Since Ed Orgeron took over as USC’s interim football coach following the firing of Lane Kiffin, he has emphasized fun. Orgeron has treated his team to In-N-Out burgers, Roscoe’s chicken and waffles and brought deserts back to the training table. He has also brought in famous fans to address the team on a weekly basis. This week was no different.
Friday night before the Trojans’ big showdown with the Stanford Cardinal, Orgeron and USC president Max Nikias brought in rap legend Dr. Dre to speak to the team. Of course, Dre got a huge ovation from the players.
Back in May Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre donated $70 million to USC to establish the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation. The program’s goal is to create a new generation of inspired innovators.
Now that he has his own academy on USC’s campus, Dr. Dre considers himself part of the Trojan family. He wished the football team good luck and told them he would be in the stands watching them on Saturday.
He told the team, “Let’s get out there and beat the Farm!”
It was a very cool moment. Video of his pep talk is below.