Colin Cowherd Is Giddy Over Far Off USC Football Announcement

Colin Cowherd this morning —

“By the way, there are a lot of things happening with USC football, and you don’t know what’s happening yet. Give it about 12 months, and you’re gonna see a major announcement about USC football. You’re not gonna believe it, and it’s all gonna make sense. I’ll just leave it at that.”

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TrojanRJJ
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May 8, 2022 9:11 am

Allen and I had a discussion a couple of days ago about player development. Our focus was Jack Jones (“Jack Jack”) the 5 star CB from Long Beach Poly who started for two years at SC, flunked out, committed a buglary in Ventura County and got caught. He then turned his life around at ASU, started two years for the Sun Devils and was just drafted into the NFL. The issue was why Jack Jack who was a true 5 star knucklehead at SC succeeded at ASU. My take was to emphasize the importance of the coaching staff and culture… Read more »

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Golden Trojan
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May 7, 2022 9:03 am

Fun read from Dan Wetzel Yahoo Sports

https://sports.yahoo.com/bellyaching-and-howls-vs-nil-cant-stop-american-commerce-and-dont-expect-congress-to-stop-it-192653736.html

For all the hysterics inside college athletics, for all the Chicken Little crying, nothing bad has actually happened. The players are happy. The parents are happy. Even the boosters are happy.
Inconvenienced coaches making eight figures a year?
Well, the season will come regardless. So will their paychecks.

Jamaica
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May 7, 2022 9:47 am
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Everyone might be happy but the coaches right now, Golden Trojan, but just around the corner are we going to see agents come into the fold and start demanding things from unhappy multi-millionaires? Then we could see the dreaded “one year & done” and ruin CFB as we know it. Unless congress does put some sense & limitations in playing college sports, it will turn into a mess by people trying to push the end of the envelop. This all started through basketball with Ed O’Banion wanting to be paid for playing CBB at UCLA. Never mind he got an… Read more »

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Golden Trojan(@golden-trojan)
May 7, 2022 10:14 am
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There already are agents in the mix. I would let the market place sort out how much a player could get. There already are the one and done grad transfers. There will be plenty of “free agent” one and done Jordan Addisons. There will be a lot to sort out over the next couple of years. The old ways are long gone and not coming back. As long as there are super rich boosters throwing money around there will be kids and their families happy to get a pay day. What is the limit a booster will shell out to… Read more »

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May 7, 2022 11:41 am
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I guess what I fear most is, the day comes when athletes tell the coach if I don’t get this or that, I’m not playing and the coach can’t do much about it but give in if he needs the player. I am not naive enough to believe CFB is totally innocent today, but getting a paid for education that you can come back and finish whenever, room & board, medical coverage and development of athletic skill setting you up to be drafted playing pro ball? If players now demand they be paid in addition, the college have’s & have… Read more »

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May 7, 2022 12:33 pm
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It will be no different than what pro owners and coaches do when a player makes demands, meet them if you can or cut him loose. Players are now getting a piece of a very big pie in addition to the perks you listed. I don’t know about the haves and have nots. What’s to stop say Stanford from getting together Venture Capital types to put together a bucket of money and go buy a team? Or any other university with deep pocket donors in a major market. They only lack the desire.

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May 7, 2022 1:17 pm
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Golden, I doubt Stanford will play. Just not their style. Stanford is probably the richest university in the nation(along with Harvard and Yale). If they really wanted to play, they could pay their players $1,000,000 per year plus bonuses. But, they are very “progressive” and will not single out male football players for such special attention. And, they view themselves as an elite academic institution where high level sport is played. As collegiate football is now a money making institution in which elite players will make more than professors (or college presidents), I cannot see Stanford (or Cal) interested in… Read more »

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May 7, 2022 1:41 pm
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Color me not sad if the Pac-12 breaks up. The rest of the conference did all they could to help the NCAA by twisting the knife that Paul Dee thrust in to the backs of the Trojans.

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May 7, 2022 2:17 pm
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Oh for sure I don’t think Stanford would, just not their style. My point was any major university in a medium to large market and big donors could if they wanted.

