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USC manager fired for deflating game balls

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by gravehunter, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. gravehunter

    gravehunter Member

  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Clearly a lack of institutional control.

    Give them the death penalty.
  3. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Someone know what kind of competitive advantage there would be with slightly deflated game balls?
  4. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Doesn't each time use its balls on offense? Assuming that is correct, a slightly deflated game ball would be a bit harder to throw but easier to hold on to and catch ... I think
  5. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Can you secure a flat football as tightly as an inflated one when you are running with it?
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    A football with less air in it is easier to grip, which makes it easier to throw, catch and hold on to.

    Oregon would have been using their own footballs to they would have had no idea the balls the Trojans were using were slightly deflated.

    My guess is that they got caught because one of the officials noticed the difference in pressure while handling the balls during possession changes.

    And given that nobody gets caught the first time USC has probably been doing this for awhile.
  7. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    My, that is one ambitious and bold young man, slightly deflating the balls with absolutely no direction whatsoever from the coaching staff.
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    He's a self-starter and a stand-up guy at the same time!
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member


    What's wrong with weaker balls?
  10. +1
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'm sure he was acting completely independently... :D
  12. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Are reporters allowed to ask about the employment status of student managers, or did Lane forbid that in his Code Of Conduct?
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