USC Morning Buzz: A Familiar Omission . . . Again

The 2023 ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame has been released and the USC candidates remain unchanged: tailback Reggie Bush, offensive lineman Jeff Bregel and safety Mark Carrier.

It remains a mystery how USC linebacker Chris Claiborne, who won the Butkus Award, is not on the ballot.

And the problem with putting Bush on the ballot so early is he sucks up all the oxygen and is likely to be elected sooner than later while older USC players will have to wait even longer because two Trojans in the same class is unlikely.

  • Washington baseball coach Lindsay Meggs has retired. This could be relevant if USC and Washington pursue similar candidates.

There are two coaches who are strong candidates at Washington that USC should consider: Texas A&M associate head coach Nate Yeskie was a long-time assistant at Oregon State (2009-19) and was the 2017 D1Baseball Assistant Coach of the Year, when the Beavers’ pitching staff had a 1.93 ERA.

LSU pitching coach Jason Kelly was an assistant at Washington (2013-19) and Arizona State (2020-21). Kelly was D1 Baseball 2018 National Assistant Coach of the Year for helping lead the Huskies to their first-ever College World Series appearance.

He also has local ties and attended St. Joseph’s High School in Santa Maria.

64 thoughts on “USC Morning Buzz: A Familiar Omission . . . Again

      1. Eat, sleep, shit and Biden(rinse and repeat)

        Perhaps this is a better routine…eat, sleep, shit and cardio

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      1. I’ve promised myself I’ll put back the 10 pounds I lost while vomiting at the sight of Carol’s tweets during the pandemic…

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    1. Good move, Charles, as I anticipate there will be epic tailgating to do on Saturdays in Trojan Land. Minus 15, plus 15 (lol)

      14 weeks and 4 days until I get to partake in the fine sip of Bourbon again, having mostly abstained since Darnold left. (The Slovis win vs
      UCLA of course an acception).

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    2. I’ll throw you a Fight On! if you can get the Blogger to join you on your weight loss journey.

      #But,I’mNotBettingOnIfWolfWillMeetHisDietGoals

      #EvenIfHeMadeAWeightLossResolution,TheBlogger’sTypoHabitsWouoldGetInTheWay-He’dProbablyLose2PoundsButPutDown25

      #IWonderHowHeltonWouldHandleAWeightLossChallenge?

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      1. If you are overweight and want to loose 15 lbs in a month and at least one belt size just go cold turkey and give up sugar. They say that the first four days can be as hard as heroin for some people. No more Dr. Pepper or strawberry ice cream.

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      2. Great advice. Don’t eat anything with added sugar and you’ll stay healthy. If you want a “dessert” eat a Lindt 100% cocoa bar.
        Cal75 — all inflammation thrives on fat and sugar. Eliminate those from a diet and you create a body environment inimical to cancer. Some say a fat free, sugar free diet cures cancer. It doesn’t matter whether it cures cancer or not— it slows it’s growth to such an extent you can live a very, very long life.
        [Hey, bud —You’ve got my phone number….call anytime]….

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  1. Reggie, along with Tebow, were perhaps the two most exciting college football players of the pre-playoff era, They were, in some ways, the Magic and Bird of College Football, and both deserve to be in the CFHOF sooner rather than later. But keeping Reggie off the ballot in deference to an excellent but less-influential player like Claiborne is like keeping Derek Jeter off the ballot in order to boost Bernie Williams’ chances.

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  2. One only needs to watch the Fresno St. game to understand just how special of a player he was. He’s arguably one of the 5 most dynamic players in the history of college football. To leave him out of the CFHOF is punitive.

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    1. Gabby,
      There are many punitive minded people in the world, Gabby…. it’s what makes the world go ’round…
      …Take what DOJ did to Peter Navarro for instance…..

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      1. Here’s the problem with Peter, in his false reality, he feels an “elite status” and therefore should be treated differently.

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      2. “Differently” than prescribed by the Constitution of the United States?
        “Charged” by the Legislative Branch of government?
        Here’s how things should work: Those called before the January 6th Committee should be allowed to make all claims of privilege through their attorneys and each of these claims (on a document by document basis) should be adjudicated in court by a judge. The committee should only get what an independent judiciary sez it’s entitled to….
        In short, nobody should be subjected to arrest, strip search and leg chains until their rights under the law have been fully litigated.
        You can’t possibly believe otherwise.

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  3. ugh,preznint getz the gas prises hire and he aint get creddit fir it,u liebrull repukelicant nevr giv him no creddit wutevr he do and it aint fare,he r bessed preznint evr,smdh

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    1. Gas prices, inflation, no southern border & all the crime that comes with it, Putin doing whatever he pleases, Xi about to do the same.

      According to some idiots, none of that is Dementia Joe’s fault nor the fault of his supporters. There’s no way they could have seen any of this coming when voting for a frail, weak, corrupt old man with dementia. They have a clean conscience.

