USC defensive line coach Chris Wilson and UCLA running backs coach Kennedy Polamalu are in Redondo Beach today for a high school combine. They are allowed to attend because Wilson’s son, Caleb, and Polamalu’s son, Tre, are quarterebacks at Serra and Loyola, respectively.
USC commit Ricky Town from St. Bonaventure is also participating.
OK, let’s start over since UCLA made a mess of things against Washington State. USC is the 12th seed and plays Colorado on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the first round. The winner plays Cal. And Andy Enfield officially finished last in the Pac-12.
USC assistant coach Jason Hart attended today’s Southern Section 4-A basketball title game between Village Christian and Windward. Hart was watching junior forward Bennie Boatwright of Village Christian. Steve Sarkisian probably was happy to have Hart there to watch Windward two-sport starts Roy Hemsley and Breland Brandt, who both were offered football scholarships.
The Huskies hold off the Trojans, who will finish 11th if Washington State loses tonight. USC freshman Nikola Jovanovic had 21 points and 8 rebounds. USC dropped to 8-3 when he scores in double figures.
Readers often ask if Pete Carroll would ever return to USC as athletic director? An NFL source who knows Carroll told me today he believes Carroll’s next job will be as president/general manager of an L.A. NFL franchise.