Station break

So it looks like USC is changing radio stations, leaving 1540-AM for 710-AM, which has a much stronger signal. That’s the main reason for the change, which takes effect next season. There’s been complaints for several years, especially in Orange County, that fans could not get clear enough reception to hear games.

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Rose Bowl vs. Recruiting

OK, it’s been almost three months, but here’s a lingering question from the Rose Bowl.
USC’s undoubtedly compiled the nation’s top recruiting classes the past four years (or at least top three) but if that’s the case, it’s interesting to consider who was on the field on some of the most important plays of the game.
Perhaps the most memorable offensive play was Reggie Bushs lateral to a walk-on (wide receiver Brad Walker). Apparently Chris McFoy, Steve Smith, Dwayne Jarrett and Patrick Turner were not enough?
During Texas’ game-winning drive, USC’s defense featured twin brothers Ryan and Brandon Ting in the secondary. None of this is a slight of those players, who consistently work as hard (or harder) than anyone in practice.
But it shows that even with all those No. 1 classes, where were the so-called blue-chip players during those critical moments? Were they simply not utilized, hurt or just beaten out by their lesser-known teammates?

P.S. Does anyone remember Texas using walk-ons on any critical plays?

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You’ve got 10 minutes

USC quarterback Matt Leinart’s new handlers at CAA are already earning their money with the order that Leinart will not speak to reporters individually at Sunday’s Pro Day and only be available for 10 minutes in a group setting. Sounds a lot like when he played for the Trojans.
At least Leinart wasn’t the biggest celebrity at USC on Wednesday. The hit TV show “The OC” is filming on campus. Wonder if CAA can get Leinart a cameo?

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Pro Day

Sunday’s much-anticipated Pro Day, where Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart, Winston Justice, Darnell Bing, etc., will work out for NFL teams is open to the public. The event begins around 11 a.m. and takes place at Cromwell Field and Howard Jones Field. Fans are not allowed on the track but can watch from the stands.
There should be a large contigent of NFL coaches and executives, who will no doubt cringe at the thought of mingling with the public.

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