The College Football Hall of Fame wisely dropped former USC linebacker Jack Del Rio from the new ballot released this week.
People forget Del Rio was second-team All-Pac-10 his senior year, which is hardly a Hall of Fame credential.
But it screwed up by not replacing Del Rio with Chris Claiborne, the only USC linebacker to win the Butkus Award. Even some of the contacts I know were surprised by Claiborne’s omission.
Reggie Bush, Jeff Bregel and Mark Carrier are the USC players on the ballot. The problem with putting Bush on the ballot so early is he sucks up all the oxygen and is likely to be elected now while older USC players will have to wait even longer because two Trojans in the same class is unlikely.