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May 7, 2022 4:59 pm
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A large percentage of the kids don’t care about classes now anyway. I don’t like that either but that is the reality

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May 7, 2022 1:09 pm
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Jamaica, That ship has sailed. The Supreme Court announced that it views collegiate athletes in men’s football and basketball as employees providing income to their employers (and hence subject to anti-trust laws). This ruling is what drove all the insane NIL stuff we are now seeing. This ruling is also the reason the NCAA had to basically “throw in the towel” on NIL payments. The damage claims under an anti-trust theory are simply too high. It is also the reason the NCAA had to settle the McNair lawsuit. Hence, collegiate football D1 realignment is now a given and total chaos… Read more »

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May 7, 2022 5:05 pm
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So awesome

TrojanRJJ
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May 5, 2022 3:04 pm
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This guy is in real trouble. He totally lacks vision. If a kid like Addison can make at least $3 million a year transferring, why would he stay for the “great culture” and a “tight team” that is returning a lot on Offense. IMO, this will simply not sell. Every person I can think of is looking for a payday, including Narduzzi. At least, he is off the SC tampering issue as it is obvious that a lot more players than SC are in play here.

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May 5, 2022 3:52 pm
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I hope SC gets Addison. But I doubt he is getting $3M. I want to see something more than an unsourced , unsubstantiated rumor before I will believe the deal is real.

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May 5, 2022 6:15 pm
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Good angle Allen. What is really going on, on the inside would be fascinating.

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May 5, 2022 6:17 pm
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For sure RJJ, this guy better get up to speed quick or he will be out the door like stale bread.

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May 6, 2022 2:36 pm
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Or he is trying to save face knowing he didn’t do enough to replace a top seeded QB with a good enough backup to keep Addison satisfied.
Bringing in a Portal QB that is mediocre doesn’t help the cause obviously in Addison’s eyes. Losing a good OC & position coach is tough to handle but at the same time, you have to be prepared when it happens with plans in place that the team feels you have their backs going forward if not your star player.

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May 5, 2022 3:24 pm
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If Pitt can win enough games this Fall, I’d love to face off with them in a major bowl game.

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May 6, 2022 8:09 pm
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Narduzzi is coming across like a real Jerkoff. For him to throw out(without any evidence) that Riley is tampering is extremely irresponsible. It makes him look like a real loser.
Hope Pitt struggles, just like Georgia Southern

UtahTrojan
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May 7, 2022 5:13 pm
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Doesn’t he just exude confidence?

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May 7, 2022 5:07 pm
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Convenient that his girlfriend goes there too

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May 7, 2022 5:14 pm
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Does he even know where that is?

TrojanRJJ
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May 5, 2022 10:25 am
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I would that thought Texas A&M would have been there as well. The long term consequences of this shift may be: Athletic scholarships: Why should a kid who is being paid seven figures to attend a school get free tuition? That makes no sense at all. And, why should that tuition be tax-free income? I would think the first reform would be to mandate that any kid receiving NIL funds is disqualified from an athletic scholarship. If it goes that way (and I expect it will), think of the impact on Title IX. Women wanted equality with men on athletic… Read more »

TrojanRJJ
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May 5, 2022 10:30 am
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Sorry for all the typos. I am a lousy proof reader.

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May 5, 2022 6:15 pm
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I am glad we are in the mix of the advantages of the new rules instead of being on the outside looking in, as we would be under the worthless JarJar the Cat! Fight on in the great new world!!!

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May 7, 2022 5:20 pm
Reply to  TrojanRJJ

UCLA may want but at least in football they don’t stack up

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May 5, 2022 1:53 pm
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So what is USC doing? I have not seen a collective for USC. We have the top Portal haul in CFB. The deals must be coming from somewhere.

TrojanRJJ
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May 5, 2022 3:00 pm
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Golden, My speculation is SC does not need a NIL PAC. It has a national brand, is located in the largest media market in the country, now has a huge “personality” and “star” as HC, and is about to put together winning teams, similar to what PC did in the early 2000’s. Most national brands would want to use that platform to advertise using the “stars” on that platform. Hence, the agencies representing the SC players will be able to negotiate the contracts directly with the large companies. Very few teams are in this position. In fact, I think SC… Read more »

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May 5, 2022 6:19 pm
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It’s a beautiful thing to see ucla spin its wheels in a fruitless attempt to catch up to SC.

TrojanRJJ
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May 5, 2022 9:09 pm
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If that loss got Chocolate Chip his extension, it was almost worth it.

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May 6, 2022 12:01 pm
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Far too early to predict anything concert. Last year, after 3 games, we both knew the UCLA game was a mismatch. My predictions at present are SC wins at least 8 games in 2022 and the UCLA game will NOT be a mismatch.

