Here’s St. John Bosco wide receiver Shay Fields’ one-handed catch last night against Corona Centennial in the CIF State Open Division regional bowl game at Cerritos College.
Fields is committed to USC but frankly, right now it is not assured he will end up a Trojan because the new coaching staff hasn’t said much to him the past two weeks and there is speculation Steve Sarkisian and Co. could drop some commits.
USC interim coach Clay Helton spoke today about the impact of tailback Javorius Allen, named team MVP at Friday’s banquet.
“He’s the guy in spring, when the injuries were there, he said, `Don’t worry coach I got it,’ ‘’ Helton said. “Then you through this season with the injuries and he says, `Don’t worry coach I got it.’
“Then he goes in the Arizona game, and you hand him the ball and he dives over the pile and you look up and go, `Yeah, he’s really got it.’ He’s carried us the second half of the season. He’s just always been that guy when you needed somebody to make a play and go that little extra, he’s always been there for us.’’
Defensive end Don Hill of Boise, who was offered a scholarship Tuesday, attended practice today as part of his official visit. If he enrolled early that means someone else would not come early. And maybe not at all. Does that mean USC is not going to take three offensive linemen in January after all?
USC interim coach Clay Helton said tailback Silas Redd will probably miss the Vegas Bowl because of his knee injury.
Earlier this week the USC women’s basketball team lost to Cal State Northridge, 65-64. Cal State Northridge?!?!?!?! CSUN entered the game with a 2-7 record.
Here’s my story on where things stand for USC a week before the bowl with two coaching staffs, an interim coach and Steve Sarkisian waiting in the wings.
Excerpt: “Perhaps the only question is whether the turmoil will cause USC to be ambushed by an 11-1 Fresno State team that wanted to go to a BCS bowl and would love nothing more than to upset the Trojans, who are six-point favorites.”