USC president Carol Folt has issued a statement on the national protests and so have some high-profile coaches/players nationally: I know the horrific event of George Floyd’s death is hurting our students and community. As Trojans, we must redouble our efforts to build a truly just and welcoming community. And our hearts and voices must fight racism and injustice now and always. — Carol Folt … Continue reading Saturday Buzz: USC/National Reaction To Protests
Here’s a mouth-watering stat for the USC athletic dept: Utah football’s season-ticket renewal rate is 94 percent with a waiting list in the thousands. During a pandemic. I bet USC would be happy with a 75 percent renewal rate right now. Continue reading USC Wishes It Were Utah In One Dept.
Quick, name the USC quarterback. The late 90’s get a lot of stick because of Paul Hackett but the players worked hard and had some good moments. Here’s quarterback Mike Raaphorst, who in 1999 set the then-USC single-game passing yardage (415 yards) record. Continue reading USC Picture Of The Day
Who is the happiest player at USC today? You might say the star receivers or the Heisman-hyped quarterback. Maybe one of the returning tailbacks or highly regarded safeties? But I think it might be QB Matt Fink. He is the second-string QB on a pass-happy team with a leaky offensive line. Fink might be starting Game 2 this season if USC actually plays Alabama. A … Continue reading If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column
A few loose ends on JT Daniels. He will be part of a pro-style, play-action offense, which helps him. But one hit in an SEC game could be traumatic if Fresno State sidelined him for a year. Is it interesting that Daniels enjoyed being part of two QB competitions at USC that were pretty much rigged by Clay Helton but left when the roles got … Continue reading Some Lingering Questions On JT Daniels
JT Daniels made it official this afternoon he will transfer to Georgia. He will need a waiver to be eligible next season. Again, will he adapt to getting hit by SEC linemen? He will have to win the starting job first, of course. What happens if he doesn’t get a waiver? Would he consider returning to USC? Clay Helton will obviously welcome him back. And … Continue reading JT Daniels Announces He Will Transfer To Georgia