USC Night Notes

New defensive coordinator Todd Orlando was out recruiting today and among his stops was Orange Lutheran High School.

  • I said yesterday the only time I saw someone jump in the swimming pool at Julie’s restaurant was when USC basketball coach Stan Morrison promised to do it if the Trojans made the NCAA Tournament. Below are photos of the plunge.
  • Sarah Chester and her daughter, Payton, were among the nine victims who died in yesterday’s helicopter crash that claimed the life of Kobe Bryant. Sarah Chester was the niece of former USC wide receiver Bob Chandler, who played for the Bills and Raiders, and has an award named after him that is given a USC football player at the annual banquet. He was also the player of the game of the 1970 Rose Bowl.

9 thoughts on “USC Night Notes

  1. I remember seeing Bobby Chandler, in his letterman jacket watching the mob swirling around Tommy Trojan on the SW side. They were issuing tickets for the games and suddenly those who had been waiting on one corner were suddenly told the strat of the line was on the other – then all chaos broke out as the frat asses win again – their usual rigged way.

    Chandler looed on with that calm demeanor and amusement.

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    1. I played golf with Bob. He was a fabulous all around athlete and a really nice man. Such a tragedy to lose him so early. Married a wonderful gal as well.

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  2. I remember Bob Chandler as one of the high school best decathletes in the country. He graduated from Whittier High School. The guy could run, jump, and hurdle as well as anyone. But the most impressive thing about Bob Chandler is that he could throw the 12 pound shot put 57 feet!! Very impressive athlete!


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