UCLa is shooting 61 percent while the Trojans are mired at 33 percent and that’s why the Bruins lead 47-26 at the half. Jio Fontan, Renaldo Woolridge, J.T. Terrell and Byron Wesley are 3 for 17 on FGs.
The USC coaching staff is nearly completed. Running backs coach Tommie Robinson is expected to favor USC although he is weighing another job offer. This means the new hires have about two weeks to get ready for spring practice.
And it sure looks like Clay Helton will become offensive coordinator. That sort of ruins the theory some had that firing Kennedy Pola was necessary to bring in a top-notch coordinator.
Meanwhile, center Khaled Holmes is not expected to perform in any more workouts at the NFL combine after straining a chest muscle on the benchpress.
Remember center Robert Swift of Bakersfield, who committed to USC about 10 years ago, but turned pro instead and played three seasons with the Seattle Sonics, lost his house and refuses to leave according to Seattle TV station KOMO.