Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom was asked today about the idea of playing NFL games in August and September with fans in the stands? “I’m not anticipating that happening in this state,” Newsom said. Newsom added the state would not feel comfortable re-opening stadiums until it would “have the appropriate community surveillance and testing” to identify who is infected and “that’s not something I anticipate happening … Continue reading No Fans In Stands In September?
I hear that Carol Folt and her team were not pleased with the timing of the story on USC buying her an $8.6 million house in Santa Monica. They obviously knew the story was going to be published because Variety sought a comment on the purchase. But the timing was bad for several reasons: It occurred during the pandemic. It stepped on the announcement that … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Bad Timing For Carol Folt
Xamarion Gordon, a three-or-four star safety from Warren High School in Downey, committed to USC today. Rivals has him a three star. 247 has him a four star. Gordon is a Class of 2021 prospect. USC now has six commitments for 2021. Continue reading USC Lands Safety Commitment
USC just announced a series of cost-cutting measures because of the coronavirus pandemic. “The President will be taking a 20 percent reduction, while the Provost, Senior Vice Presidents, and Deans will give 10 percent,” a USC statement said. What about Clay Helton and Andy Enfield? They might be the two highest-paid employees on campus. Helton is almost certainly the highest paid. Full letter below: April … Continue reading USC Administration Takes Pay Cuts; What About Clay Helton?
Singer Bill Withers died today at age 81. Here’s a report on when Pete Carroll asked him to come to USC and the importance of his song, “Lean on Me” to the team in 2009. Continue reading Remembering Bill Withers
Isn’t it time for Clay Helton to donate part of his salary to some organization to help victims of the coronavirus? Or maybe to help the essential workers during the crisis? Helton’s been stealing millions the past two seasons (I’d argue longer than that) and what’s wrong with making a sizeable donation to a worthy cause? And it would mean more than filming a public-service … Continue reading If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column