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UCLA makes offer to Combs, son of rapper and producer

August 21, 2011 |  4:21 pm

UCLA UCLA has offered a scholarship to Justin Combs, a cornerback from New Rochelle (N.Y.) Iona Prep, according to This may mean the college football rapper monopoly in Los Angeles is over.

USC has long been supported by Snoop Dogg, a regular on the sidelines at games in the past. But Combs balances things as the son of rapper and music producer Sean “Diddy” Combs.

Of course, this is just what the rivalry needs, an East Coast-West Coast rapper divide.

Add it to the list, which includes a grand Hollywood debate on who is better.

The Oscar winners: Tim Robbins (UCLA) or Forest Whitaker (USC)?

The Trekkies: George Takei (UCLA) in the original “Star Trek” or LeVar Burton (USC) in the next generation?

The funny guys: Ben Stiller (UCLA) or Will Ferrell (USC)?

The basketball-players-turned-actors: Mike Warren (UCLA) or Tom Selleck (USC)?

The football-players-turned-actors: Mark Harmon (UCLA) or John Wayne (UCLA)?

The blondes: Heather Locklear (UCLA) or Cybill Shepherd (USC)?

The directors: Francis Ford Coppola (UCLA) or George Lucas (USC)?

On the field, however, the debate still seems one sided. UCLA is 15-22 since the ad proclaiming “the college football monopoly in Los Angeles is over,” appeared in 2008. USC is 29-10 in that time, with three consecutive victories over the Bruins.


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