UCLA defensive end Jaelan Phillips announced he was withdrawing from school because of multiple injuries and because UCLA does not offer a major in music production/technology. USC does have a music production major that “combines a rigorous course of study in music with an emphasis in computer and studio based music production.” So is Phillips considering USC? He sent a tweet today that said, “Next … Continue reading Could UCLA Defensive End Jaelan Phillips Be A USC Target?
Jay Glazer of Fox Sports said this morning that some NFL teams are interested in USC offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury as a head coach. “Teams are actually looking at his contract to see if maybe we can lure him before he really starts at USC,” Glazer said. From going 35-40 at Texas Tech to head coach in the NFL. What a country! Meanwhile, here is … Continue reading USC Sunday Buzz: NFL After Kingsbury?
So Oregon picks up the highest-rated recruit in its history. A kid who went to Dorsey and Oaks Christian and doesn’t even have USC in his final four choices. Is Lynn Swann paying attention? Oregon also has four-star recruits from Mater Dei, Narbonne and Calabasas. And Rivals just ranked the Ducks’ recruiting class at No. 3 nationally. USC is No. 33. Meanwhile, I talk about … Continue reading Kayvon Thibodeaux To Oregon
Does anyone else notice how USC is offering so many recruits in mid-December? That is simply not the sign of a healthy program. Did they suddenly discover a “diamond in the rough” after months of evaluation? More likely, the coaches are getting desperate for whatever reasons. USC offered a recruit this week who apparently had Utah State as the leading choice. The die-hards and over-the-hill … Continue reading USC Saturday Buzz: Scholarship Offers Keep Coming
Former USC defensive backs coach Greg Burns is returning to the Trojans. He was at Oregon State last season. I haven’t been around Burns since 2005 but I know Pete Carroll talked Tampa Bay defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin into taking him off his hands in 2006. That was a disaster and Burns last only one season. He has since been at schools like Kansas State, … Continue reading If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column
Mike Goff, a 12-year NFL veteran who helped coach the USC offensive line, has been hired as the offensive line coach at Western Kentucky. This is actually a loss for the coaching staff. Goff was widely respected at USC and probably deserved a shot to be offensive line coach. He also was a rarity at USC, a man of principle: Goff always coached the offensive … Continue reading USC Loses A Coach