The Ignored Portion Of The ESPN `Clown College’ Comment

A lot of attention was paid to ESPN anchor John Anderson calling USC a “clown college.” But I think analyst Danny Kanell’s comments deserve more scrutiny. Kanell said UCLA could take over in recruiting.

“I think this is a huge opportunity for UCLA to take a firm grasp of that city in recruiting, in the state there, and really taking over as a powerhouse in the state. There is so much talent on the West Coast,” Kanell said.

As much as I enjoy a contrarian and sense of humor, Kanell’s comments simply do not match up with reality. USC’s recruiting class is ranked No. 10 and some analysts already say it could finish No. 1.

Is USC a clown college? It hired Lane Kiffin. But recruiting is always near the top. That’s not debatable. Listen to Kanell here

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  • ThaiMex

    Don’t worry knuckleheads….because there’s a difference between reputation and character…Your reputation $ucks and your character is just plain LOW.
    Fit Un LIMBO U!

    • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

      Thai, you’ve done it……AGAIN!!!!!

      seems like EVERYONE is kicking the Clown College thee days, eh???

      HAWR-HAWR!!!!

      vamanos MUCHACHOS!!!

      #ClownUN!!

    • Porsche018

      You are a moron that can’t put a coherent thought together. Didn’t UCLA hold out 4 players from fall camp? You try to mock a school that went to 7 BCS series games and won 6 of them. Your hatred is rooted in envy, because if UCLA had half the success that USC has had in the last 10 years, you would pee in your pants from happiness. You would do yourself and others a favor by stopping the name calling and posting something thoughtful. My guess is you’re about 16 years old.

      • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

        They’ve already been peeing their pants with all of their success the last few years and they haven’t even won the conference!

        USC wins 10 games multiple times while on sanctions. UGLY struggles to do the same with a full roster just once.

        • UCLA owns LA Football

          still swallowing! Ding ding.

          • TrojanFan3.0

            smile when the flavor changes!

        • TrojanFan3.0

          Exactly!….beyond pathetic!

        • Sark and the Seven Win Wonders

          35-14. Beat your clown college, didn’t we?

          • Ray Reyes

            Quoting scores AGAIN. LAME LAME LAME.

      • Trogan Fan

        We’d make fun of those teams but we’d have to get a time machine. See, it’s 2014, not 2006, and SC is a mere shadow of its former self. Sumo in could have gotten you back, but instead you took El Siete the “alleged” racist! #clowncollege

        • TrojanFamily

          Michael Wilbon and Jason Whitlock today both cast serious doubts on the racism charges.

          You, a white troll who won’t reveal your real name, repeat the charges.

          Who should we believe?

      • Sark and the Seven Win Wonders

        Don’t flatter yourself, Carmen Ghia. Just because UCLA is obviously the better program in LA now (as in, the current decade, not 10 years ago), don’t take it out on all Bruins. Envy. Well, someone’s envious–and it’s not UCLA fans.

        • Ray Reyes

          The “better program?” You idiots only think that because USC has been on sanctions. How would have the baby bruins done in the same situation? Sure, you beat us twice in a row, I give you that. BUT THAT’S all you’ve done. You didn’t go to a BCS bowl, you didn’t win the PAC….sheesh. You guys have a little bit of success, and don’t even know how to handle it.

    • TrojanFan3.0

      Says the #1 knucklehead on this blog

    • timtrojan

      Character is always enhanced hanging on another teams site slinging hash.

  • Golden Trojan

    Wow, just got back from vacation and a news black out. So Shaw goes mental with his girlfriend, maybe some hanky panky with her room mate, busts back in her apt, doesn’t want a B/E charge from the PoPo, jumps out the balcony, feels like an idiot, makes up a story and gets busted. Who hasn’t done something stupid over a woman? If it’s nothing more than that, let Haden and Sark handle it. Wouldn’t even be a story anywhere else in the country outside LA and New York. Brown sounds like a guy not doing his rehab, not gonna play unless he gets his butt in gear, pulls the race card to save face. Lets move on and play some football.

    • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

      move on??? but there’s still PLENTY TO SEE!!!

      the show is NOT over!!

      #ChargesPending

      • TrojanFan3.0

        How do you see anything buried down in the basement?

      • steveg

        It’s over. Now it’s about football, finally. You drama queens need to check your own house.

        • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

          NOTHING’S over.

          the Cadre is just getting WARMED UP!!!

    • UCLA owns LA Football

      Mr. Common Sense, please explain the reason Shaw invented the “Rescue Yarn,” and ran with it for three days b-4 fessing.

      • JJH4USC

        Do you have ADD or do they no longer teach you how to write coherently at UCLA? It is one thing to be a troll, but it is another thing to be an unfunny troll (that thinks they are funny).

        • UCLA owns LA Football

          A lousy critic.

          • JJH4USC

            Agreed. Yes you are.

          • UCLA owns LA Football

            Do you have ADD or do they no longer teach you ho to write coherently at SUCC: the Univ. specializing in Lying and Cheating. JJSUCC you must be starved for attention because you insert your gibberish into other writers comments with your mealy mouthed donkey bray. Absolutely nobody doubts you’re a SUCC grad

          • JJH4USC

            What is SUCC? Is that an acronym for something you made up with your incredible wit? (FYI – An acronym is a word formed by combining the initial letters of a multipart name, such as NATO from North Atlantic Treaty Organization or bycombining the initial letters or parts of a series of words, such as radar from radio detecting and ranging.)

        • timtrojan

          You just earned a towel wave and 8 clap. UoLF is like the 8 year old trying to entertain the relatives after dinner.

      • TrojanFamily

        I doubt you’ve ever spoken to a woman.

        He did it because he is a foolish kd who made a huge mistake. USC’s athletic department compounded it by not vetting the story before gong public with it.

        Put in perspective, it’s been a terrible week for USC. Fortunately for the football program, they gave a game tomorrow. Most of this goes way once the games begin. And it’s highly unlikely Shaw ever plays another game for USC.

  • ProbationU

    Both USC and UCLA are recruiting well. At the end of the day, how they do on the field this year will impact recruiting far more than a couple of isolated incidents. If there are more issues during the year, then that could become a problem. There are plenty of excellent players around for 2 outstanding programs and schools.

    • Golden Trojan

      If both teams play well, that last game will be HUGE!

    • rusoviet

      USXC recruits well regardless of whoi is coach – mind you it does matter after 2 years – as does UCLA when it comes to basketball. The problem for both is holding the head coach. Are the successful coaches happy to stay at the college level? – if not then the previous success is of significance to potential recruits i.e. you’d better hope as should USC per Enfield, were Mora to be successful – will he stay?

      • ProbationU

        With Alford, I don’t think we are as worried about holding him as much as him being around longer than we would like. Not a popular hire. Went to the Tiger Woods school of prepared statements when apologizing for defending a rapist. Very arrogant and a bit of a d-bag. Enfield has the toughest job. In two years you will know if you want to keep Sark or not. I think he can recruit but can he coach. Re: Mora…I think he stays at least a few more years…but either way, he has made the UCLA job much more attractive to prospective coaches.

        I agree about SC with recruiting, unless you end up with another Paul Hackett/Larry Smith type. Then it could be a problem. These 2 incidents won’t affect recruiting though.

        • Larry Harris

          Have always thought Alford was a poor hire. OK, not as bad as Walt H, Larry Farmer, or Jim (it’s a ball burner) Herrick, but the standards were set unreasonably high due to John W. Unfortunately he timing didn’t help Clean Gene, Gary C or Larry B any. Given the available talent, ’82-’96 was a disaster. Credit for the lone NC in that time frame should have gone to Ed O…in spite of the coach.
          If Enfield bombs, blame Pat H for the retention of the inebriated Kevin O. The transition from the drunk to ‘stab in the dark’ being two years too late.
          Time will tell regarding Sark. Mora was the best thing to hit Westwood since JW. Agree about our 2 incidents probably not having too much recruiting impact. The Brown thing had zip substance via the sour grape route. Our high diver might be another mater. If he is allowed to return to the team, more than a little administrative credibility goes down the rat hole as far as I am concerned.
          Yes, another ‘Can’t Hack-it’ would be a disaster. Not so much for Larry Smith who had some great rapport with his players… especially Rodney. Now Ted T was another mater. Appreciate your input.

  • rusoviet

    I first want to thank Scott Wolf for being enamored in his
    love for John Anderson by noting his comments towards Troy. I next want to notewho is the bigger clown? Scott Wolf or Chris Rose?

    If anyone needs to be confronted with this mess it is whoever
    was shoved or, on their own, chose to let Shaw’s story go national

    Per Shaw – the very fact he phoned the university to clarify their press release knowing full well it was a lie, is more than enough to ban this clown forever – he had a moment to walk it back but instead chose to go ahead with his ‘entitlement mindset’…’blank’ you Josh truly get lost…

    Oh almost forgot and all the bel-air tech trolls that slither in from the hydrogen sulfide injection line.

    • Larry Harris

      Concur, however which is the more egregious, the compound lie or having his sister perger herself regarding her son…his nephew? So much for involving family in the tangeled web he wove. One strike is forgiven but in his case, 3 strikes. I hope Shaw physically recovers quickly but if he is allowed to again play football for USC…then the trolls have been validated.

  • Go Tama

    Kanell went to Florida State, a former JC. His education most likely consisted of such strenuous subjects as, bartending 101, cabana boy 101, valet 101, you get the idea, he’s not a bright human.

    • rusoviet

      Why mock junior colleges? It’s a smart way to get basic credits out of the way and slice your upper division cost in half – nothing wrong with JC’s absolutely nothing.

      “…paint it black you devil..”

      • Go Tama

        Who’s mocking JC’s ? FSU was a JC.

        • rusoviet

          Uh check your own post. You equated it to being “…a former JC.”

          • Go Tama

            You have serious problems with understanding many things. Maybe you’ve had too much cheap vodka or maybe you’re just a moron or maybe it’s both.

            Still think Brian Jones played sitar on an album before George Harrison did ?

          • rusoviet

            Again boyo you typed what you said “…a former JC.” – what was meant by that?

            You might want to put down your own bile of beverage -

          • Expired Miami Fan 7/11/14 1:15

            he didn’t EQUATE it to being a former JC…he said it WAS a former JC. learn to read.

    • TrojanFan3.0

      dumpster diving 101

    • Toejam For Life

      Most of the Southern Cal football team take their classes at LA Trade Tech, especially Spanish!

      • Pasadena Trojan

        hey toejam, how is that awesome pizza delivery school doing at the dumps of ugly? Look up Billy Joe Jackson who played at ugly. You will know what I mean.

  • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

    wolfman, you KNOW i love you like a long lost blood brother from

    a ‘nother MOTHER, but i think you might have OVERLOOKED a crucial perspective behind the CLOWN comment!!!

    Anderson was CLEARLY commenting on the conga-line of EMBARRASSING incidents that have PLAGUED the trOXans for the last few YEARS!!!

    from the sanctions, to the Kiff era, to the 4 coaches in one year to this year’s pre-season DEBACLE!!!

    OKAY, wolflman, the recruiting is not bad….but THATS not what everyone’s taking about!!!

    #YouGetAMulliganThisTime

    • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

      Actually, recruiting is exactly what Kanell is talking about, and clearly he has no idea what he’s talking about.

      • UCLA owns LA Football

        You shouldn’t talk when swallow, right fotv. Ding ding.

        • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

          Whoa you’re still here?! Yikes! Glad to see you’re doing your UGLY brethren proud and keeping it classy!

          • UCLA owns LA Football

            Still SUCCing up big time aren’t you.

      • steveg

        Actually the bucket has very selective hearing. Taught exclusively at ucla to keep them all liberal dummies.

    • Sark and the Seven Win Wonders

      Conga line… you are in rare form, Mr. Bucket!

  • Bill Van Iden

    Let the games begin…Fight On.

    • B.Miller

      they have had the last 3 years for that opportunity.. and still remain average!

  • Trogan Fan

    Do recruiting rankings matter? Apparently today they do over at old Clown College! All those 5* QBs at SC sure are performing!

    • Charlene Bucketts

      Woo Hoo!! As I predicted Trojan Fan can’t let the Clown College comment go!!
      #Loserkeepsrepeatinghimherself

  • Carol King

    Hey ucla folks, sticks and stones….

    And so let the games begin

    • Sark and the Seven Win Wonders

      What’s ironic, however, is that UCLA fans don’t even need to throw any sticks or stones. Your trolls are now ESPN, FoxSports, CBS Sports, NBCSports, SI, etc…. Clown College. Four coaches in seven months. Your head coach cussing out players in his office. Your star cornerback lying to police. Face it, you guys are the laughing stock of college FB. Pillow Fight On!

      • http://amillennialist.blogspot.com Santiago Matamoros

        #USCTrollsItself

  • TrojanFan3.0

    The guy is clueless(must be related to bucket). What a Fing tool!

  • Arturo

    They have a clown beat writer.

  • timtrojan

    I thought UCLA owned LA

    As much as I enjoy a contrarian and sense of humor, Kanell’s comments simply do not match up with reality. USC’s recruiting class is ranked No. 10 and some analysts already say it could finish No. 1.

    • UCLA owns LA Football

      UCLA 35 – SUCC 14 and two snapped ankles at the Mausoleum. The game Nov 22, decides who owns LA FB.

      • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

        UGLY will never own LA football. They’d have to win 16 straight to even tie for ownership. UGLY is a joke and will be exposed this season as an E-SEC-PN overhyped 4th place Pac12 team.

        • Sark and the Seven Win Wonders

          We already do. Clown College. That’s classic.

        • UCLA owns LA Football

          fotv’s theme song, I’m forever SUCCing up.

  • max

    U$C is certainly a “clown college” when it comes to integrity and academics.

    • Jack B

      Wormfood Wooden wrote the book on cheating for years. He truly was great at it, as we all now know. ucla women’s softball uses foreign ringers who never attend class. Integrity and academics? Tell it to Darryl Henley’s judge.

      • Bruin Rob

        Jack What I really need to know is why are all these Trojenz falling? It seems just like they having a problem falling from high places. First Josh Shaw falls and ruins your season. And do not forget that Super Mario Danelo from the USC high diving team fell right on his head from pt Vermin. There are lots of rumers about why he “jumped” and some are not nice. It looked like this
        o ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫
        /|
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        >—|-o “WHAM!”

        GAME OVER SUPER MARIO!

        • Charlene Bucketts

          Bruin rob – wow – that’s a new low if I ever heard one. Making fun of death is bad karma.

        • Larry Harris

          Your post is beyond sick.

          • Bruin Rob

            You can thank Jack B. Or you can just shut up.

          • UCLA owns LA Football

            Not quite as sick as you SUCCing up too SALLY SNARLS. LarDog, SS’s faithful gerbil.

          • ThaiMex

            HYPOCRITE LARRY….as soon as you take off those TORGAN Colored Glasses and tell us that Jacky is a classless a-hole….we will then start to take you seriously…

            Till then…you are a CLOWN…
            Fit Un U Stupid Clowns!

        • Juan Lopez

          Cool then let’s go for it – Do you think that Rodney James Alcala was doing the 8 clap after he got another victim?

          • Bruin Rob

            Take is up with Jack B. U cant take it, do not dish it up

          • ThaiMex

            I don’t believe he was an athlete or ELECTED Team Captain of the disgraced football team. I gotta hand it El Siete…he knows all about heritage and tradition and is doing a fine job of following in the footsteps of the racist 2nd President of U$c, Joseph Widney.
            fit Un U Stupid Clowns!

      • Sark and the Seven Win Wonders

        Diversions Jacky, all diversions. All to escape the reality that pUSC hasn’t played one snap of football, yet the season is already falling apart around Siete’s f-bombs, rantings at players, and of course, the two-story antics of your vaunted cornerback. Look, don’t hate UCLA just because pUSC football is the laughing stock of college football right now. “Clown college.” That’s classic (and sad, and true–when it comes to football).
        #sietehasalreadylostthelockerroom
        #bruinrevolution

      • ThaiMex

        Hey Jack that’s really RICH….NEXT, Be sure to tell us about O.J., The Ting Bros., Winston Justice, Spittin & Gropin’ Tyler, and please tell us about 7ft. knuckle dragin’ women PUNCHERS! be sure to include something brief about 5 Star Tight ends, Drunk, Passed out in Alleys holding stolen Computers….Come on Jack….tell us everything! Tell us a few stories about Goat Boy and Cheatey….I know you know how to use a computer to find stuff. You knuckleheads are a DISGRACE!,
        but please Fit Un….U Stupid Clowns!

        • Jack B

          Glad to see I’ve totally enraged all the Trolls. You’re all so predictable. LOVE it. Make my day.

