Texas just put out a 272-page spring football media guide even though NCAA rules state guides must be limited to 208 pages.
OK, maybe we spoke too soon when we recounted our favorite Pro Day memory. We now hear that former USC tailback Sultan McCullough and linebacker Mike Pollard will also be participating in tomorrow’s Pro Day.
We thought Pro Day was reserved for “current” USC players but apparently were mistaken. This at least adds some drama to the festivities, which were sorely lacking with Matt Leinart, Reggie Bush and 3,000 fans skipping this year’s workout.
USC broke out the shotgun offense today with quarterback John David Booty enjoying the formation he ran in high school.
“It might help us out,” Pete Carroll said.
“It’s not any big transition for John David.”
Vidal Hazelton and Fred Davis got extensive work today with lots of downfield passes. Carroll also praised the freshmen linemen, like Zach Heberer and Butch Lewis.
With Pro Day tomorrow, it’s time to recount our favorite story involving football player workouts before NFL teams. Back in 2001 before there was so much interest, tight end Antoine Harris worked out for scouts and coaches when word spread that the police and campus security were headed to Howard Jones Field because of an alleged sexual assault accusation.
Before law enforcement arrived, however, Harris took off his cleats, jumped the fence at Howard Jones Field and fled the scene.
Harris eventually cooperated with authorities and no charges were filed.