USC Quick Thought

Does it make sense that Pat Haden, who is a center of controversy, will remain at USC when Lynn Swann takes over but J.K. McKay, who never caused any problems, is not retained.

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Speaking Of Baby Quarterbacks

USC has offered a scholarship to quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei, an 8th grader who will attend St. John Bosco in the fall. By the time he attends college, Sam Darnold will no longer have college eligibility.

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USC Morning Buzz: The Baby Quarterback Transfers To El Camino College

SILLS.CACTUSDavid Sills, aka the Baby Quarterback, is transferring from West Virginia where he was playing wide receiver and will start classes at El Camino College in Torrance on Monday. Sills committed to USC as a seventh grader. He was so good West Virginia had him play wide receiver, where he had some success. And now he will be back in Southern California in revive his career as a QB. Can’t get rid of this guy! The move to El Camino was probably orchestrated by his QB guru, Steve Clarkson.

It means Sills, who former USC coach Steve Sarkisian did not really want to attend USC, will now play QB at the same junior college as Sarkisian.

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Trouble In USC Trackland

When you are the USC track coach and relied on Adoree Jackson to pretty much be your men’s team’s singlehandedly by running the sprints, relays and the long jump at every big meet, it is probably not a good idea to alienate his mentor/high school coach. Read here.

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Daryl Gross Takes Over At Cal State Los Angeles

New Athletics

I mentioned a couple weeks ago that former USC administrator Daryl Gross was taking over for Mike Garrett at Cal State Los Angeles and now it’s official as Gross was named executive director for athletics.

“I look forward to building on Mike’s foundation and carrying the torch in a way that is truly extraordinary,” Gross said. “Our goals will include graduating our student athletes while providing them a championship experience that will help them become leaders who make an impact on society. They will carry on in the tradition of alumni such as the great Billie Jean King.”

Cal State L.A. remains USC East.

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