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      1. TRIGGERED! You senile old man. Eat, sleep, shit, and Biden…..rinse and repeat.

        Dude, autism is some nasty stuff.

        How you’re claiming the ability to predict the future. The crazy getting more crazier!

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      2. Seriously, MG? You give far too much credit.

        Excuses, lies, blame everyone else. That’s their playbook.

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      3. You’d be wise to drop all defense of this administration, give up on the midterms and rebuild the dem part back to what it was before it got derailed by foreign money ….the repubs should do the same [except for the midterm part —they probably have that in the fricking bag]…

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      4. All because people didn’t like his tweets. They sure sold out cheap. This mess we have now may never get straightened out. Not my president.

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      5. There is a southern border. People cross it legally and illegally every day dummy. Yeah inflation starting the day Biden was elected. Nothing started under Dump. Everything in the country was great!

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  4. Yup! At no other time in history have bullies preyed upon the weak. LMAO

    As Ron White said, you can’t fix stupid.

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    1. You can’t fix dementia either…
      #ItDoesn’tGetBetterFromHere,Jill…
      #HopeYou’reHappyAboutFoistingYourBrainDeadHubbyOnUs….

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      1. Jimmy Kimmel will be using kid gloves with him tomorrow night.

        Jimmy Carter can now die a happy man, knowing he wasn’t the worst president in modern history.

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      2. Kimmel: “It must be hard to take all the unjust criticism you’re receiving for trying to save America from the terrible Trump economy…”
        Joe: “It comes with the teriptorrty.”
        #Audience:SustainedApplause[AsPromptedByApplauseSigns]…
        #[FollowedByMooing]

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      3. MY TURN: At a rally in Buffalo, New York on April 18, 2016, Trump told the crowd, “I wrote this out, and it’s very close to my heart. Because I was down there, and I watched our police and our firemen down at 7/11 — down at the World Trade Center right after it came down. And I saw the greatest people I’ve ever seen in action. I saw the bravest people I’ve ever seen.”

        Talk about dementia, the orange cheeto believed he saw the aftermath of a fallen 7/11

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      4. I LIKE THIS ONE, CLASSIC: Trump told reporters, “I hope they now go and take a look at the oranges, the oranges of the investigation, the beginnings of that investigation.”

        The president also complained, “The Mueller Report, I wished, covered the oranges — how it started, the beginnings of the investigation, how it started. It didn’t cover that, and for some reason, none of that was discussed.”

        Trump struggled to use the word “origins” and demanded an investigation of the “oranges” of Mueller’s probe

        Dementia!

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      5. Gabby —This is kind of stuff Joe is doing every second of every day….
        #..WhileDestroyingTheAmericanEconomy

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      6. MG…. You continue to regurgitate the same issues regarding Biden and his administration, among others. But yet, we are a country of two parties, left and right. The right reverts to the finger-pointing, blame game and has zero solutions, long term or short term to the so-called Biden failures. If Taylor-Greene is perceived as the voice of ideology for the GOP, then 2022 and 2024 are going to be disappointing

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      7. Gabby,
        ….Now I’m in trouble for regurgitating the dem’s Constitutional duties?
        #TheyDidTakeOathsToPreserveTheConstitution,Right?
        #DutyToUpholdDueProcess,SeparationOfPowers,RightToAnAttorney?

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      8. MG…. For clarification, my comment was directed at the current domestic issues the country is facing.

        Navarro is a loud-mouth clown. Let him know that Alex Jones is looking for another mouthpiece to spread his propaganda.

        You’re way smarter than smart enough to see how crazy this fool is.

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      9. Gabby — Be honest: Biden, Harris, Austin & Garland are really awful.
        [I’m happy you’re here, though. I’m getting to hear the best material the dems will be trotting out —to cover for their record— between now and November]…

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      10. MG, don’t bother. You’re dealing with someone who’s so stupid, he can’t comprehend how installing weakness into the White House led to what’s going on in Ukraine and will soon be going on in Taiwan. They have convinced themselves it was all a coincidence that Putin waited until Biden was in office to do it.

        And talk about always putting the blame on everyone else! LMAO!! Are you kidding me? No one does that better than this administration. But many of them are like dipshit here. Can’t put the blame where it belongs.

        You’d have better luck getting blood from a turnip than any sense out of this one.

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      11. so cal, since 81 million people are stupid idiots, and in your mind, you’re a stable genius (just like trump). What was Biden supposed to do differently within the bylaws of NATO? Please open your playbook and find the right solution and post it. Prove your intelligence instead of displaying mockery…. YOU CAN DO IT!!!

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      12. I suppose Gabby can be forgiven for including the ballots with no chain of custody…. I’m guessing there were only, like, 65 million actual idiots voting dem in the last election…
        #AndThey’llBeBack….
        #But,WithImprovedTabulating,ItWon’tBeEnough

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      13. MG….86 Federal judges, many appointed by trump, all gave you the middle finger regarding voter fraud. Even, Billy Barr had enough of trump’s craziness.

