USC is playing LSU in 2024. The first reaction is to ask whether Clay Helton will coach the Trojans in that game? But I’m wondering if there is a better chance Helton will coach the game than Ed Orgeron, thanks to USC’s utter malaise when it comes to making a decision on Helton.
Actually, maybe there is a scenario where Orgeron coaches the game . . . for USC.
It could happen if Luke Fickell decides he wants a different job and turns USC down. Then where does Coach Bohn turn? L-S-U? It would at least make Bohn popular with the fans and alumni.
- I’m so tired of hearing Mike Bohn talk about hiring support staff that I wonder if he has the courage to even make a coaching change? Especially when USC has an easy schedule that doesn’t include Oregon or Washington.
- Is it too soon to monitor No. 3 QB Miller Moss now that Jaxson Dart is officially the No. 2 QB? These days it is never too early.
- Korey Foreman might be the No. 1-ranked freshman in the nation by some, but he’s basically a third-down pass rusher if you listen to the USC coaches. That was basically the role occupied by Keith Rivers his freshman season.
- USC really wants fans at tonight’s women’s volleyball game vs. Denver. The first 1,000 get a T-shirt and football season-ticket holders were given free tickets to the game.
- BYU had 5,000 fans at Thursday night’s 2-1 victory over USC women’s soccer. The Trojans are 0-2 with losses to Pepperdine and BYU.
- If the Pac-12 goes to 8 conference games in 2024 that USC could add a Big Ten game or an Alliance game besides the LSU and Notre Dame games.
And now for some history with a 1980’s flavor:
WHO AM I?
CARD STUNT OF THE WEEK
USC used to be good at card stunts. Here’s one from the 1949 game vs. Washington State.
CONCERT OF THE WEEK
Otis Day and the Knights made a music video at USC in 1986.
FOOD CHOICE OF THE WEEK
It’s Doctor Munchy’s from the 1980’s! At least the doctor never ran out of food.
RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK
It’s the venerable La Barca, a USC institution.
- Do you remember Nick Shammas? He owned Felix Chevrolet, the beautiful, big, black cat on Figueroa and Jefferson. Shammas bought Felix Cheverolet in 1955 and in 1958 moved to its historic location at 3330 S. Figueroa St.
He also owned seven other auto dealerships but USC fans/students remember him for Felix Chevrolet. I can remember being around USC administrators in the late 1990’s/early 2000’s desperate to get their hands on the property, especially when the Galen Center was being constructed across the street. They never did.
All hail the beautiful, big black cat flexing his legs.