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"A USC football student manager has been relieved of all duties with the Trojan football team for intentionally deflating, below NCAA-regulated levels, some game footballs used by USC's team during the first half in last Saturday's game against Oregon.
Game officials discovered and re-inflated three of the balls before the game and two others at halftime. All balls were regulation in the second half.
When informed of this allegation by the Pac-12, USC investigated it immediately. The student manager confirmed that he had, without the knowledge of, or instruction from, any USC student-athlete, coach, staff member or administrator, deflated those game balls after they had been tested and approved by officials prior to the game.
As a result, the Pac-12 reprimanded USC and imposed a fine."
Is Lane even in charge of his program?
A USC football student manager has been relieved of all duties with the Trojan football team for intentionally deflating, below NCAA-regulated levels, some game footballs used by USC's team during the first half in last Saturday's game against Oregon. Game...
Are you talking about switcheroo jersey Lane?
I bet the manager received a nice severance package.
The best part is the official statement put out by the school declaring that the student manager did it all on his own. It was just a wacky practical joke I guess.
A friend of mine was a USC student manager from 2001 to 2005. They used differently inflated balls for kick-offs and punts but they had to be rotated in by the ball boys and some times they couldn't get them in. That was when you saw a guy who kicked off into the end zone every kick kick one to the two. This is a common practice and has been for years by many teams.
Why would an under inflated ball help USC over Oregon? USC was the passing team and an under inflated ball is different to throw. It was a stupid thing to do and I see no competitive advantage.
Looks like another perfect day.
Easier to grip and easier to catch.
Did you read the official statement put out by USC? This is not some honest mistake by a ball boy. It was intentional. But they are claiming it was done by a rogue student manager without anyone else's knowledge. Yeah, sure. That's believable.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by MrWoodson 20 months ago
There's no chance in hell that the kid willingly did this by himself without any outside force. No way Jose.
BornToBeRed said: WPS, just a head's up. We might be the most family-friendly board on the network, so take it easy on your normal wps-ness.
at the comment that he did ^^^this all on his own. SC fans what's the general feeling about LFK right now? I would find out for myself, but I'm blacklisted for some odd reason.
Sh*t. Just. Got. Real.
This post was edited by DrStache 20 months ago
What you do not know is Kelly worshipped the god of wind and then crawled up the scissor jack and threw that poor kid off the top - then he had the football team push the scissor jack over - then lay the body beside the jack so it looked like an accident.....
You are a moron and condone Lane cheating - your Kelly comment would be the same as accusing President Obama as a murderer for every death Military or National Disaster because he is in charge.
You're an embarrassment to your parents
Finally some kind of dust up. This board sees so little SC v ND hate crime. Too much mutual fluffery as of late.
Student manager should go to prison for at least 29 years for his crime against humanity.
From my expierience with blow-up dolls I know if you deflate them some it makes them softer and easier to handle, also makes them a little more flexible.
Rogue student manager? Sure. Gets a nice lump sum for "confirming" he was alone. I love the use of that word "confirm." Almost as if the question was leading towards that conclusion to begin with. "Can you confirm that nobody else knew about this?"
The Kiffins should go to prison for crimes against USC's defense.
This post was edited by MrWoodson 20 months ago
Bad defense and all, SC still pwns the shit out of Michigan. True story.
You stay bringing up being banned from SC's team site. , it's going to be aight.
Kiffin gunna Kiffin.
Waiting for usctrojan1 to come in here speaking about Trojan glory and how Lane has really cleaned up his act since arriving at Holy SC because SC wouldn't allow otherwise.
What a chode Kiffin is though seriously.
For the record, your 75 are not better than many teams 85. Time to change the sig bud, SC has been getting "pwnd" by average teams and just got 62 hung on them at home. Lulz
Kiffin is a great Coach, and even better person.
Star sounds like such a pussy.
USC ... winning with integrity since ... well, there's always next year.
USC is the dirtiest program in the history of college football (sans SMU).
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