaches like Smith and beach volleyball coach Anna Collier? The problem now … Continue reading USC Men’s Tennis Coach Peter Smith Resigns

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What Is Real Reason USC Is Altering Schedule?

People who support USC playing an FCS school is necessary because the schedule needs to become easier. But USC officials have pointed out to me that UC Davis is better than a lot of FBS teams. So which is it? Is USC destroying a tradition to make the schedule or because UC Davis is supposedly better than UNLV? Those reasons contradict each other. Continue reading What Is Real Reason USC Is Altering Schedule?

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If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column

We get letters . . . Here is what USC sent us about its plans to honor past teams (1969, 1994, 2009) on August 17: “USC will host those 3 teams with a pre-scrimmage BBQ (complimentary for the ex-player and a guest) in a special setup just outside the Peristyle end of the Coliseum. The 3 teams will be brought down to the field and introduced … Continue reading If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column

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USC Notes: Does Controversy Follow Urban Meyer?

USC released another workout video today. We get it. The players are working out. They are doing this at every other school across the country too. When you have to say it every day, you are really trying to brain wash people. Or sensitive to past criticism (which USC would never admit, of course). Either way, it is overkill. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh always knows … Continue reading USC Notes: Does Controversy Follow Urban Meyer?