Ignorance Is Bliss Cont.


Colin Cowherd showed his soccer ignorance today when he compared Notre Dame to England: “Used to be better. Last 30 years mostly hype.”

England has won one World Cup (1966) and really done nothing else. Notre Dame has won 11 national titles. It went to the BCS title game in 2012. England fans would kill to make another World Cup title game. Or to beat Iceland.

He’s warmer comparing Brazil to USC: “USC is Brazil. You always think they should be better. Unbelievable skill. Really good on the perimeter. Huge brand. Some of the best players ever.”

Of course his USC analogy is better because he is a USC homer.

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USC Morning Buzz: Some Updated Early Point Spreads

WASH.TDAre you looking for some new point spreads on USC games? Or how about some games that already almost a touchdown spread in June? The sports betting site, WagerTalk.com, has released updated speads on six games:

USC is a 6.5-point underdog against Stanford; a 1-point favorite over Utah; a 3.5-point favorite over Oregon; a 6-point underdog at Washington and a 3.5-point underdog against UCLA and a 6.5 favorite over Notre Dame.

That’s a lot of points for the Stanford, Washington and Notre Dame games. Stanford has a new quarterback that has not been picked (just like USC). Washington is highly regarded but unproven while Notre Dame looks like a team many want to downgrade from a year ago.

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Another Three Star Commitment

USC has received a commitment from three-star TE Erik Krommenhoek of Danville, Calif. Who else offered him? UCLA, Harvard, Yale, Colorado, Nevada, Arkansas, Pitt, Wyoming, Oregon State, Arizona State . . . you get the picture.

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Long-Time USC Announcer Tom Kelly Dies At 88


Tom Kelly, who was synonymous with USC football and basketball, died this morning. He was 88 and about to celebrate his 89th birthday Wednesday. Kelly started calling USC games in 1961 and did games almost yearly until 2003. Above he is announcing the 1974 USC-Notre Dame game.

Here’s an obituary on Kelly, who was the announcer for five national championship teams.

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USC Morning Buzz: Nothing Spells Perfection Like El Camino College

I said Thursday that West Virginia QB David Sills’ transfer to El Camino College was probably orchestrated by his guru, Steve Clarkson. Well, it turns out El Camino’s offensive coordinator, Tim Kaub, works at Clarkson quarterback camps. And it was Clarkson who called Sills a “perfect quarterback.” I didn’t realize perfect quarterbacks go to El Camino. But Baby Quarterbacks do. USC coach Steve Sarkisian nudged him elsewhere after getting hired. That led to West Virginia, which switched him to wide receiver.

Maybe Tate Martell will be at El Camino College in three years too since he is also a Clarkson client.

Here’s a fun fact: When USC held its Rising Stars camp before in 2013 it rated the top three quarterbacks as (in order) Ricky Town, Josh Rosen and Sills. How was Rosen behind Town?!?!

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Games Of Thrones Talk

GAME.OF.THRONES.6Season finale time! Who lives? Who dies?

If you hoped for a quiet finale, too many people died for that to happen. But it wasn’t as depressing as last year’s finale when Jon Snow supposedly died.

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Southern California Invasion

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh spent this weekend with satellite camps in Oceanside and Los Angeles. And Ohio State got a commitment from St. John Bosco offensive lineman Wyatt Davis, who some consider the top guard in the nation.

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