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Did You Catch This Gaffe?

If you listened to Mike Bohn on the Gene Smith podcast, you know there’s going to be at least one gaffe. Sure enough, Bohn talked about the Coliseum and said “it’s hosted a Rose Bowl.” For the record, the Rose Bowl was played at Duke in 1942 and Arlington, Texas, in 2021. Every other time it was played in Pasadena. There was another moment where … Continue reading Did You Catch This Gaffe?

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USC Notes: A Hint On Future Big Ten Expansion?

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith had Mike Bohn on his podcast. Yes, he has a podcast. “There were really only two schools that made sense for us (for Big Ten expansion), and it’s USC and UCLA,” Smith said. Does that mean Smith, who is a big-time power broker in college athletics, does not endorse future expansion? If he was against it, it would be … Continue reading USC Notes: A Hint On Future Big Ten Expansion?

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Alex Grinch Sends Message To Korey Foreman

Is Korey Foreman ever going to live up to his five-star hype? As I noted after the Oregon State game, he didn’t play a single snap despite the fact Romello Height (shoulder) is out for the season. Why didn’t he play? “Practice,” USC defensive coordinator Alex Grinch said. “The conversation’s not about Korey. The conversation is about every guy in our program being evaluated from … Continue reading Alex Grinch Sends Message To Korey Foreman

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USC Morning Buzz: Caleb Williams Keeps Low Profile

USC quarterback Caleb Williams did not speak to reporters after the Oregon State game. He then did not speak as scheduled Wednesday for his weekly appearance with the media. It’s a bad look. If you make $8 million a year and can do TV commercials, you can handle speaking to the media after a bad game. He’ll do it in the NFL. You think Justin … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Caleb Williams Keeps Low Profile

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Did USC Offer Eric Gentry A Scholarship?

USC linebacker Eric Gentry is the Trojans’ best defensive player right now. He was also a three-star prospect and that shows how recruiting rankings can be full of holes. USC didn’t even offer Gentry a scholarship out of high school. Arizona State did a lot of things wrong under Herm Edwards but someone was smart enough to go after Gentry. Gentry is from Philadelphia. If … Continue reading Did USC Offer Eric Gentry A Scholarship?

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Morning Buzz: Does Pac-12 Atmosphere Prepare USC For Real Success?

It shouldn’t be an issue Saturday but a problem last weekend was USC burning three timeouts in the first half because its offense was disorganized. That was definitely surprising with how calm and organized the offense is expected to be under Lincoln Riley. “I thought there were some things operationally from us that we’ve got to be more efficient with,” Riley said. “We wasted some … Continue reading Morning Buzz: Does Pac-12 Atmosphere Prepare USC For Real Success?