Colorado missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer and Chimezie Metu scored 24 points as the Trojans snapped a two-game losing streak and earned a crucial victory in Boulder.
If Adoree Jackson came back next year, should he play more offense? He might not be able to raise his stock much as a cornerback and his size might be an issue. But as an offensive player/kick returner, would he have more value to NFL teams?
I still find it crazy that Jackson played so much offensively against Penn State but got in for one play against Stanford, which turned out to be a vital game for USC’s season.
Justin Wilcox hired former Oregon assistant Steve Greatwood as offensive line coach at Cal. Greatwood was offensive line coach at USC under Paul Hackett, but don’t hold that against him.
Joe Barry, who left USC after the 2011 season because he was frustrated working with Monte Kiffin, was hired by the Rams as assistant head coach and linebackers coach. He was the Washington Redskins defensive coordinator last season, where there was some controvesy over whether Su’a Cravens should play linebacker or safety. Barry played Cravens at linebacker but Cravens is expected to play safety next year.
USC plays Colorado tonight at 5:30 p.m. (PT) on ESPNU and the Trojans could use a victory after losing two of their past three Pac-12 games. Colorado is 0-4 in the Pac-12 so a loss hurts. And the Trojans play Arizona on Thursday at the Galen Center, so a loss tonight could turn into a four-game losing streak. Also looming is UCLA on Jan. 25.
Clay Helton: USC coach
Justin Wilcox: California coach
Tim Drevno: Michigan offensive coordinator
Tee Martin: USC offensive coordinator
Peter Sirmon: Louisville defensive coordinator
REACTION: This staff was so good USC went 9-4 and lost to two double-digit underdogs (Boston College, Arizona State).
When Mike Riley was offensive coordinator at USC, Mark Banker joined the staff as a defensive assistant. Banker then followed Riley to Oregon State and pair spent the next 20 out of 21 years together. But Riley fired Banker this week . . . by a cell phone call while Banker was at the airport.
“That’s just disappointing, that it’d be a phone call and not face-to-face,” Banker told the Omaha World-Herald. “Be grown men about it. It’s a communication thing. Let’s just be good communicators.”
At least this time Banker actually got a phone call.
The Chargers switched from the Dodger-influenced L.A. logo to a more-appropriate power blue and yellow version Friday. But then, they switched to a completely different logo on their twitter account (below). This move to Los Angeles seems to be about as well planned as when USC hires a football coach.
Also finished JuJu’s film. His struggles to separate vs. man sticks out like a sore thumb. I’ll be pretty surprised if he is drafted top-32.
— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) January 12, 2017