USC Morning Buzz: If It’s Friday, It’s Time For The Notes Column

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In my weekly notes column, I mention how one of the first impressions of Joe McKnight at USC involved a visit from Peyton Manning. Tragically, he is the second USC athlete senselessly gunned down in Louisiana. Point guard Ryan Francis was murdered in Baton Rouge in 2006

I also spoke to quarterback Max Browne about whether there was any discussion of having him introduced with the seniors before the Notre Dame game, since he graduated and knew it was his final home game.

“It was never brought up on my end or Helton’s end,” Browne said

Full column here

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Bennie Boatwright Has Sprained Left Knee

boatwright-uclaUSC sophomore forward Bennie Boatwright has a Grade 2 sprain of his medial collateral ligament and is expected to miss six weeks following an MRI today.

“No surgery is required,” Andy Enfield said. “The approximate recovery time is six weeks.”

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Looking To 2017

One of the challenges next season is three potential starters — LB Osa Masina, DT Noah Jefferson, OT E.J. Price — will not be on the team next season.

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USC Morning Buzz: Should Adoree Jackson Have Featured Sooner?

adoree-notre-dame-2016-2The Notre Dame game will be Adoree Jackson’s signature game that thrust him into the spotlight. But from an offensive standpoint, why did it happen in Game 12? USC’s offense needed him against Alabama and more importantly, Stanford, but he barely played offense against the Cardinal.

The one time he really featured on offense against Stanford, it forced the Cardinal to change their defensive formation. But it was OK to feature him offensively against 4-8 Notre Dame? Stanford, with Ryan Burns at QB, was where he was needed. Instead, he was used against Notre Dame and the more pass-happy DeShone Kizer, which would tax him more on defense.

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Max Browne Looking At 25 Schools For Transfer

browne-ala-3USC quarterback Max Browne is leaving the program immediately and told me he is considering 25 schools as possible destinations. Browne did not want to name the schools but said five already contacted him.

“I need to do my due diligence,” Browne said.

Browne said he researched all 128 FBS schools “so I know which quartebacks are leaving” before finding 25 that need a quarterback.

Browne must find a school where he would pretty much be guaranteed a starting spot.

“That’s the logic I have to have,” Browne said.

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