USC defensive end Jimmy Gunn, a consensus All-American who was part of “The Wild Bunch” defensive line in 1969, died on Saturday in Los Angeles of heart failure. He was 66. A service will be held on April 24 at 11 a.m. at Greater St. Luke Church of God in Christ (3195 L St., San Diego 92102).
Gunn was an All-American in 1969 and played six seasons with the Chicago Bears before he retired in 1976 and is a member of the USC Hall of Fame. The Wild Bunch, named after the landmark 1969 Western movie of the same name, consisted of Gunn, end Charles Weaver, tackles Al Cowlings and Tody Smith and middle guards Willard “Bubba” Scott and Tony Terry.
With Nathan Smith’s commitment today, USC has four commitments for the Class of 2016. That puts the Trojans at No. 21 in Rivals.com’s current rankings. Miami already has 20 commits and is currently No. 1.
USC has canceled the Fountain Run, where seniors dash around the campus to the different fountains in various forms of clothing. It’s really something UCLA and other schools have done for years but only started at USC a few years ago.
USC student affairs said last year’s run caused almost $50,000 in damage and “$6,582 in ambulance costs (2014) and “73 medical calls over the last five years,” according to the Daily Trojan.
I wonder how many medical costs and ambulance costs were incurred at the Row the past five years? An outdoor block party called the Senior Run is now planned instead.
It seems ages ago that David Sills committed to USC as a 13-year-old. It even seems a long time since he decommitted from USC. But he’s currently competing in spring drills for West Virginia, where there is a quarterback competition. His main competitors were onthe team last season so Sills is behind in learning the offense.
But his spring will probably be a little more active than Ricky Town’s spring game last weekend at USC, when he threw one pass that was intercepted. So maybe Sills is fortunate USC nudged him elsewhere.
Timmy Robinson’s 2-run single broke the game open in the 12th. Reliever Marc Huberman get strikeouts to end the 10th and 11th innings with runners at third base. The Waves had the bases loaded in the 11th when Huberman got the strikeout.