Check out the latest batch of weekly answers after the jump…
do you see/talk to A. Moutra & Jerry Johnson? what is their mindset going into spring? We still need playmakers at WR, are they going to help us at all?? – 909BruinI haven’t seen them this year, but I will say, they have a tough mountain to climb. While neither Rosario nor Embree are perfect, they, along with Josh Smith, are a pretty clear-cut top three. Then you have Carroll, Presley and Marvray, who people are saying looks great so far. We’ll see how it goes in about a month, but understand that it’s tough to leapfrog fellow wideouts.
2) Jon, I’m a long-time reader of this blog, but now check it less & less because of the MANY idiotic comments posted by readers. The blog probably takes enough of your time already, but is there SOMETHING that can be done to edit or remove these posts? I’ve seen some back & forths get offensive & just plain ugly. Dohn ruled w/ a firm hand & I think (sadly) that’s what’s needed here. Thanks. – la-uklaI’m doing my best to monitor the comments section, but it’s not easy.
3) What type of sanctions do you think the NCAA will impose on USC? – BruinBabyBearMy opinion has changed for the 100th time on this – I wouldn’t expect anything too harsh. The focus on McNair takes some of the pressure off the higher-ups, and I guess I just don’t think the axe will fall.
4) How will the addition of Josh Smith next year affect Reeves Nelson? Also, how do you envision the two of them playing together? – AnonymousSmith is a big body who needs to be in the post. Nelson works most effectively in the post. There isn’t that much room down there. I think it’s going to be on Nelson to work more of a mid-range game into his repertoire, particularly when he just barrels into the lane and draws the foul. That’s only effective if you hit your free throws.
5) The more I see of Brendan Lane, the more I think we’re stuck with James Keefe lite. What you write to persuade me otherwise? – AnonymousLane has a much, much better outside game and can take it to the rack sometimes. He needs bulk, for sure, but I don’t know how much bulk can go on that frame. In his junior year, he could be a force.