USC Morning Buzz: Winners And Losers Of Week

WINNERS

Rick Caruso

The election-eve L.A. Times poll had him at 32 percent but he ended up with 42 percent of the vote and advanced to the November general election.

Karen Bass

She got 38 percent of the vote to ensure a USC-flavored general election for Mayor of Los Angeles.

Reggie Bush

He’s back on the ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame. Will the second time be the charm? And how does anyone else from USC get in before he does? In other words, he’s creating a logjam for Trojan candidates.

USC 4×100 relay team

There was a time when USC dominated the short relays but this was the first NCAA title in the event for the Trojan men since 1980.

BONUS WINNER

Can you imagine a USC assistant coach (Alex Grinch, Graham Harrell, Clancy Pendergast) pulling off being in an episode of Columbo? Marv Goux did it.

LOSERS

Andy Enfield

USC’s offered some transfers but failed to land one so far. Will the Trojans go into next season with only the players on the current roster?

Jack Del Rio

Quite a week. Fined $100,000. Deleted Twitter account. And pretty much killed whatever fantastical inner hope he had of one day being USC coach.

USC baseball

Lost top pitcher Carson Lambert, who transferred to Texas A&M. Hard to believe this is the most successful baseball program in NCAA history with 12 titles.

Coach Bohn

Who will he get to dump all that work to now that the Boy Wonder is off to the Detroit Lions? I’m sure there are plenty willing to become the next Mini-Me.

I’ll give an award for losing the top baseball player (Lambert) and soccer player (Penelope Hocking) in the same year.

71 thoughts on “USC Morning Buzz: Winners And Losers Of Week

      1. I liked as a DC but not as a HC. If Grinch doesn’t work out I wouldn’t mind having as a DC but after all this, that isn’t going to happen.

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    1. Once again, few people dislike thug cops more than I do. They are seldom charged for their crimes and even less likely to be convicted.

      But how BLM handled it during the summer of 2020 was not cool. There should have been investigations and prosecutions. Violent, destructive mobs are violent, destructive mobs no matter which side they’re on.

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      1. Most Americans don’t know pre-World War 2 Italian history —my family lived it. The Fascist Party had a military arm that went around beating up on opponents and burning their property. That’s what the dems have now —they call them BLM & Antifa —-but they have nothing to do with making lives better —they just beat up political opponents and burn their property.

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      2. Those punks who got into the faces of outdoor diners and remained there unless the diners put up their fists as a show of solidarity were the worst. Spineless cowards who got their courage from the mob.

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      3. I’ll always remember the two upper class white kids who, at the beginning of the “Summer of Love”, were asked to kiss the shoes of a supposed Black Lives Matter leader ….and bent down and did it. I’ll also remember all the photos of California Mayors who knelt down to the marchers. Knelt down.
        #That’sNotRespect…
        #That’sCowardice…
        #WeDon’tKneelToEachOther,WeRespectEachOther

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      4. “Once again, few people dislike thug cops more than I do. They are seldom charged for their crimes and even less likely to be convicted.”

        I concur 100%

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    2. I’m with you, so let’s try and find an all white college football team to cheer for, since we both have a total disregard for sensitivity . 😀. White Power, Baby 👍🏼

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      1. Hunter is the one who ACTUALLY said pretty much that exact thing in a text to a business partner….
        #ButWhat’sTheDifference,Right?

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      2. If you’re going to truly practice diversity, you should make sure every football team is about 55% white and about 13% black. They should do that in the NBA too. After all, isn’t diversity supposed to make all organizations look like the rest of america. Actually, the word diversity today is nothing more than a buzz word for discrimination

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      3. Hey Comrade Gabby
        I’m sure you would have “done the same thing only sooner. Perhaps, hit a few more”…..and then after your brief slaughter then gone out to breakfast and maybe have gotten into a conversation with the waitress about the importance of peace and freedom and tolerance and love as you are carving the notches on your gun.

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  1. ugh,he shuold haf to giv all his munneys to the pores poeple if he dont say things that we dont like,itz like he dont agrey with r guvermint who givs me munneys so he shuold stop up seting them,smdh

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  2. Really hope Caruso wins. We need a return to sanity in this town. First, double the police budget. Reinstitute “broken window” policing along with cash bail and the three strikes laws. Send the criminal gangs back to Mexico or El Salvador. We cannot be a sanctuary city for the drug cartels. And, impeach Gascon and install a DA who is actually interested in enforcing laws and protecting people.

