USC sits in last place in the Pac-12 baseball standings.
The Trojans have been eliminated from the first-ever Pac-12 baseball tournament, which only takes the top 8 teams.
Is Jason Gill going to survive as USC baseball coach? Should he?
I had baseball boosters tell me this year was going to be different. It’s not. USC wilted in Pac-12 play. As usual.
- I’ve been critical over the lack of recruiting by women’s basketball coach Lindsay Gottlieb since being hired by USC a year ago. USC has signed just one high school player from the Class of 2022 (Aaliyah Gayles).
Well, Gottlieb has hit the transfer portal hard, picking up four players: Destiny Littleton (South Carolina); Koi Love (Arizona); Kadi Sissoko (Minnesota) and Kayla Williams (UC Irvine).
Here’s the problem: These players are not game-changers. For example, Littleton played for national-champion South Carolina, but averaged 9 minutes and 2.6 points per game. Love averaged 4.7 points and 3.4 rebounds at Arizona.
The transfer portal is a good way to get a quick fix but what is Gottlieb’s long-range plan? One high school commitment in 12 months is pathetic.
This is especially troublesome when you see five other Pac-12 schools have top-10 recruiting classes for the Class of 2022.