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USC v. Stanford Game Day!

Some thoughts with the night game vs. Stanford. Clay Helton and Graham Harrell were watching Downey Warren QB Nicholaus Iamaleava last night, who is a local top-flite quarterback that actually appears to want to go to USC. UCLA QB coach Ryan Gunderson was also watching Iamaleava. Later today, we will pick the score. I’m starting to wonder if a four-quarter Tanner McKee will make an … Continue reading USC v. Stanford Game Day!

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

I’m sure there will be some type of video tribute to Sam Cunningham during Saturday’s football game. But whatever it does will be catch-up. Has USC even posted a photo gallery of Cunningham? Has it treated his passing as a loss of football royalty? One bit of news. I’ve heard Cunningham was scheduled for back surgery this month. Remember how a dining hall ran out … Continue reading If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column

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George Kliavkoff Let’s North Have It

I like the way Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff analyzed the Pac-12 North when he was interviewed by the Salt Lake City Deseret News. “I was there for the UCLA-LSU game. I probably chose the right game this weekend. It was unfortunate how the North (Division) performed,” Kliavkoff said. “I think we’ll do better. We were coming off a COVID year. There are teams in our … Continue reading George Kliavkoff Let’s North Have It

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USC Morning Buzz: Thursday Notes

A USC player from the early 1970’s sent me this: “If you want to know what a great guy Sam Cunningham was, he was the only teammate of Lynn Swann that was still friends with him.” The athletic department still wields plenty of influence to shut down major campus hubs and thoroughfares in the middle of a school week for a ribbon-cutting reception. The new … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Thursday Notes

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A New Wrinkle For Tailgating

USC said it will reduce campus tailgating density for Saturday to about 25 percent of a typical game day by limiting activities to those who have been permitted through its tailgating reservation system. You will still need to go through COVID-19 check procedures to be allowed on campus. I wonder if even 25 percent of the normal on-campus tailgaters even want to show up? Meanwhile, … Continue reading A New Wrinkle For Tailgating