Legendary USC Men’s Swim Coach Peter Daland Dies At Age 93

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.
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Su’a Cravens Wants A Hostile Environment

Safety-linebacker Su’a Cravens said this is a must-win game against Utah and he wants a hostile environment.

I love a crazy environment,” Cravens said. “I like getting booed. I like hearing everything they have to say. It’s that much better when you beat a team.”


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Stat Of The Day

"1018_SPT_LDN-L-USC-COLORADO -MB"Michael Owen Baker/Los Angeles Daily News

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.

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Adoree Jackson Play Count

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.

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Sunday Night With Sarkisian

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.

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New Helmets Please Players

"1018_SPT_LDN-L-USC-COLORADO -MB"USC wore shiny metallic red helmets with chrome face masks and the played gave the new look a thumbs up.

“I think it was awesome,” wide receiver Juju Smith said. “USC finally came out with something new. It’s pretty cool. Now we can get new uniforms hopefully.”

Added safety Su’a Cravens: “I like the face mask. Hopefully we can get new uniforms.”

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Meanwhile, In Reggie Bush World

bush-pushThe famous Bush Push was almost exactly nine years ago (Oct. 15, 2005) and last Reggie Bush weighed in on the crucial offensive pass interference call that denied Notre Dame a touchdown to beat Florida State.

“Wow not sure about the call,” Bush tweeted. “Hate to see a game decided on that.”

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