As if USC needed any help to prepare for a national championship run, who shows up on campus Tuesday? None other than Super Bowl MVP Peyton Manning (he's the guy behind Tommy Lee).
Manning threw passes to receivers for about 90 minutes and gave pointers on footwork and throwing to quarterback John David Booty. "You dream about stuff like this," Booty said.
Manning was in L.A. to film a commercial at the L.A. Coliseum, then contacted Tim Floyd, a longtime friend of Manning's father, Archie, about working out with some of the Trojan footballers.
According to Scott Wolf of the L.A. Daily News, Manning threw to receivers Patrick Turner, David Ausberry and Brandon Carswell, along with tight ends Fred Davis and Anthony McCoy and tailback Joe McKnight, the hotshot recruit from Louisiana.
"I didn't think I'd get to do that," McKnight said. "I found out about 30 minutes before."
And people wonder why players want to come to USC. ...