So far, so good. Tate Martell, the Pocket Quarteback, committed to Ohio State yesterday. This follows his commitment to Washington as an eighth grader and Texas A&M last year. USC always gets listed among his final schools but I never hear the Trojans are close to being his final pick. I suspect seeing Sam Darnold has something to do with it. And it’s better for USC to avoid any future drama that might come with the high-profile Martell, who does not seem like the type that will stick around if he loses a QB derby.
UCLA coach Jim Mora announced he and his wife, Shannon, are separating after more than 30 years of marriage. Here’s a statement from his agent, Jimmy Sexton, who also represents Clay Helton and Lane Kiffin.
“After much thought and careful consideration, Jim and Shannon Mora have decided to separate. This was a very difficult decision and they appreciate the respect for their family’s privacy at this time.”
It would be easy to say they did based on last night’s draft results. But it is worth remembering one thing: This was considered a weak draft. Next year is considered a very strong draft. Just think of all the guys who initially turned pro and changed their minds. So there was probably a feeling they wouldn’t get drafted next year either. And for Jovanovic, Europe is always a strong option. So who knows if it was a mistake.
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Minnesota forward Charles Buggs will transfer to USC, according to a source within the program. Buggs, who is 6-9, will be immediately eligible and play one season as a graduate transfer. He will add needed frontcourt depth after averaging 5.9 points and 2.9 rebounds last season. USC now has 10 players on scholarship.