We hear that USC coach Tim Floyd was unsure whether he wanted Davon Jefferson to return next season. That means he knew Jefferson was leaving, because even with their constant conflicts, all is forgiven in basketball if a player stays.
This was a question posed right after the scrimmage that I thought provided an interesting answer from Pete Carroll.
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The Top 10 attendance figures for spring football games played through April 27.
Nebraska – 80,149; Alabama – 78,200; Ohio State – 76,346; Penn State – 73,000; Florida – 61,000; Texas – 43,000; Auburn – 35,000; LSU – 33,624; Texas A&M – 32,000; and South Carolina – 31,125.
Q: Why are scholarship reductions and the cost of USC as a private institution being used as excuses for why the baseball team has hit an all-time low, when other private schools — such as Rice, Vanderbilt and Stanford — are all currently highly ranked in the national polls?
Their tuition costs are similar to that of USC, so is it not inherently flawed to say that USC’s baseball team is now suffering due to the costs that come from awarding partial scholarships at a private university when other similar institutions are not suffering the same fate?
Answer after the jump.
You probably saw ESPN’s mock draft for next season lists USC defensive tackle Fili Moala as the No. 1 pick in next year’s draft.
If that’s true, here’s three thoughts:
1.) Moala should sue Pete Carroll for refusing to tell him where he could have been drafted last weekend. 2.) Moala should immediately purchase a $10 million insurance policy. 3.) Moala might want to tell the coaches he doesn’t want to play nose tackle if it lowers his draft stock.
Link to the full draft is after the jump.
USC basketball recruit Malik Story is still being given a chance to academically qualify for NCAA and university admission and could enroll in the fall.
We’ve comfirmed that forward Davon Jefferson did hire agent Arn Tellem to represent him.
That speaks volumes about his mindset about getting out of USC, if he doesn’t even want to see what happens between now and the draft. Even Kevin Love is smart enough to wait. And he might end up with Tellem too in the end.
One postive note: Jefferson was going to class through last week.
It’s not confirmed but we hear Will Collins may sign with the Jets while Alex Morrow and Dale Thompson might sign with the Bengals.
Offensive lineman Drew Radovich signed a free-agent contract with the Minnesota Vikings.