COLLEGE FOOTBALL DAILY REPORT : USC : Robinson Wants Money for Lost Juniors

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USC Coach John Robinson believes that NFL teams should deposit money into a scholarship fund at any university where a player is drafted after his junior season.

“If the NFL is going to aggressively pursue juniors in the draft, it should pay for it,” Robinson said Tuesday, at a media luncheon. “They could set up scholarships, to be used for deserving students, and not necessarily athletes. Don’t hold me to these numbers, but maybe a half-million dollars for a first-rounder, lesser amounts for second- and third-rounders.

“If we’d gotten a half-million from the Bears last year when they took (Curtis) Conway, maybe we’d have had a much better lunch than this.”



California quarterback Dave Barr, who sat out the Bears’ last game because of a shoulder sprain, will play Saturday against USC, Cal Coach Keith Gilbertson said.

With Barr, Cal was averaging 40 points entering its game against Washington State two weeks ago. With Barr sidelined, Washington State defeated the Bears, 34-7.

Barr ranks third in the country with a 173.7 pass efficiency rating.