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

USC plays Alabama three months from today, provided everything goes as planned.

The state of Texas will allow its stadiums to be at 50 percent capacity as of today. Last week, it was 25 percent. So, theoretically, it could be 100 percent by September.

First, however, the players need to be healthy. Five Alabama players tested positive this week for COVID-19. They were tested Tuesday, practiced Wednesday and got the results Thursday. What’s wrong with this picture?

Now this was not a voluntary workout. It was just the players gathering on their own at a band field. I was players gathering on their own.

This shows how everything needs to be monitored by the football program the entire summer. USC no doubt will learn something for this incident when it starts working out around June 15.

  • Remember when USC and Alabama agreed to the game, it looked like it might match Tua Tagovailoa vs. JT Daniels?
  • Oregon State said its season-ticket renewal rate is 94 percent. What is USC’s?
  • Former USC offensive lineman Sam Baker has already resigned after only four months as co-offensive coordinator at JSerra High School in San Juan Capistrano. Former USC QB Rob Johnson remains as offensive coordinator and former USC offensive lineman Pat Harlow in the head coach.
  • Florida guard Andrew Nembhard is the latest grad transfer being pursued by USC. Nembhard averaged 11.2 points per game last season.
  • And now for some history
  • Here’s a color photo of a Dodgers’ game at the Coliseum in August, 1959.
  • Did you know singer Joni Mitchell performed at USC on Oct. 4, 1968 in Bovard Auditorium? Tickets cost $1.50, $2 and $3.
  • Mike Holmgren, who played QB at USC, was actually a wide receiver his sophomore year at Lincoln High School in San Francisco. He moved to quarterback his junior season. Bet you wouldn’t think that if all you remember is his hulking figure on the sideline as an NFL coach.
  • O.J. Simpson was so big in 1968, a special cover was created for the fall edition of the Alumni Review magazine.

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

  1. Don’t be surprised if Keadon Slovis comes up with a mysterious illness just before the Alabama game. Because the USC offensive line cannot block the Crimson Tide’s defense, and they’re no better then they were against Iowa .


      1. slovis will sacrifice himself, maybe too much. he isnt afraid to take a hit, but he might need to be taught to just throw it away.

        i still think that miller moss should re-classify to this year and that would help to solve the depth problem, and it gives him some game experience early.

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  2. So, if players are getting the virus and getting over it, is this not a good thing since they will now have the antibody ?

    Dr Mini Me now says schools can open in the fall because the second wave won’t be big.

    How about this, JUST FUCK IT AND LET PEOPLE MAKE THEIR OWN CHOICE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. I remember leaving the Law School Entrance Exam 15 minutes early so I could get to the Forum and see Ike and Tina Turner OPEN for the Stones…..

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  3. Man, that photo of the coliseum in 1959 sure brings back good memories —it’s taken from just about where me & my brother used to sit…

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    1. Wish I knew the actual date. that was a great time, sitting in the nose bleed section and all and parking on someone’s front lawn on Santa Barbara Ave.

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      1. Kenneth — I always told my brother, “It’ll be easy to find our seats — just head for the worst seats in the house.”

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      2. That’s Martin Luther King Blvd.!! You racist trOJans still call Istanbul Constantinople???

        #blacklivesmatter #byanymeansnessary


      3. We really should pitch in, KW, and buy Ted a 1959 Thomas Guide…..
        [The 1960 Olympics Boxing site lists Cassius Clay as Light-Heavyweight Champ — mainly cuz Muhammad Ali didn’t participate in 1960 Olympics games …on account of he didn’t exist yet]…..

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      4. The Encyclopedia Britannica set I inherited from my parents says the city in China’s name is Peking too.


    1. 😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴


  4. That Lott Trophy, and 50 cent will get USC a 6-6 record, along with a trip to the Holiday Bowl 😂😂😂.


    1. Actually, if the 6 wins included Alabama, Oregon, UCLA and Notre Dame …and Helton being forcibly removed from campus on December 1st—I’d take it in a heartbeat……

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