Alternate Station

USC’s basketball game at California on Thursday will be broadcast on the 1090-AM, which is oddly named Double X. Apparently the Wax String-and-Paper Cup Network was unavailable.

Bowl Update

I expected a fairly dreadful showing from the Pac-12 when I originally said Oregon and Utah were the best hope for victories. I’m now leaning toward a UCLA victory over Illinois thanks to the fact the Illini are without their best tailback. But I still think 2 is the over/under for Pac-12 postseason wins.

Morning Buzz

USC is going to bring in at least four wide receivers to visit on the weekend of Jan. 13: Darreus Rogers, Stefon Diggs, Nelson Agholor and D.J. Foster. Rogers is already committed but will visit Oregon on Jan. 20.

Quick Thought

Can anyone remember a worse year for the Pac-12 (Pac-10) than this year? The conference will probably get two NCAA bids or three at the most. This would seem to help USC in a parity driven conference tournament but the Trojans need more depth for a tournament run.

USC v. UCLA

Is Norm Chow going to try and steal a UCLA commitment? Here is what tailback Steven Lakalaka told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
“I would give it a thought. I’m still committed, but open-minded with my family,” Lakalaka said. “I guess it does make a difference because he’s a great coach.”