With the number of linebacker prospects dwindling, USC’s making a concerted effort right now for Christian Jones of Winter Park, Fla. He will visit this weekend.
Can USC pull defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat away from Texas and Oklahoma, even if he is friends with Trojans linebacker Devon Kennard?
“He’s been as tight-lipped as any prospect in the country,” Rivals.com recruiting analyst Barton Simmons said.
I’m getting a lot of suggestions for a nickname for Lane Kiffin. Suggestions welcome here.
Tim Floyd’s buddy, former NBA player Paul Shirley, gets fired by ESPN for offensive comments about Haiti.
Don Banks of Sports Illustrated is not impressed with Taylor Mays.
“Mays, the celebrated ex-Trojans safety, hasn’t been impressive at all in Mobile at the Senior Bowl, and some scouts believe he’s overrated and could fall into the second round. We’ll give him to Houston for now, because of its need at safety, but keep an eye on Mays’ stock for further devaluation.”
Defensive line coach Jethro Franklin was finally removed from USC’s official website, leaving Todd McNair, Brennan Carroll and John Morton as the only current holdovers, although more changes are expected.
Former USC assistant coach Rocky Seto’s been offered a job as a quality-control coach with the Seattle Seahawks.
USC cornerbacks coach Kris Richard was hired by Pete Carroll for a similar position with the Seattle Seahawks.
Here’s the last batch of forum questions (we promise).
Here’s more on USC’s basketball schedule for next season.