USC Morning Buzz: Clarence Davis In Today’s Player Spotlight

Clarence Davis probably never got the attention he deserved but is definitely worth another look. Davis was an All-American in 1969 and two-time All-Pac-8 selection. He led USC in rushing in both seasons (1969-70) after he transferred from East Los Angeles College.
Davis gained 1,351 yards for the 1969 team that won the Rose Bowl. He also led the Pac-8 in kickoff returns.
Davis then spent eight years with the Oakland Raiders (1971-78) and was on their Super Bowl XI-winning team.
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USC Offers KJ Costello

Two quarterback scholarship offers in one day as USC offers Santa Margarita quarterback KJ Costello. The Trojans have now offered three quarterbacks from 2016: Costello, Shea Patterson and Malik Henry of Westlake.

USC Offers QB Shea Patterson


USC offered a scholarship to quarterback Shea Patterson of Shreveport, La., the No. 1-ranked dual threat QB for the Class of 2016 according to Rivals. Auburn, Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma are among the schools that offered Patterson. He decommited from Arizona last week.

Former USC QB John David Booty was the last Shreveport quarterback to pick the Trojans.

Some Track News

USC assistant coach Berry Shumpert, who coached the jumps, left after only one season to go to Tennessee. His departure shows the growing pains the track program is going through as it tries to demonstrate it can be more than a sprint program.

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The `Amway’ Coaches’ Poll

I did not even realize until today that the coaches’ poll is now the Amway Coaches’ poll. How fitting. After dealing with some of these guys, you could use a cleaning product to wash away the lies. And some of these guys would make good Amway salesmen.

On the other hand, it’s probably too good a product for the college basketball coaches’ poll. Steve Sarkisian is among the voters, who I list after the jump:

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1965 Playboy All-American Team


That’s USC’s first Heisman Trophy winner, Mike Garrett, of course in the top row. Now, what is wrong with this picture? Later today I will post what is wrong along with the names of the players in the photo.