Gifford Scholarship

Freshman Joe McKnight will receive the first Frank Gifford scholarship, which goes to a running back, quarterback or wide receiver who emulates Gifford’s “life, success and spirit.”
Maybe Kathie Lee Gifford can endow a scholarship for the song girl who emulates her annoying qualities.

Staying Put

Sophomore Allen Bradford has been told he will remain at running back when spring practice begins next month. Bradford currently weighs 226 pounds but his body fat has dropped from 11 to 9 percent since the end of the season.

Jumping The Gun

You might have seen today that point guard Venoy Overton committed to Washington after previously being considered a USC commitment. What’s interesting about this is that Overton committed to USC last summer before officially being offered a scholarship.

They Want You

Anyone interested in walking on the football team must attend a meeting Thursday at 4 p.m. at Heritage Hall. Kickers are especially welcome. You might become the next Rocky Seto, a former walk-on who became a USC assistant coach.

Ring Leader

Servite tailback D.J. Shoemate wants to serve as an unofficial recruiter to help convince other prospects to come to USC.
It’s a role similar to one served by Chris Galippo this year and Mark Sanchez and Jeff Byers previously.

Kick It

With David Buehler the only kicker on scholarship, a coach at El Camino College told us that their kicker, Joe Houston, might walk-on next season. He would be eligible immediately.
The Trojans would like to add another kicker before the season, besides Nebraska kicker Jordan Congdon, who must redshirt.