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Stanford Tailback Austin Jones Commits To USC

The fanboy media was in hyperdrive this morning after USC sent out a Fight On emoji on twitter, thinking it was Caleb Williams. Instead, it was Stanford tailback Austin Jones is transferring to USC. Disappointed? Jones rushed for 378 yards and two touchdowns. Is he better than Brandon Campbell or Raleek Brown? If I’m Jones, I would have gone somewhere else. But it doesn’t matter. … Continue reading Stanford Tailback Austin Jones Commits To USC

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USC Morning Buzz: Transfer Portal Has Lopsided Look

If you are keeping score at home, USC’s busy transfer portal has taken a distinct look that may not exactly best meet the Trojans’ needs. Now it’s still early and there will be activity through the spring but let’s take a look at the current transfer portal class: USC has taken eight wide receivers and defensive backs but just three offensive/defensive linemen. I wouldn’t complain … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Transfer Portal Has Lopsided Look

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USC Adds A Transfer Corner*

Colorado cornerback Mekhi Blackmon has decided to transfer to USC. He was an honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection. USC needs a corner because another reasons, Donte Williams didn’t seem to develop the younger cornerbacks last season. Now here is a back story that only interests coaches: Colorado secondary coach Demetrice Martin was hired by Oregon and quickly got his top Buffaloes corner, Christian Gonzalez, to join … Continue reading USC Adds A Transfer Corner*

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USC Notes: Caleb Williams’ Father Says NFL Future Guides Decision

ESPN analyst Pete Thamel was on SportsCenter today and discussed Caleb Williams. “So far, he’s visited USC and UCLA but he’s been on Zooms with a dozen other schools,” Thamel said. “The family is weighing their options and Carl Williams, his dad, told me last night NFL, not NIL, is the guiding light of what the family is doing . . . they want to … Continue reading USC Notes: Caleb Williams’ Father Says NFL Future Guides Decision

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USC Morning Buzz: Familiar Pattern With Some Transfers

USC defensive tackle Ishmael Sopsher has entered the transfer portal. It’s all so unsurprising. Sopsher played in one game last season after transferring from Alabama. Let’s review a familiar pattern: He transferred from Alabama in December, 2020. This caused the usual fanfare among the fanboy media because Sopsher “played” with the Crimson Tide. I noted here and here to be skeptical about Sopsher. Ex-defensive line … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Familiar Pattern With Some Transfers