Floyd gives "other guys" a chance
November, 27, 2007
USC coach Tim Floyd said he had planned the starting lineup change all day Sunday with the intent to give confidence to freshman guard Angelo Johnson and junior forward Keith Wilkinson. Still, it seemed suspicious when heralded freshman guard O.J. Mayo and sophomore forward Taj Gibson weren't in the starting lineup for Sunday's Anaheim Classic final against Southern Illinois. What made the move even more mysterious was how it was reported when ESPN's Steve Lavin and Dave O'Brien said they were told by the USC sports information staff that it was due to matchup issues.