If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column

USC quarterbacks coach Bryan Ellis spoke about freshman quarterback JT Daniels:

“Every day he is a little faster.

“There’s some things we have to fix mechanically. He knows that.

“Where he’s so far advanced is his mind. More mentally with him is what’s really impressive.

  • Ellis on the offense as a whole:

“We got to play a little faster. We’ve got to see things a little quicker.”

  • Daniels had a pass intercepted by freshman Isaac Taylor-Stuart during 1-on-1 drills Thursday.
  • Injury update: Linebacker Palaie Gaoteote will have an MRI on his knee to determine the extent of an injury. Wide receiver Michael Pittman sprained his shoulder Thursday and left practice.
  • The most improved QB has been redshirt freshman Jack Sears. The problem for Sears is he will need to be better than Daniels to beat him out because Daniels is Daniels.
  • Former Dallas Cowboys coach Dave Campo is working as a defensive consultant, helping out with the defensive backs. This might be a rare case of someone defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast will not be threatened by because Campo is 71 and not looking for something bigger.

12 thoughts on “If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column

  1. I know I speak for all members of the Trojan community —as well as the ever expanding NATO community —when I say it hurts when Scott gets it wrong. Daniels won’t be the quarterback “because he is Daniels.” Daniels will be the quarterback because Helton has recruited Tyler Vaughns, Josh Imatorbhebhe, Amon-Ra St Brown, Velus Jones, Michael Pittman, Trevon Sidney, and Keyshawn Young —-and, now, he needs somebody who can get them the ball. It’s nice that Sears and Fink can run fast —but, on their best days, they can’t do what any of those receivers can do.

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      1. True, marvienna. It’s a given that the qb needs an o-line to do his thing. What I’m saying is Daniels works better with the talent USC has recruited than the other two guys. In order to make Helton’s NFL-style offense go, USC needs a qb who can make every throw known to man —-a guy who’s got touch and accuracy on the short stuff and is a threat with the long ball. That’s Daniels.

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    1. Really ? Fat Matt Barkley got the job because he was Barkley, period. Gomer loves Daniels, he isn’t going to play Sears ahead of him no matter what Daniels does, unless he gets hurt, then he has no choice.


      1. Maybe you didn’t see Pete Carroll at the press conference in which Sanchez announced he was leaving, Karma….

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    1. We saw how tough Gomer was when daddy went public last year, can you imagine how he’d fold if Helicopter Daniels went public if his kid doesn’t start ? Gomer might shit himself worse than he does in a big national game


  2. Both Fink and Sears have been in the system for two years and JT has been it a few weeks and is playing head to head. JT played all last year against top HS competition while Sears and Fink held the clipboard. JT has the skill set to use the whole entouage of skill players USC has. Also Amon Ra is staking a claim to being a threat and starter and him and JT are dynamic duo.

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