- In case you missed it, Mark Sanchez was named starting quarterback. I relegated this to Hot Links because it wasn’t exactly news to anybody except Mitch Mustain. That’s no
knock against Mitch — he needs to keep that mentality all the way into
the fall to keep competing and trying to pass Sanchez for the starting
job. Ultimately, the first game is a long way away.
- Now that the quarterback race has cooled off, time to focus on the really interesting logjam: tailbacks.
- Sunday Morning QB’s "Absurdly Premature Assessment" series has tackled USC’s first opponent: Virginia.
- The U.S. Army All-America Bowl is up to four USC commits.
- More hype is building about DeMar DeRozan’s "freakish athletic ability."
Other USC News
Bobak emailed us some interesting admission stats from this year:
- UCLA (4/14/08): "the university was able to admit 22.7 percent of all
those who applied, compared with 23.6 percent last year."
- USC (03/28/08): "21.0 percent were accepted this year, compared to 24.8
percent in 2007."
- So it’s official … USC now has a lower admission rate than UCLA. But 15 years ago, USC admitted a whopping 70% of applicants.
- Always protect the ball. Florida learned the hard way — to the tune of $4,000. They broke their BCS trophy.
- Hey, at least it can be replaced. Alabama misspelled their team captains name. In cement.
- As part of ESPN’s quest to dub a city Title Town, USA, Eric Neel made an argument for LA.
- Want another reason to hate artificial turf? How about lead?