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USC Morning Buzz: Top Cornerback Nears Decision

Four-star cornerback Rodrick Pleasant of Serra High School in Gardena will make his college choice at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. There was a time when a Serra player just about automatically went to USC. One has to wonder if Pleasant would have any reservations about Donte Williams and the development of cornerbacks at USC? Five-star Domani Jackson didn’t exactly make an impact his freshman season. … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Top Cornerback Nears Decision

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The USC Sunday Supplement

Some USC tailbacks rarely get mentioned after their careers are over. Here is Lou Harris in action against Stanford in 1970. Harris gained 801 yards in 167 carries during his best season in 1971. He averaged 5.0 yards per carry in his USC career. After USC, he played five seasons in the Canadian Football League, rushing for 1,239 yards in 1974 with the British Columbia … Continue reading The USC Sunday Supplement

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Sunday Buzz: It’s The Biggest NFL Day Of Year

I’ll take today over Super Sunday when there are two big games to watch that could go either way. Joe Burrow vs. Patrick Mahomes. Can the Super Bowl top that? Here’s a very important fact for 49ers-Eagles: If San Francisco wins, Brock Purdy will surpass Pat Haden for most career playoff wins by a quarterback selected in the 7th round. They each have 2 entering … Continue reading Sunday Buzz: It’s The Biggest NFL Day Of Year

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USC Notes: The Deep Dive Turned Out To Be A Quick Dip

That “deep dive” Lincoln Riley took into USC’s defense was more like sticking a toe in the water for a few seconds. It lasted one week. I wonder what happens as USC coaches are currently looking at films from last season. Do they reflect? Or do they just blame the players? The transfer portal is a savior for the blaming players theory. America's Favorite Fraud! … Continue reading USC Notes: The Deep Dive Turned Out To Be A Quick Dip

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USC Saturday Buzz: The Biggest Recruiting Weekend Ever . . . Or Not

Remember that huge recruiting weekend last June that USC hosted and culminated with a breakfast at Cyrpto.com Arena? USC even flew Marcus Allen in for the weekend to meet recruits. What’s maybe most interesting about that seven months later is how few commitments it delivered. Among the players who visited and committed were one four-star (LB Braylon Shelby) and four three-stars (TE Kade Eldridge, OG … Continue reading USC Saturday Buzz: The Biggest Recruiting Weekend Ever . . . Or Not

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

There was a lively crowd at the Galen Center for USC’s 77-64 victory over UCLA. The students were lined up around the block more than an hour before tipoff and USC celebrities were in sight as Caleb Williams and Rick Caruso took selfies with fans. Imagine the crowd Caruso would draw if he were mayor? Did anyone see Carol Folt and her bodyguard? RESTAURANT OF … Continue reading If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column