USC Adds Texas A&M Lineman

Defensive end Anthony Lucas of Texas A&M is going to transfer to USC.

Lucas was a four-star prospect from the Class of 2022. He chose USC over Arizona State. UCLA was also a finalist.

Lucas played in just seven games with the Aggies and had 10 tackles.

USC has now taken three transfers on the defensive line: Lucas, defensive tackle Kyon Barrs of Arizona and Jack Sullivan of Purdue.

So this should make things a little better for Alex Grinch. The bSC

64 thoughts on “USC Adds Texas A&M Lineman

  1. It must’ve cost USC, and Lincoln Riley a fortune for those recent transfers . Maybe one day he can put together a staff that knows how to recruit 5 star linemen out of high school instead of cherry-picking players for other Universities rosters. Thank goodness for the transfer portal, because if it weren’t for that, Riley would be in trouble.😂

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      1. Yeah…
        …is there something all of a sudden wrong with the portal?
        #IfSoWeBetterLetUCLAInOnTheSecret

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      2. It’s still going to be. They would’ve won games w/ either the Slovis or Jack Dirt and the tight-end. USC wasn’t nearly as good as their record. They beat 5 teams that were using their back-up QB for all or most of the game. Look at the schedule (which was ridiculously easy to begin with.

        The only transfers that really did anything were Williams, Gentry, and the RB. USC had guys that were equal to the rest of the transfers and RB are a dime a dozen. All they need are carries.

        Football isn’t basketball where 1 guy who’s that good can fix a team. Guys need to know how to play together and that can’t happen when you’re living by the portal.

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    1. Stars are meaningless. Think about who assigns the stars. They’re incentivized to over-rate guys b/c you fanboys will click all their links where something, something 5 stars is being bandied about. JT Daniels, Bru McCoy, Korey Foreman.

      Recruiting coverage gets done by recent college grads. Lindsey Thiry did it, graduated to USC, and now covers the Rams. If the writers are good they get promoted up.

      No one aspires to be a high school football reporter. So, think about that the next time you get a boner for some kid who’s been tagged a 5 Star by who knows.

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  2. The schemes are the issue. Grinch will drop him into coverage or waste him on the sideline doing nothing. Grinch better change his Defensive game plans and at least blitz more next season or we’re toast! Tackling drills better start this Spring and anyone going for the should pads is running laps or sniffing shitty jock straps at the end of practice! ✌🏻

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    1. Grinch was spotted at a Home Depot shopping for tackling drills. When he couldn’t find them, he was overheard asking a clerk whether they’d be getting some in before spring practice.

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  3. Joe said it was very irresponsible of Trump to have classified documents. I wonder if he’ll hold himself to the same standard.

    He’ll also ignore the fact that Trump was the President and had the authority to declassify documents. He was the VP at the time the documents were taken and did not have that authority.

    BREAKING ABOUT AN HOUR AGO: More classified documents were found at a second location. Gee, I wonder when they’ll raid his home.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-64218179

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      1. Slow, if you thought/wrote the same when Maralago was raided, by all means, I’m cool with that.

        This is primarily for the fools who thought we’d soon see Trump in an orange jump suit and were calling him a traitor.

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    1. It was irresponsible of Biden. Just like it was irresponsible of Trump. (But a president cannot declassify documents in his mind alone—get real.)

      In addition, “There are, however, key differences between Mr Biden and Mr Trump’s cases.

      Mr Trump’s inquiry deals with more than 300 documents with classified markings, including 18 marked top secret.

      Federal prosecutors allege that Mr Trump’s legal team did not adequately co-operate with the National Archives to properly return the documents, prompting a historic FBI raid of his Mar-a-Lago estate last August.

      The White House said Mr Biden’s lawyers alerted the National Archives as soon as they recovered the materials and the agency retrieved the materials the next morning.”

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      1. “The White House said Mr Biden’s lawyers alerted the National Archives as soon as they recovered the materials and the agency retrieved the materials the next morning.”

        Which happened on Nov 2, a week before the midterms. They made sure to cover it up and not fully disclose it until 2 months later. Got it!

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      2. So Cal — I really liked Oaktown’s “legal” analysis: “a prez can’t declassify documents in his mind.” It’s well recognized that “acts” can be the best evidence of “intent.” The act of a prez removing documents is evidence of declassification. NO statute requires him to do more than that —-certainly no criminal statute.
        #TrumpHadNoDutyToCommunicateDickToJoe

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      3. MG, by that logic, a president removing a classified document from say the White House to Air Force One could be construed as an act of declassification. Doesn’t hold water.

