Trouble In USC Trackland

When you are the USC track coach and relied on Adoree Jackson to pretty much be your men’s team’s singlehandedly by running the sprints, relays and the long jump at every big meet, it is probably not a good idea to alienate his mentor/high school coach. Read here.

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Daryl Gross Takes Over At Cal State Los Angeles

New Athletics

I mentioned a couple weeks ago that former USC administrator Daryl Gross was taking over for Mike Garrett at Cal State Los Angeles and now it’s official as Gross was named executive director for athletics.

“I look forward to building on Mike’s foundation and carrying the torch in a way that is truly extraordinary,” Gross said. “Our goals will include graduating our student athletes while providing them a championship experience that will help them become leaders who make an impact on society. They will carry on in the tradition of alumni such as the great Billie Jean King.”

Cal State L.A. remains USC East.

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Marcus Allen Bobblehead Day

USC will gave fans a bobblehead of Marcus Allen at the Sept. 10 game against Utah State. That’s an 11 a.m. kickoff. And it’s probably enough time for everyone to forget about how Allen came across in last week’s O.J. Simpson documentary on ESPN.

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Clay Helton Ranked No. 86

HELTON.ARIZONA.2Clay Helton is ranked No. 86 in Athlon’s list of all 128 college football coaches by Athlon. Helton is ahead of Georgia State’s Trent Miles but behind Missouri’s Barry Odom. Who the hell even knows how you make these rankings? I’m not opposed to ranking Helton No. 86, I just wonder what makes Odom No. 85. He hired former USC defensive line coach Chris Wilson, after all. The full list is here.

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