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May 7, 2022 5:23 pm
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That isn’t an interesting take sure they’ll make a lot more money in the pros but if they’re making that good of money to see maybe they don’t have to make the jump and they will stick around another year be interesting to see if that happens

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May 5, 2022 8:04 am
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I have to admit I was one who naively thought NIL would mean players would do promotions for local businesses and get paid, the bigger the market the bigger the opportunities. Now it is seems to be super rich boosters willing to hand out millions of dollars just to watch a kid play for their college. Are boosters so rich a million dollars here a million dollars there is pocket change? Is there no expected pay back? What does the booster get out of this?

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May 4, 2022 7:34 am

Not sure what the Herd is thinking, but I like it. Hopefully it will be that USC is one of the CFB semifinalists for 2022.

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May 3, 2022 10:39 pm

Bru McCoy is transferring to Tennessee. It’s too bad that he couldn’t have been reinstated here after being cleared. If he’s healthy, I think he will have a big year,

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May 4, 2022 6:36 am

Tennessee got a very good receiver a lot cheaper than Jordan Addison would have cost them. Hope Bru gets a fresh new start and makes the most of it.

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May 7, 2022 5:28 pm
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I hope he finds happiness as well but this is a little bit over the top

TrojanRJJ
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May 3, 2022 9:07 pm

The arrival of Gentry from ASU has caused a transfer. Elijah Winston, who plays the same position as Gentry, just entered the portal. Gentry’s arrival most likely assured Winston a permanent spot on the scout team D. I expect a few more kids to leave.

TrojanRJJ
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May 4, 2022 7:23 am
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Allen, You are correct. As Golden points out below, it makes zero sense to transfer now. You must sit a year. So, why not sit at SC? Then transfer. Virtually everyone who was on the roster for the Spring Game stayed, running the risk they may lose PT to a transfer. Winston had already lost his PT, so he went seeking playing time elsewhere.

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May 7, 2022 7:34 pm
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I’ve been traveling so my reply is a bit late. I believe the May 1 deadline was the filing deadline. I suspect Elijah filed by the due date but it wasn’t posted until after the 1st.

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May 4, 2022 6:31 am
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Winston is the only new SC guy in the Portal yesterday. Anybody else will have to sit out a year. I’m guessing everybody else is fine with riding the bench. LR still has 9-10 roster spots he can fill without anybody leaving.

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May 3, 2022 4:09 pm

I hope we get Addison, he’s a no brainer. He would be WR1 and bump everyone down. That pushes Kyle Ford into a reserve role. I am not sure if he just doesn’t practice well or what, because in games when we go his way all he does is make big plays. He is massive, very few WR look like him. He goes and gets the ball. and makes plays down the field. I would’ve thought this would be his breakout year. Maybe it will be, but no way he’s coming into camp above Williams or Addison (if he transfers… Read more »

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May 3, 2022 12:41 pm

No need to wait till next year for a major announcement. Jordan Addison is officially in the Transfer Portal. Lets see who gets him and what it cost. Fun to see all the smack about USC poaching players with big money offers. Nice to be on the other side of the envy/jealousy.

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May 3, 2022 1:07 pm
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This is the most fun of an off-season since PC was reeling in the recruits. Actually, more fun, because recruits can come nearly round.

Recent off-seasons have been characterized by an anti-climactic Spring game, platitudes and promises, then silence until Fall camp began, then disappointment and reality after our first lack-luster closer-than-it-should-have-been season opener against a directional school.

I’m loving the new USC football!

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May 3, 2022 4:09 pm
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Still early for the fear part. Maybe “hard to beat” for now. The offense will be lights out. I’m still looking for those great PC defenses. Then we will be feared.

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May 3, 2022 6:06 pm
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What CFB fears now is the new released power of USC football. Combine the leadership at USC, the USC football brand, a great HC, and now the financial power of alumni, boosters and the LA media market, USC can now get just about any player they want. After game 6, with dominating blowout wins, you will be right ALL of CFB will fear USC on the field!

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May 4, 2022 6:40 pm
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GT it was the PC’s coaching staff’s halftime adjustments that shut most everyone down. Never saw anything like it. You just knew the Trojan defense was going to stop whatever the opponent was doing, and did.

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May 3, 2022 6:31 am

My sense oh humor can’t let a big announcement like this go by. First from the Helton era: USC announced today it is dropping Notre Dame and will be playing Occidental College, the reason according to Helton was to save on travel expense, which has been a problem since he has driven actual fans away with his banal form of football. Next from the Riley era: USC and the SEC have agreed to an expansion of the SEC by adding the Western Area Inclusive Team Addiction division or WAITASEC division, the move is set to prove Riley is not afraid… Read more »

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May 3, 2022 8:36 am
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I like it, Rialto, I like it a lot.

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May 2, 2022 8:40 pm

What the heck?