I wrote today about freshman safety Jamel Cook, who had 3 interceptions Tuesday and two big hits on Thursday in practice.
Excerpt: “The interesting part is USC is trying to make the 6-foot-4, 195-pound Cook a nickel back. That gives him a quicker path to playing time with last year’s starting safeties, Chris Hawkins and Marvell Tell, returning this season.
“I never imagined three interceptions (in one practice),” Cook said Thursday. “I had two in high school, but never three.” Full story here
Jason Hart has turned down an offer from Washington and will remain at USC as an assistant coach, according to an athletic dept. source. Hart received a new two-year contract and was personally recruited to stay by athletic director Lynn Swann. It’s a big win for the program because Hart recruited Bennie Boatwright, Chimezie Metu, De’Anthony Melton and Jonah Mathews, among others at USC.