USC shoots 26 percent in the first half and trails San Diego State 35-23 at halftime. Point guard Jio Fontan missed all five of his shots while shooting guard J.T. Terrell went 1 for 5. Terrell entered the contest shooting 33 percent in the first five games.
Would New Mexico State coach Dewayne Walker be available for the defensive coordinator’s job? He is a former USC assistant and was the defensive coordinator for UCLA’s 13-9 victory over USC in 2006. And he is familiar with Pac-12 offenses.
We hear former Cal coach Jeff Tedford and defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast did not enjoy a close relationship, which means Tedford might not recommend him to Lane Kiffin as the Trojans’ next defensive coordinator.
Quarterback Max Wittek spoke about his performance and the season.
“I’m disappointed,” Wittek said. “No one imagined losing five games with the talent we have. Outside of those (two interceptions), I felt I played well in such a huge game against a great defense. I don’t regret anything at all.”