I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
According to an ESPN report here, USC (Pat Haden) is going to smash the piggy-bank to get a big-name head coach. Thought this was interesting as we collectively ponder changes.
One industry source told me this week that USC is willing to extend an offer of up to $6 million a year to get its man. Yes, that’s more than Nick Saban makes (for now).
The national record for HS QB completions in a game was 47 (set by Grant Sherman, Kenton, OH). Trey Tinsley completed 50 in a game last weekend. Tinsley is junior QB of El Toro High School in Southern California. He's the son of former USC quarterback Scott Tinsley from the 1980s.
I could find no Scout or Rivals profile on him.
I have seen a few tweets and this article from Chicago regarding potential opennings at USC and Texas and whether Fitzgerald would take one of these two jobs. I think USC is more likely as it is a private school similar to NU. The policitcs of Texas program is tough to handle for a total outsider.
Washington State HC Mike Leach made some amusing comments about playing at USC and the Trojan 2 deep roster:
“It’s not the loudest stadium, but there’s some magic here," said Leach. "From that standpoint, I can’t wait to play here again."
A Washington State coach saying he can’t wait to play here again? Is Haden listening? And Leach wasn’t finished.
“These are high-profile players at USC, for goodness sakes," Leach chortled. "They have their Twitter handle next to their name on their two-deep roster."
With waves of boos surrounding them from late in the first quarter until they walked off the field Saturday, the Trojans players are now feeling the brunt of the fans’ distaste for their coach. This was the worst and earliest expression of dissatisfaction by Trojan Nation in recent memory, and it was certainly the ugliest, and it was hard to blame them.
Meanwhile, "Fire Kiffin" chants at LA Coliseum...during warm ups? Kiffykins response?
"You can’t worry about that, it is what it is," Kiffin said of the boos. "I think I heard those before the game started, in warmups, I’m getting used to it."
But should his players, college kids who really aren’t the target of the boos, have to get used to it?
"We’re getting used to playing on the road," Kiffin said with an odd, tiny grin.
Bob DeMars, who played for USC from 1997-2001, said Orgeron called him a “motherf*****” for leaving practice early once a week to attend a required class
“He M-F’d me all over the place,” says DeMars. “He made me feel like a bad person for going to class.”
Orgeron’s treatment of players was just one example of a larger emphasis on athletics over academics, according to DeMars. Upon arriving at USC, DeMars hoped to major in the university’s distinguished cinema program, but many required classes conflicted with football workouts, so the school wouldn’t allow it. Instead, DeMars opted for a business major, but he was disappointed his own path wasn’t encouraged.
I'm glad we never have to worry about a story like this ever happening at Michigan.