USC Picture Of The Day

HELLER.1963Halfback 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?

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USC Morning Buzz: Did Julian Jacobs/Nikola Jovanovic Make Mistake Turning Pro?

NIKOLA.BALLIt 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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Charles Buggs To USC

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Aaron Lavinsky/Minneapolis Star Tribune

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.

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USC Quick Thought

Does it make sense that Pat Haden, who is a center of controversy, will remain at USC when Lynn Swann takes over but J.K. McKay, who never caused any problems, is not retained.

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Speaking Of Baby Quarterbacks

USC has offered a scholarship to quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei, an 8th grader who will attend St. John Bosco in the fall. By the time he attends college, Sam Darnold will no longer have college eligibility.

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USC Morning Buzz: The Baby Quarterback Transfers To El Camino College

SILLS.CACTUSDavid 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.

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