Jackson Sr. also held the title of USC offensive coordinator and was at USC from 1976-81. He also assistant head coach at UNLV from 1999-2004 under John Robinson. His son, John Jackson Jr., was a wide receiver at USC and currently serves as the Trojans radio analyst. His daughter, Tracie, works at USC.
First quarterback Matt Corral left Oaks Christian. Now wide receiver Mycah Pittman has decided to transfer. Pittman is the younger brother of USC WR Michael Pittman and already has an offer from USC. He is a Class of 2019 recruit. So Corral and Pittman will be a big package deal for some school.
Announcer Mike Walden, a member of the USC Hall of Fame, died on Feb. 12, according to LARadio.com. He was 89.
Walden was USC’s play-by-play announcer from 1966-72 but did USC games for various networks for several decades. He was also UCLA’s play-by-play announcer, the only person to be both school’s primary announcer. Many of you might remember him best for his role as the straight man on the “Super Dave” TV show.
Above, he calls what i consider the greatest shot in USC basketball history during a 1982 game vs. Washington at the Sports Arena. The analyst is coaching legend Pete Newell.
A couple days ago I asked if anyone could find a mock draft with a USC player in the first round? Well, here’s one by Pete Prisco of CBS Sports that has Adoree Jackson going with the 30th pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
And Jackson’s getting some compliments from respected draft analyst Mike Mayock.
“He provides immediate value as a return guy,” Mayock said. “He’s not a top-five corner yet (in this NFL draft). But I think he’s raw and has the ability to develop into one.”
That will mean playing with more consistency than he did at USC last season, when he surrendered seven touchdown passes.