Here’s is USC coach Clay Helton after Tuesday’s practice on waiting until next week to name a starting QB: “I want to make sure I’m right, too.”
Extending the competition to next week is good for the morale of the players. But I don’t know why Helton needs to make sure he is right. Unless he remembers he was wrong two years ago.
But not starting JT Daniels would really devastate Helton’s reputation because everyone knows he is the best QB and if Matt Fink or Jack Sears struggled, the boo birds would be out early.
At least if Daniels starts and struggles, which is not an outlandish thought, it will be attributed to being a true freshman.