Defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes does not know where he will go to college, according to the Sacramento Bee’s Joe Davidson, who is close to the family. Davidson said it’s not a “petty issue” that is making Vanderdoes rethink his decision.
There is a lot of speculation — and no denial — that the star defensive tackle will not attend Notre Dame despite signing a letter of intent with the Irish. He originally committed to USC before changing his mind in December.
UCLA would probably be considered the top choice for Vanderdoes but USC would also be in the mix. And hey, maybe that scholarship offer to his younger sister will play a role after all.
Here’s the latest from the Sacramento Bee.
I mentioned last week that I felt some at USC were pushing water polo’s success a bit too hard to mask some other sports (football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball) recent struggles.
My question for you is will it improve? Baseball seems a mess. Football has plenty of doubters. I hear great things about Andy Enfield but he remains unproven other than those two weeks in March. Is Cynthia Cooper the safest bet at this point to resurrect a program?
The Wall Street Journal reports Scott’s total compensation is more than $3 million, which tops the Big Ten’s Jim Delany (2.8 million) and SEC’s Mike Slive (1.6 million). Scott’s crowning achievement is the ESPN and Fox TV deal worth $3 billion over 12 years and formation of the conference-owned Pac-12 Network.
But there’s been some other issues: If you have DirecTV, you have no Pac-12 Network. If you are a USC fan, you will endure a home game on a Thursday night this season. And there is the whole embarrassing scandal involving former supervisor of basketball officials, Ed Rush.
As I’ve said before, Scott did well on the TV deals but also benefited from good timing.
USC reportedly will get Darion Clark is a 6-foot-6 forward from North Carolina-Charlotte, who will transfer and sit out next season. Clark averaged 6.2 points and 4.6 rebounds per game last season.
For all the buzz surrounding Andy Enfield, you might expect some higher-profile or higher-ranked players to commit or enroll but he probably is looking at what his roster needs will be two years from now. Right?
Despite the perception safety T.J. McDonald did not have a great senior season, an AFC coach told me today he was prepared to draft McDonald if the Rams didn’t take him in the third round.
This would back up Rams coach Jeff Fisher’s draft comments that he was worried McDonald would go before the 71st pick.
“I liked the way he played,” the AFC coach said. “I know some people might have been surprised but I wanted to take him. The Rams just took him first.”
Highy regarded linebacker who never played because of heart condition earned degree and will start coaching internship with Seahawks in July.