USC Morning Buzz: A Succession Plan That Fell Apart

I wrote back in January that former USC player Kris Richard was a candidate to be hired as defensive coordinator. But a source now tells me the former NFL defensive coordinator was contacted by USC with a plan to bring him aboard and eventually make him the head coach. Richard was offered the defensive coordinator’s job and told he would be the USC head coach-in-waiting. … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: A Succession Plan That Fell Apart

USC Administration Casts Doubt On Start Of Football Camp

USC announced that its second summer session from July 1-August 11 will be conducted online, just like its first summer session (May 20 –June 30). This really throws into doubt the idea that football training camp will start the first week of August. The provost also announced USC had no plans to provide tuition refunds for the Spring 2020 semester or upcoming summer sessions. Continue reading USC Administration Casts Doubt On Start Of Football Camp

USC Guard Elijah Weaver Enters Transfer Portal

USC guard Elijah Weaver has entered the transfer portal, according to multiple reports. He averaged 6.6 points and started 14 games last season. Now some graduate transfer can fill his spot. USC’s entire 2018 recruting class (Kevin Porter, J’Raan Brooks, Elijah Weaver) is now gone. So is every player from 2017 (Charles O’Bannon, Jordan Usher, Victor Uyaelunmo). If USC were Iowa or Wisconsin, you would … Continue reading USC Guard Elijah Weaver Enters Transfer Portal

USC Cracks Top 15

USC is ranked No. 12 by the Athletic’s Stewart Mandel’s top 25. It’s going to be easy to see people predicting 9 wins this season if there is a full season. Keldrick Wilson, an offensive lineman graduate transfer from Hampton, said he narrowed his choices to USC, West Virginia, Indiana and Pitt. But four weeks ago, the schools that offered him were USC, West Virginia, … Continue reading USC Cracks Top 15

USC Morning Buzz: Would Football Ever Take Place At Closed Campus?

Oregon and Washington State have said they intend to have students on campus in the fall. What happens if those schools follow that plan, but schools like USC and UCLA decide to teach online? Will they allow football to have training camp and practice without in-person classes? The answer right now is this kind of stuff will be decided at a later date. I suspect … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Would Football Ever Take Place At Closed Campus?

A USC-UCLA NFL Draft Comparison

For the last word on the NFL Draft, here’s Petros Papadakis today: “In the last five NFL Drafts, the Bruins have had 22 players picked and the Trojans have had 19 picks. How does that happen? “There’s a picture of how USC was getting great players but couldn’t manage to develop the talent. That specifically points to Clay Helton’s lack of just about everything. They … Continue reading A USC-UCLA NFL Draft Comparison