Fred Lynn Makes Omaha College Baseball Hall Of Fame

Former USC star Fred Lynn will be inducted into the Omaha College Baseball Hall of Fame on July 1. Lynn was a member of three USC teams that won NCAA titles and was an All-American in 1972 when he hit .467 in the College World Series. He is probably best known for being American League MVP and Rookie of the Year in 1975.

Lynn is already in the National College Baseball Hall of Fame. The Omaha version was created in 2013. The only other USC member is former coach Rod Dedeaux.

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Matt Corral Fallout, Continued

USC is now looking at quarterback Brevin White from Paraclete in Lancaster. White’s actually played at Alemany and Chaminade before his most-recent transfer. He is ranked No. 11 by Rivals among pro-style quarterbacks and has not been offered by USC yet. But USC is looking everywhere now that Matt Corral is going elsewhere.

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Cal Coach Justin Wilcox Gets $25,000 If He Beats Stanford

Cal coach Justin Wilcox signed a five-year deal worth $1.9 million per year. But the interesting part are two potential bonuses: Wilcox gets $25,000 if he can beat Stanford. And he gets $325,000 if he wins eight games.

How much should Wilcox get if he beats USC? It’s been 14 years since Cal last defeated the Trojans. So maybe if he did beat USC, it should be worth $500,000 since Cal’s won eight games and beaten Stanford in the past 14 years.

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USC Morning Buzz: Guess Who The Second-Least Experienced Team In The Nation Is?

USC has Sam Darnold, Ronald Jones, quite a bit of its front seven and three-fourths of its secondary returning this season. So I bet you would be surprised to learcn that analyst Phil Steele has the Trojans as one of the least-experienced teams in the nation, Let’s go to the rankings:

Rank Team PTS SR ST SR 2D JR ST JR 2D SO ST SO 2D FR ST FR 2D
126 Duke 52.0 7 1 7 6 6 9 2 6
127 Illinois 46.0 6 1 6 6 7 8 3 7
127 Michigan St 46.0 3 3 5 9 10 5 4 5
129 USC 44.0 4 2 11 3 5 6 2 11
130 Michigan 40.0 4 2 5 5 11 4 2 11

No one would be surprised if Michigan and USC made the College Football Playoff despite these rankings. And now for the top five teams:

  1. Air Force
  2. Navy
  3. Southern Miss
  4. East Carolina
  5. Akron

Anyways, check out Steele’s full rankings here

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Nick Young Becomes A Free Agent

Lakers guard Nick Young has elected not to exercise his option to extend his contract and becomes an unrestricted free agent. So Young, a former USC guard, outlasted D’Angelo Russell by a day.

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Sam Darnold Attending Manning Passing Academy

USC quarterback Sam Darnold will be at the Manning Passing Academy this weekend in Thibodaux, La. The academy is run by Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning.

Previous USC quarterbacks Matt Barkley and Cody Kessler also attended. Darnold will be a counselor but college quarterbacks usually take part in a passing competition too.

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Matt Corral Fallout, Continued

Since it seems USC must sign a QB even with Matt Corral going elsewhere, who is left? One possibility is Justin Fields, the No. 1-ranked dual threat QB in the nation according to Rivals. Fields is considering Florida, Florida State, Auburn, Georgia and North Carolina.

USC has not even offered Fields a scholarship yet. And this is the mystery: If USC wanted to back off Corral, it should have been working behind the scenes with other quarterbacks. Not offering Jack Tuttle on Saturday morning.

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