        #TheyDidTakeOathsToPreserveTheConstitution,Right?

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      14. They have problems with big numbers. Biden is releasing 1M gallons per day for 6 months from the Strategic Oil Reserve, which was created to maintain critical infrastructure AT TIMES OF WAR, not combat inflation.

        KJP said at her recent briefing that he was releasing 1M gallons per month. LOL

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      15. Gabby — No higher court has ruled on the merits of the voter fraud cases —they’ve sidestepped by saying the cases were premature …or stale…or litigants lacked standing…
        #i.e., They’reScaredOfGettingInvolved

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  5. Lost in today’s chatter…

    Jeff Bregel was a fine lineman at USC.
    Recruited by Hudson Houck, Jeff studied under Kenny Ruettgers, Bruce Mathews, Donny Mosebar, and Tony Slaton–all of whom earned AA honors. Houck left when Jeff was a Frosh, but Dave Wannsteadt did a good job replacing Houck and produced a bunch of fine lineman during the Tollner years, including Jeff, Dave Cadigan, Tom Cox and James FitzPatrick, among others.

    Jeff was a consensus all american and Morris trophy winner at USC.
    Also an Academic standout–National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete. (Mosebar and Mathews were also honor roll students)

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  6. PS bourbon, you’re on your own now.
    Have you run into bregel now. Living in mom’s basement from what I’ve heard. Listen to him on HAM radio. Very sad.

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    1. Do people still have HAM radio hobbies? As a little kid, I once had a neighbor with a backyard full of antennas. I thought he was trying to communicate with aliens from outer space

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      1. Actually, that’s exactly what he was doing, Gabby —he went on to become District Attorney of Los Angeles…

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    2. Last I heard, Jeff was alright. No evidence otherwise on the internet.
      As above, Jeff proved he was a bright and successful student-athlete.
      He waited his turn behind future NFL HOF linemen (man) and earned his AA (and academic) honors. Got himself a Superbowl Ring (or two?), and thankfully retired early.

      In the 1980’s, HS and College FB players took lots of head hits with lousy football helmets (I sure did) and lousy coaching. A weird thing was happening in the 80’s. Coaches started teaching players to use their spine and helmet as a battering ram. I learned in the 70’s to block and tackle face-up/leading with the shoulder pads. There was an obvious change in the early 80’s. We are paying the price now. I was lucky enough to not play much in college and my brain–fortunately–was preserved.

      I’ll stand behind my teammate. Was a great guy!

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  7. Gabby just shows how clueless you are. Half OR MORE of the USN SEALS from Coronado and a significant amount of Southern California SWAT use HAM frequencies as backup. Ask me how I know.

    Now go home to mommy and get your cookies and milk. Don’t forget your bib.

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    1. Cal, reminds me of the scene in Live Free or Die Hard where McClane makes fun of Warlock’s CB radio.

      When the SHTF, it’s like a cockroach. It will still be functional.

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      1. LET ME ADD. ….. Are you limited because of your advanced age or lack of maturity….(head scratcher)

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    2. WHY in the fuck would I be an expert on HAM radios. My question was genuine and not malicious.

      “Ask me now”….HOW DO YOU KNOW? (FEEL BETTER)

      PS… I would peg your “cookies and milk ” dig below the wit of a 5th grader.

      FIGHT ON!

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    3. The dimwit who loves to use “triggered” just because someone posts something that makes him cry, claims someone else has the wit of a 5th grader. Gotta love it!

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      1. Dimwit? I asked you to provide details on your “Biden is causing death and suffering” comment and what the US should or shouldn’t have done regarding Ukraine. Your response was more mockery and name-calling. Any reasonable person would label YOU the dimwit. With your limited skill set, you couldn’t debate yourself out of a paper bag.

        Seeking other’s affirmation is a sign of a coward

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    4. CAL75,

      My dad was in communications during WWII. He was stationed up at Fairbanks during the war. When he moved to Pasadena, he set up his ham radio. He had military poles and miltary equipment with vacum tubes. I still have the equipment. I miss my dad using the ham radio. He had a blast doing that.

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      1. PT
        With the current tech handhold depending on which frequency range you are on, you can talk from Santa Barbara all the way down the coast. Most first responders are proficient with HAM because during power failures and fires, the grid is compromised. They use their back up hand radios. Just about all hunters have HAM radios when you’re out of range of cell towers.
        In fact our illustrious folks at the FBI, Peter Strozk and Lisa Page used HAM as their go to communication.

        PS, Gabby, you should sue SC for your parents money back.

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  8. Always the thorn, Reggie Bush will get into HOF when the NCAA implodes. I hope NIL agreements kill that draconian bunch of money sucking leaches. They are a parasite that has seen its day.
    It won’t happen until then, just look at how long it took Tod McNair to get to the truth. Hanging him allowed the NCAA to hang Bush. They never admitted they were wrong, but it was proven they were. Bush was one of a kind and deserved better than he got.

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