Well, now what?
No USC-Colorado game. Immediate reaction: Saturday will be a lot less stressful!
No worries about blown timeouts, penalties, bad playcalling, etc.
- USC now wins a tiebreaker with Colorado if both teams win out. USC would be 5-0 overall and 4-0 in the Pac-12 South. Colorado would be 4-0, 3-0.
- With Colorado 2-0 this season, it means the teams taken off USC’s original schedule (Alabama, Notre Dame, Oregon, Washingon, Colorado) are currently a combined 22-0. Clay Helton remains the luckiest man alive.
- USC took finals last week so it’s ironic that it is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak now that it no longer has classes the rest of the regular season.
- It probably is not a bad thing for Kedon Slovis to have a weekend off even though everyone at USC is trying to blame his problems on the footballs.
- The Colorado-San Diego State game will be on the Pac-12 Network. That means I won’t be able to watch it.
- With USC linebacker Abdul-Malik McClain transferring to Jackson State, it means he could be coached by former USC player/coach Dennis Thurman, who is expected to be named defensive coordinator at the school.
Jackson State doesn’t start its season until Feb. 21, so McClain won’t have to wait until next fall to play.
- And now for some history:
- USC linebacker Greg Slough was a Playboy All-American in 1970. John McKay said before the season Slough was the best linebacker in the nation.
But in the winter of 1970, he fractured both ankles playing rugby for the Old Mission Beach Athletic Club in San Diego. Slough played several years for the club.
Can you imagine a preseason All-American breaking his ankles playing rugby today?
“He has a great future in front of him as a professional and he could endanger it if he was hurt to the point he couldn’t play,” McKay said.
- Here is a picture of the 1938 USC-UCLA game played on Thanksgiving Day before 65,000 at the Coliseum.
- My Thanksgiving Day game memory will always be the 2007 USC-Arizona State game in Tempe. USC won, 44-24. The victory improved USC’s November record to 23-0 under Pete Carroll.
- Who remembers USC basketball player Don Crenshaw?
He averaged 8.3 points and 4.9 rebounds in his college career. And then he was drafted in 1970 in the 17th round . . . by the Los Angeles Rams?