So here is what is happening in crappy SC news:
USC has released Seantrel Henderson from his letter of intent. This is a classy move by Kiffin. He could have just said F-U to Henderson and he would have had to sit out a year if he transferred. Henderson has not officially signed with another school yet, but it is looking like Miami. The guy is very talented but very high-maintenance. The last thing you want is a drama queen O-Lineman. That group, more than any on the field, all have to be on the same page to be successful. This loss definitely hurts the depth of the Trojans offensive line.
Another recruit, JC transfer Glen Stanley, would like to be released from his letter of intent to USC. Stanley is a linebacker, so this loss sucks. No word yet on whether USC has released Stanley from his commitment
Defensive end Malik Jackson is transferring to Tennessee. Jackson was not a starter and will get a bigger role at Tennessee. Unlike our O-Line and linebackers, SC is stacked on the defensive line. Wes Horton, Nick Perry and Armond Armstead were all higher on the defensive end depth chart than Jackson. The loss of Jackson will give redshirt freshman Kevin Greene and James Boyd more chances to play this year.
Reshirt freshman safety Byron Moore is transferring to a junior college. SC doesn’t have a ton of experience at safety, but they do have depth. Tim McDonald Jr., Jawanza Starling and Drew McAllister were all ahead of Moore on the depth chart.
Junior fullback DJ Shoemate is transferring to UCONN. Shoemate wants to be an every down RB and didn’t think he would ever get a chance at SC. Shoemate has been used mainly as a fullback and a wide receiver.
USC will not be ranked in the USA Today’s coaches’ poll this season. This is a result of the post season ban that USC accepted for the 2010 season. If your not eligible for a bowl you can’t be ranked in the coaches’ poll. USC can still be ranked in the Associated Press poll.
And the crappiest news of the week…Mike Garrett is still the USC athletic director.