Did you know Lincoln Riley has a personal driver?
The guy even dresses like a coach and has a locker at the Coliseum. When you make $10 million a year, it’s a perk of the job, especally for that grueling drive to Palos Verdes.
Pete Carroll never had a driver. He was too energetic and free-wheeling. Remember, he used to drive around Los Angeles in the middle of the night and talk to people, which led to A Better LA, a community outreach program that works with inner-city groups to decrease violence.
- I hear Deion Sanders is asking for the world at Colorado so it’s going to be interesting to see if the Buffaloes try to meet his terms.
Speaking of Colorado, Dave Plati, the best sports information director in the Pac-12, is moving to an emeritus role after 40 years on the job. Because Plati is in Boulder and not Los Angeles, he won’t get nearly the attention of Tim Tessalone’s drawn-out retirement, but he was head-and-shoulders above everyone else in the conference.
- Word on the street is that BLVD, the media company serving USC athletes, is rebranding. That’s a sign it wasn’t working as intended. What a surprise.
- A bettor just placed a $901,000 bet on USC ML (-130) in the Pac-12 Championship game. The potential payout is $693,000.
- It’s the one-year anniversary of Riley’s hiring at USC. Be sure to post a comment giving thanks below.