Clay Helton’s been confident since last spring that Jack Sears would not transfer from USC.
But it’s now official that freshman JT Daniels is a demigod at USC.
It’s also official that Matt Fink is No. 2 on the depth chart and Sears is No. 3, despite showing much improvement that past three weeks in practice.
So what is in it for Sears to stay at USC? He can hope Daniels stuggles or gets hurt? But the odds of that happening are not great. He can adopt Fink’s attitude and just stick it out.
There is a difference between Fink and Sears, however. Sears had a bigger reputation in high school and originally committed to Duke. He then switched to USC, for better or worse.
Sears is pretty much stuck at USC this season. He could leave in the spring. But then he will have to sit out a season unless the NCAA decides to ease the transfers rules. That appears unlikely after the NCAA failed to make the change earlier this year.
“Obviously, I wish it were a different decision because I want to play, but I will continue to control what I control,” Sears said Sunday.
It’s a good lesson, if you are quarterback, to make sure you go to a school where you know you will play.
Sears might be starting at Duke right now. That sounds better than being No. 3 at USC.