USC lost five-star offensive tackle Josh Conerly to Oregon on Friday night.
But was the groundwork for the Ducks’ upset commitment laid before that?
Conerly thanked former USC lineman Viane Talamaivao during his announcement and is obviously close to Talamaivao, who was hired by Oregon in January. Talamaivao has pretty much worked at USC since he completed his eligibility in 2017.
Should USC worked harder to keep Talamaivao, if for no other reason than to keep Conerly?