I spoke to LenDale White today and here’s some quick excerpts:
White said he was forced to apologize on twitter in order to get a field pass for the Colorado game following his comments during the Arizona game.
White said he never went the locker room and was told by security as soon as he left the football field that he had to leave the Coliseum. This was a few minutes after an angry confrontation with Pat Haden.
A security guy told me, “somebody doesn’t want you to go up that way (by the locker room),” White said. “I couldn’t believe I was getting kicked out. If Pat didn’t say it, why was I being escorted out of there? I don’t understand where it came from.
“No one wants to be a man (and say who ordered me out). The fish stinks from the head. No middle man is going to say it. I never even tried to go into the locker room.
Peter Daland was USC’s men’s swim coach for 35 years and won nine NCAA titles from 1958-92. He died Monday morning from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 93.
Daland coach world-class swimmers like John Naber, winner of four Olympic golds and 10 NCAA titles; American record holders Dave Wharton and Mike O’Brien along with Olympic stars Roy Saari, Murray Rose, Jeff Float, Joe and Mike Bottom and Bruce and Steve Furniss.
A public memorial service at USC will be announced at a future date. Continue reading “Legendary USC Men’s Swim Coach Peter Daland Dies At Age 93” »
Cody Kessler threw a school single-game record 7 touchdown passes against Colorado on Saturday. Athletic director Pat Haden was the touchdown pass leader on USC’s 1972 national championship team and threw 7 touchdowns the entire season.
Did you see the report that Caesar (aka Pete Carroll) tried to trade for Cleveland tight end and former USC football player Jordan Cameron? Things have certainly come full circle considering Carroll would never play Cameron when he was at USC.
It was an abbreviated performance because he aggravated his hip injury but Adoree Jackson spent eight plays on defense and four on special teams. Jackson said if he was healthy he would have played some offense.
Steve Sarkisian said on the Pat Haden-LenDale White incident: “They had a discussion on the field and went their separate ways.”
Sarkisian said he spoke to Haden but not White since the incident. Leonard Williams played 54 snaps against Utah a week after going 94 against Arizona. Sarkisian said safety Gerald Bowman is healthy to play against Utah. He said Adoree Jackson (hip) must manage his injury and play.
Linebacker Anthony Sarao went 81 snaps on defense and 14-15 on special teams.