Finally wrapping up the Open Forum.
Q: spedjones said:
Scott – did you really think SC had a chance, any chance, to land Shabazz?
Q” Nathan Exp said:
You had reported over the past months that USC was in the thick of things for Shabazz. It doesn’t appear that the Trojans ended up in his top three. Was there ever a realistic shot at getting him?
A: One of the reasons I said USC was in the mix was because I went to college with his father, Ron Holmes. And I do know his father called USC about a week before his announcement to say the Trojans were out of the running. So up until that point, USC was under consideration.
Q: Sam Gilbert said:
\Although Wittek was first on the “OR” depth chart despite being second alphabetically I noticed Kessler was listed as the only backup holder.
And for the record, I’m not saying this because I prefer Kessler or believe he will get the 2nd string nod as I know nothing about these individuals on or off the field.
A: I think Lane Kiffin likes Kessler as the backup holder because he is athletic and intelligent and could easily save a play if there was an errant snap.