Reggie Bush’s return trip to the LA Memorial Coliseum on Friday night culminated in a penalty for the USC Trojans.
Bush was at the Coliseum as an analyst for FS1. He spent some of his time ripping his team for practicing shirtless before the game. But once the contest was one, Bush couldn’t contain himself.
After Markese Stepp scored a 4-yard touchdown to go up 29-23 on Utah in the fourth quarter, the running back pointed at Bush, who came over and dapped up Stepp. USC got an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for the celebration.
USC got an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for celebrating with Reggie Bush pic.twitter.com/9P8NFrFPWW
— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) September 21, 2019
this is like when your older brother is shunned by your family but he shows up to your birthday party and you hug him then your dad grounds you pic.twitter.com/IvOYMjmGSc
— Mike Taddow (@taddmike) September 21, 2019
The Trojans won 30-23, so the penalty didn’t end up mattering. For USC fans, it must have been nice getting to see Bush embrace a current running back during a Trojans win — just like the old days.
Urban Meyer has been widely rumored to be a potential replacement for Clay Helton as USC’s next head football coach. Apparently the rumors haven’t frayed any relationship between the men.
Meyer was present at the LA Memorial Coliseum on Friday night working in his capacity as an analyst for FS1, which televised the game. The Trojans beat Utah 30-23 despite quarterback Kedon Slovis getting hurt on USC’s second play of the game. Matt Fink, originally the third-string QB, stepped in and threw three touchdown passes to lead the team to victory.
After the game, a few reporters mentioned that Meyer gave love to Helton. One photo even showed Meyer appearing to give Helton the “Fight On” symbol.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) September 21, 2019
As Clay Helton was walking off the field, he pointed to Urban Meyer, who pointed back and appeared to say “good job”
— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) September 21, 2019
This just seems surprising. How can Helton be comfortable with a guy so many are talking about taking his job? Maybe he’ll take the credit wherever he can.
Helton has USC 3-1 so far this season.
USC Trojans quarterback Kedon Slovis was evaluated for a concussion after taking a big hit on the second play of the Trojans’ first possession Friday night.
Slovis was nailed by Utah defensive lineman Leki Fotu and exited the game. He was replaced by Matt Fink, who played great and threw for 351 yards and three touchdowns.
After the Trojans’ 30-23 home win over the Utes, head coach Clay Helton said Slovis got “dinged” but knew what had happened.
Clay Helton on Kedon Slovis: "Kedon got dinged. He knew what play he ran and exactly what happened. But you could tell something was wrong."
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) September 21, 2019
Helton said they would provide a further update on the true freshman’s status on Tuesday.
Fink played so well that even if Slovis is cleared to play at Washington next week, it would be hard to go away from the junior.
The way USC has gotten strong play from three QBs this season — JT Daniels, Slovis, and Fink — is impressive and a credit to Helton, Graham Harrell, USC’s coaches, and the incredible talent the team has at wide receiver.
- Kedon Slovis
Reggie Bush did not return to the LA Memorial Coliseum on Friday night to kiss up to his former program. Instead, he took them to task.
Bush is an analyst for FS1 and was at the Coliseum for USC’s game against Utah. During FS1’s pregame show, Bush ripped the Trojans for warming up while shirtless.
"If you're not winning national championships or going undefeated, put your clothes back on and look like a football team." @ReggieBush had some thoughts on USC after watching their warmups. pic.twitter.com/DSe4qqnUDH
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 21, 2019
USC certainly didn’t seem to be too cocky entering the game. They scored touchdowns on both of their first two drives, even doing so with Matt Fink at quarterback after Kedon Slovis was hurt on a big hit.
Bush’s harsh words for his alma mater could have to do with his status at USC. The school was forced by the NCAA to disassociate with the former Trojans football star over his NCAA violations while in school. USC does not even recognize him with honors. These words could be a manifestation of Bush’s bitterness over the way the school doesn’t recognize him.
