Does USC even care that it is alienating its former players? I’m sure its response would be, “you cannot listen to one disgruntled player.”
But I hear USC legends Ronnie Lott and Marcus Allen are now aware of the situation as word spreads of the decision to honor former teams at the new fall scrimmage on August 17 instead of the now-canceled Salute to Troy dinner.
Here is what a former player from the 1980’s wrote me:
“Players used to be individually announced on stage at Salute to Troy. They did not have to sit in seats in 90-degree weather in the roasting Coliseum. And their families could enjoy a nice event on the USC campus, not in a hot stadium on a non-game day.”
I’m wondering how many fans will even want to go to the Coliseum on a mid-August day for an afternoon scrimmage?