The big news in the Pac-12 this morning is Servite wide receiver Tetairoa McMillan flipping his commitment from Oregon to Arizona.
- As for USC, Lincoln Riley wants to overhaul as many as 35 spots on the roster. Riley said he did a lot evaluation during the practices before the Cal game.
Those must have been really unimpressive practices.
- Did you see Rep. Rep. Bill Pascrell of New Jersey wrote a letter to USC president Carol Folt and LSU President William F. Tate IV asking to explain the salaries paid football coaches.
“Why should the Federal government subsidize the university’s athletics programs and escalating coaches’ salaries and other non-cash benefits?” Pascrell wrote.
It should be noted most college athletic depts. are set up as non-profit organizations, which protects revenue from taxation.
USC issued the following statement to USA TODAY: “We have just received the letter, and we look forward to interacting with Rep. Pascrell and other members of Congress to provide greater understanding of the way revenue-generating sports like football directly support and fund virtually all other sports — including women’s sports and Olympic sports — as well as hundreds of athletic scholarships each year.”