New Year’s Eve Spin

Today’s BCS blast:
“Last Sunday’s decision by the Indianapolis Colts to rest key starting players — which many believe led to a victory by the New York Jets — has shown quite clearly some of the direct effects of the NFL playoffs on the sport’s regular season and postseason.
“We’ve said all along that the NFL and college football are different and should be different. There’s no question that playoffs diminish the regular season, and we think the rollercoaster ride of college football’s regular season is worth protecting. Perhaps the best reason for the BCS can be summed up in three words — every game counts,” said Bill Hancock, BCS executive director.

Extra Scholarship

One more scholarship is available now to sign a linebacker. USC really needs at least two of the following three linebacker prospects (or three of the following three): Ronald Powell from Rancho Verde High School in Moreno Valley, Jordan Zumwalt from Edison of Huntington Beach and Josh Shirley from Kaiser of Fontana.

No Boyd

Tight end James Boyd will not be joining the basketball team, as he planned after the season.
“I told him we were good with what we got,” USC coach Kevin O’Neill said.