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Morning Buzz: USC Needs To Be Special At Tailback

Every time someone transfers, there are USC fans who will say it doesn’t matter. I wasn’t championing Stephen Carr during spring practice like some but I did criticize the fact USC made Markese Stepp feel unwanted enough to transfer to Nebraska. People seem to think it’s fine if Vavae Malepeai and Keaontay Ingram are 1-2 and get the bulk of the playing time in 2021. … Continue reading Morning Buzz: USC Needs To Be Special At Tailback

USC Women’s Basketball Fixed? Now Do Football

I wrote in my USC newsletter today that Carol Folt didn’t like the optics of a poorly run/funded women’s basketball program. And here’s what new coach Lindsay Gottlieb said a couple hours later: “We’ve all been waiting for the commitment from this president of this university and this AD to say these young women matter and the success of this program, so I’m excited to … Continue reading USC Women’s Basketball Fixed? Now Do Football

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Report: Stephen Carr To Enter Transfer Portal

USC tailback Stephen Carr is going to enter the transfer portal, according to USCFootball.com. On one hand, this is interesting because the fanboys said Carr was the best tailback in spring practice. On the other hand, Carr has not been happy for several seasons and this highlights a bigger problem: Running backs are starting to realize this offense is not friendly to a running game. … Continue reading Report: Stephen Carr To Enter Transfer Portal

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Morning Buzz: Insider Wonders If USC Can Beat Superpowers?

I didn’t expect to be contacted by a member of the Board of Trustees, through a third party, but the comments were interesting. One thing I didn’t mention was the trustee initially wanted to discuss some USC history and why there isn’t more things showcased on campus. Frankly, the historic displays on campus at Heritage Hall/McKay Center are almost all reserved for athletes/recruits to see … Continue reading Morning Buzz: Insider Wonders If USC Can Beat Superpowers?

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Today Is A Reminder USC Always Has Money

The hiring of Lindsay Gottlieb as women’s basketball coach is a good reminder of something that is always true of USC: It always spends the money when it wants to. Mark Trakh was one of the lowest-paid coaches in the Pac-12 at around $325,000. Gottlieb should easily make more than $1 million per year. She might make a million more than Trakh. Plus her assistants … Continue reading Today Is A Reminder USC Always Has Money

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USC Morning Buzz: Winners And Losers Of The Week

WINNERS USC trustee Imagine my surprise when a USC trustee told me this about football last week: “It’s a shame things are in the present state. There’s not much we can do about it but we see what’s happened. None of us are blind to what’s going on.” Joshua Pryor The football imposter did an interview and wants a real tryout. He’s a legend for … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Winners And Losers Of The Week