USC Saturday Buzz: Pitt Coach Has “Pointed Conversations” With Lincoln Riley

Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi called USC coach Lincoln Riley several times Friday and had some “pointed conversations with him to express his displeasure” according to ESPN.

It’s all about Pitt All-American wide receiver Jordan Addison possibly transferring to USC.

Addison has not yet officially entered the transfer portal.

Whatever the circumstances of the this case, it’s obvious college sports has changed as players can now leave for the highest bidder.

Miami guard Isaiah Wong has been criticized after his agent said he would transfer if his NIL compensation did not increase. But Wong’s camp was simply saying in the open what everyone else is doing privatelyl

The days are gone where you can root for a player at your school and expect to watch him play for the 3-4 seasons. It’s a free-agent market. One part of the problem is the NCAA was so slow to grasp this issue that it allowed everyone else to define the new rules.

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66 thoughts on “USC Saturday Buzz: Pitt Coach Has “Pointed Conversations” With Lincoln Riley

  1. If Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi is really trying to prevent his player from getting the best deal for himself, it reveals the selfishness & ineptitude of the coach. If a coach REALLY cares about his players, he should be happy to see them prosper. If Narduzzi tries to prevent the player from doing what is in his own best interest, does he really believe he’ll have a happy player? Whenever I’ve had an employee want to leave, I offer them a competing package if they were worth it. If they still left, they left on good terms.

    No one, coach or executive, wants to lose a talented team member, but not allowing a team member to better themself is wrong.

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    1. Narduzzi to Riley: “I’m so frosted!”
      Riley to Narduzzi: “Who the fuck cares?”
      Narduzzi: [doing a 3 Stooges spin on floor] “Now I’m REALLY Frosted!”

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  2. Narduzzi was publicly complimentary of Slovis because Slovis’ focus in the transfer process was strictly football and not on NIL at all. Pat may get a rude awakening on the importance of NIL to the players.

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  3. So Caleb Williams is a friend of Narduzzi and they talked and now Narduzzi is coming to USC. I dont think there are any prohibitions against players talking to each other and recruiting each other. USC has some studs that are trying to shake lose some more portal talent.

    I just want a few o-line and d-line guys to shake free from their programs. I’m sure this receiver will be amazing, but it isnt what we really need right now. We could use a tight end too. Looks like our linebackers might be a stacked talent room soon, particularly if that 2nd ASU player follows his teammate to USC.

    I think that by the time the season starts, USC’s 2023 class is going to be stacked full of talent. There are alot of coaches that are simply pissed off that USC is going to quickly become the most talented roster in the nation, and with a really talented coaching staff, CFP bids are coming. The SEC and Big 10 dont like getting kicked off the top pedestal of college football.

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      1. He also knows that people should be stocking up on food, water and ammo. As does Cal75.

        The S will be HTF soon, My Brothers.

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  4. Did a company like Beats by Dre, for example, make an offer to Jordan Addison to transfer to USC? I wouldn’t think they would be that brazen if Addison isn’t officially in the portal. All Addison needs to do is enter the portal and see what the NIL market for him is. He can always return to Pitt.

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    1. It would be common sense that if you’re player of Addison’s caliber that you might make more NIL $$$ at a higher profile program like USC in a massive market such as Los Angeles or something national.

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    1. My Moral Take On Things —by Michael Guarino:
      The whole NIL concept is evil as hell! Give USC just one more full year of it to get back to full strength…and then let’s cut it off for everybody else!

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      1. Exactly!

        That is my moral take as well, and I didn’t even go to Catholic school, just some lackey Protestant high school

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  5. The rotten ncaa is now an anachronism—-I love all this whining and bitching by Pitt and Oklahoma and the rest of them. Let’s get some PAYBACK !!!

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    1. Real Payback? In 2022 USC steals ALL of Alabama’s star players as punishment for the illegal sanctions they got the NCAA to push down our throats.

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      1. One solace of the Ton-o-Hel lost decade was that Clemson and Alabama
        (and LSU that one year) were probably too tough to overtake.

