carlos spicywiener

August 13th, 2014 at 3:21 PM ^

It always frustrated me how USC could just causually roll up and snatch prime-time players away from the Midwest, despite coaches of other programs having made much deeper relationships in recruiting this region over time.


August 13th, 2014 at 7:50 PM ^

Girls are not as hot at UCLA.  We might me splitting hairs since all CA schools have hotter girls than almost anywhere else, but I will disagree with this one.  And the campus/location stuff is debateable.  I like USC's campus better than UCLA's - much prettier with far more history.  

Is UCLA's in a better location?  I guess, it's in a super ritzy part of town, so I guess that's a good thing, but it's not exactly an exciting part of town for a college kid. UCLA's campus just doesn't feel like a college campus to me.  I've got two kids I'm raising in LA, and I'd prefer them to go to USC than UCLA, cost aside of course.  

True Blue Grit

August 13th, 2014 at 4:48 PM ^

I've actually always been much more frustrated by USC grabbing elite in-state players than if they go to OSU or Notre Dame, for example.  I have this picture of them driving recruits from here down Sunset Blvd. in a convertible with a couple of the cheerleaders above and bags of cocaine and cash in the backseat.  Of course that's just absurd I know. 


August 13th, 2014 at 4:33 PM ^

Any time you hear about a kid switching schools to one much closer to a school that just offered or he committed to should make you think some shady shit is going down.  Unlikely the NCAA does anything since they haven't even taken a look at any programs recently but it's improbable that some strings weren't pulled that wouldn't have been for just anyone.

Cali Wolverine

August 13th, 2014 at 7:18 PM ^

However, USC is probably one of the cleanest programs in the country right now under Haden after the Bush I find it funny when people on here make stupid comments which are equivalent to State fans callling Michigan fans Walmart wolverines or scUM. Fact of the matter is USC is an excellent academic school, has a history of great football, has nice weather, hot chicks and wealthy I guess haters are going to hate on them when they poach the RoJo's, Nick Perry's and Hayes' out of Michigan.


August 13th, 2014 at 7:33 PM ^

But you're taking it as if someone is making a dig at USC, when these same comments would be made regardless of which school was involved.  I do think it looks a little suspect when a recruit moves from a place of extremely low cost of living to one with quite high cost of living shortly after committing to play football there.  I'm not saying I think foul play is involved, but you have to admit it raises some eyebrows.  

Is it possible the Hayes family has always been able to afford Southern California but chose Detroit for other reasons?  Of course, it happens all the time.  But you have to admit it can seem shady, even if it isn't.  

As an aside, I've never met someone who is such a fan of both Michigan and USC.  All of the SC people I know out here hate Michigan, you'd think we were the ones always beating up on them.  The only SC alums I know who are cool with Michigan are the ones who aren't big football fans.