I decided to ask another expert about USC’s regular-season victory total, which was initially a jarring 8-8.5 until moving up to 9 recently. Here’s some thoughts from Peter Loshak, the college football lead handicapper at Sportsbook Review.
Who is up? Who is down? Time for this week’s winners and losers. And another chance to run a gorgeous color photo of the great George Tirebiter.
In case you missed it, he was ranked the No. 2 player in Southern California by the Daily News, even ahead of higher-rated QB K.J. Costello. Not bad for the three-star QB from Glendora.
Top 5 Schools (No Order) 1. Alabama 2. Washington 3. USC 4. Texas A&M 5. Michigan – Releasing commitment date soon
— Tate Martell™ (@TheTateMartell) July 26, 2015
Tate Martell, the 5-10 wunderkind QB who is believed to heavily favor USC.
Former USC pitcher Randy Johnson was officially inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame today. From a USC perspective, it is interesting to note that he has remained involve with the baseball program, attending last year’s ceremony for the statue of legendary manager Rod Dedeaux. And of course, he was a member of the Daily Trojan staff while a USC student. The below photo is of the Daily Trojan team that faced UCLA in the 1982 Blood Bowl.
A reader suggests a different question for yesterday: Will Cody Kessler stay in games to pad the stats for an Heisman Trophy campaign or will Max Browne’s need for experience be more important? If you watched any USC-Colorado games since 2010, you know stat-padding is an art form for the football program. So it’s a legitimate question.
The Coliseum looks quite different as it is prepared for tonight’s Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games. Live updates here
Who are the top 10 high school football recruits in Southern California? USC commit (for now) Mique Juarez, a linebacker from North Torrance, is No. 1 on the Daily News’ list. You might be surprised at No. 2 and where Tyler Vaughns ended up. See the full list here.