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USC Baseball Coaching Update

I’m hearing UC Santa Barbara baseball coach Andrew Checketts has rebuffed USC’s efforts to hire him. If USC really wants Checketts, it will need to regroup and improve its package. And when I say package, I mean assistant coach salaries, staff positions, recruiting budget, etc. Meanwhile, former major-leaguer/Texas assistant coach Troy Tulowitzki told Austin-American Statesman columnist Kirk Bohls he will interview for the job. “I … Continue reading USC Baseball Coaching Update

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USC Morning Buzz: Winners And Losers Of The Week

WINNERS Jordan Addison Talk about powerful. He wasn’t even a USC student in the spring but is now wearing Carson Palmer’s No. 3. Player power! USC recruiting weekend At least four commitments from the biggest recruiting weekend of the Lincoln Riley Era. Suzanne Nora Johnson The first female chair of the USC Board of Trustees will fill the considerable shoes of Rick Caruso. How long … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Winners And Losers Of The Week

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A 50th Anniversary Celebration Fizzles

About a dozen members of the 1972 USC team attended the Salute to Troy for a 50th anniversary recognition of the 12-0 team. That’s a poor showing for what is arguably the best team in USC history. I spoke to a few players who didn’t go and got a common response: The cost of the tickets was an issue especially for those bringing family members … Continue reading A 50th Anniversary Celebration Fizzles

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USC Morning Buzz: What’s Latest On Caleb Williams’ Jersey Number?

Since jersey numbers was a big topic over the weekend, let me just update everyone that quarterback Caleb Williams has still not made a deal with wide receiver Michael Jackson to wear the No. 13. Lincoln Riley told Williams it was his responsibility to get Jackson to relinquish the number. The season-opener is Sept. 3 so Williams has about 10 weeks to reach an agreement. … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: What’s Latest On Caleb Williams’ Jersey Number?