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Former USC Safety Dennis Thurman To Coach In AAF

  Former USC safety Dennis Thurman, shown above with Clay Matthews in the 1976 USC-UCLA game, has accepted a job as defensive coordinator for the Memphis franchise of the new Alliance of American Football league. Thurman was previously the defensive coordinator of the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills. He spent last season as an analyst on the USC radio pre-game show. Continue reading Former USC Safety Dennis Thurman To Coach In AAF

Saturday Buzz: Is USC Keeping Up With Power Conferences?

Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables has received the largest known contract for an assistant coach with a five-year deal worth $11.6 million. Venables will make $2.2 million per year the first two years. It was just seven years ago that USC defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin made $1.8 million and was the highest-paid assistant in the nation. Those days seem long gone at USC. Clancy Pendergast … Continue reading Saturday Buzz: Is USC Keeping Up With Power Conferences?

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

Photo/Gatorade   Sam Darnold and JT Daniels posed together earlier this week. Yup, Darnold’s taller. Will it be an issue this season? We will see. Do you think Chip Kelly is going through any kind of culture shock at UCLA? He released a top 100 player, wide receiver Bryan Addison of Gardena Serra, after some problems with the UCLA admissions office and college board. Even … Continue reading If It’s Friday, It’s Time For The USC Notes Column

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USC Morning Buzz: Sometimes It Is Good To Not Make A Watch List

The Biletnikoff Award announced its watch list this morning, which normally means I get to make fun of the fact it forgot to list Marqise Lee on its watch list the year he won the award. But then I saw this morning’s list, which did not include USC wide receiver Tyler Vaughns, who seemed a natural candidate. Remember, watch lists are meaningless and usually throw … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Sometimes It Is Good To Not Make A Watch List

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Ex-USC Defensive Lineman Jurrell Casey Vows To Protest National Anthem

Former USC defensive tackle Jurrell Casey is a three-time Pro Bowl selection with the Tennessee Titans. Casey told CNN he would risk being fined and protest during the national anthem at NFL games this season. “I’m going to take a fine this year, why not?” the three-time Pro-Bowler told CNN. “I’m going to protest during the flag. That’s what I’m going to say now.” The new … Continue reading Ex-USC Defensive Lineman Jurrell Casey Vows To Protest National Anthem