Remembering Booker Brown

As we continue to look back at some Trojans who passed away in 2022, here’s an appreciation for a great Trojan who played during perhaps its greatest era. All-American offensive lineman Booker Brown died July 18. He was 69. Brown was born in Mississippi before his family moved west when he was 10. “Hey, I grew up in Mississippi,” he said when he was inducted into the … Continue reading Remembering Booker Brown

USC Saturday Buzz: Defense Still Learning

At least Alex Grinch doesn’t try to sugarcoat the defense’s performance this season. “If you’re not careful, you default to just being OK,” he said. “It pains me to say that that’s where we’ve been the bulk of the year. We’re still learning.” USC (in the dark jerseys) defeated the Green Wave, 20-13, as Doug Essick, Johnny Rossetto and Bobby Musick scored TD’s. A crowd … Continue reading USC Saturday Buzz: Defense Still Learning

Notes: Quite A Sun Bowl

You didn’t really think the Pac-12 would go undefeated in the bowl season, did you? And even though Pitt was missing a lot of players, the Panthers weren’t in El Paso on vacation. Good for El Paso. It’s the friendiest bowl out there because of its volunteers who cherish the Sun Bowl. PITT CALLED SAULS @bsauls22 #H2P » @TonyTheTigerSB — Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) December … Continue reading Notes: Quite A Sun Bowl

If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column

Florida offensive tackle Michael Tarquin, who started seven games in 2022, is transferring to USC. Tarquin missed four games with an injury. He started two games in 2021. And now for some history: Stonier Hall was privately built in 1927 as a men’s dorm. USC acquired it in 1956. It was converted into offices in 1975. The Homecoming dance featured Frank De Vol and his … Continue reading If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column