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

Clay Helton said this week USC linebacker Porter Gustin works from sunrise to sunset since undergoing knee surgery last week for a torn meniscus. Does anyone wonder if this is part of the problem? Gustin’s known for spending a lot of time in the weight room and working out harder than anyone. But he also played in only four games last season and might miss … Continue reading If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column

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Let’s Compare Some Future Schedules

UCLA announced a home-and-home series with Auburn for 2027 (Rose Bowl) and 2028 (Jordan-Hare Stadium). This again puts some pressure on USC to upgrade its non-conference schedule. Look at the future USC schedules: 2019: Fresno State, BYU, Notre Dame 2020: Alabama, New Mexico, Notre Dame 2021: BYU, Notre Dame 2022: Rice, Fresno State, Notre Dame 2023: BYU, Notre Dame 2025: Fresno State Meanwhile. UCLA has … Continue reading Let’s Compare Some Future Schedules

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Even NFL Coaches Find Some Stats Surprising

I got a call from an NFL coach today who wanted to know if it was true USC’s defense allowed six TD passes in last weekend’s scrimmage? Yes, it did. The coach was surprised to hear it because of all comments from the USC coaching staff about the strength of the defense. And the coach was curious how they secondary could get burned so many … Continue reading Even NFL Coaches Find Some Stats Surprising

USC Morning Buzz

One of the big takeaways from yesterday’s Coliseum media tour was that 1,000 parking spaces have been eliminated because of construction on the George Lucas Art Museum. But I’m more disappointed in the new Coliseum seats. I had seen samples last year that showed bigger seats or more comfortable looking seats. Or seats with cup holders. But apparently those are the seats for the more … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz

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USC Quick Thought

How long has tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe been injured? He started the final four games last season but missed spring practice because of a “nagging hip injury” according to USC. He was recently medically cleared for some drills but it appears there is no rush to bring him back. “We committed to shutting him down for an extended period of time, and now it’s building … Continue reading USC Quick Thought