Last week, I wrote about the glaring omission of Chris Claiborne from the College Football Hall of Fame ballot.
A source close to the process tells me Claiborne was going to be on the original ballot until USC wrote a letter to the College Football Hall of Fame asking for Reggie Bush to be on the ballot.
Bush was welcomed back to USC last year. For 10 years, USC was required to disassociate from him as part of NCAA penalties.
Why USC felt Bush, who is younger than Claiborne, deserved to be in the Hall of Fame first is a good question. Maybe they are trying to curry favor with Bush? Maybe they think it will rehabilitate his image?
It appears USC can have only three players on the ballot and Claiborne lost out. Offensive lineman Jeff Bregel and safety Mark Carrier are the other USC players on the ballot.