Former USC cornerback Kevon Seymour is working with the first-team defense in today’s Buffalo Bills voluntary workouts as No. 1 cornerback Stephen Gilmore sits out while he and the team work on a contract extension.
New athletic director Lynn Swann is supposed to be a good businessman. Well, he is good at sitting on boards at least. But when Swann takes over in July, he can deal with UCLA signing what is believed to be the biggest apparel deal in college history with Under Armour ($280 million, 15 years). Because USC is a private school, its deal with Nike is not public. But it’s not considered to be one of the best deals and Michigan reportedly has a better deal with Nike. Phil Knight’s been chummy with USC for years (John McKay was on the Nike board) but this is an area where USC is lagging. Maybe that chummy relationship has hurt USC’s apparel deal.
Looks like we have an all-USC battle over the future home of the Raiders. Former USC players Ronnie Lott and Rodney Peete are leading an investment group that wants to build the Raiders a new stadium in Oakland, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. That puts them at odds with USC Board of Trustee member Ed Roski, who is part of the Las Vegas proposal that currently has the support of Raiders owner Mark Davis.
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San Clemente QB Jack Sears was invited over the weekend to the Elite 11 finals. Sears is probably USC’s No. 1 QB target for 2017. Is it really possible two quarterbacks from San Clemente would follow each other to USC? It seems doubtful Sears would want to watch Sam Darnold start for a couple years but who knows. Sears certainly beats the alternative of USC trying to woo Tate Martell for a third time.
Did you notice Texas A&M, which got dropped by Martell a couple weeks ago, secured a commitment from QB Connor Blumrick? I don’t know a lot about Blumrick. But I know he is 6-6. Not 5-10.
USC president Max Nikias will be in San Francisco today as the Pac-12’s chancellors and presidents meet with commissioner Larry Scott. Perhaps Scott’s $4 million salary will be a topic. Not really. The presidents approved what he got paid a long time ago. And the Pac-12 Network’s inability to be viewed by many fans will also not be discussed much. But there will probably be something announced about concern for the student-athletes. Unless it means not playing a 7 p.m. football game.
Pat Haden and J.K. McKay, the co-CIF players of the year in 1970, with the 4-A championship trophy after leading Bishop Amat to the title with an 18-17 OT victory over Lakewood. Haden completed 537 of 850 passes for 7,633 yards and 82 TDs in his career while McKay caught 207 passes for 3,389 yards and 48 TDs.