Before the NCAA had football players sign a letter of intent, they were not bound to a college until the first day of classes. At USC, the coaches used to take it easy on the freshmen during training camp and then on the first day of classes, legendary USC assistant coach Marv Goux (pictured) would tell them, “no more prime rib or apple pie at … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: The Clock Is Ticking On Discipline
USC hosted five-star offensive lineman Kardell Thomas of Baton Rouge, La., this weekend. He has been committed to hometown school LSU since 2016. Does anyone really think Ed Orgeron is going to lose a five-star from his backyard to the school he feels betrayed him? Continue reading Can USC Steal A Recruit From Ed Orgeron?
UCLA defensive end Jaelan Phillips announced he was withdrawing from school because of multiple injuries and because UCLA does not offer a major in music production/technology. USC does have a music production major that “combines a rigorous course of study in music with an emphasis in computer and studio based music production.” So is Phillips considering USC? He sent a tweet today that said, “Next … Continue reading Could UCLA Defensive End Jaelan Phillips Be A USC Target?
Jay Glazer of Fox Sports said this morning that some NFL teams are interested in USC offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury as a head coach. “Teams are actually looking at his contract to see if maybe we can lure him before he really starts at USC,” Glazer said. From going 35-40 at Texas Tech to head coach in the NFL. What a country! Meanwhile, here is … Continue reading USC Sunday Buzz: NFL After Kingsbury?
So Oregon picks up the highest-rated recruit in its history. A kid who went to Dorsey and Oaks Christian and doesn’t even have USC in his final four choices. Is Lynn Swann paying attention? Oregon also has four-star recruits from Mater Dei, Narbonne and Calabasas. And Rivals just ranked the Ducks’ recruiting class at No. 3 nationally. USC is No. 33. Meanwhile, I talk about … Continue reading Kayvon Thibodeaux To Oregon
Does anyone else notice how USC is offering so many recruits in mid-December? That is simply not the sign of a healthy program. Did they suddenly discover a “diamond in the rough” after months of evaluation? More likely, the coaches are getting desperate for whatever reasons. USC offered a recruit this week who apparently had Utah State as the leading choice. The die-hards and over-the-hill … Continue reading USC Saturday Buzz: Scholarship Offers Keep Coming