A Random Fact On Scholarship Reductions

We already mentioned USC used 48 players against Utah State. But in the 2009 Emerald Bowl, Boston College used only 44 players against USC.

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  • Stu Azole

    Wolfie continues to pound Kiffin and his Lame excuses into the ground! Truth is simply that SC is bad and getting worse! Bring the PAIN, Wolfie!

    • right on, STU!!!

      the wolfman’s gotta lotta mo’! a LOTTA mo!!

      Kiff, you shouldda NEVER come back!!!!

    • Hey SUC’s

      How dare you trash the Goat’s Peter Pan offense. The truth irritates SUC fans everywhere. Those fans would rather hear Kiffy is the greatest; and he is when he wears the sombrero: the mark of the Goat.

  • wolfman, you CONTINUE to tear Kiff’s excuses to BITS!!!

    but while YOU hold him accountable, where is Bounce Pass in all this? getting ready to portray a sunflower in the next student play????

  • NotAFanOfYou

    Yea and what happened?..they lost..Your blog is a broken record……

    • gotroy22

      Speaking of broken records, each NFL team is allowed to have up to 53 players during the regular season, but only 46 can be active (eligible to play) on game days. Gee and half of them win every Sunday.

      • Arturo

        What does NFL team’s roster have to do with SC? Don’t NFL teams have like 80 to 100 players on preseason rosters? Haven’t the 53 or 46 players all proven themselves and are not on the “developmental” squad? What about free agency when a player gets hurt? Apples and Oranges…

      • Tom Oday

        WTF! All things being equal…I guess half of them should win. Especially since they can replace any injured players on their game-day roster.


        Moron… All NFL teams are equal, roster size-wise. When USC is constantly 10-20 players short of who they’re playing.

  • Helen

    Scottie: if the NCAA doesn’t think that scholarship reductions cripple a program, why do they hand these penalties out? Why do you think PSU asked the NCAA to restore their scholarships?

  • bazinga

    How did that work out for Boston College?

  • Trojan Hoarse

    I love how Scottie is throwing around the word “Fact”, as if what he says is gospel……”facts” without having proper context is just meaningless data…….

  • TrojanFamily

    Scott doesn’t seem to comprehend that, in college football, many players are on scholarship but don’t play. Teams typically play around 50 players in a game, regardless of if they can give 85 or 75 scholarships. Now, a simple mathematical explanation suggests that playing the best 50 players out of 85 would produce a higher level of talent than playing the best 50 players out of 75. He doesn’t seem to understand that players red shirt (well, he does, but he is trying to make points by claiming Kiffin’s refusal to tell him who will redshirt means he doesn’t know who will–or that its possible no one will). He doesnt understand that players need to learn to develop–develop technique, develop strength, endurance, etc.

    So I will simply point out that Helen’s post sums it up–if teams don’t need 50 players, why do they not self-limit to 50 scholarships? It would save them the cost of 35 full-ride scholarships.

    If the loss of 10 scholarships a year is not really a penalty at all, as Scott suggests, why would the NCAA ever reduce scholarships as a penalty?

    • Hey SUC’s

      Here’s a relevant question. Why did SUC cheat? Or better, why did SUC find it necessary to cheat? If Little Petey Pom-Pom, the HC SUC fans pine for, was such a genius, how come he wasn’t aware Reggie was openly spending lots of illegal money, obtained in violation of NCAA rules. SUC failed to adhere to and police its NCAA football responsibilities. SUC got what they deserved!

      • TrojanFamily

        Well first of all, it is spelled USC, not SUC. You might want to graduate from the first grade in your insults.

        Secondly, the point is not whether USC deserved the sanction. The point is whether scholarship reductions have anything to do with the current lack of success in football. You are trying to change the subject.

        I’d answer your “relevant” (in fact it is a diversionary question from the thread) question if it were in fact relevant.

      • SDTroy!

        Fact check sh!thead, the NCAA proved ZERO direct connection or knowledge of improper benefits between Bush and USC, and now we’re learning the “failure
        to monitor” claim was a bogus witch hunt as well (See Mcnair vs NCAA lawsuit). EVEN SO explain how
        Bush’s parents living rent free 150 miles from campus, money provided by
        a third party intended to get him to LEAVE SCHOOL EARLY FOR THE NFL
        helped USC dominate fucla and the rest of the NCAA for a decade? Every objective voice in CFB agrees that the NCAA COI has NO due process and is a complete sham!

  • B.Miller

    Wolf you sure do beat the SH*T out of a story dont you..

    • Cheap seats

      It went from “Fact of the day” …now “Random fact..”

      I’d hate to know how long it would ever take Wolf to get over a break up of a boyfriend.

      • Trojan Hoarse

        “Random” is Scotties lazy way of saying “I have no desire to do any research on this subject…. so I’ll just throw it out there have my minions figure this out for me”…….

  • Arturo

    More like a Random, pointless argument.

  • Cheap seats

    And in 1957, Cerritos College once….

    Just the fact that you’re digging this deep shows how much of a train wreck of a blogger Scott has become (if he ever was a good writer).

    Is this really a job where he’s getting PAID? The only one that seems to like the blogs is ONE guy with a bunch of screen names.

    • TrojanFan

      Bucket is Scott Wolf!

  • Fred Sampson

    Not too many College Football Teams play more then two deep during the games, and some starting Linebackers don’t even come out of the game. The Scholarship reduction would cause concern if USC played Alabama every week, but certainly not Utah State , Washington State, Boston College and Hawaii .Those four Teams that USC struggled against have so much less Talent then the Trojans 65 ….that it’s not even funny.