Another strange Pac-12 media day in that it is taking place somewhere unsuited for this type of function, but Larry Scott wants glitz so it’s at Paramount Studios. Steve Sarkisian said wide receiver George Farmer is the fastest player on the team. I’m skeptical but Farmer is out of his knee brace, which is good news for him.
Leonard Williams said his injured shoulder should be “about 100 percent” for the start of training camp.
Live updates from Scott Wolf and the Los Angeles News Group, the Denver Post, the Salt Lake Tribune and the San Jose Mercury News throughout two days of Pac-12 Football Media coverage in Los Angeles, July 23-24, 2014.
Tomorrow is Pac-12 media day, which means the preseason poll will be released in the morning. Is there any chance USC will be projected higher than finishing second to UCLA in the Pac-12 South? Probably not because these polls are usually predictable. But we’ll find out tomorrow.
USC’s football media guide is out and the depth chart contains a surprise. If you click on the picture, check out middle linebacker where “Hayes Brown” is poised to start for the Trojans. He must be Hayes Pullard.incognito.
USC tight end Bob Klein, shown blocking for O.J. Simpson in the 1968 Rose Bowl against Indiana, was a key member of that national championship team. Some of you might remember him more as the Los Angeles Rams tight end (1969-76) after being a first-round draft pick.
I posted this picture last week spotlighting running back Ben Wilson. But it’s worth running again to appreciate the fact USC and Notre Dame are both wearing their home jerseys while the Irish are also wearing shamrock helmets in this 1962 contest.
Here’s Stanford’s official explanation on why it will gouge you for making sure you have a ticket at the USC game Sept. 6 with “Predictable Dynamic Pricing.”
July 29-Aug. 1*
Aug. 4-Sept. 6
1) It provides customers full visibility into the pricing schedule for the first two weeks of sales. Customers may choose to wait for a lower price, but risk these highly anticipated games selling out.
2) It rewards customers who are willing to pay more with first access to a limited supply of tickets and to the best seats available, as opposed to creating a frenzy to purchase the best available seats the moment they go on sale.