I’m trying to remember how often ESPN isn’t at USC on Signing Day? But the network announced today that reporter Holly Rowe will be stationed at USC on Signing Day. I’m sure we’ll hear all about the text messages from Steve Sarkisian. Hopefully, Tee Martin won’t blast anyone else’s recruits in the War Room while being filmed by the athletic dept.
Defensive lineman Kevin Scott of Salesian High in Los Angeles is on campus today for an official visit. An official visit on a Tuesday? This shows USC’s late-desire to sign a defensive lineman with the position an area of concern depth wise.
This Fox Sports report says Deflate Gate is focused on a “locker room attendant” or ball boy for the New England Patriots. Isn’t it funny how two deflated-ball violations could solely be the result of ball boys? How long until New England fires one like USC fired its ball boy.
If USC defeats UCLA next year, will there be a celebration like this in 1952 when the Trojans reclaimed the Victory Bell? USC won the game. 14-12, before 96,869. Photo courtesy USC digital library’s L.A. Examiner collection.
The timing of wide receiver George Farmer’s decision to turn pro, just before the deadline, seemed strange, especially because of his firm comments he would return for his senior season.
I don’t mention this because his departure shakes up the team. I’ve already written it should be fairly painless to replace star receiver Nelson Agholor. But I’ve heard from several sources who know Farmer he was told he would compete with JC wide receiver Isaac Whitney to wear No. 8. Farmer’s been No. 8 since his freshman year.
Remember back when Pete Carroll made quarterback Brandon Hance give No. 4 to wide receiver Whitney Lewis? It’s not unprecendented. And it is now expected Whitney will wear No. 8 next season.