The LA Times spent several inches of newsprint Friday extolling the virtues of how open USC practices are, a long-standing tradition that was presented in pointed contrast to Texas’ Kremlinesque proceedings at the Home Depot Center a few miles away. Babies in strollers, reporters, Notre Dame fans, business people, even (a few years ago, regrettably) O.J. Simpson loiter at USC practices. What the article didn’t make clear (you’d have to go to Friday’s Austin American-Statesman to find this out) is that reporters from Texas were ushered out of the USC practice after 20 minutes. The Times article included this quote from Reggie Bush: “You can steal our plays all you want. But you’ve got to have the athletes to make it happen.” OK, then why do “enemy” reporters have to leave?
Raaarrr….looks like this kitten’s got claws.