Quick hitters: McKay Center great

LOS ANGELES -- They're only college football opinions, but at least they're all mine:

• USC's new $70 million John McKay Center, besides being a state of the art football facility, is highlighted by a terrific statue of the legendary coach in front of a beautiful McKay Center Courtyard that is filled with plaques and memorabilia extolling the man's many achievements...

• McKay liked to call himself "the old Irishman." Well, let me tell you, "the old Irishman" would be very proud of the work Trojans officials have done to ensure people treasure his legacy. The facility will be officially dedicated next week...