USC left for Las Vegas this afternoon and Clay Helton ended practice early so the Trojans would be on time for the Las Vegas Bowl’s first event. He doesn’t want to be late like Lane Kiffin was at last year’s Sun Bowl dinner.
Media reports in Seattle say Washington coach Chris Petersen hired Boise State quarterbacks coach Jonathan Smith. That confirms the idea that Marques Tuiasosopo will be coming to USC because he cannot coach quarterbacks with the Huskies.
The Las Vegas Bowl announced this morning the game is sold out. But it also announced that fans can contact USC and Fresno State to see if they have tickets remaining from their 11,000-allotments. So in other words, there are plenty of tickets available.
USC quarterback Max Wittek said he is unsure if he will return next season or transfer to another school. Last week, Wittek’s teammates said he told them he would return. But now he is thinking things through.