In an awful season, he emerged pretty much unscathed.
He finally got a chance and made the most of it.
The McKay Center
There’s a real chance to clean house the right way and rid the football program of some of the characters that helped Clay Helton create this mess.
Elias Ricks, Domani Jackson and Malachi Nelson were among those at USC on Sunday night for a recruiting dinner.
Can you believe this guy is getting hyped for the Oregon job? UCLA probably has its fingers crossed.
The truth is hiring Brent Venables is probably better for the program. He’s an elite defensive coordinator and things were getting a little stale under Lincoln Riley.
The strength program
Mike Bohn hired a new strength coach last year, who then hired a bunch of assistants. Are they going to just get rid of everyone?
He thought he would take over for Clay Helton and plow through an easy schedule. Instead, he plunged the program into even further depths.
The coach quits nine days before Signing Day. Crazy.
USC water polo
Do you think Jovan Vavic would have lost to Cal?
We had all these schools cutting back and dropping sports during COVID-19 but now paying football coaches $100 million?
That press conference was one for the ages. He said “jooner” instead of journey, still has people wondering what “sports sorts” is and delivered the decibel-crushing line, “Are we gonna have some fun with a guy like Lincoln Riley or what.”
It reminded me of the Mike McGee press conference in 1986 where he said, “Jim Rave, George Raveling.”
Does she really need a TelePrompter to speak? She used one at the track building dedication and the Lincoln Riley press conference. Remember how she got irritated when the script was moving backward at the track ceremony?
The hyperbole surrounding the Lincoln Riley hire is amazing. It’s a race to see who can suck up the most.
Why did USC have only 47 scholarship players for the Cal game? Were there a lot of injuries? Or did some people take the weekend off?