Here’s Lane Kiffin’s pre-game speech to get the “Football For Ladies 101” participants ready to play. See if he says “ladies” during the speech.
The freshman who did not enroll in January were awarded their jersey numbers:
Michael Hutchings 19
Ty Isaac 27
Quinton Powell 52
Khaliel Rodgers 62
Nico Falah 74
Steven Mitchell 81
Former Maryland point guard Pe’Shon Howard is not officially at USC yet but has applied for a hardship waiver with the NCAA that would allow him to be eligible at USC this year. Meanwhile, two other transfers, Katin Reinhardt of UNLV and Darion Clark of North Carolina-Charlotte, are expected to start attending classes at USC’s second summer session in July.
Last week we mentioned that college football analyst Phil Steele ranked USC No. 6 in his preseason magazine. Here’s the USC team pages from the magazine, where he says, “USC goes from a disappointing team to a Surprise Team.”
Third baseman Ryan McMahon, who signed a letter of intent with USC, is expected to sign with the Colorado Rockies on Thursday. He was a second round draft pick in last week’s baseball draft. Another USC commit, shortstop Riley Unroe of Mesa, Ariz., signed with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays today. He was also a second-round pick.
Here’s a little recap of the “Football For Ladies 101” yesterday at USC. And here’s proof that in 1990, it was called “Football For Women.” USC football, or the athletic dept., has come a long way in 23 years.
What’s next? A return to 1979 when former administrator Barbara Hedges (who is back working at USC again) had an Avon cosmetics representative instructing female athletes. Click here if you never saw that scene.