Acting Like A Manager

A reader sends in this post to inform me that USC baseball coach Chad Kreuter is currently serving as technical adviser to the Brad Pitt-film, “Moneyball,” which is based on the Oakland A’s. Kreuter also plays Rick Peterson, the Oakland A’s pitching coach.
He’s been impersonating a manager at USC for the past few years so this should be easy for him.

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The Number, Part II

I mentioned yesterday that USC could sign 10 players in January on mid-year scholarships. If the NCAA does not reduce its sanctions, USC could then sign only 15 players in February, which would be a total of 25.
The hard part is going to be finding 10 guys who can qualify in January. JC transfers would be likely but USC’s admissions make it more difficult these days to take a lot of junior-college players and a grade of D is not accepted (unlike at other Pac-10 schools, including UCLA).

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McKnight Madness

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Joe McKnight was working out in Orange County a couple weeks ago but apparently not hard enough to pass his conditioning run with the New York Jets.
This follows his much-publicized incident where he threw up during a rookie camp last spring.

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Kiffin Vs. Carroll

Matt Barkley was asked how Lane Kiffin differs from Pete Carroll.
“He’s kind of subdued,” Barkley said. “He’s not off the wall like Coach Carroll. He’ll definitely get in your grill though.”

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