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I saw this on CNNSi, thought it would be an interesting topic. Anybody hear anything about this?
This post was edited by DF1982 17 months ago
Jesus, exactly what we needed.
This just gives the media more ammo to pile on Lane.
"USC said the student manager, who was not identified, acknowledged he deflated the balls of his own accord after they had been checked by officials before the game."
There is another thread on this...it is so disappointing and embarrassing, I mean, really?
It's cheating, plain and simple.
"Here are provided seats of meditative joy, where shall rise again the destined reign of Troy." Virgil
I don't understand the reason for it though, what advantage is gained by this?
What advantage would we get by deflating balls?
All the games that Lane plays sets a tone
So, how long has this been going on?
Does this reflect on Matt's & Marqise' numbers & performance?
Did Matt know?
If so when?
Another distraction before a big game
This post was edited by USC Outsider 17 months ago
Better grip for Matt
Softer catch for receivers
According to the article it makes the balls easier to throw and catch. It worked pretty well for both teams.
It's all about the intent. Supposedly, deflating the ball below regulation makes a more catchable ball. Matt has good touch, so I really don't know why this would be done.
Bottom line is the intent, and breaking the rules. Ugh.
Each team has their own balls so this only helped USC.
So tired of all of these little side stories this year.
I checked to see if anyone posted this, looks like I missed it.
Pretty fair to ask whether Lane knew about it. I'll leave you guys up to trying to figure that out, but I gotta be honest from the outside if I heard that a coach of a random program was caught telling an equipment manager to do this the first coach that would come to mind (and a lot of others minds) would be Lane Kiffin. Just yesterday on PTI Kornheiser said Lane had the exacta of sneaky and snaky working against him. You guys deserve better.
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LOL this should make everyone laugh. https://twitter.com/glassesref/status/266421356713881600
This is not good - and Kiffin is getting the blame even though it's reported the student manager did it on his own.
Regardless we don't need yet another distraction.
But seriously...this just seems like a weird story...how would the officials NOT find out? They touch the ball every snap and after tds. And it sounds like it was taken care of midgame.
There is no way the coaches gave the order or even knew of this. Sounds like a kid being an idiot and.getting fired for it.
This twitter feed is pure gold
Yea. Just like I said a couple of weeks ago, every week it's something new. Reminding me of the days when Kiffin was at Tenn. This season has been a damn roller coaster
Meaning that the ball in play wasn't inflated, the refs caught the kid. There were probably some plays with the deflated ball, but I doubt it had a large effect on this particular game since they caught the act before the game.
Like others have been saying, this is just one more thing that they shouldn't have to deal with.
Maybe the student manager can transfer to Oregon and be the Willy Lyles video coordinator
This post was edited by USCoregonian 17 months ago
So, will that be the excuse now for not blowing us out by a larger point spread????
USC played up to oregon in the second half, where no balls were under inflated. You won, floats were the better team, a student manager attempted to give the Trojans an advantage, which is wrong. Now move on to your next opponent.
Besides #9, this football team has been nothing but embarassing and pathetic on & off the field.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Tmon123 17 months ago
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