          The only thing more predictable is USC success and little gutty loser futility.

          So, ignore this Trolls. USC in the Rose Bowl: 24-9. little gutties: 5-7. Explain that Trolls. None of you have the guts. Hah.

          #BridesmaidURoseBowlLosers

          • UCLA owns LA Football

            UCLA 35 – SUCC 14 and two snapped ankles at the Mausoleum. Tsk, tsk, Stinky B.

          • ThaiMex

            sing me a lullaby jackie…
            SNORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
            fit Un U Stupid Clown!

      • http://amillennialist.blogspot.com Santiago Matamoros

        You’re all that great and noble about USC.

    • Porsche018

      Do your parents own a dry cleaners?

      • Ted

        are you a racist?

  • Jethro G Sabbath

    In other news Matt Barkley has fine exhibition game for the Eagles. leading them to rout of Jets. Throwing and running for touchdowns, Matt appears to on the verge of NFL stardom.

    Wolf, if you still report every detail about the lives of the last five USC football coaches, doesn’t it make sense to report this news as well?

    • ThaiMex

      Jethro (Marjoe)…tell us again and more about what a quality fine young man Shaw is….Tell us again how he’s a shinning example and fine representative of the University of South Central. Jump up on that SOAP BOX and tell us again and again, and again, and again…
      The Tail Wags the Dog at Good Ol’ LIMBO U!
      fit Un U Stupid Clowns!

      • Ray Reyes

        Thai, how come you and your ilk find it necessary to TROLL on here, rather than posting positive things on the UCLA blog???? Maybe because NOBODY posts there? Why do you feel the need to post so negatively on here? All you are doing is showing how baby bruin fans are classless. Go hibernate idiot.

        • http://amillennialist.blogspot.com Santiago Matamoros

          We’re here for a few reasons: Wang posts little compared to Wolf, we can’t wait for the games to begin, and it’s nice to be able to gloat a bit over pathologically obnoxious Trojan fans (not all).

          It’s all in good fun, and your hyperbolic and apoplectic reactions only enhance the entertainment value.

          And at least our guys are funny; your Joseph Way B. Lowe Normal and few others here really lowered the bar for banter between fans of rival schools.

          • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

            It’s called Trojan envy. Stop making excuses

          • UCLA owns LA Football

            Still SUCCing Up. Ding ding.

          • steveg

            It makes his little fella feel bigger.

        • UCLA owns LA Football

          “Go hibernate idiot.” Rea-Rea cracks wise.

      • Jethro G Sabbath

        Yes, I was under that impression – just like you admitted you were.

    • UCLA owns LA Football

      Matt Barfly is listed on Eagles roster as the THIRD string QB. Check it out Jetskid.

  • Brad Hutchings

    UCLA should do better this year with its brand new Pauley Aquarium.

    • Toejam For Life

      How about the Ringling Brothers Horse Stables set up on the field in front of the band?

  • FGL28

    Having the evil 4 letter network trash USC, a university they broadcast on their Los Angeles station shows the utter lack of class and respect towards the University and it’s fans. I do not have a problem with pointing out the warts but middle school name calling has no place in sports reporting. Pete Arbogast must be so proud.

    • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

      LOL the guy is such a clown himself he has to work on Wipeout. What a joke.

    • Larry Harris

      Let’s see…Arbo or Roberts? Roberts ain’t no Dick Enberg.
      Maybe the Wolfman will start one of his well-respected polls.

  • LamontRaymond

    Polish up that resume, J-man….

  • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

    Ahhh… the most overused clip in history.

    • Larry Harris

      These Hitler clips crack me up even more…each time I see one. Creative, and it never gets old.

      • Buzz

        Seems to fit every occasion. The guy looks and sounds the part.

  • Charlene Bucketts

    New hero of this blog – Bruin Rob – Not many people can make fun of a kid dying but you “sir” take the cake.
    #losersalwaysgetkarma

  • Wayne Lusvardi

    Ya, and I guess when former USC recruit who ended up at UCLA, Kylie Fitts, quit UCLA this summer it was an indication that UCLA had become a Bozo the Clown University that could no longer get top high school football recruits? People love to hate a winner.

  • Thinker

    If USC is a clown college, then paint my face, stick a red nose on me, and give floppy shoes…