        Back in the day of McKay and Carroll I became depressed with SC’s first loss of the season because I knew it meant that Troy had little chance of winning the National Championship.

        Right or wrong (or is it Wong?), it was all or nothing for me.

        And perhaps those golden days have returned to Trojan Nation

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      2. Great point Michael. Let’s not forget that Alabama was not alone, there were other members of the committee like the ND shrew, whose name escapes me, but who was so anti-USC she would vote against SC without evidence because she didn’t like USC. I remain angry that our very own Pat Haden was such a weak sister that he never fought for SC. Like helton, who he hired, he was more interested in popularity than in standing up for truth and fairness. Ohio State got away with much more because they had a strong AD. Hell, Jim Tressel gave false testimony on TV about the free tattoos. NCAA overlooked that.

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      3. Michael. Even that wouldn’t be enough payback. I want a public apology and one billion annually in reparations for the next 700 years. That would be a start

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      4. Carra –Bush was denied discovery & cross examination of the witnesses against him —then the NCAA decided [outta the blue] that whatever Bush did could be attributed to USC without a showing of knowledge or intent on USC’s part. USC lost tens of millions of dollars as a result. Federal Court exists to remedy situations like this. (But) Haden didn’t know he had a winner on his hands cuz he never litigated diddly in his life. He was a great USC QB —hope everybody remembers that —but he got his ass handed to him repeatedly as A.D.
        [and, unfortunately for him, everybody WILL remember that]…..

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  6. Imagine the conversation between Wiley and Pitt’s Narduzzi–

    “Hello Coach Riley, this is Pat Narduzzi of Pitt and I wanted to tell you I am a bit perturbed over the Addison tampering”

    “Hold your horses there coach, Addison declared that he intended to enter the Portal and he had a conversation about transferring to SC with one of my players, so using the word “tampering” is a tad too strong.”

    “Look, Riley, I don’t care how you cook the books, this is outright stealing.”

    “Well, I am sorry coach Narduzzi, but that is how the cookie crumbles”

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      1. Yeah —I’d say Jack overreacted … he and Tom were having a nice dinner…and all of a sudden….boom!
        #….ButSomehowIThinkJackLearnedHisLesson….
        [Jack’s next door neighbors: “Is that Jack’s voice, honey? He’s up early”]….

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      1. It just doesn’t make sense, John — I mean how is bullshit going to walk anywhere? How would it get there? And where does it think it would be going?….
        #SomethingDoesn’tSmellRight

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      2. JOHN AND MICHAEL. THATS BULLSHIT PITT STYLE. THEY CAN CHOKE ON THEIR BULLSHIT PHONE CALLS. THE PART I LIKED WAS THAT THERE WERE REPEATED PHONE CALLS. AFTER THE FIRST CALL THE REST WENT TO AN ANSWERED MACHINE. AND THERES NO TAMPERING HERE. CALEB MERELY CALLED HIS PAL. SAID HI. NICE WEATHER IN LA. HAH. I LOVE IT.

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  7. The NIL is going to ruin College sports. You won’t win a national championship anymore…..you will buy one. The teams with the most money to hand out will have the best players and the best coaches. When you have the best coaches and the best players, you win big. I think that teams like Boise State, Cinncinati, Fresno State will begin to decline. Army, Navy and Air Force will fall off the map(into the Princeton, Harvard and Yale class)

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    1. A good thing. They’re not making any more Fresno’s.

      PARDON ME
      As long as I can remember, money has always changed hands for top players.

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      1. True. But it wasn’t legal. Now that it’s legal it’s going to go off the charts. I don’t know any other way that a team like Texas A&M could go from a top 25 recruiting team each year to the greatest recruiting class in the history of college football in just one year.

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  8. The D1 universities who hired an egregiously incompetent and corrupt management team (NCAA) are completely to blame. The issue of payments to players has been around forever and the D1 cartel figured they could just keep burying it in litigation and suppress it. They could have tried to get ahead of it, but didn’t. Sh*t happens when you lead from behind.

