USC still has a vacancy for a running backs coach. It doesn’t appear like Western Kentucky can supply anyone. So where will USC find the next Deland McCullough, who was at Indiana before coming to USC. USC got lucky with McCullough. Can it hit the jackpot two straight years?
One potential problem: Coaches might view USC as a one-year job as far as security goes in case the Trojans lose more than expected next season.
All things being equal, Sam Darnold always seemed like someone that actually might come back for his junior year. I certainly heard that from many USC fans. I always thought it was 50-50 going into the 2017 season.
But going into next year, Darnold knew he would have a 29-year-old first-time quarterbacks coach. Now it might be an awesome first-time coach. But would you want to risk your NFL stock and possibility of being the No. 1 pick on that chance?
The Pac-12 has 29 players on the combined rosters of the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots, which is more than any other conference. Ironically, USC has just one player: wide receiver Nelson Agholor of the Eagles.
It’s worth noting Eagles QB Nick Foles was a three-star prospect, ranked the 30th-best quarterback in the nation by Rivals.com. Foles was the quarterback at Arizona when it handed Pete Carroll the final loss of his USC career, a 21-17 setback on Dec. 5, 2009.
Former Colorado tailback Rashaan Salaam’s 1994 Heisman Trophy sold at auction for a record $399,608 Saturday. The previous record for a Heisman sold at auction was $395,240 for Bruce P. Smith’s 1941 trophy.
Other Heismans that have been sold: Larry Kelley’s 1936 Heismen went for $328,100 (1999); O.J. Simpson’s 1968 Heisman went for $255,000 (1999); Charles White’s 1979 Heisman went for $293,750 (2006) and Paul Hornung’s 1956 Heisman was sold for $250,000 in 2000.
According to SCP Auctions, Denver real estate and private equity investor Tyler Tysdal, who owned Salaam’s trophy, pledged that net proceeds from the sale will be donated to the National Institutes of Health to support research on athletes’ medical conditions.