USC tight end Chris Willson has transferred to the University of San Diego and will play quarterback for the Toreros. Willson originally came to USC as a quarterback. His transfer leaves one less tight end on the roster.
I’ve run many pictures of the 1963 Rose Bowl, an amazing game to those who watched it, as No. 1 USC defeated No. 2 Wisconsin, 42-37 to win the national championship. But this is the first photo I’ve run in in color.
And since we tend to think Adoree Jackson invented two-way play, let’s ponder what Willie Brown (26) did in the game: He had 108 yards receiving, returned kickoffs 41-and-31 yards and made perhaps the key play of the game with an interception in the end zone. USC wide receiver Hal Bedsole, who is in the College Football Hall of Fame and caught two touchdown passes in the game, told me Brown was the Trojans’ MVP that day.
That’s guard Pete Lubisich making the block in the center of the picture.
USC athletic director Pat Haden was paid more than $2.5 million in compensation in 2013 and was probably the nation’s top-paid AD, according to USA Today. It also reports Lane Kiffin and Kevin O’Neill were given nearly $2,2 million in severance pay the same year. Full story here
Pete Carroll said last weekend if he were still USC coach, he would keep practices open to the public and media. It was a significant comment because former coach Lane Kiffin used to insist Carroll would have closed practices to the media/public if he remained the Trojans coach in the era of social media and cell-phone cameras.
Now that USC is no longer on probation, practices could be open. And if Carroll were around, apparently they would be again.