        Agreed that there’s no criminal statute—but there is accepted process governed by executive order:

        A “2009 executive order directs the head of the department or agency that originally deemed information classified to oversee declassification reviews, and it sets some standards for them.

        The executive branch has regulations laying out the process that should be followed, such as a requirement to make sure that other agencies and departments with an interest in the secret are consulted. There are also procedures for the removal of classification markings on documents.

        Now if the president doesn’t issue a directive memorializing a decision to declassify information and conveying that decision to the rest of the government, the action would essentially have no consequence. Departments and agencies would continue to consider that information classified and so would continue to treat it as a closely held secret, restricting access to records containing it.”

        Trump saying after the fact that he declassified the documents without notifying anyone else in government is exactly as it sounds: Trump making excuses for his own ineptitude and/or narcissistic belief that he doesn’t need to follow the rules.

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      4. Again, the didn’t cover it up. They just did what all politicians do and times it to their advantage. The fact still remains they reported it—unlike Trump, who the Archives caught holding onto hundreds of classified and secret documents in an unsecured location in a golf resort.

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      5. Again, it was reported to a government agency the day after they were found. When exactly did Trump report his 30x trove of classified documents…?

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      6. Oaktown — Sorry for the delayed reply. I was taking my afternoon ‘constitutional’ [as my grandpappy used to say]. Taking documents on his plane while prez and returning with them would be evidence the documents were NOT being declassified. Taking documents to a secure location when the prez left office would be evidence the documents WERE being declassified. In neither case would the evidence be dispositive…. but it would be pretty fuckingly compelling.

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    2. SoCal
      Just a small CCP contribution of $46 MILLION to the Biden VP library. I doubt they would have wanted anything in return.

      Joe being a reluctant receiver of gifts.

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      1. Sure CCP would ’86, access to Biden’s library. And one small item to remember’86, the American Taxpayer didn’t contribute a single dime of the $46 million.

        Now on the other hand, The American Taxpayer did for Pres. Trump’s trips (ON Air Force One) to Mira-A-Lago for his golfing weekends, paid for the SS’s M-A-L detail bills (ex. Food, Rooms at retail hotel rates, and other misc. expenses), and Trump’s extravagant, extracurricular (i.e. Political) activities. All that Mar-A-Lago revenue went into Trump’s pocket. Louis Lepke would appreciate Trump’s American Tax payer ripoff.

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      2. Owns my man
        What does Pres Trump have to do with Biden as VP concealing documents or trashing Penn by accepting $46 million?

        Defection, much?
        Your stock n grade.

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      3. as it does with biden to go back and forth to Delaware. Hell the person who spent the most taxpayer money was Obama for trips back and forth to Hawaii and worse off to California to stump for democratic candidates and fund raise. I don’t care if its a dem or a rep doing it. If a prez goes to a state to fundraise or stump for a candidate everything from police overtime to secret service details to private chief to hotels to limo to marine and air force 1&2 should be paid for by the DNC or RNC after the funds were raised. The tax payer should never have to pay for the pimping of the commander and chief. Its like the old racket of Unions taking dues money and giving it to candidates that half the rank and file don’t agree with. Its all money laundering and racketeering BS. The Dems bitch about trump when they have been by far and away the worst over the years on spending the taxpayers money on frivolous pimping trips. Such hypocrites. but i don’t like it from either side. Let the dnc/rnc pay for it and then they can keep what ever is left over from what they raise in funds.

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      4. Stop lying! It’s bullshit when people just make shit up to fit their political agenda…..A prime example is the blog dunce slo cal. I posted a link below in rebuttal to your embellishments…Read it and then respond back with a retraction to your lies…

        What you’re describing is not “money laundering or racketeering”…..get educated!

        This should help you with your alternative facts:

        https://www.citizensforethics.org/reports-investigations/crew-investigations/trump-family-travel-12x-obama-family/

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    3. No president has the authority to declassify nuclear secrets. All Trump had to do was say “oops! I thought these were mine!” Then hand the fucking papers over and don’t keep copies. Don’t compare the two when one guy says you got me here you go and the other-to this day- still insisting he has the right to hold shit like he’s King Charles or something. Plus he wants to suspend the Constitution.

