Former USC linebacker Junior Seau should be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame, perhaps around 4 p.m. (PT) today.
UCLA coach Billy Barnes and USC coach Don Clark shake hands after the 1958 Crosstown Rivalry, which ended in a 15-15 tie. Note the lack of a mob scene on the field after the game. No media horde. No big display of security. Just a few photographers. And of course, note the big white clock that was atop the Coliseum scoreboard. Photo courtesy USC digital library.
Let’s take a moment to consider USC’s history of hiring head coaches.
Don Clark (1957) was a USC assistant. John McKay (1960) was a USC assistant . John Robinson (1976) was a former USC assistant. Ted Tollner (1983) was a USC assistant. Larry Smith (1987) was a fellow Pac-10 coach at Arizona. Robinson (1994) again. Paul Hackett (1998) a former USC assistant. Pete Carroll (2001) an out of work former NFL coach. Lane Kiffin (2010) a former USC assistant. Steve Sarkisian (2014) a former USC assistant.
So that seems to suggest Ed Orgeron could be a strong candidate the next time USC hires a coach. But would he be considered if he were a position coach at LSU? Does he need to be a head coach somewhere else first? Will he be a hired somewhere else? There didn’t seem to be much buzz for him getting offered a head-coaching job other than some talk about Kansas being interested.
In the above photo are former USC men’s volleyball coach Bob Yoder, Bryan Ivie, Tom Duke, current USC coach Bill Ferguson , The jerseys Duke (1988 national player of the year) and Bryan Ivie (1990, 1991 national player of the year) were retired.
No. 3 Cal defeated the No. 14-ranked USC women’s swim team today, 197.5-102.5. But the meet was notable because the Pac-12 Network telecast featured the return of analyst and former Olympian, Amy Van Dyken, since she was involved in a life-threatening ATV accident in June.
Here’s the feature that opened the telecast of today’s meet on Van Dyken.
UCLA coach Jim Mora deleted his twitter account after the Alamo Bowl. Then he set up a private account. Then he supposedly started his account again, tweeted a photo of a recruit and deleted, then claimed it was hacked, then deleted it again. Confused?
Here’s a detailed explanation.
Bovada just posted their 2015 Heisman Trophy odds and USC QB Cody Kessler is fifth at 12/1 odds. UCLA RB Paul Perkins is also at 12/1. Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott is the favorite at 6/1. Full list after the jump:
I continue to hear UCLA offensive line coach Adrian Klemm is a candidate for the USC offensive line coaching position. Steve Sarkisian strongly pursued Klemm last year before he got a new contract at UCLA.
Whether or not Klemm would take the job remains to be seen but he is clearly someone Sarkisian finds to be a strong coaching candidate.