I spoke to a donor who spent some time around Carol Folt during graduation week and said the USC president exuded more confidence than ever. “She’s having a good year, that’s the impression conveyed,” the donor said. “She was proud of hiring Lincoln Riley but really there was a lot of talk and anticipation about Rick Caruso becoming mayor and how USC will benefit from … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: A Lot Of Confidence From Power Circles
Some things I wasn’t able to squeeze into Friday’s column: In 1956, you could buy a Trojans jacket at the Trojan shop. Note the sign in back, the “Trojane Shop” for women’s sportswear. I ran a picture of Life magazine covers with USC athletes Friday. Here are the four covers as they actually looked: USC All-American Ralph Vaughn The USC-Hollywood pipeline from the mid-1920’s to … Continue reading The USC Sunday Supplement
Sinjun Astani, a defensive lineman from San Jose State, has transferred to USC. He played one game last season and had one tackle. In 2020, he played in five games and had a QB hurry. Astani played at Loyola High School. I’m curious if he is related to Beverly Hills-based developer Sonny Astani, who donated $17 million to USC in 2007 and has his name … Continue reading USC Adds A Defensive Lineman
Did you see Friday night’s USC baseball score? Stanford 22, USC 3. Stanford hit 6 home runs and had an 8-run seventh inning. David Shaw only beat USC by 14 points last season. USC (25-27, 8-21) is already in last place and eliminated from making the Pac-12 Tournament next week. So obviously it has nothing to play for. But Coach Jason Gill is fighting for … Continue reading Saturday Buzz: Has USC Baseball Hit Rock Bottom?
The arrival of Biletnikoff Award winner Jordan Addison from Pittsburgh is another piece of an obviously elite USC offense (outside of the offensive line) and gave fans plenty of reasons to celebrate Thursday. But I wonder how much celebrating was done within the USC receiver corps, especially from the receivers who were on last season’s roster. That would include Gary Bryant, Tahj Washington, CJ Williams, … Continue reading If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column
The expected became official this afternoon. Former Pitt WR Jordan Addison has transferred to USC. I could see USC starting a game with Addison, Brenden Rice and Mario Williams. Addison caught 100 passes for 1,593 yards and 17 TDs last season. Continue reading Jordan Addison To USC