You can check out site, Awful Announcing, to see how Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said in the same day the Pac-12 Network has a bright future and he can also envision where it doesn’t exist because he sold off all the TV rights to other networks.
You might have heard the Chargers appear close to moving to Los Angeles and would play at the Coliseum, with the Rams and USC. One possible byproduct would be the installation of artificial turf for two seasons.
Can you imagine the tradition break if the nearly 100-year-old stadium installed fake grass? I doubt that benefits the “student-athletes.”
Lane Kiffin did not get/take the Houston job, but in my weekly notes column, I ask if he has changed enough to really be a successful head coach? I offer an example when he injected a player into a story as a way to slip out of an awkward situation. I also mention the latest on quarterback Max Browne. Full story here
Adoree Jackson’s electrifying performance against Notre Dame had to play a major role in winning the Thorpe Award on Thursday. But it is debatable how much of his defensive play really clinched it. Some argued there were several better cornerbacks in the Pac-12. Jackson gave up six TD passes this season. But USC is USC. And when you perform in the big games, you can win a major award. As I said above during the Notre Dame game.
USC played Penn State in the 1923 Rose Bowl, which was the first bowl game in school history. The Trojans were selected for the game, despite finishing behind and losing during the regular season to California, because the Golden Bears did not want to make a post-season trip to Pasadena three years in a row.
Can you imagine Cal doing that today? Or even making a Rose Bowl?
USC cornerback Adoree Jackson was a first-team All-American on the Walter Camp team today. Jackson made the second team as a kick returner. Now this is real All-American team, unlike the Madness team yesterday.
Lynwood cornerback Wylan Free announced via twitter he was no longer committed to USC. Free had been offered by Utah, BYU, Utah State, Hawaii and Boise State before picking USC. So, one naturally wonders, whether he chose to decommit or was nudged elsewhere by the coaches?