Mike Henry played linebacker at USC before being drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1958 and later playing for the Los Angeles Rams (1962-64). He is best known as an actor, portraying Tarzan and then roles in Smokey and the Bandit and The Longest Yard.
The great charade of David Sills committing as a 7th grader to USC came to a merciful end today when Sills announced he decommitted. Seems like it came with a nudge from USC.
This was basically a publicity stunt that Lane Kiffin participated in four years ago and mercifully came to an end. USC coaches graded Sills third last summer at the Rising Stars camp behind Ricky Town and Josh Rosen.
But Kiffin was never going to backtrack. And this explains the offer to San Clemente’s Sam Darnold today. But it does not explain why Travis Waller was not offered. Especially with all the lip service about how Steve Sarkisian’s offense requires a running quarterback.
USC offered a scholarship to quarterback Sam Darnold of San Clemente. The news here is that it offered Darnold but not Servite QB Travis Waller, who is expected to announce his decision Tuesday.
Darnold is just a three-star. How does this affect David Sills? Is it the final sign that the Baby Quarterback will go elsewhere? And why not offer Waller? Did USC feel he is unattainable? His stock is certainly higher. Maybe they think it would scare off Ricky Town if Waller committed.
Brazil squeaks past Chile, 3-2, on penalty kicks and now faces Colombia, which defeated Uruguay, 2-0, on two goals from J Rod (James Rodriguez). Colombia faces Brazil next week and we will see if Brazil can survive again without quality strikers. Uruguay played without Luis Suarez, who said he lost his balance when he bit an Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini.
There was a USC vs. UCLA battle in the Directors’ Cup with the Bruins edging out the Trojans by less than 15 points. UCLA finished No. 7 with 1,078.50 points while USC was No. 8 with 1063.75.
Stanford was No. 1 for the 20th straight year despite winning only one national title (women’s water polo). USC’s titles came in men’s water polo and men’s tennis. Full standings here