USC v. UCLA

Is Steve Sarkisian going to reinvigorate USC recruiting? Or is Jim Mora going to take advantage of the coaching change? Is Jaleel Wadood’s commitment to UCLA yesterday an outlier or a hint of what’s to come the next two months?

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  • tostevinUSC

    Why should I care what a kid says today. After LOI day is when I get excited. Besides Sark can take any player and make him a 7&6 player in Washington. (really happy here)

  • FightON

    The war in LA is going to be for Bosco. They have a lot of talent and USC better hope they can lock in a few recruits. We know Rosen is probably not coming to USC (why would he? We’re decent at QB and need to focus on more pressing needs). What we don’t want is the emotions of Bosco’s win to take over and have the kids decide they will go to the same school together (and then all switch to UCLA). Instead, Sark needs to hammer in early playing time – this is a lot of programs (including UCLA) build up their recruiting classes. They promise 4 and 5 stars playing time instead of warming the bench for two years.

    I think recruits will take notice. Why go to a school with 8 position players when you can go to a school with 2 and get a better chance of being seen? Less players also means more one on one time with coaches.

    As tostevinUSC just said, nothing really matters until LOI day because recruits are flaky. Expect shake up in all classes – especially Bama’s if Saban switches out.

    • ProbationU

      The battles are at Bosco, Serra and LB Poly. Mora working feverishly to get in the door at Serra. Main Bosco battle over Mama, but he will only play 1 year before leaving on his mission for 2 years. Next year battle is for Rosen. LB Poly has a number of kids with the big prize being Smith…SC looks to be leading.

      • Fred Sampson

        Serra’s Head Coach is a UCLA alum and he has always been tight with Kennedy Polamalu , so I guess you can say Jim Mora is in like Flynn at Serra. At least one would think he is.

        • ProbationU

          Yes..Coach there is a Bruin as we have watched Woods, Farmer and Lee head over to SC. It hasn’t seemed to matter thus far, but should be more competitive with Mora in charge.

          • rusoviet

            I concur – Altenberg – he’s the son of the one who broke our backs back in 1965 he and ‘Whicher’ (sic) – Mora is smart moving fast which means Sark has to get what he can and move ‘national’ asap!

    • weisberg

      Jim Mora and staff will dominate the Southern Cal staff.

      • sureshot32

        Or not.

      • Joe Blow

        Right veeeiiisssberg.

      • steveg

        Mouthful with nothing backing it up

    • HeySUCs

      Yawn. You sound like the Willard jerk on ESPN Radio. You know Cowcr*ps morning signspinner.

      • Joe Blow

        You sure talk a lot about sign spinning. How many a week are you doing now?

        • HeySUCs

          I know you are but what am I. Childish repartee is your milieu Joey. Spin that SUCUDub sign.

      • FightON

        I love how you are stealing my lines. You mad, bro?

        Also, flagged for being unoriginal. Byee.

  • Spedjones

    save for kids who don’t want to compete, UCLA will take anyone they please from USC. WOTT!

  • LamontRaymond

    You tell us, Wolfie.

  • B.Miller

    Sark said this recruiting class he is more focused on Wide Receivers and Offensive Linemen.. Not sure Safety falls under that category..

    • HeySUCs

      Confused are you. Same song, thirty-second verse.

      • Joe Blow

        Look who’s talking.

        • HeySUCs

          I know you are but what am I?

          • Joe Blow

            An i d i o t.

          • HeySUCs

            I know you are but what am I?

          • Joe Blow

            ROFLMAO. You are hilarious. Dope.

      • B.Miller

        Still jocking my post I see..

  • WhtHorse

    LOL at UCLA taking what they please! UCLA has done nothing! National championship? Pac 12 title? Win against a top 10 team in the last decade? Congrats on beating USC when they are ravaged by sanctions. Full strength is right around the corner….USC will never stay down for long. Baby bruins need to savor their tiny little victories…

    • LTEfan

      “Full strength” — you mean except for the coaching staff?

      • Joe Blow

        Sure, we should have kept O so he wouldn’t cry. Get real.

        • LTEfan

          No, I mean USC doesn’t have a very good coaching staff, period, Orgeron aside. It would get better with Wilcox and Lupoi, but it’s not clear if they will leave UW. UCLA has a better staff right now. Like, the OL coach and recruiting ace that USC failed to lure across town.

          • Joe Blow

            With all due respect, KP is so so. He won’t make a difference in recruiting RBs for SC. Klemm, never had heard of him. Overrated in my opinion. I’m sure Sark will put together an outstanding group of coaches.

          • ThaiMex

            Klemm…oh he’s just a TWO TIME Recruiter of The Year (how could he be OVER RATED if you have never heard of him? Didn’t Sarkiffian offer him a boatload of $$$$ to get him to leave UCLA and come to SUCks?….Other than that , your post is spot on!)….Who have you got recruiting over at Yesterday U? That’s what I thought….
            fit UN!

          • Joe Blow

            You and your program are a joke. What have you accomplished? Pac12 Championship? NO
            National Championship? NO
            Top 10 Finish? NO
            Name something. And beating a so so SC team IS the only accomplishment you have.

            Soccer Ball On

          • max

            Let us be clear: the University of Sanctions for Cheating has never won a BCS title. Don’t confuse popularity contests for championships!

          • Joe Blow

            Let’s be clear, once Woodie and his ho Nellie Belle along with Papa Sam were uncovered, fucla was proven filthy. F the BCS. You saying AP is phoney? You’re a fool.

