Morning Buzz: USC Offers A Quarterback . . . From Alabama

USC must sign a quarterback for the Class of 2019 so it offered a scholarship to Paul Tyson from Trussville, Alabama. He has offers from Duke, Oregon, North Carolina State and Kentucky. Who has not offered him? Alabama. That’s not a great sign. But maybe USC discovered something about the Alabama native that Nick Saban did not.

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Sightings

Former USC linebacker Hayes Pullard held his third annual football camp this weekend at Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles. Former USC wide receivers Robert Woods and Marqise Lee were among the former players in attendance.

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It Never Ends

LaVar Ball didn’t like the officiating in a club game yesterday, so he got a technical foul and then pulled his team off the court, forfeiting the game. I bet the UCLA coaches watching his son, LaMelo, were impressed.

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USC-Miami Flashback

A reader asked last week for a picture from the 1968 USC-Miami game. So here is USC QB Steve Sogge rolling out to pass while being pursued by two-time All-American Ted Hendricks, the “Mad Stork,” who won four Super Bowls (three with the Raiders) and is in the NFL Hall of Fame.

No. 2-ranked USC defeated No. 13 Miami, 28-3. O.J. Simpson rushed for 163 yards in the home opener while Sogge completed 11 of 17 passes for 136 yards.

You know who else threw a touchdown pass for USC? Reserve QB Mike Holmgren, who became better known as an NFL coach. His TD pass was to . . . Bob Chandler. Below is the Sports Ilustrated cover from the game.

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Sightings

Sam Darnold is at the Summit QB camp in Dana Point, which is run by Jordan Palmer, the younger brother of Carson Palmer. Jordan Palmer is working with Darnold on his throwing motion this summer.

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Matt Corral Commits To Florida

The Matt Corral saga is over . . . we hope. Corral announced today he committed to Florida. So that means USC officially needs another QB for its recruiting class. Or believes it does. I think they can survive without one but the feeling inside the program is they need another QB.

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On Basketball Scholarships

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I asked someone at USC familiar with how athletic scholarships are renewed what happens if Marvin Bagley reclassified to the Class of 2017 and USC did not have an available basketball scholarship?

“Oh, (the basketball program) would find a way to get one back, don’t worry. It would happen,” they said.

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