Former Pitt WR Jordan Addison has reportedly narrowed his choices to USC and Texas.
USC remains the frontrunner for Addison.
- One of the things I used to love was calling legendary college football expert Beano Cook. He never said “hello” when he answered the phone, and would say something like, “Lt. Columbo.”
Cook died in 2012 but his memoirs are coming out. The New York Post has some details, which include Cook detailing his time at CBS Sports and feuds between Pat Summerall and Brent Musburger and a fight between Jimmy “the Greek” Snyder and Musburger.
Hopefully, the book has plenty on Cook’s time working in college football. He was the sports information director at Pitt and used to tell me, “How could USC hire Paul Hackett? He was horrible at Pitt!”
And he always asked, “does USC still have the song girls?” which was the highlight from attending a game at the Coliseum in the 1970’s.
When talking to Cook, he could make references to players on the Army teams from the 1940’s as easily as players who were playing currently.