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If It's Friday, It's Time For A USC Notes Column

If It's Friday, It's Time For A USC Notes Column

Thursday's practice was a good illustration of JT Daniels' inconsistent nature.

He went 6 for 6 during a 7-on-7 period but 0 for 3 in an 11-vs.-11 drill.

What was the difference? How about a live pass rush during 11-on-11. How he handles pressure will be the key this season because he didn't like it last season.

But he has always been a 7-on-7 All-American.

  • USC coach Clay Helton sent out a group text message to former players asking them to attend the Aug. 17 scrimmage at the Coliseum. This is clearly a response to the boycott by the 1969 team.

Now that it has become a public issue, USC wants to try and get as many players from any class to show up and avoid any embarrassing scenes.

  • I hear USC athletic director Lynn Swann was sucking up to donors at the Coliseum recently. What a change in attitude. Swann needs happy donors with a new president and decreased ticket sales.

  • Former USC basketball star Harold Miner's daughter, Kami, is a top volleyball player at Redondo High School.

  • If you think USC's gotten control of its rampant mismanagement, it recently emerged the owner of a historic landmark home (Arroyo del Rey) in Pasadena amended her will to no longer leave the house to the university.

Even worse, the renowned Gamble House in Pasadena is expected to sever ties with USC, which has operated the home since 1967.

Maybe this is all because the USC-owned Freeman House in Hollywood, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, has long been in need of critical repairs. And earlier this year, the Los Angeles Times reported four objects from the house were stolen from a USC storage facility and not reported to the LAPD for 10 years. The police learned of the thefts from an anonymous tip.

It never ends.

USC Scrimmage Report

USC Scrimmage Report

Thursday USC Practice Report

Thursday USC Practice Report