USC Morning Buzz: When Does Hype Meet Reality?

Here’s another example of when does hype meet reality?

We keep hearing from everyone at USC that wide receiver Randal Grimes is talented and dangerous. Not to mention tall (6-4).

So why doesn’t he play?

Is he not good enough? If not, why is there so much praise for him in the offseason? The problem is once the season starts, the coaches do not tend to answer questions honestly about why specific players are not playing. So instead, the hype simply remains unfulfilled.

  • USC quarterback coach Bryan Ellis said after JT Daniels’ first career touchdown pass, a 43-yarder to Amon-Ra St. Brown, that Daniels matter-of-factly went back to the sideline and said, “Nice call, coach.”

So does that mean Ellis called the play?

  • Former USC wide receiver Darreus Rogers signed with the San Diego franchise of the Alliance of American Football league.
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41 thoughts on “USC Morning Buzz: When Does Hype Meet Reality?

  1. Gomer doesn’t even know Grimes is on the team, and Tee IQ 11 can’t handle processing more than 2 players at once.

    If it was a pass play, doesn’t that mean Tee IQ 11 called it ? Or does he only call plays on certain downs, time of game or when he’s awake ?

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      1. How does it work Michael, when too much money is bet on one side they move the points so the other sides bets balance out?
        I haven’t heard any news that would move the points yet.

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      2. Still on that I’m a bruin kick eh Chrissy ? I hope you don’t have kids, the world doesn’t need more idiots like you

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  2. If it was Ellis that called the play, here’s a thought: that same call could have been made after UNLV’s first quarter, first down turnover….. with the same result.
    #And,FromThere,ItWouldHaveBeenAVeryDifferentGame

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      1. Very funny, Pudly….
        #….ButWorthLookingInto
        P.S.
        Do you think we could have burned them with an over the top to Amon on the first play? You know football better than I do.

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      2. Interesting stat from the game. When they put Amon-Ra in the slot position in the first quarter, about 6 times, he threw it to Amon each time.
        I think the setup was to make JT as comfortable as possible. And they sure looked like that was accomplished. In the second half, JT went 9-12 and a td. Not bad numbers.
        Could they have done it, probably.

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      3. So funny troll. Hahaha.
        Homophobic, racist, misogynistic, pedophilic troll. You still singing your favorite song?

        Oh I wish I was an oscarmeyer wiener, that is what I truly want to be….

        Never was, nothing but a wannabe Trojan.

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      4. Pudly —Let’s look at the bright side—- we may have our share of problems at USC but we don’t see “crimes against nature” charges filed against our profs or coaches.
        #LeaveOurFriendsInTheAnimalKingdomAloneMichiganState

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    1. Doesn’t everyone still think they call plays by committee vote? Don’t they still run it all by the line coach too? I heard from my “sources” the strength coach called several run plays.

      In actuality, one guy is calling from a menu assembled by the analysts and staff. Whatever Daniels said to Ellis means nothing. I could see with unlv the testing of certain plays with different players in, getting looks at guys. I do agree with Pudley though, just call touchdowns for every play and let the guys with the flash cards pull out whatever they want.

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      1. Soon enough, maybe next year, maybe even this yr, JT will have Carte Blanche to do as he pleases. Then he’ll just call td on every play, even punts and field goals.

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      2. Yes,Pudly! I’ve always wanted to see a 149 USC -0 UCLA score on the Rose Bowl scoreboard!
        #ChipWillGoHomeAfterward&HaveExtraBigPlateOfPasta

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  3. Again, have to question the “inside” in “Inside USC” if you can’t get a simple answer to a simple question on Grimes. Maybe his command of the playbook is not on point – which is exactly why Jack Sears is #3 and not #2 on the QB depth chart. It’s an entirely reasonable issue. I’d suggest you pose that to Tee Martin, Scottie. you’re not new to this. Don’t look to embarrass the person to whom you ask a question.

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  4. Wolf wishes Mr. Denny’s menu was back on the sidelnes and they were making Tawainese news cartoons about him again…

    Tee Martin is way overrated, wish this dude would have accepted the Tennesee job. We need moar WKU weeds from the great coaching tree in Bowling Green.

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  5. Pudly do you take your diaper off when you go after little boy or do you leave that soiled thing on for a golden showers kinda feel ? Or maybe you’re into Cleveland Steamers ? Maybe you and Michael can do a Maui Mudslide

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      1. Pudly –Karma talked football for almost a year — then, one morning, he woke up and said ‘fuck it —from here on it’s gonna be fudge talk 24/7.”
        #HeSeemsHappierNow…..

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      2. It’s hard to act like you know something about a topic when you’re A L W A Y S wrong. Most of us here realize football is all about theory. Mostly. If it wasn’t all teams would have the same type qb, run the same schemes on offense and defense.
        Krapma feels his need to be dogmatic from his lack of any real knowledge. I’d put it to you that he doesn’t even watch the games. At least with his eyes open.

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  6. For USC to win this game we have to make it a high scoring game. This early in the season they will have to let JT play his game and what he is confortable with. If you see hos games last they simply outscored thee better teams in a scorefest. I think USC has the better defense. JT beat Costello as a freshman at MD 49-12.

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    1. Sounds real good to me, Fighton. Stanford doesn’t have the best defensive backs in the world. We just need to give J. T. time —-and that shouldn’t be impossible either —-Stanford doesn’t have the best d-line in the world.
      #OurProblemIsGoingToBeShuttingDownTheirOffense

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    1. Meanwhile UCLA (let’s call them UKarmaLA) is a THIRTY point dog in the Oklahoma game this Saturday….
      #30PointUnderdogsAreRareInFootball…
      #….It’sJustNotNormal

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      1. Rare in football. Maybe. But not in westwood. It is after all why they brought chocolate chip in. They were tired of all those close losses by mora.

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      2. Mora will look better and better as the season grinds on for the Bruins. At some point, they will beg him to come back…..
        #….ItCouldHappenThisYear
        #UCLANeedn’tPayKellyIfSomethingWereTo”Happen”ToHim

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      3. That’s it! I’ll take out a double indemnity life insurance policy on chip. Should only be a couple of payments before the heathens rise. Not even ruins know the futility chips has brought with him. Schematic advantage.

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  7. Wow at the top of the page it says 37 thoughts on Morning Buzz, but actually there about five thoughts and thirty two taunts about manhood.
    To answer the question about Grimes, I thought he was injured but maybe he’s under wraps or just not standing out.
    As for the “good call comment” it is entirely possible the coach in question is responsible for signaling plays to the quarterback. This would be the logical answer, but maybe the coach simply said go score a touchdown and let JT choose the method.

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