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      1. Caruso should do all of that. I can hope. Most of the true electorate agrees with these policies and they have worked in New York and other cities. The Zuckerberg mules may not agree, and the mules are legal in California along with non citizen voter registration and voting and no ID voting and no signature verification on mail in votes thanks to our corrupt one party system. We are up against the new leftist democratic party who have abandon most of the rights America once held sacred including the sanctity of the vote.

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  3. Love that picture of Goux. Next to him is James Gregory who was great as Inspector Luger on Barney Miller. He also played Iron Guts Kelly in a MASH episode.

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    1. “The Trump campaign knew that these claims of voter fraud were false yet they continued to barrage small-dollar donors with emails(up to 25 a day) encouraging them to donate to something called the ‘Official Election Defense Fund,’” Amanda Wick said. “The select committee discovered no such fund existed.”

      Dude, trump played you like a fiddle. I’m not surprised!

      (quit blaming Biden for the cost of goat feed)

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      1. I’m not blaming Biden
        He doesn’t believe that a man can have a baby
        He doesn’t believe that you be a boy today and a gitl tomorrow
        He doesn’t believe that there are 50-100 genders
        He doesn’t believe that you protect the innocent people by disarming them
        He doesn’t believe that you make a city safe by declaring it a gun free zone
        He didn’t want to run out of Afghanistan like a scared rabbit
        He doesn’t believe that you cut down on a nations debt by spending more
        He doesn’t believe in defunding the police department
        He doesn’t believe that the greatest threat to america are a bunch of soccer moms who protest at the school board meetings
        He doesn’t believe that you are a born racist if you lack pigment under your skin
        He doesn’t believe that men should be able to use womans bathrooms, locker rooms, showers and play on womens sports teams
        Am I blaming Biden?
        Absolutely not!
        How can you blame bambi or father theresa

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      2. Dude, please have your handler take you back to your room and lock the door, for the safety of others around you. WOW!!!! THAT WAS BEYOND TRIGGERED. Your BP must be spiking.

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    2. More stupidity from Gabriela. Talk about not being surprised!

      Didn’t mention anything about the validity of the claims, just that rioters are rioters. But someone who finds lame, juvenile goat or crotch kick jokes amusing can’t grasp that. More proof that only the dumbest among us supported Biden and got us to where we are now…one crisis after another.

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      1. You have repeatedly called me dumb, dumbest, stupid, stupidest, dimwit, dipshit, loser, and lame, among many other insults. Please, look in the mirror before you lab me a “juvenile”. You’ve eroded into a senile old man, who sounds like a broken record, due to advanced stages of autism.

        Cherry-picking alternative facts and eliminating context to fit your agenda is true “confirmation bias”. You continue to make the absurd claim “Biden is causing death and suffering”, yet when asked for details or to debate your opinion, I GET CRICKETS.

        “I know you are, but what I’m I?”……Pee Wee Herman

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      2. Obviously you’re not dumb –anyone with your sense of humor has to be very not dumb. Can we stipulate to the following proposition? “dems are power mad and repubs are corrupt ….and formula works just as well if we go vice versa” ….
        #WhatSayYou?

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      3. MG, giving too much credit again. Someone who was smart wouldn’t need to have it explained how inserting a corrupt, weak, frail, old man with dementia into the White House would lead to our adversaries walking all over us and doing as they pleased.

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      4. Listen up, Buddy! Opinions are like assholes, everybody has one. yours just sinks more!

        Adversaries? You must be speaking of Putin(the guy trump called a genius). Putin is an incompetent mental midget, who continues to make empty threats toward the US. From my perspective, looks like he’s walking in the opposite direction. NICE TRY!

        (get a need playbook, you’re too easy)

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      5. Gabby is smart –he’s just being dishonest. That’s the only card left to play. If I were on his team I’d probably do the same thing…
        #TheyDon’tHaveAnyOtherOption…

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      6. Dishonest indeed, primarily with herself.

        Look at how she is only concerned with the empty threats Putin made towards the U.S. and not the thousands of Ukrainian lives that were lost, as a result of having Biden in charge. That is the selfish mindset of a liberal.

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      7. With your logic, you wanted Biden/US to subvert NATO and go “rogue” or????????
        Since you know more than the military think-tank. What should the plan/actions have been?

        Quit running from my legitimate questions. Answer, and prove to MG you have intelligence, instead of a perceived charity-case

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      8. Hey typical liberal, you say things but don’t really believe it. You’re the first to jump on social media to spout about how you care for the marginalized but not really. You turn around and make fun of the disabled community. Classy and compassionate!

        Also, There’s no such thing as advanced stages of Autism.

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      9. Hey so cal I’m guessing but be honest you probably have posters of Trump hannity and tucker Carlson hanging on your bedroom wall with little hearts around them ?