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    1. Remember 1956 ??? Ucla and SC were paying their players $25. A month. J. Miller. Leafy. A ucla grad and the district attorney at the time turned in SC after the bruins had been caught first. And before that it had been always going on. Ever since the alums wanted their school to win

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      1. $25 a month? That’s a far cry from the polynesian QB from Downey who hasn’t yet played his senior season in high school and he is supposedly is getting $8 million fropm Tennessee.

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  9. Amateurs play at Georgia Southern. Pros play at USC. It hasn’t happened yet so why the fireworks? Whatever happens between now and tomorrow, USC is getting noticed more for the good things. If Riley has even a fair amount of football smarts, USC has a chance to look better going forward.

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  10. It appears that “Nasty Nina” from Brandon’s “Ministry of Truth” has a predilection for young boys and young D.

    “But I’d like to solve the mystery between his legs” #NastyNina #NutcaseNina #Pedo #MinistryOfTruth #Brandon #FJB

    Biden Disinformation Chief #NinaJankowicz Sang About Sex Fantasy with Dead Harry Potter
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/04/29/biden-disinformation-chief-nina-jankowicz-sang-sex-fantasy-dead-harry-potter/

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    1. What a fucking surprise —another crazy ding-a-ling bitch joins the Biden White House…
      #IDidn’tSeeThatOneComing…

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    2. This video is really revealing. I can’t believe the morally corrupt people that he is putting in office. This woman is going to be the minister of truth????

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  11. I probably need to be careful how I write this because I need to mask the name.
    Back when I was a frosh in hi-screwell(1967), my next door neighbor was a first team All American getting ready to go to college. He went to a cold weather college that had four seasons. And he was paid $100 a month to rake leaves. Nov-Sept. But there were no leaves in those months. $100 in the mid 60’s was good spending money.

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    1. Darnold, Ronald Jones, Nwosu, Ju-Ju, Adoree covered up a lot of warts. Then Swann allowed those warts to fester with the extension.

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      1. 100%, 67.
        Darnold won the Rose Bowl for Hugs.
        Adoree beat Notre Dame by himself.
        #NoCoachingNeeded

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      2. We certainly did have some great receivers come out of SC but over all, this is USC……a lot of people with a lot of talent wasted their careers at SC. I can see why so many O-Linemen didn’t want to come to SC. Korey Foreman is just starting his developement. His first year at SC was wasted.

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  12. I don’t want to here any rah-rah whining when other wealthy CFB teams start ripping off Clown U FB players with huge $$$ deals. If Tixas and Tixas A&M start buying, SUCC doesn’t have the cash to compete against heavy duty oil money.

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    1. Oh, stop. We have cartel, porno and enemy nation research grant money —
      “Texas doesn’t steal from us –we steal from them. They don’t have that kind of muscle anymore!”
      —with apologies to “The Godfather’s” Mo Green
      #We’re#1!

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  13. Velus Jones got selected in the 3rd Round by Bears. Effing guy is 25 years old … not ideal … teams looking for 21 year olds. All credit to Velus who overcame CCH’s bullshite and will make millions and create generational wealth for his family. Credit to Tee Martin who I believe was also from Mobile, Alabama.

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    1. …and now comes the part where Velus is expected not only to get open …but catch the ball when it lands in his hands…
      ….and get up after he gets hit….

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      1. Tee was never the OC really. He called plays on “running downs” and Tyson Helton called plays on “passing downs.” Clay threw Tee under the bus so fast. Friends of mine love to criticize Tee so much … so not warranted. Great recruiter, good WR coach, I think he loved SC and LA, maybe not such a great OC.

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  14. It just goes to show you that just because you are a great position coach or or a great coordinator. That doesn’t mean you will be a great HC. That’s why I say that Oklahoma and Oregon took a chance hiring people who have never been a HC before. Norm Chow was a great coordinator and Ed O was a great position coach. Neither one were great HC’s.

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  15. Addison needs to improve his stock for the 2023 NFL draft. He took a live view of Slovis’ noodle arm and lack of mobility. … The quote was; “I’m out of here!”

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