USC assistant strength coach Keith Belton, who was primarily known as the guy jumping up-and-down or waving a towel on the sidelines at games, was hired as strength coach at UNLV. This should help return some normalcy to the Trojans’ sideline.
I'm officially at Trojan! Fight on ✌️ pic.twitter.com/c98YcQ93UC
— Isaac Whitney (@isaacwhitney8) December 18, 2014
Isaac Whitney was expected to go to USC for the past couple months but the Riverside City College wide receiver made it official today. Is USC taking a JC receiver because it expects Nelson Agholor to turn pro?
Here’s the list of Pac-12 players to make at least one first-team All-American squad. Leonard Williams is the lone USC player after making the AFCA team yesterday.
Last night’s football banquet offered awards for the “Perimeter Player of the year.” That’s something to tell the grandchildren about one day, how you were the top perimeter player. Is that a sign of progress? Is it too hard to give an award a good name or does it need to sound like Justin Wilcox coined it?
Last night also confirmed that USC will not give an award for UCLA player of the game unless the Trojans win. Ditto for Notre Dame player of the game. It was a long tradition to give awards for both games win or lose until Pete Carroll decided not to give an award for the UCLA game after losing in 2005.
All-American defensive lineman Leonard Williams was named the most valuable player at tonight’s USC football banquet. Tight end Randall Telfer won the most inspirational award while Williams and center Max Tuerk were the linemen of the year. Wide receiver Nelson Agholor and linebacker Su’a Cravens were the perimeter players of the year.
Full list of winners after the jump:
USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor is currently projected as a mid-to-late round draft pick according to NFL scouts I’ve talked to this week. Is that a good or bad thing for USC fans who want Aguilar to come back? His stats will probably go down next season with other receivers more experienced and would his stock increase?