          • ThaiMex

            Nubsie…..For the past THREE YEARS…you have said….. “for UCLA to beat a so so SUCks team is no big deal”. Every YEAR for the last three….the same b.s. Have you forgotten about the TOP Recruiting Classes for the past 5 years? Have you forgotten about UNFINISHED BUSINESS? Have you forgotten about the Top Draft Picks? Who’s your daddy? (ask wifey who she calls daddy)…
            fit Un!

          • Joe Blow

            fucla is a joke, in all aspects. Girly sports prop the JC up. Men’s sports suc. One difference between you and me: I HAD a daddy.

    • HeySUCs

      WhiteNag, I didn’t hear anything about SUC sanctions after SUC lucked out to beat Sanford. Remember the
      Gee Whiz SUC Lemmings stampeding to the mausoleum field screaming ” we won, we won.” WhiteNag squeals with forked tongue. UCLA bent SUC over with ease. It was rough and sandy. Squeal on SUCUDub queens.

      • WhtHorse

        You’ve won??????? That’s what I thought…..

        • HeySUCs

          Was it good for you Road Apple? You did do lot of squealing.

          • WhtHorse

            That’s what I thought….you got nothing….typical.

          • HeySUCs

            UCLA 35 – suc 14 at the Mausoleum. That’s what I got. You’ve got the “Take a Dump” Bowl and the former mediocre UDub coaching staff to forge SUCUDubs Football future. LOL Road Apple.

          • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

            LOL i wouldn’t be talking about bad bowls. I’d rather be in Vegas than El Paso playing an unranked team.

          • HeySUCs

            SUC’s a rank team all right. BTW, FightontoLose, any recruits that attend the “Take a Dump” Bowl will be to young to take advantage of Vegas’ delights after SUC next loss.

          • TrojanFamily

            The difference between UCLA fans and USC fans is that USC fans are disgusted with a las Vegas bowl bid and fired not one but two coaches over such a poor showing. UCLA fans troll USC for going to the Sun Bowl but celebrate going there themselves like it’s the greatest accomplishment in the history of UCLA football.

            We fire (or should have last year) coaches for going to the Sun Bowl. You give yours extensions.

          • Joe Blow

            Haven’t you purchased your 35-14 Tshirt yet? All the powder blue pu$$ys around here are wearing ‘em.

          • HeySUCs

            Joey, Blue is a much better color than Cardinal and puke.

  • Guest

    With the recent addition of Kennedy Polamalu to the UCLA Coaching Staff I promise you that they will not be out recruited by Steve Sarkisian and his bunch. The local High School Coaches adore Polamalu ,and he has established himself locally years before Sarkisian. You have Adrian Klemm, Polamalu and Mora, nobody on the USC staff can out recruit or out coach those three Coaches at all….Enough Said !!!!

    • Joe Blow

      Yawn

      • HeySUCs

        Should be “yawn”. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery Joey. You’re using my signature reply to SUC ignorant posts and replies. Mic…key Mouse.

  • Fred Sampson

    With the recent addition of Kennedy Polamalu to the UCLA Coaching Staff I promise you that they will not be out recruited by Steve Sarkisian and his bunch. The local High School Coaches adore Polamalu ,and he has established himself locally years before Sarkisian. You have Adrian Klemm, Polamalu and Mora, nobody on the USC staff can out recruit or out coach those three Coaches at all….Enough Said !!!! And I’m a USC Fan, but at the same time I’m a realist .

    • Joe Blow

      Freddie, it’s a lot easier selling Mercedes Benz than Yugos. fucla is a Yugo.

      • ProbationU

        SC is an old broke down Mercedes that will cost a fortune in repairs and maintenance and then break your heart. You are showing your age if you know what a Yugo was.

        • Joe Blow

          You probably had one.

          • ProbationU

            Never owned one…but have driven one. Came standard with a rear window defroster to keep your hands warm when you were pushing it. Nothing like an old Fiat built in a 3rd world commie country.

          • rusoviet

            Alan Rickman did in ‘Bottle Shock’ when he first was made aware of the pleasure in eating American fast food aka KFC – he literally wolfed it down in the Yugo while perusing potential vineyards to present to the annual French wine competition.

        • WEB_Dupree

          Once we get Wilcox and that other guy, we will have a full load of dancing hamsters ready to drive this Kia Soul all ’round the Pac-12!

      • ThaiMex

        Nubsie….you liked the line so much you decided to use it yourself? I’ll slow down a little so you move up a little from the “Yo mamma” replies you are so fond of. You still BRANCH Manager of that “TREE”? Here’ comes a tuffy…..Who is your daddy?
        fit UN!

        • Joe Blow

          Dust off your GED and bandana. Try to forget when the white gal blew you off for the prom and the manager at the Taco Bell wouldn’t promote you to dishwasher. You’ll feel better in the morning. BTW, my dog is finished and your wife should make it home before you leave for work tonight.

    • EncinitasBruin

      This is why your posts are respected by those who wear blue as well as cardinal. The SC football brand will continue to draw top kids..but as a long-time UCLA fan, I have not seen a better set of recruiting coaches at UCLA in 30 years. Also, my friends who have kids in the South Bay high schools confirm what you are saying about Pola.

    • Ben Factor

      Fred, realists are not prized in the dialogue of our culture, which is all about images and sound bites. You are actually looking at facts and details.

      No one knows the future, but the TV money has clearly leveled the playing field, and it’s a bad time to have a trainee AD selecting a coach who hasn’t displayed past excellence. I wouldn’t have done it, and you wouldn’t have done it. Such is life.

  • Arturo

    Too early to tell.