- USC offensive tackle Austin Jackson will donate bone marrow next week to his little sister, Autumn, who suffers from Diamond-Blackfan anemia.
- One thing about the lawsuit filed by Rick Courtright. It shows a different side to Clay Helton, which is consistent with USC assistant coaches who say the “nice guy” image changes inside the McKay Center and view him as “two-faced.”
- The lawsuit said Helton agreed to make Courtright the 10th assistant coach at USC and eventually barred him from campus and forced him to resign.
- Today is the birthday of USC’s first All-American, Brice Taylor. He was one of its first African-American players.
- Taylor was an All-American despite not having a left hand. Taylor was also the head coach at Southern University and helped start the Bayou Classic against Grambling. He is pictured above.
- USC has still not announced how it will honor the 1969 and 1994 teams now that the Salute to Troy has been canceled. I mention this because if people don’t continue to focus on it, USC might sweep it under the rug.