USC coach Clay Helton said JT Daniels has a bruised hand after he underwent an MRI today. He will be re-evaluated but is expected to play Tuesday. Safety Isaiah Pola-Mao is out at least two weeks with a dislocated shoulder.
As for the game, Helton said, “I thought our players competed extremely hard and that was evident on the tape.”
Asked again about the lack of touches for Amon-Ra St. Brown, Helton said, “It wasn’t for a lack of trying to get him the ball.”
Helton said all the Trojans’ goals are still available. This is where a problem occurs: Everyone knows a national title isn’t really attainable now based on the poor performances in the first two games. Maybe winning the Pac-12 South, of course, because it is a joke. Maybe even a Pac-12 title. But that is only significant to the homer fans who have no standards.