This bio on long snapper Damon Johnson of Citrus College, who started classes at USC on Monday, says he is a five-star recruit. So no more making fun of any three star who commits.
The Chargers announced this morning they will play at the 30,000-seat StubHub Center in Carson for the next two years. That’s good news for USC players, who won’t have to play on artificial surface at the Coliseum for two years. And there’s the new logo above. Are you feeling an adrenalin rush?
And here is what a game at StubHub will look like, minus the fights.
Now here is a quote that is handy following all the slipping and sliding at the Rose Bowl during last week’s USC-Penn State game. Unfortunately, it’s a 2014 quote from Sports Field Management magazine. You can read this article and then further wonder why the field was inadequate. By the way, did you notice how nice the field in Tampa was for the Alabama-Clemson game? No slipping. Just playing.
The Chargers plan to move to Los Angeles, according to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
How many bad football teams can L.A. take? The Rams, the Chargers, UCLA last season. USC the first four games. Cross your fingers they stay away from the Coliseum. I’m wondering who is going to go to Charger games since the Coliseum looked empty for the Rams’ last home game and the Rams supposedly had a large fan base.
If Darnold starts the Utah State or Stanford games, it makes it more likely they beat Utah. I think you can make the case USC could beat Stanford if Darnold started. And who do most of you think was the hottest team at the end of the season? USC.
So the Trojans not making the Final Four was a big deal. And USC’s chances could have easily increased with a simple change at QB.
Peter Sirmon was the defensive coordinator at Mississippi State. But the Bulldogs announced they hired Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, which would mean Sirmon is out? But then Louisville announced it hired Sirmon as its defensive coordinator.
It almost sounds like something out of the Lane Kiffin/Steve Sarkisian “failing upward” handbook.
Which familiar name pops up in the odds below for the Cal job from Bookmaker.eu? I haven’t heard anything at USC of Cal speaking to Trojans offensive coordinator Tee Martin. But I will say this: His close relationship with the recruiting services will make those sites eager to push him as a candidate in Pac-12 circles, whether or not he interviews.
Jake Spavital +150
Chip Kelly +250
Justin Wilcox +300
Tee Martin +750
Jonathan Smith +1250
Les Miles +2000
Ron Rivera +2500