The football imposter
Hey, it takes some guts to walk into a high-security facility and have the know-how to find a helmet, jersey and cleats. And then to field some punts!
Now we need a guy to walk in there, weld a hat on his head, throw on a USC polo and pretend he is the head coach. Or is that what’s happened the past five years?
It took less than a week of practices for the converted cornerback to become the darling of spring drills, especially after he intercepted a Miller Moss pass. No one cares that it is just spring, of course.
The Conference of Champions
One team in the men’s Final Four. Two teams in the women’s NCAA championship game. The karma from firing Larry Scott is immediate.
USC wide receiver depth
They have added two transfers in the offseason. But what do the returning receivers (and their parents) think about that?
Treated USC fans to a pair of Happy Hours in Indianapolis before Oregon and Gonzaga games. I’ll drink to that!
They got to the Elite Eight. That apparently happens every 20 years.
They got to the Elite Eight but UCLA got to the Final Four and nearly beat the team that made the Trojans look silly.
Cincinnati suspended the basketball coach he hired, John Brannen, pending a university review of the program. The Bearcats had six players enter the transfer portal in one week in March and currently have four scholarship players on the roster. Oh, and he didn’t hire Mick Cronin at Cincinnati, in case someone tries to drop that false fact.
USC women’s volleyball
Couldn’t make NCAA Tournament for first time since 1990. Where’s Mick Haley?
Dropped 2 of 3 games to Cal. Trojans are now 12-11 overall and 5-4 in the Pac-12.
I keep getting emails from people who tell me they dropped their tickets — before the pandemic. It’s going to look really interesting in the Coliseum this season.