Since so many UCLA fans inhabit this blog, I should mention Josh Rosen threw three interceptions at today’s spring scrimmage. He also threw touchdown passes but no one will focus on that.
It’s been a week since USC’s spring football game and here’s something I’ve meant to highlight. The 84-play scrimmage had only one penalty. In the past two seasons, penalties were often a problem. One spring game does not mean a problem is solved but this was an encouraging sign. Let’s see how it goes in the training camp scrimmages.
Former USC All-American offensive tackle Tony Boselli was inducted into the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame today. USC defeated Texas Tech in the 1995 Cotton Bowl. I thought assistant band director Tony Fox pulling the mustache off the Texas Tech mascot, Raider Red, should be a Hall of Fame moment too.
“They didn’t think they were going to USC or UCLA. They were taking real estate courses over a weekend at a hotel.”
— lawyer Daniel Petrocelli, who is representing Donald Trump in a class-action fraud lawsuit against Trump University, to the Hollywood Reporter.
Former USC tight end Bryce Dixon was sentenced to six years in state prison today following his January crime spree. Dixon accepted a deal with prosecutors that included no-contest pleas to one count of carjacking, two counts of second-degree robbery and admitting using a knife during his crime spree.
Dixon had been attending USC as a student this year but was not allowed to compete in athletics. He had been expelled last May over student-conduct issues but a judge ruled he could return as a student.
Dave Roberts, who is in charge of USC’s compliance dept., is now serving on the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions. That’s the committee that handed down severe penalties to USC back in 2010 and chaired by the late Paul Dee. Things have come full circle.