This week’s USC newsletter takes a look at Bill Hayhoe, who played a role in the Game of the Century. Continue reading USC Player Spotlight
Will the expanded 12-team College Football Playoff format make a huge difference for USC? Let’s take a look at the last time USC would have made the CFP in 2017 if the new format existed. So USC would have played Penn State, and if lucky, Clemson. That’s as far as it would have gone. The Elite Eight. Still a long way off from the national … Continue reading If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column
Nothing helps a bad conference like expanding the College Football Playoff. And the impending 12-team format will benefit the Pac-12. Here’s how: 2019: 2 teams from Pac-12 2018: 1 team 2017: 2 teams 2016: 3 teams 2015: 1 team That’s an upgrade. Now will Clay Helton be around in 2023 for the new format? Continue reading Pac-12/USC Get Big Boost From Expanded College Playoff
Gavin Sawchuk is rated the No. 3 tailback in the nation by Rivals. He visited USC last weekend and told Rivals, “I really like how they run their offense.” It would be interesting to know what USC showed him? The offense is not exactly tailback friendly and if you are one of the top backs in the nation, you expect 20-25 carries a game in … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Will A Recruit Buy An Offensive Pitch?
Jay Toia entered the transfer portal in late May and picked UCLA on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Palaie Gaoteote entered the transfer portal in December and still hasn’t announced a decision. Is he going to Ohio State? Tennessee? Texas? Is he going to stay at USC? He doesn’t seem to be in a hurry to do anything. Continue reading Some Transfers Take Longer Than Others
If you are unhappy Jay Toia transferred, it’s more important to look at the reason. I said he had a poor relationship with defensive line coach Vic So’oto. I’ve also written that another defensive lineman reportedly threw a punch at So’oto during a practice. So the question going forward is whether this stuff becomes a distraction? In the case of Toia, he left so it … Continue reading Defensive Line Needs No Drama