Morning Buzz: USC Needs To Welcome Back A Lot Of Players

The Charles White story Sunday is one of the reasons why I repeatedly highlight when only 12 players showed up from the 1972 team to the Salute to Troy.

A lot of these players gave up their bodies and perhaps their minds for USC, so it is a big deal to me when they don’t get a little recognition. Don’t invite them at the last minute to an event. Don’t make them pay for a ticket. Treat them like valued alums.

A 1972 reunion without Richard Wood and Mike Rae is ridiculous.

USC did a lot for White after he was an assistant coach and got him an on-campus job. But that was in an era when USC took care of its own and everybody knew each other.

Now, the biggest problem is hardly anyone in the athletic dept. has worked there long enough to know who anyone is, let alone someone who played in the 1970’s. They might not even have heard of White.

They all fawn over Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush because the duo are on Fox. Or they fly Marcus Allen out for a recruiting weekend because he knows how to handle a microphone and it was a bad look when he was visiting LSU instead.

But a simple gesture, like welcoming White back for a day, doesn’t happen because no one wants to do anything outside their comfort zone.

White will be welcomed back now because it’s good PR for USC. But there are other players who deserve to be brought back for a day too.

71 thoughts on “Morning Buzz: USC Needs To Welcome Back A Lot Of Players

  1. during the hellton yrs who the hell wanted to be around the skunk works of that regime…now things are different…former athletes will be welcome again also,don’t think hellton wanted their criticisms.

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  2. You criticize USC when they have a bunch of USC people like Haden, Swann, and Tessalone, and you criticize them when they go out and bring in qualified people with no USC ties. Bottom line…you criticize USC.

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      1. Do you prefer ‘Wiley?’

        One of the problems of bringing back that great 1972 team is that all those players would be pushing 70, and probably did not have the energy or passion to return. And of course it was handled poorly as well.

        Carroll had no problem in entertaining the past greats. Ton-o-Hel’s tenure was not SC football, so nobody wanted to be associated with it (even the players, apparently)

        “Build it (start winning again) and they will come”

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    1. With all that’s going on Riley’s bottom priority is (and should be) past player outreach.
      This is a Mike Bohn responsibility –and it isn’t (and shouldn’t be) Top Priority for him either.
      Make a nice statement and promise to deal with things later.

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      1. Hi SOCAL
        HOW ABOUT AOC ???
        SHE IS BROWN

        KINDA LIKE ANTHONY MUNOZ

        LOL
        OK OK. YOUR POST WAS FUNNY BRO

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    1. I am with Ed. I just love pictures of pretty ladies. I once was a dirty young man, but I since have evolved.

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      1. HI LJ.
        GUESS YOURE LIKE ME NOW
        A
        DOM
        DIRTY OLD MAN !!

        OR I COULD BE A MAKE DOMINATRIX

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      1. WHERE ?????
        DONT SEE ANY PRETTY GIRLS PLOW HORSE

        DO WE ALL GET THE SAME ADS ?????

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    2. When I heard from law enforcement friends that the FBI and Homeland Security were spending millions patrolling Ed’s computer use I thought to myself, “they should be looking for linemen….”
      #FirstThingsFirst

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    1. Carol personally squelched this effort at USC….
      btw, what is going on with the Big Ten literally hanging up on Pac 12 merger negotiators?

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      1. Big12 schools have long memories … GK: “I consider the Pac-12 an exclusive club with a high barrier to entry,” Not so much anymore … eh Georgy!?

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    2. If other schools are doing this, USC boosters will be forced to do it as well. $2.5 million a year very manageable. Athletic donations not quite as important with the new Big Ten money coming in.

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      1. CHARLES
        I WILL GIVE A BILLION
        IF
        MICHAEL DOUBLES IT

        HE AND LJ HAVE TO CARRY THE BULK OF THE LOAD HERE

        RETIRED LAWYERS YOU KNOW
        LOL

        AND SUPER CONTRIBUTORS

        TO OUR BOARD !!!!!!

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    3. I seem to remember a few years ago when huge Trojan booster clubs were being closed down by Folt &Bohn.
      Is it any wonder that there are no collectives and the like being formed? Once you are told you are no longer wanted, the bitter taste in your mouth. Kinda like Scott, when the paper told him “take your negative crap and leave. The Times has Platchkeenick we don’t need two Debbie Downers in L. A. “

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  3. You are so full of bitterness toward USC dude. Let it go. You do more damage than anyone you malign because of the stuff you report. It feels like you are clamoring for attention.

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    1. I don’t know Scott personally —but I feel I know him well enough from his columns to say “Scott will never do or say anything for attention”….
      #Never,Never,Never

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      1. I would never, never, never, combat you in argument, Michael; it would be like me taking a cap-gun to a pistol fight.

        I think Scott is more interested in obtaining hits on his blog than he is about garnering attention

        See, I told you I was afraid to engage you in argument

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      2. I TALKED TO SCOTT TWICE ABOUT SEVENTEEN YEARS AGO WHEN HE WAS WORKING AT THE VALLEY NEWSPAPER

        HE CAN BE A GOOD GUY
        HE WAS TO ME

        BUT SOMETIMES ON THE BLOG
        WELL YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN

        ITS PROBABLY ABOUT HITS
        ATTENTION

        LIKE THAT

        I GUESS

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    2. GT, yes Plaschke claimed it a Bruin town. Neuheisal came out and stated “The Monopoly In Los Angeles Is Officially Over.” And then this brilliant t-shirt was made.

