I’m not sure who decides at USC what players to highlight from the past.
But this is a dubious social media post.https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
That’s Taylor Mays, Ronnie Lott, Tim McDonald, Mark Carrier and Troy Polamalu.
Why is this dubious?
Because I would say two-time All-American Dennis Thurman (pictured) is ignored. He intercepted passes in seven straight games. And 13 overall in his career. He was a consensus All-American in 1976 and unanimous All-American in 1977.
Where is Charles Phillips? He intercepted 13 passes in his career and was an All-American in 1974.
Where is Artimus Parker? He intercepted a school-record 20 passes and was an All-American in 1973.
And for that matter, where is Dennis Smith? He wasn’t an All-American (somehow) but had 16 career interceptions.
I wouldn’t be surprised if whoever did the social media post above never heard of the players I just mentioned.
- Remember when UCLA vs. Gonzaga in November was the Game of the Century? Turned out to be two teams knocked out in the Sweet 16.
- If Miami had not played USC in the first round, would it be in the Elite Eight today? How many of you thought they would beat the Trojans?
Miami is well-coached. It must be nice. The Canes were 4 for 29 on 3-point shots their first two games and still won.
Coach Jim Larranaga is the first head coach in NCAA Tournament history to lead two different programs to the Elite 8 as double-digit seeds. Larranaga led 11-seeded George Mason to the Final Four in 2006.
I have plenty of time to watch these type of videos, where the players love their coach.
WE’RE GOING TO THE ELITE EIGHT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PROGRAM HISTORY!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/HSUo7VbgoF— Canes Hoops (@CanesHoops) March 26, 2022