Max Browne Pitt Update

browne-stanfordUSC QB Max Browne attended Pitt practice on Friday and is still visiting the football program through Sunday. Here’s the Panthers’ QB situation: It has only freshmen Thomas MacVittie and Ben DiNucci returning next year. Browne better make sure he is better than the duo because he cannot afford to be locked in a tough QB competition.

Browne currently has no other visits planned.

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Stanford Band Banned Again


The Stanford band, which was suspended in May, 2015, from road games for a hazing scandal, is in trouble again after a university investigation found violations in their alcohol suspension, school alcohol policy and travel ban. A university conduct board wanted to suspend the band for all of next year but the school went for a lighter sentence by suspending through the spring.

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USC Morning Buzz: Will Lane Kiffin End Up At Florida Atlantic?

Is Lane Kiffin going to be known as a tire kicker? Someone who considers jobs but then finds reasons to walk away. Florida Atlantic wanted to hire Kiffin according to the Associated Press but negotiations have reportedly broken down. This seems more like it. A school with no tradition. No pressure. A team with three straight 3-9 seasons.

The only problem is this job doesn’t seem big enough for Kiffin’s ego.

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Larry Scott Is All Over The Map On Future Of Pac-12 Network


You can check out site, Awful Announcing, to see how Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said in the same day the Pac-12 Network has a bright future and he can also envision where it doesn’t exist because he sold off all the TV rights to other networks.

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Coliseum Crunch

You might have heard the Chargers appear close to moving to Los Angeles and would play at the Coliseum, with the Rams and USC. One possible byproduct would be the installation of artificial turf for two seasons.

Can you imagine the tradition break if the nearly 100-year-old stadium installed fake grass? I doubt that benefits the “student-athletes.”

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The Power Of USC


Adoree Jackson’s electrifying performance against Notre Dame had to play a major role in winning the Thorpe Award on Thursday. But it is debatable how much of his defensive play really clinched it. Some argued there were several better cornerbacks in the Pac-12. Jackson gave up six TD passes this season. But USC is USC. And when you perform in the big games, you can win a major award. As I said above during the Notre Dame game.

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Rose Bowl History Lesson

usc-rose-1923USC played Penn State in the 1923 Rose Bowl, which was the first bowl game in school history. The Trojans were selected for the game, despite finishing behind and losing during the regular season to California, because the Golden Bears did not want to make a post-season trip to Pasadena three years in a row.

Can you imagine Cal doing that today? Or even making a Rose Bowl?

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