Has Any Coach Ever Done Less With More Than Lane Kiffin?

Watch enough football for long enough, and eventually you'll see everything. I believe this: In this calendar year alone we've seen a one-point safety, a Heisman finalist cop to having an imaginary girlfriend, and a 300-pound left tackle score on a hook-and-lateral, among other improbable feats. And I believe that, at… » 9/12/13 4:00pm 9/12/13 4:00pm

O.J. Mayo's Not The Sharpest Trojan In The Jar

This whole O.J. Mayo affair is probably not surprising to anybody who has a healthy does of skepticism about heavily recruited college basketball players' long-term goals and their abilities to make sound life decisions. As soon as Mayo signed onto USC, it was pretty clear that this kid decided Southern California… » 5/12/08 5:30pm 5/12/08 5:30pm

A USC Football Player Got A Low Test Score? What?

"If your Wonderlic score is lower than the age of consent in your state, you may be a redneck." I'm not all that convinced that IQ testing is all that relevant when it comes to drafting NFL quarterbacks, but I will say this: If I needed a partner to diffuse a bomb, I'd pick LSU Louisville quarterback Brian Brohm… » 4/28/08 5:30pm 4/28/08 5:30pm

Come For Soaking Wet Cheerleaders, Stay For The Goodwill



First of all, kudos to the guy seated at the table on the right; watching cheerleaders plunge into a swimming pool while wearing a comical top hat is pretty much why we all went to college. And, hold it ... the cheerleader in the back there; that pose looks strikingly familiar. Yes, I thought so! Anyway, as the… » 4/15/08 11:40am 4/15/08 11:40am

It's Always Nice To Have A Fifth String Point Guard Who Has Some Flow

As you might know, hip-hop whiz kid Lil' Romeo will be attending the University of Southern California next year on a basketball scholarship. This despite his, you know, not being very good at all. The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the oddity of Lil Romeo's "recruitment,", and it tells you pretty much all you… » 3/07/08 11:40am 3/07/08 11:40am

Attention Oprah's Book Club: The New Reggie Bush Tell-All Is Here

Not in time for Christmas, darn it, but sure to make for cozy fireside reading nonetheless; the new Reggie Bush book, Don Yaeger's Tarnished Heisman, is here. Is this the Game of Shadows of college football? There's apparently enough evidence of financial impropriety involving Bush at USC to make that case (Adam Rose… » 1/10/08 12:35pm 1/10/08 12:35pm