USC Morning Buzz: Marqise Lee, Charlie Strong And Dabo Swinney Names In News

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Here’s my story on USC wide receiver Marqise Lee’s decision to turn pro and how it affects the Trojans, who are thin at receiver. Link here

Meanwhile, reports indicated Texas is close to hiring Louisville coach Charlie Strong. He never appeared on USC’s radar despite his 12-1 record this season. By the way, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney pointed out after the Orange Bowl the Tigers are 22-4 the past two seasons. Did he get “vetted” by USC? Probably not. Swinney is from the South. Not the South Bay.

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  • realtrojan

    Marqise Lee obviously made a wise decision for himself and his family. I would have been really surprised had he not made this decision. And of course there will be a huge void in the receiving corps for the next season. You don’t replace a stellar player like Lee with a guy from the street. And all of these changes make me really curious as to what kind of season we’ll have next season. I can hardly wait…

    • marvgoux1

      Marquis is a great Trojan who played with passion and he will be sorely missed next season.

      • realtrojan

        Agreed. He is an extraordinary player, who will be remembered as such by all of us for years to come. No doubt about that.

  • Joe Blow

    What about me Wolfie? I NOW OWN THE LOS ANGELES TIMES TOO!

    Check out the Letters in Sports! Joseph B. Lowe aka Joe Blow. Clowns galore.

    • ProbationU

      What a great Bruin fan! Love it! What’s next…Seymour P Butts…Ishmael P. Freeley?

      I am so happy to read of your concern for Brett Hundley’s future. Glad to have you looking out for the kid. AND… you didn’t say you were doing his mother.

      • Joe Blow

        Just shows how EASY it is to clown YOU and a major publication like the LA Times.

    • Cheap seats

      Link?

      • Joe Blow

        Too long. Go to LA TImes Sports, Letters, yesterday page 2.
        Joseph B Lowe

  • john wolcott

    Only goes to show that depth in football is crucial. Lee was not himself most of this season, and so it aided some of the others to try and shine. Hopefully this experience will help the receiving corp in 2014

  • timtrojan

    I’m still waiting for Scotty to be named AD. All these great ideas just wasted on UCLA lurkers.

    • Jack B

      Imagine Wolfie conducting a USC coaching search. First statement to coaching candidate: “We’re looking for someone to lead this program who never needs to do any homework or research on our opponents. Think you can do that?”

  • Evil Robot

    Swinney also went 1-4 in the regular against ranked teams over that span. They lost to the conference champ. Florida St. 100-51 in two games and culturally, he’s about as good a fit for LA as Col. Sanders.

    Your whole South Bay thing is as confusing as it is tired. Sarkissian has been living in either Hunts Point or Yarrow Point for the last 5 years and Kiffin was in Knoxville. Is South Bay your new code for “they used to coach at SC and lived by the beach”?

    • gotroy22

      And played basketball with Pete.

      • Gollum-Wolf

        And doesn’t give Gargamel the time of day.

        • Joe Blow

          Or 22

    • FightON

      Scott thinks any coach with a winning record qualifies. Nothing else matters.

  • Evil Robot

    Swinney also went 1-4 in the regular against ranked teams over that span. They lost to the conference champ. Florida St. 100-51 in two games and culturally, he’s about as good a fit for LA as Col. Sanders.

    Your whole South Bay thing is as confusing as it is tired. Sarkissian has been living in either Hunts Point or Yarrow Point for the last 5 years and Kiffin was in Knoxville. Is South Bay your new code for “they used to coach at SC and lived by the beach”?

  • Helen

    Scottie: USC hired a new coach weeks ago – get over it. Your stupid puns are, well, stupid.

    • HeySuxx

      Where might your Succ Blog be located? If you have a website Kitten, I’d like to visit and critique your scintillating journal of Succ “stop the presses” information.

      • Jack B

        Hey idiot. Not Helen’s job to produce info. That’s Wolfie’s job. Since you produce no info whatsoever, and are a mere Troll on a USC site, one would think you could grasp that. Typical little gutty. All fogged up.

        • HeySuxx

          Ricky boy, are you auditioning for a spear carrier part in a new production of “When knighthood was flower.”

          • Hey SUCLA sucks it!

            #ViolateSUCLAmom

          • TrojanFan3.0

            My dog left a hot-mess on top of your mom….ouch!

      • Hey SUCLA sucks it!

        #Phart

        • HeySuxx

          Succ music.

          • Hey SUCLA sucks it!

            #HeySUCLA *Phart*

      • TrojanFan3.0

        BURP!

  • Jack B

    Wolfie, ever been to Clemson? Obviously not. The coach who is happy there, like Dabo, would never make the switch to a place like USC. So why vet him? No reason. It’s called wasting your time.

  • Marv Elapes

    Ok Wolf, at least you’ve gone a couple of days, without a story specifically about Kiffin. Those rehab classes must be helping your withdrawls.

  • Craig Schneider

    Why do you keep bringing negatives about the coaching hire. I thought this was a Trojan site. How about something about recruiting, any final additions to the staff etc… That would be interesting and maybe a little more positive.. Personally who cares about the other coaches. I do care about USC and the program going forward.. Maybe you could discuss the impact the Trojans will feel about the departure of the Juniors to the draft and what needs they have to address for this cycle of recruiting.. Just a thought

    • ScottWolfSniffsHisOwnFarts

      That would be like asking Wolf to do his job.

    • Cheap seats

      Or at least rename the url:

      deadhorse dot com
      Iliveinthepast dot com
      malesHaveMenstralCycles dot com

      • Joe Blow

        1954dotCOM

        • TrojanFan3.0

          1/2title dot com

          • Joe Blow

            FiftyNothingDOTcom

      • TrojanFan3.0

        wastebucket dot com

    • marvgoux1

      It’s a Daily News site, not a Sunshine Pumper site.

  • Tom Oday

    The USC “scholarship distribution chart” is now at 54. With only 19 schollies allowed (4 EE + 15 Reg.) = 73 maximum if no one else leaves early???

  • steveg

    Thanks to Marquis Lee, some great and exciting times with you on the field. Best of everything in your future, you will always be a Trojan.

  • Helen

    Scottie wants us to believe USC is thin at WR, but we have a platoon of excellent receivers: Farmer, Agholor, Mitchell, Rogers plus potential new entries in Jackson, Fields and Lasley. I’ll take that group over any other school.

    • marvgoux1

      Farmer? You really are hilarious.

  • rusoviet

    Have to wonder if this topic would be up and running if Clemson had gotten blown out last night – it wouldn’t.

  • Ron Fleishman

    Scott Wolf is an idiot who like most in the media find it very easy to attack others no matter what they do or say. There is always two sides to everything and so called journalists know how easy it is to jump on the other side of an issue. If USC had spoken or hired Strong then Wolf would be stating why did they not talk to Sark. Hypocrisy at its highest level, the American media.

  • Arturo

    What a joke you are SW

  • Serrano

    I appreciate the analysis of Lee’s draft position. However, your juvenile remarks like the ‘south not the south bay’ and others that are similar don’t add any value.

    You’ve clearly been on this beat too long and the Daily News would do both you and USC a favor by reassigning you to a new beat.

    Familiarity breeds contempt. This works both ways.