I spoke to a USC official on Monday who said they believed less than 2,000 fans actually showed up at the Coliseum for the spring scrimmage.
So 5,000 were allowed and 2,000 showed up? Sounds like a USC game.
What does this portend for Sept. 4 when very few will be excited with the idea of watching San Jose State? Maybe the cardboard cutouts can continue in 2021? It’s a way to make some money.
- Did you notice the link for Art Bartner’s farewell celebration is now private? Was it supposed to be private all along since people paid to watch the show? USC athletics deleted the tweet that had the link to the show.
- Did you see the appearance of former USC special teams coach John Baxter? Somehow they forgot to mention that in the pre-event hype and he was definitely the most surprising guest. If you watched the video, you also saw John Robinson and Pete Carroll made appearances, along with Mick Fleetwood wearing a band helmet. Robinson talked about being interviewed after the 1996 Rose Bowl and telling the sideline reporter (Lynn Swann!) that he had to go listen to the band.
- Clay Helton made a low-energy appearance and Mike Bohn did that whole talking/yelling thing he does.
But it’s all private now. Who goofed? I’ve got to know!