USC Notes: Austin Jackson Off To Strong Combine Start

USC offensive lineman Austin Jackson ran the 40 in 5.07 seconds today at the NFL combine and had one of the best vertical leaps (31.0).

The more important time for linemen is the 10-yard split because that’s linemen rarely run 40 yards down field. Jackson’s time of 1.73 seconds tied for second.

Iowa offensive tackle Travis Wirfs is dominating with a 4.86 40-yard dash; 10’1″ broad jump; 36.5-inch vertical and 1.69 10-yard split.

  • A couple follow-ups to this morning’s column:

Here’s another example of the angry USC reaction to John Robinson resigning from a univerity post to take the Rams job, which was published in the Daily Trojan.

  • A friend of Dick Bank passed along this story regarding his passing.

Garry Hill of Track and Field News responded to a reader who said he wished he could have met Dick Bank:

“No you don’t,” Hill said. “Dick Bank didn’t suffer fools gladly. He didn’t suffer anyone gladly.”

5 thoughts on “USC Notes: Austin Jackson Off To Strong Combine Start

  1. Not a huge fan of these combine stats. Really has no bearing on anything, but media hype and something more for TV. Doesn’t mean anything about how these guys will perform in their NFL careers. Austin Jackson should have a great career in the NFL. Once he is developed, he’s got all the talent in the world to be great. Helton and Calloway did nothing for him. Helton doesn’t do anything for anyone accept consult his crystal ball.


  2. Now the military academies are getting into the social media bit, check out the way they announced their schedule in Colorado Springs….

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