A Few Words On Scott Ross


If you knew or met Scott Ross, you knew he was intense and tough, a perfect linebacker who was willing to go through a wall for USC. And he backed it up. As a senior in 1990, Ross was USC’s team MVP, most inspirational player and defensive player of the year.

The first time I saw Ross play was at El Toro High School. He was overshadowed by quarterback Bret Johnson (UCLA, Michigan State) and there were other future college players on the team. But it was impossible to take your eyes off Ross, who played with abandon and was equally memorable off

There will be two services for Ross. Information after the jump:

A service will be held this Saturday (Sept. 27) at 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Plantersville, Texas. (8227 County Road 205, Plantersville, TX 77363, 936-894-2223).

Also, a Southern California service is scheduled for Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif. (1 Saddleback Pkwy, Lake Forest, CA 92630, 949-609-8000).



  • Helen

    Thanks for the kind words Scott.

  • john wolcott

    Those were some good SC teams he played on– 1988 SC played ND for No. 1; 87-89 SC went to 3 straight rose bowls.

  • EncinitasBruin

    Sometimes Wolf rises above his myopic views of certain players, subjects and coaches (i.e. Kiffin) and we catch a glimpse of the better angels of his nature.

    • Jack B

      “Better angels of his nature?” Wow. If only Wolfie read his blog, he’d be overwhelmed to read such BS.

      This is by far the funniest Troll comment I’ve read on this blog, ever. Congrats for originality.

      • john wolcott

        All personalities are multi-faceted. Take the jerk of a driver off the freeway and hiking in the mountains, he will probably be a nice guy. Etc etc.

        • Old Trojan

          Mostly this is true, good point. Jack B. has two facets: Complaining and Insulting. You can take him hiking. Just don’t turn your back on him.

      • EncinitasBruin

        Would love to claim that for my own, but it’s Abraham Lincoln from the Gettysburg Address. So, the BS goes to Honest Abe himself.

        • Jack B

          Little did Lincoln know that his anti-violence plea would somehow make its way to Inside USC.

          • EncinitasBruin


          • Jack B

            If all Trolls were like you and ProbyU, the world would be a better place. Heck, we wouldn’t even call you Trolls.

      • Old Trojan

        Jack, you have the need to fling dung even on this post which is supposed to memorialize a great Trojan?

        I realize you seem to have only two gears, insult and complain, but you really couldn’t wait for the next post to spew? Seriously?

        • Jack B

          Wolfie’s a phony, biased reporter and a lazy, poor blogger whom many of us wish would be replaced.

          If you don’t like my posts, don’t read them. Seriously. Is it that hard for you to figure out?

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

          Jack “Joe Blow” B knows only execration and excretion.

          • Jack B

            Not true. I also know you’re a stupid wimp. Of course, you already know that coward.

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

            There Nobs goes again, proving my point.

            Thanks, Mark!

          • Jack B

            Go see a doctor Troll. Nobs? Mark?

            You’ve outdumbed yourself with that pea brain of yours. If you really knew who these fictional characters are, you’d realize what a fool you’re making of yourself.

            Thanks Carl. Or is it Ray? How about Chet or Topper? Typical little gutty. Confused as hell.

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

            The lady doth protest too much, methinks.A sad and pathetic attempt at misdirection.

            It would have been more believable if you had tried denial the first few times you were exposed.

            It would have been much more believable if you had acknowledged those whom you call “fictional characters,” rather than deny them entirely.

            There’s a kind of confession in your look, Jack “Joe Blow” B. Inept, inapt, etiolated desperation is written all over your face.

          • Jack B

            What a bombastic blowhard. Even for a little gutty, you’re disappointing.

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

            Polysyllabic words make one neither “bombastic” nor a “blowhard.”

            (And thanks for proving my point.)

  • The Monopoly Is Over Here 2.0

    You saw him in high school in 1987? Jesus, how old is Gargamel? #brilliantcareer

  • TrojanFan3.0


  • Yale O. Leftwich

    If more players played with his love for SC,there would be no controversies.