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  4. I like what they are doing in the transfer portal. They are adding key people in that front 7. I would have liked to see them get rid of Grinch and go for a better DC but they chose not to and I will support LR and even Grinch. If we have another season anything like what we had this year Grinch will be gone and even LR won’t be able to save him but for now I will support him.
    That D-Line coach is a really good coach. I’ve seen some developement with those players under him especially Stanley Ta’ufo’ou and Tyrone Taleni. You have Romelo Height coming back. Foreman is only a junior. I wouldn’t count out Devan Tompkins. Garrison Madden has lightning speed for an LB. You also have Raesjon Davis.
    We have yet to see what Carson Tabaracci and Chris Thompson can do.
    Then you have all these new guys coming in out of high school and the transfer portal and there is probably still more coming. The defense should be much better next year.

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    1. It couldn’t get any worse. These guys coming up are what I am looking forward to next season. They are the future, if they succeed more will want to come to USC.

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      1. Next year the schedule will be tougher. But I like the players he is bringing in, both on offense and defense. Now they are going after Michael Sturdivant, the receiver from Cal. True, they don’t really need receivers but he caught 65 passes last year….8 against SC. I still think that there are more players coming in as more enter the transfer portal.

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    2. “Foreman is only a junior.” This week is what Wolf means when he talks about “fanboys.” Your state this like it’s a positive sign and yet Foreman has done nothing in his two years as a five star recruit. The only reason he got the game saving UCLA interception was because he was in the wrong coverage.

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      1. He’s got quickness to get around tackles. He just lacks the pure strength to bull rush a tackle. You get that in the weight room. If he ever gets that, I think that he will be a force. Could he turn out to be a big bust? Maybe. But I’m not ready to give up on him yet. I never thought Carson Palmer was that good until his 3rd year under the tutelage of Norm Chow. It was then that he began to show some real promise. His senior year was his big year.

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      2. No, but I did read that so take it for what it’s worth. Let’s just say I tended to believe it was true. Though the more interesting question is why are you so fervent in your defense of young Mr. Foreman?

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      3. That is wrong and you know better to say such a silly thing. It was a zone blitz. That’s grinch favorite type of blitz. They faked a stunt and he drops into coverage to force the qb to hold the ball.

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      4. Why this is being directed to me….I’m not sure. I guess somebody made a statement about Korey Foreman and his interception and somebody else doesn’t like what he said.

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    1. Agreed. I think that this staff does a good job of evaluating talent and some of the high school recruits in 2023 are underrated.

      Would be nice to get at least one more defensive line recruit – a true difference maker would be nice.

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      1. They do do a good job evaluating but they certainly missed the boat on Earl Barquet. Hopefully, there was a reason why he hardly played last year and maybe he will turn out to be a good D-Lineman.

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    2. Looks like we are getting some quality players at positions of need. This portal stuff is a process that takes some time to pan out. I know others in the blog were a little impatient about the potential players that were first available

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  5. I really think trump had those classified papers put in BIDENS closet. In fact I’m sure of it
    Trump did every illegal thing he could think of to stay in power. Everything. He belongs in jail or else deport him to Russia the country he loves.
    Re Putin. I don’t see why it would be.
    Re Raffensburger. Find me the votes.
    Trump fomented the attack on the Capitol
    Etc. etc. etc.

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    1. Trump: “All I have to do is make the sign of the cross and “bam” they are declassified.

      Trump: Don’t mind the box labeled “classified ” sitting in the hallway exit to the tennis courts….It was a gift from the DOD!

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  6. Keep the RECRUITING Going …. Because there is so much HATRED… 1st Grinch. Then Trump… Let USC coach Riley RECRUIT.. remember joe Biden had 2 Anourysms. Has dementia. Biden was Vice President at the time…. having Classified Papers. Which is a Criminal Crime…with his brother and son Hunter…. cocaine Hunter… involved with the Russia Mafia. And china mafia….The Biden family is the Mafia…. destroy ing America… making everything more expensive… Taking your Money…

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    1. Biden said, Obama, made the sign of the cross and declassified all documents in question. Which makes them viewable to the public

      Hey, if you claim the orange Cheeto is innocent, then what Obama did was perfectly legal….

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    1. You got caught twisting facts in your bio. Yet you continue to act as if nothing happened. Where in the fuck are your morals? McCarthy claims there is nothing he can do about it……I’m fucking confused, the GOP claims to be the party of law and order.

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  7. He was also a 5 star on some sites #8 DL overall…he would make any defense better and what SC has needed…to bad what’s name is leaving we could have 3 really good rushers/tacklers + good ‘D’ returning veterans…I think SC will pick 1 or 2 more on ‘D’ line…

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