USC’s football media guide is out and the depth chart contains a surprise. If you click on the picture, check out middle linebacker where “Hayes Brown” is poised to start for the Trojans. He must be Hayes Pullard.incognito.
In this episode, co-host Reid Silverman and I visit the statue of famed actor Douglas Fairbanks in the courtyard of the Cinema School.
Bovada has USC’s over/under for the regular season as nine wins. And the Trojans’ odds to win the College Football Playoff championship are 25/1.
The over/under and odds for every college team is listed after the jump:
Here’s Stanford’s official explanation on why it will gouge you for making sure you have a ticket at the USC game Sept. 6 with “Predictable Dynamic Pricing.”
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1) It provides customers full visibility into the pricing schedule for the first two weeks of sales. Customers may choose to wait for a lower price, but risk these highly anticipated games selling out.
2) It rewards customers who are willing to pay more with first access to a limited supply of tickets and to the best seats available, as opposed to creating a frenzy to purchase the best available seats the moment they go on sale.
This might be the most poignant Playboy All-American team ever: 1976. It features USC tailback Ricky Bell (42), who led the nation in rushing in 1975 (1,875 yards) and gained 347 yards in a game against Washington State in 1976. His life ended tragically in 1984 at the age of 29 from heart failure caused by of dermatomyositis.
Cal quarterback Joe Roth (12) is right behind Bell and probably the most iconic player in Bears’ history. Roth entered the 1976 season as a Heisman Trophy favorite but during the season suffered a recurrence of melanoma. He died shortly after the season at the age of 21 in 1977.
The other Trojan in the photo is offensive tackle Marvin Powell (76), the only player to make the College Football Hall of Fame but not the USC Hall of Fame. The defense below features USC defensive lineman Gary Jeter (79).
Pictures and complete lineups after the jump:
USC wrote the book on making money off fans but Stanford’s got a creative term (Predictable Dynamic Pricing) to explain how tickets for the USC game on Sept. 6 cost a whopping $160 this week. The price goes down with time but it’s quite a chart that shows how the Cardinal are charging way more for the USC game than any others. Link here
Don’t blame scholarship limitations for this one. Last week, USC offered Righetti quarterback Conor Regan a spot as a preferred walk-on. What is unusual is that Regan still has his senior season ahead of him.
“This is pretty crazy, not many kids get preferred walk-on spots to a big school like USC,” Regan told the Santa Maria Times.
Regan still has plenty of time to draw scholarship offers from other schools so it is too soon to consider him a USC player.