A parent of a USC football player took exception to my tweet about Tetairoa McMillan being the latest wide receiver to ignore the Trojans.
“We are deep at WR,” the parent wrote on Twitter. “That was a no- brainer looking at his choices.”
I’m old enough to remember when receivers didn’t care who was at USC. Did Steve Smith not come because of Mike Williams? Did Dwayne Jarrett not come because of Smith?
Did Marqise Lee not come because of Robert Woods?
I also think this is disrespectful of McMillan. He doesn’t strike me as someone who fears competition. And Drake London is going pro anyways, so who else is there to fear? Bru McCoy? I kid, I kid.
USC blew it with McMillan. Plain and simple. No excuses.
- Some housekeeping:
Clay Helton finally admitted Monday that offensive lineman Casey Collier is back home in Texas “for personal reasons” and will rejoin the Trojans today.
- Two defensive backups (safety Briton Allen, cornerback Adonis Otey) are out for the season. Allen tore his ACL while Otey broke his wrist.
- Tight end Malcolm Epps has turf toe and will be out 3-4 weeks. Epps is wearing a protective boot on his foot/ankle.
- Cornerback Chris Steele was feeling ill Monday morning and is in health and safety protocols. The other expected starter at corner, Isaac Taylor-Stuart, is out with a sore knee. Defensive lineman Jamar Sekona remains under health and safety protocols, which usually means the player has COVID-19.
- USC high jumper Morgan Smalls, who finished fourth at the NCAA championships, has transferred to LSU.
- Looks like a former USC tailback is having a good training camp: