Linebackers coach Peter Sirmon is in Texas tonight watching linebacker Malik Jefferson of Mesquite, Texas.
One story going around is that wide receiver Victor Blackwell’s been sick and that’s whay he was away from the program for nearly two weeks. But that does not explain how Steve Sarkisian and the coaches would not know if he was returning to the team.
It really seems more related to playing time . . . at perhaps the deepest position on the team.
USC coach Steve Sarkisian was asked today about the identity of his football team.
“We’re three games into this thing. This is a process,” he said. “We knew it was going to be journey. It wasn’t going to happen overnight.”
You might have forgotten about the new Christmas bulb helmets that were scheduled to make their debut for the Oregon State game. While, several players said this week the helmets are going to actually be unveiled next week against Arizona State.
The difference from the above picture is the face masks will be silver chrome instead of red.
Linebacker Daelin Hayes, a highly regarded Class of 2016 linebacker who committed to USC in the summer, is reportedly moving back to Michigan because of custody issues. Hayes joined his friend, quarterback Ricky Town at St. Bonaventure in Ventura last month. His departure will be a big blow to St. Bonaventure.
“We have shown some moments of real brilliance, but we laid an egg against Boston College.”
– USC athletic director Pat Haden
After opening as 12.5-point favorites over Oregon State, USC is now a 9-point favorite over the Beavers.