It seemed odd recently when linebacker Keith Rivers held a press conference to announce he would return for his senior season when he had no intention of going pro. Apparently, Rivers was advised holding the press conference would help raise his profile for next season and increase pre-season buzz.
Over the past few years, USC’s offense always featured a player that broke down a defense with one play. Reggie Bush is the perfect example, but LenDale White, Mike Williams and Dwayne Jarrett are other examples.
Perhaps the biggest question going into next season is whether USC even has a player like that anymore? Former offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin said USC’s losses this season weren’t much different than games the previous two years, except the Trojans no longer had Bush to rescue them.
Now you can say the same about Jarrett. Click here to see who I would have to pick for the best big-play candidate next season then feel free to list your own candidate.
New Orleans Saints assistant coach John Morton interviewed for the vacancy on the coaching staff following Lane Kiffin’s departure to the Raiders. Morton, 37, was interviewed to be the Trojans’ wide receivers coach. He is the offensive assistant/passing game assistant for the Saints and also worked for the Oakland Raiders.
Recruits are being shown drawings of the new football complex to be built behind Heritage Hall. The new complex will house offices, a weight room, locker room and an outdoor plaza. I’m just wondering if it will be called the Peter C. Carroll Center.