September 1, 2007
After Michael Vick's sentence and suspension are served, quarterback will be out of the question. However, if he is allowed back into the NFL, he could create a new position -- rover. Bill McGee Las Vegas It's just a shame that the dogs Michael Vick hanged and drowned got to see Jesus before he did. Marc Gerber Encino Several have commented on how Mr. Vick deserves a second chance. I'm all for that. However, I don't think he should ever be allowed to play professional football.
February 18, 2004 |
USC Coach Pete Carroll filled the final vacancy on his staff Tuesday, naming Todd McNair as running back coach. McNair, 38, coached running backs for the Cleveland Browns the last three seasons. He replaces Kennedy Pola, who left USC in January to join the Browns' staff after Coach Butch Davis fired McNair in December. McNair, a former NFL running back and special teams player, is the second former Cleveland assistant hired by Carroll in less than two weeks.
February 6, 2013 |
An outside authority has completed its review of NCAA enforcement procedures and is expected to deliver the results by the end of next week. The review was triggered by a recent discovery that NCAA staff acted improperly while investigating alleged violations at the University of Miami. The staff members paid a private attorney to gather information under the guise of an unrelated bankruptcy case. The longstanding and much-publicized Miami case has been put on hold while Kenneth L. Wainstein, a former homeland security advisor to President George W. Bush, scrutinizes NCAA procedures and personnel.
June 10, 2010 |
NCAA sanctions against USC's athletic program: •Public reprimand and censure. •Four years of probation: from June 10, 2010, through June 9, 2014. •Postseason ban for the 2009-10 men's basketball season. (self-imposed) •Postseason ban for the 2010 and 2011 football seasons. •One-year show-cause penalty for assistant football coach Todd McNair (June 10, 2010, to June 9, 2011). •Vacation of all football wins, including football bowl games, from the 2004 and 2005 seasons.
September 29, 2009 |
USC running back Stafon Johnson underwent more than six hours of throat surgery Monday after he was injured in a weight-room accident on campus. Johnson, a senior, was still in surgery at California Hospital Medical Center as of 9 p.m., the school said. Johnson was in "critical but stable" condition, a hospital spokeswoman said at 7:20 p.m. Johnson, who starred at Dorsey High, was just starting a set of bench-press lifts near the end of a midmorning workout when he apparently lost control of the bar and it landed on his neck, Coach Pete Carroll said.
May 3, 2008 |
SAN DIEGO -- USC Coach Pete Carroll and one of his assistants could be summoned into the courtroom as part of the civil lawsuit involving Reggie Bush, an attorney in the case said Friday. A would-be sports marketing agent, Lloyd Lake, has claimed he gave Bush nearly $300,000 in cash and gifts while the 2005 Heisman Trophy winner was playing college football for the Trojans. Lake's attorney, Brian Watkins, said Carroll and running backs coach Todd McNair could play a role in his trial strategy.
November 27, 1988 |
Matt Baker completed touchdown passes of 80, 42, and 33 yards to Mike Palys, and Temple turned 3 first-half interceptions into scores as the Owls defeated Boston College, 45-28, Saturday at Philadelphia in both teams' season finale. Todd McNair scored a pair of touchdowns on short runs and rushed for 121 yards for Temple (4-7). Boston College, which opened the season by losing to USC, 34-7, finished at 3-8.
August 25, 1990 |
Jeff Campbell, a rookie from Colorado, scored two touchdowns--one on an 85-yard punt return--as the Detroit Lions (3-0) beat the winless Kansas City Chiefs, 35-21, Friday night at Pontiac, Mich. The Chiefs (0-3) scored their first touchdown of the exhibition season in the second quarter on Todd McNair's four-yard run. Campbell, a fifth-round draft choice, combined with Erik Kramer for a 13-yard touchdown pass play with 8:15 left in the third quarter, and ran back the punt 2:16 later.
January 24, 2004 |
USC's national championship season continues to take a toll on the coaching staff. Kennedy Pola, who tutored Trojan running backs and coordinated special teams, was hired on Friday as running back coach by the Cleveland Browns. Pola is the second assistant from Coach Pete Carroll's 2003 staff to be wooed from USC. In December, linebacker coach Nick Holt was hired as head coach at Idaho. "You always anticipate this is going to happen when you do well," Carroll said.
January 22, 2013 |
With Heritage Hall undergoing a yearlong face-lift, USC Athletic Director Pat Haden and other department officials set up offices last month in a university-owned shopping center across the street from campus. A tobacco shop sits directly across the walkway, a nail salon and food court across the courtyard. The situation is clearly temporary. And that's how Haden, who oversees 21 sports and a program that generates more than $80 million in revenue, views the recent fortunes of USC's high-profile programs.