I’ll have more on basketball, but football demands some coverage here. OK, maybe one basketball note:
- I guarantee you Coach Bohn had some mixed emotions when UCLA won Tuesday night. It added to the Pac-12’s financial haul (more than $35 million for the payout period) but he was pretty bitter when Mick Cronin left Cincinnati for UCLA and that had to hurt watching him get to the Final Four on the heels of a USC loss.
- Wide receiver Tahj Washington, who had 43 receptions for 743 yards and 6 TDs at Memphis last season, has announced he is transferring to USC. That’s great but another receiver? Can an offensive tackle transfer to USC?
- USC held its first spring practice Tuesday and had redshirt freshman Courtland Ford at left tackle. That is who the coaches prefer wins the job. Whether it actually happens, we’ll see.
- Here was the first-team offensive line: LT Ford, LG Andrew Vorhees, C Brett Neilon, RG Liam Jimmons RT Jalen McKenzie.
Frankly, this just makes things even clearer how the offensive line is the big concern/weakness for the fall.
- Linebackers Ralen Goforth and Drake Jackson, wide receiver Bru McCoy and cornerback Chris Steele missed practice.
- Now I want to address this football video:
There is a lot that can be said, especially the first 53 seconds, which are fairly disastrous.
But focus on the 40-second mark. What is being said?
“Who’s trying to eat? If you’re trying to eat, you don’t belong at USC. USC is full of elite people, that’s why we’re in the Elite Eight.
“That’s why we’re going to go dominate. OK. Elite people in the Elite Eight, go trying to eat. Fight on!”
Confused? This is a position coach at USC, ladies and gentleman.
First, he says if you are trying to eat, you don’t belong at USC. Then he says USC is in the Elite Eight, “go trying to eat.”
Is eating good or bad?
Is this a Texas thing?
Do players buy this shtick?https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js