In the middle of UCLA’s domination in basketball under John Wooden, USC actually had a freshman team that went 18-1 and swept the Bruins freshman team during the 1971-72 season. The Trojans even beat UCLA, 89-86, at Pauley Pavilion. The top Trobabes were forward Clint Chapman (17.7 points per game), forward Bill Boyd (15.4), guard Gus Williams (14.3), forward John Lambert (13.5), guard Biff Burrell … Continue reading In Praise Of Freshmen Basketball
Steve Clarkson is having his big quarterback retreat this weekend at Palisades High School. Future USC QB Bryce Young is there along with USC wide receivers Amon-Ra St. Brown and Kyle Ford. Also there is USC commit WR Josh Jackson of Narbonne. Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence, Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa, Michigan QB Shea Patterson, Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts, St. John Bosco QB DJ Uiagalelei are … Continue reading Afternoon Notes: Lots Of QB’s In Town
Chris Tyree, the nation’s No. 1-ranked all-purpose back, committed to Notre Dame. I don’t blame USC that it could not land a back from Virginia. It’s a pretty tough ask. But it is interesting that USC did not even offer him a scholarship while 31 schools did. It’s not really a big deal because Clay Helton has changed and become a disciplinarian, Aaron Ausmus has … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Changes Made; Ignore Recruiting
USC sent two coaches to Scottsdale, Ariz., a couple weeks ago to watch five-star cornerback Kelee Ringo and four-star cornerback Jacobe Covington. Well, Covington just released his top 8 schools. Someone seems to be missing. Maybe USC only wants Ringo. That must be it. I got a text from a Pac-12 coach: “Unbelievable.” The marathon continues …#Top8 pic.twitter.com/yamHSVgYd7 — Jacobe (@jacobecovington) May 24, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Continue reading And In Recruiting News . . .
The Pac-12 Conference has added Arkansas-Little Rock as its sixth member in wrestling. Can you guess the other members? Arizona State, Oregon State, Stanford, Cal State Bakersfield and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. This is also means there are two teams in the Pac-12 nicknamed the Trojans, because that is Arkansas-Little Rock’s nickname too. If only Larry Scott worked this hard on getting the Pac-12 … Continue reading The Pac-12 Adds The Trojans To Conference
I just happened to write about former USC basketball player Roy Irvin and his grandson, Clay Irvin, this morning and USC announced that Roy passed away Sunday. He was 86. Irvin, a 6-foot-5 center, was a third-team All-American in 1954 when he led the Trojans to the Final Four. He came to USC after playing at Montebello High School and Fullerton College. Irvin was a … Continue reading USC Basketball Star Roy Irvin Passes Away