Some USC notes on a Wednesday morning:
- USC linebacker Shane Lee on the defense still having some lapses in the running game vs. Fresno State.
“It was a lack of communication, guys not being in the right spot and guys not doing their job,” Lee said. “I would say it’s more of us not doing something right than somebody getting beat.”
- The transfer portal is tricky business especially for the wide receivers. Gary Bryant probably should have left USC in the offseason and Terrell Bynum (pictured) should have stayed at Washington. If Jordan Addison had transferred to USC in January instead of May, they might have done that.
Now they are both in limbo. Bryant wants to preserve his eligibility and redshirt, which would allow him to transfer and have two years of eligibility. Bynum is just hoping for more receptions after catching one pass in three games.
- True story: When former USC linebacker Lofa Tatupu walked through the crowd at the Coliseum on Saturday night, a Trojan fan said, “Is that Toa Lobendahn?”
- Has Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff finally jumped the shark? Kliavkoff said UCLA will break even if it goes to the Big Ten. “We are sure they are better off staying (in the Pac-12).” Will this cause a few less media members to fawn over him even after losing USC and UCLA?
- The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which is being constructed next to the Coliseum, will open in 2025 instead of 2023. The delay is being attributed to the pandemic and supply-chain issues. The museum is the creation of George Lucas, who spares no cost when he builds something, so this should be an impressive building when it is completed.