Here are the dates and viewing information for USC spring practices:
This is not exactly but confirmation of what was assumed all along as center Cyrus Hobbi is not on the roster released today. He was believed to have academic issues last semester.
One of the most interesting quotes during Pete Carroll’s visit came from Steve Sarkisian last week.
“So much of the focus of the last three years has been on the sanctions, ‘Woe is me.’ ” Sarkisian said.
So this means we will not hear about an inability to tackle in practices or depth problems at certain positions or the special toll injuries will take on the Trojans’ next season?
Yesterday I talked about the likelihood Cody Kessler will be the quarterback next season. If that is the case, is USC going to be good enough to beat out teams like Oregon and UCLA at the quarterback position to win the Pac-12 title?
Or will the Trojans’ defense be good enough to overcome whatever edge other teams have?
Senior forward Cassie Harberts was selected to the All-Pac-12 first team for the second straight season. Junior Ariya Crook made honorable mention while sophomore Brianna Barrett and junior Alexyz Vaioletama were All-Defensive-team honorable mention while Courtney Jaco was All-Freshman team honorable mention.
Athlon has another one of its lists and this one focuses on quarterbacks. No surprise that Matt Leinart is No. 1 though as time passes, I tend to think Leinart’s reputation diminishes. Is he really better than Andrew Luck or did he just have a better offense around him?
Carson Palmer is No. 3 on the list, which can be found here.
Last week USC assistant coach/recruiting coordinator Peter Sirmon spoke to boosters and mentioned the importance of Southern California and the West Coast for recruiting. But as of last night, USC’s offered scholarships at least 15 recruits from Florida for the Class of 2015.
USC’s offered scholarships to 65 players overall, so Florida accounts for 23 percent of the offers. California might be the key and the bedrock of the program’s recruiting. But Florida remains a big target under Steve Sarkisian, even if USC eventually lands only one or two players.
USC offered Dexter Williams, an “athlete” from Orlando, Fla., as the Trojans appear to be busy offering Florida players.
The Kiffins always seems to come out ahead financially and Lane Kiffin sold his gaudy Manhattan Beach mansion for $6.5 million, which is one million more than he paid for it. Knowing Kiffin he is complaining that he got $500,000 less than he asked. Details here