USC Trojans freshman Kedon Slovis was knocked out of his team’s home game against Utah on Friday night after taking a huge hit in the first minute.
Slovis completed two passes to Amon-Ra St. Brown to start the game. He took a massive hit from Utes defensive lineman Leki Fotu and was helped to the sideline.
They’re looking at Kedon Slovis’ shoulder/collar bone after this big hit. Matt Fink coming in at QB for the Trojans. pic.twitter.com/Rxbfxby8t0
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) September 21, 2019
Matt Fink, who began the season as the third-string QB, then entered and finished off the drive with a touchdown. Fink went 4/5 for 64 yards while Slovis was 2/2 for 17 yards before exiting.
Fink was actually the backup to JT Daniels last season but got pushed to third string this year after being surpassed on the depth chart by Slovis. Fink, a junior, entered the game 13/18 for 89 yards and a touchdown in his Trojans career.
Tulane beat Houston 38-31 on Thursday night thanks to one of the most creative playcalls you will see.
The Houston Cougars had kicked a field goal with 21 seconds left to tie the game and thought for sure they were going to overtime and that their job was done. Not so fast.
Tulane returned the ensuing kickoff to their 29, and just when you thought they would kneel out the clock and go to OT, the Green Wave pulled off the greatest fake ever. Take a look at this gorgeous play:
Tulane with an ALL TIMER.
They faked a f'ing knee and then hit the touchdown with 3 seconds left.pic.twitter.com/BPBMh8nZ1f
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) September 20, 2019
The Annexation of Puerto Rico run to perfection!
Tulane gained 18 yards to the 47 and had three seconds left. Then they did this:
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 20, 2019
Houston has to be kicking itself over the collapse. Meanwhile, Tulane just made our list of favorite trick plays ever. Well done, fellas.
A video of Kentucky Wildcats linebacker Kash Daniel twisting the ankle of Florida Gators quarterback Kyle Trask last weekend was removed by a Kentucky website that had posted it during the week.
Video of Daniel pulling the dirty move on Trask at the end of a 2-point conversion play in Saturday’s game was a talking point following Florida’s 29-21 win. Kentucky news station WYMT posted video the video to their site but later took it down.
— Lachlan McLean (@LachTalk) September 19, 2019
The videos circulated elsewhere on social media:
Maybe I'm just a big ol homer, but the Skycam angle makes it pretty clear to my eyes that @TateCasey84 was correct and @UKFootball's #56 Kash Daniels was working @GatorsFB's Kyle Trask's ankle – released it when he realized the ref was on top of them pic.twitter.com/06asJVQYi5
— libgator (@lib_gator) September 15, 2019
Kentucky LB Kash Daniel said that his “hand was stuck underneath a lineman’s leg” when asked if he intentionally tried to hurt Florida QB Kyle Trask. This video looks to show otherwise. pic.twitter.com/z5dfoHQRKx
— CONNER (@CJ_Clarke1) September 19, 2019
Even though the video evidence showed Daniel’s move appeared to be intentional, the Kentucky linebacker defended himself in comments shared on Wednesday:
Kash Daniel responds to allegations that he tried to hurt Florida QB Kyle Trask on Saturday.
He gives his side of the story. pic.twitter.com/LcQ6WCWzFF
— Lee K. Howard (@HowardWKYT) September 18, 2019
Kentucky coach Mark Stoops was asked about the matter Thursday. He said that Daniel would be playing Saturday, which was an indication the linebacker will not be suspended a full game. Stoops also backed Daniel, saying the linebacker is not trying to hurt anyone.
Stoops also said he has spoken with Kash about the situation (will keep that between them) and they have an understanding in their program that “nobody’s going to try to hurt someone out there.”
— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) September 19, 2019
There’s no doubt Kentucky is lucky that Daniel will be avoiding serious discipline. Florida fans have extra reason to be upset — Trask was knocked out for the season last year with a foot injury.