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Former USC Safety Dennis Thurman To Coach In AAF

  Former USC safety Dennis Thurman, shown above with Clay Matthews in the 1976 USC-UCLA game, has accepted a job as defensive coordinator for the Memphis franchise of the new Alliance of American Football league. Thurman was previously the defensive coordinator of the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills. He spent last season as an analyst on the USC radio pre-game show. Continue reading Former USC Safety Dennis Thurman To Coach In AAF

Saturday Buzz: Is USC Keeping Up With Power Conferences?

Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables has received the largest known contract for an assistant coach with a five-year deal worth $11.6 million. Venables will make $2.2 million per year the first two years. It was just seven years ago that USC defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin made $1.8 million and was the highest-paid assistant in the nation. Those days seem long gone at USC. Clancy Pendergast … Continue reading Saturday Buzz: Is USC Keeping Up With Power Conferences?

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

Photo/Gatorade   Sam Darnold and JT Daniels posed together earlier this week. Yup, Darnold’s taller. Will it be an issue this season? We will see. Do you think Chip Kelly is going through any kind of culture shock at UCLA? He released a top 100 player, wide receiver Bryan Addison of Gardena Serra, after some problems with the UCLA admissions office and college board. Even … Continue reading If It’s Friday, It’s Time For The USC Notes Column