If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column

USC’s hyped up for its new video duo, which is currently in Louisiana.

But now that USC is ranked No. 1 in the hype-video Top 25, how long will it last?

Depends who you ask? Some in LSU think USC’s world champion status might be brief.

Said an LSU source: “One (hype video) guy is moving to L.A. so he can get a job in Hollywood. He will be out the door the first chance he gets.”

  • I’ve heard again this week that Clay Helton and Andy Enfield were forced to take pay cuts and did not volunteer to give back the money.
  • I’ve heard Enfield is unhappy Elijah Weaver transferred because they could have recruited other players to replace him if they had known sooner. I hear USC is looking at an ACC player for a possible transfer.
  • There will be a Washington invasion of Southern California the weekend of Nov. 14-15. Washington plays USC at the Coliseum and Washington State faces UCLA at the Rose Bowl on Nov. 14. The next day, the Seahawks play the Rams at SoFi Stadium.
  • USC baseball will welcome incoming freshman pitcher Jaden Agassi next season. He is the son of Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf.
  • If you want to know why USC isn’t dominating sports like track and field, baseball and swimming like it used to, just look at the elimination of scholarships for each sport over the decades.

Here is how it breaks down for men’s track:

1964: 32 men’s track scholarships for 16 events
1965: 28 scholarships for 18 events
1972: 23 for 21 events
1976: 14 for 21 events
2020: 12.6 for 21 events

Now you know why USC hasn’t won an NCAA title in men’s track since 1978.

Here’s a photo from the USC basketball circa 1967-68 at the Sports Arena. No. 21 is guard Mack Calvin.

You want hype? Here’s a team photo of the 1967 national champs, with the scores on the back of the photo.

19 thoughts on “If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column

      1. *Andros

        And the loss came right after CAL. Awwwwww. Maybe the guys had to get a little extra rest that week.
        #StruggledToZeroPointsAgainstPenetentiaryU.
        #BoxScoresNeverTellTheCompleteStory

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      2. Yeah…that 1967 Cal game was exhausting.
        Cal75 –I see where the SEC has just announced they will play football whether the Pac 12 wants to play or not. As far as I’m concerned, this proves once and for all that the SEC doesn’t value life [and, concurrently, that Larry Scott and Carol Folt believe in True Values].
        [I’d like it if Matt Boermeester got hold of our new video guys and put out a tearful statement: “Joe Biden wouldn’t want things to have turned out this way! I demand my right to confront and cross examine the witnesses against me”]…….

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  1. I’m looking forward to seeing the first hype video, that will probably portray the Trojans as a national power. Then after the Alabama massacre, the video guys will realize that they’ll be looking like fools for the remainder of the season. But I’m sure Mike Bohn, and Bozo Helton will make an attempt to reel the delusional fan back in after a victory against the highly ranked, New Mexico 😂😂

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  2. 1964: 32 men’s track scholarships for 16 events
    1965: 28 scholarships for 18 events
    1972: 23 for 21 events
    1976: 14 for 21 events
    2020: 12.6 for 21 events

    “Now you know why USC hasn’t won an NCAA title in men’s track since 1978.”

    The numbers from 1972 on are due to Title IX, which affects every school equally.

    Every university cut men’s schollies, otherwise they could not afford their athletic programs. The net result is far fewer men’s athletic scholarships today than back in the day for every university.

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    1. The other difference would be tuition. It is much easier to pay for 1/2 a scholarship at blank University than 1/2 scholarship at USC.

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  3. That’s me #51 LB and 1969 future team CoCaptain with #56 Jimmy Gunn and the “Wild Bunch”… #50 All American LB Adrian Young and #52 Bill Adams . #32 OJ .. #77 Ron Yary .. Lots of future NFL players and coaches..
    Coach McKay.. The Best !!!

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  4. Out of 13 players coming in next season 4 are shortstop.
    The 3 pitchers are all RHP.
    I hope the coach knows what he’s doing.

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