Halfback Ron Heller gains 5 yards as No. 1-ranked USC faced No. 3-ranked Oklahoma in on Sept. 28, 1963 at the Coliseum. The Sooners won, 17-12. But the real surprise was the attendance: 39.345. For the Nos. 1 and 3 ranked teams in the nation?
It would be easy to say they did based on last night’s draft results. But it is worth remembering one thing: This was considered a weak draft. Next year is considered a very strong draft. Just think of all the guys who initially turned pro and changed their minds. So there was probably a feeling they wouldn’t get drafted next year either. And for Jovanovic, Europe is always a strong option. So who knows if it was a mistake.
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Minnesota forward Charles Buggs will transfer to USC, according to a source within the program. Buggs, who is 6-9, will be immediately eligible and play one season as a graduate transfer. He will add needed frontcourt depth after averaging 5.9 points and 2.9 rebounds last season. USC now has 10 players on scholarship.
David Sills, aka the Baby Quarterback, is transferring from West Virginia where he was playing wide receiver and will start classes at El Camino College in Torrance on Monday. Sills committed to USC as a seventh grader. He was so good West Virginia had him play wide receiver, where he had some success. And now he will be back in Southern California in revive his career as a QB. Can’t get rid of this guy! The move to El Camino was probably orchestrated by his QB guru, Steve Clarkson.
It means Sills, who former USC coach Steve Sarkisian did not really want to attend USC, will now play QB at the same junior college as Sarkisian.
Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, offensive tackle Zach Banner are first-team picks and Adoree Jackson second-team selection on the Athlon All-American team.