      It was somebody from wearesc, Section 13 (?) that made these.

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      1. Yeah
        AND REMEMBER THAT DUMB LINE

        THERES A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN

        SHIT

        RUINS SUCK
        ALWAYS HAVE

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  4. My computer has crashed 3 times in two days …. everything I try to do on it gets fucked up—I’ll try posting the following too-clever-for-words comment one more time:
    #We’reAli/Frazier
    #AndIDon’tKnowWho’sAliOrWho’sFrazier
    #IJustKnowScottIsTysonFury

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    1. I bet if a collective was formed to pay each football player $40,000 per year, women’s sports such as basketball, volleyball, soccer, swimming, ect., that generate no revenue, would demand to be paid an equal amount of money and Folt would support them on that demand. You know I am right. Anyone want to bet?

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    2. HAH
      COMPUTER CRASHED THREE TIMES

      MAYBE SCOTT IS MAD AT YOU
      LOL

      AND
      I DUNNO WHY
      BUT I DONT LIKE TYSON FURY
      DEONTE KNOCKED HIM ON HIS ASS MORE THAN ONCE

      ID LIKE TO FIGHT TYSON FURY RIGHT NOW
      BUT NOT MIKE TYSON !!

      AND THAT TATTOO MIKE HAS !!

      MAYBE I CSN GET ONE JUST LIKE IT

      WIFEY MIGHT LOVE IT TOO
      !!

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    1. I FULLY AGREE

      CARROLL WELCOMED HIM AT THE ORANGE BOEL REMEMBER

      TIME FOR ANOTHER CAROL TO WELCOME HIM

      JUDGED INNOCENT BY A JURY OF HIS PEERS

      MARK FUHRMANN TOOK THE FIFTH AMENDMENT WHEN ASKED IF HE HAD EVER PLANTED EVIDENCE

      AND FINALLY
      IF THE GLOVE DIDNT FIT
      YOU MUST ACQUIT

      WHAT ELSE WAS THE JURY TO DO

      AND SO CAL
      DIDNT YOU SAY THE CIVIL TRIAL WAS BULLSHIT TOO

      ALMOST LIKE DOUBLR JEOPARDY

      OK OK OJ DID IT

      MAYBE INNOCENT BY REASON OF TEMPORARY INSANITY

      MAYE

      MAYBE
      POSSIBLY !!?????????

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  5. I know I said I would never be able to root for Big-10 members the way I’ve rooted for Pac-12 members, but I will root for HARBAUGH (not Michigan).

    “I believe in having the courage to let the unborn be born. I love life. I believe in having a loving care and respect for life and death. My faith and my science are what drives these beliefs in me. Quoting from Jeremiah, ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart. I appointed you as a prophet to the nations,'” Harbaugh told people attending the Plymouth Right to Life dinner and auction over the weekend.

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    1. It is surprising how it is seldom mentioned that the act of abortion is rather horrible.

      And yet I understand both positions, especially mothers who don’t even want the baby and hence would not care for it properly.

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      1. The dems pushed the issue too far with their “abortion on demand up to and including the minute before birth” rhetoric….
        #TheyLostTheSupportOfRational,SympatheticPeople

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      2. —the dems are now the party of the far left …and the far, far left…..
        #HardToGetBehindAPartyLikeThat

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    2. Breitbart: Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles is looking to open a clinic at John Glenn High School in the 80 percent Latino, 90 percent minority Norwalk-La Mirada school district. Carol Folt doesn’t read Breitbart, but I’m sure she’d love knowing.

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      1. HEARYE. HEARYE

        RUN OJ RUN

        SAID FIRST WIFE MARGUERITE LIVR ON KNX RADIO TO JIM HILL AS COWLINGS WAS DRIVING THE WHITE BRONCO
        VINTAGE OLD TIME RADIO

        NOT WHAT JIM WAS EXPECTING TO HEAR !!!

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      2. Good ol’ Marguerite! Gotta love her.

        In January 1995, Marguerite told Barbara Walters that O.J. had never hit her during their time together. “If he did, he would have got a frying pan upside his head,” she said. “There was just no way that I would allow that to happen to me.”

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    1. HOW COME YOU KNOW MORE ABOUT THE TROJANS THAN THE RUINS MR OWNS

      WAIT

      I THINK I KNOE OWNS

      THERES SIMPLY NOTHING WORTHWHILE KNOWING ABOUT THE RUINS !!!!!

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    1. I felt worse for her when I saw her in Slot-o-mania commercials.

      But heck, an honest day’s work is nothing to sneeze at. Good for her!

      If memory serves, she also gave online dating a try.

      I’m not a huge fan of hers, but I loved her in “The Quick and the Dead”.

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      1. I liked Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct (Basic Instinct II was a stinker). I’ve read that she’s has a very high IQ and had a stroke. I thought she looked good in the new commercial.

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