I wrote earlier in the week USC would hire Notre Dame assistant director of football strength and conditioning coach Robert Stiner if it made an acceptable offer. That offer came through and the hire became official today. Stiner’s official title at USC is Director of Football Sports Performance. I said in the headline he was a former Cincinnati assistant strength coach because that is the relevant information. … Continue reading As Expected, USC Hires Ex-Cincy Strength Coach
Former USC swim coach Dave Salo has defended ex-Trojan swimmer Klete Keller, who was arrested and charged with three counts following the Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol. If convicted of violent entry, disorderly conduct and obstructing law enforcement, Keller could face up to 15½ years in prison. “He stands out as a 6-foot-6 guy in a USA jacket,” Salo told the Washington Post. “But … Continue reading Saturday Buzz: USC Swim Coach Defends Klete Keller
Has the Sports Arena ever looked crisper or cleaner? This is a 1961 picture from a USC-Cal game. And here is the outside circa 1961-62. I wrote about USC assistant coach/freshman coach Bob Kolf this morning in my Friday column. Here he is coaching a game in 1961. Continue reading USC Pictures Of The Day
Outside of Jacksonville Jaguars fans, who was happiest about Urban Meyer becoming the team’s coach Thursday? Obviously, there is USC president Carol Folt, who no longer needs to see angry fans tweet her to hire Meyer. Right behind for a similar reason is USC athletic director Mike Bohn, who I heard wanted Meyer at one point until Folt said no. Where does that leave the … Continue reading If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column
This graphic is objectively true, although there seems to be confusion when it says USC won six Heismans but shows seven. The problem is all of this tradition only reminds us all that the current state of the program is not acceptable. USC’s history is a great recruiting tool. But it needs to start creating more history. Offensive lineman Saia Mapakaitolo, who decommited from USC … Continue reading It’s Time For USC To Create History
If nothing else, this will put a huge dent in the “Hire Urban Meyer” tweets by USC fans. Continue reading Urban Meyer To Jaguars?