FRESHMEN OFFENSIVE TACKLES
USC will start Courtland Ford and Jonah Monheim at offensive tackle in an attempt to make the offensive line more than a team weakness. Might as well roll the dice.
Goes into Southern California and gets the top wide receiver recruit. Not an offensive tackle, a wide receiver.
Why some people tried to pretend there was a competition at backup QB when Dart has been the guy since he showed up in January is a mystery.
The freshmen tight end “broke” a lot of tackles on a practice reception and it sort of went viral, although a lot of people also noticed how poor the tackling was on the play.
MIKE BOHN AND BRANDON SOSNA
They gave a press conference full of old information on how they hired more staff for the football program. Then Bohn dropped a comment that it was not a make-or-break year for Clay Helton. The only group satisified with his answers were passive media members who don’t want to jeopardize access to Bohn.
USC-NOTRE DAME TICKETS
There was a time you really had to scramble to get tickets in South Bend for this game. I know someone who bought 7 last week. Meanwhile, the Notre Dame-Cincinnati game sold out in seven minutes.
The apologists will say it’s Notre Dame’s fault because its fans didn’t buy more tickets for the USC game. Maybe they don’t view USC as “the game” after beating the Trojans/Clay Helton in 4 of 5 meetings since Helton become head coach. Is that Notre Dame’s fault too?
The bottom line is there are tickets available for a game that almost never has tickets readily available.
WIDE RECEIVER U.
It was a big blow for USC to lose its No. 1 target at wide receiver, Tetairoa McMillan of Servite, who committed to Oregon. When will USC compete with Oklahoma? Brandon Inniss, the No. 1-ranked WR in the Class of 2023 committed to the Sooners on Sunday. USC’s lost QB Malachi Nelson and WR Makai Lemon of Los Alamitos to Oklahoma in the past month.
PACKING THE CAMPUS
A growing number of employees/faculty are upset USC is staging events as COVID-19 cases are increasing on campus.
Here’s some scenes:https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
#ASCJ Dean @Willow_Bay welcomed new students yesterday at Wallis Annenberg Hall. First she asked them to introduce themselves to their neighbors and then took a selfie – a yearly tradition! pic.twitter.com/QnascYFwpc— USC Annenberg (@USCAnnenberg) August 20, 2021