One of USC’s leaders this season was tight end/fullback Rhett Ellison, a first team special teams selection on the all-Pac-12 team. So it was even more ironic that during his senior year in high school, then-assistant coach Lane Kiffin recommended removing his scholarship offer.
The Pac-12 still has a ways to go despite its new TV deal and football title game. An example is the fact the Pac-12 does not hold its title game on a neutral field. That means the Pac-12 joins Conference USA holding its championship on a school’s home field.
In today’s installment, it is worth noting that whoever UCLA hires as its next football coach, it is important not to make a snap decision on whether it is a good or bad hire. Remember there was an outcry against Pete Carroll when he got hired.