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      10. Hey so cal I’m guessing but be honest you probably have posters of Trump hannity and tucker Carlson hanging on your bedroom wall with little hearts around them ?

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  4. USC track a winner, IMHO.

    Having lost a top tier coach (albeit, difficult to deal with at times), the men finish #12–a decent finish given the circumstances. Consistent performance year after year. Build on the sprints/sprint relays. Work on the fields. Let the wimpy schools win the distance events.

    Long history of great women sprinters. Build on it.
    A tip of the cap to the Cal women’s team for earning a top 20 finish (more or less).

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  5. Mike Bohn–winner of the week.

    With Sosna taking a promotion into the NFL, Bohn may show the fanboys if he is truly a great professional AD (or not).
    He had a good hire at CU in Tad Boyle–takes the Buffs to the dance every year (more or less) and a good hire in Mike MacIntyre at CU. Had the Buffs been able to retain Jim Leavitt, Mac would have had a winning program year after year. CU pays its Assistant Coaches so poorly that no decent OC or DC will stay at the school. Not the AD’s fault.
    I don’t think Sosna was at CU during these two hires.

    Bohn is smart enough to know no one cares about College Baseball anymore. Spend tons of money on a great freshman class and they all go pro after one or two seasons. I love baseball, but the college game is DOA. Dead bats=dead game.

    We’ll see about Women’s soccer and Women’s hoops. Losing Kedane was terrible.

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    1. We poke a LOT of fun at Bohn on this site …but…you’re right: Bohn has a chance to shine now. The funny thing is — he’ll have a better chance if stops playing the “I want everybody to like me” game and just does what he thinks is best. As Barry Switzer said “you’re gonna get fired eventually —it’s better to get fired for doing stuff you believe in.”

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  6. Pendergast and Harrell might get offered to play coaches on a TV show. They have a lot of experience doing that. And keep getting hired after being fired.

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    1. …a Twilight Zone episode (as in, other wordly/unexplainable?)
      or
      …a Colombo episode (as in, criminal offense?)

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  7. 95% of the protest in the summer of 2020 were peaceful. However, facts don’t really matter to the knuckle dragging, mouth breathing crowd.

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    1. The protests and demonstrations were probably close to 100% peaceful, the riots that followed the events were 100% not. Unfortunately, they almost always devolved into riots. Trying to spin it any other way is disingenuous. It was on TV every night for all to see, unless my lying eyes deceived me.

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    2. Ashli Babbit was the only casualty on Jan 6 and there weren’t thousands of businesses looted or destroyed. So, don’t try to pretend your above anyone who feels the worst people on both sides should have either been prosecuted or absolved of wrong doing. The double standard is obvious to anyone with an IQ above 75.

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      1. Wait wait wait!!!!! Your morality is saying “two wrongs make it right” (see below, don’t want to confuse you)). Swimming in an ocean of hypocrisy is pathetic!. You should be embarrassed to call yourself an American. Anyone trying to compare an apple to an orange must have an IQ below 75.

        Two-wrongs make it right: an argument, or a collection of assumptions, and a conclusion, that suggests it’s okay to do something wrong if someone has done a similarly wrong thing first.

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      2. Damn, you’re even stupider than I thought.

        Where did I say it was right, you idiot? I said they need to be consistent in applying the law. Either both are OK or both are against the law. The standard should be the same for all. I don’t care which way it goes, but be consistent.

        I know I shouldn’t feed trolls like you who post shit just for a reaction. (You pussies love to say triggered, but it’s more like amusement at your lack of comprehension.)

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      3. They are being consistent, It’s called the Jan 6th committee.

        (BAMMMM ! crotch kick)

        PS…. Please, go educate yourself on the boundaries regarding Federal, State, and local jurisdictions. you keep comparing an apple to an orange…..

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    3. Well there’s this tho..

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    4. Those peaceful riots caused around $2 billion in damages, dozens of people killed and many more injured. Let’s not forget all the people who spent their lives building businesses only to have rioters burn them down in one night. Their whole lives went up in smoke. Those are the facts. If that’s peaceful, God help us when they really get mad.

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    1. When I spent a summer up in Sonoma I watched guys prepare for the race — it was really inspiring: their entire families were there to show support. Great, tight knit community. [And their 4th of July Parade is what it’s all about —nothing extravagant, no gimmicks —just lots of barbeques & fireworks and happy neighbors].

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  8. Scott,
    There is a massive recruiting weekend coming up. I know you can come up with a different story than the other beat writers. Are you going to cover it?

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