A lot of attention was paid to ESPN anchor John Anderson calling USC a “clown college.” But I think analyst Danny Kanell’s comments deserve more scrutiny. Kanell said UCLA could take over in recruiting.
“I think this is a huge opportunity for UCLA to take a firm grasp of that city in recruiting, in the state there, and really taking over as a powerhouse in the state. There is so much talent on the West Coast,” Kanell said.
As much as I enjoy a contrarian and sense of humor, Kanell’s comments simply do not match up with reality. USC’s recruiting class is ranked No. 10 and some analysts already say it could finish No. 1.
Is USC a clown college? It hired Lane Kiffin. But recruiting is always near the top. That’s not debatable. Listen to Kanell here
USC players voted to wear black socks for home games starting tomorrow against Fresno State. The Trojans will wear white socks for road games.
UPDATED: The Christmas bulb helmets are not ready and probably will not be unveiled until the next home game.
USC’s odds for winning the national title are 35-1 according to Pregame.com. Here’s the odds for the top 14 schools:
“New coach Steve Sarkisian is the people’s choice, sort of. He might not have been the fans’ choice back in December, but he’s popular with the players and wooed boosters in the offseason. Being a people person is a shrewd trait when you follow Lane Kiffin.”