The USC coaches finally allowed true freshman cornerback Olaijah Griffin to get some first-team reps during Wednesday’s practice, signalling he might start against Arizona. It is stunning to me it took this long. Here is what I wrote after the USC-Texas game: “I’ve seen enough of some of the veteran corners. USC has two five-star freshmen corners on the bench (Olaijah Griffin, Issac Taylor-Stuart). If … Continue reading Morning Buzz: USC Plagued By Slow-Moving Decisions
No. 2 Learn to play situational football Defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast seems incredibly naïve or stubborn. His schemes seem to always be all-or-nothing. There are ways to pressure to quarterback without blitzing and Pendergast doesn’t seem to realize it. #USC https://t.co/JpRhEpFEDF — InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) September 26, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Continue reading 10 Things USC Needs To Fix To Beat Arizona
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott was asked about USC linebacker Porter Gustin’s helmet-to-helmet hit on Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew. From the Associated Press: Scott said he had consulted the officiating team about that call. He said every play is reviewed. “So you can certainly assume that play got a lot of looks, not just from the replay booth at the stadium, but we’ve got our … Continue reading Larry Scott Strikes Again
USC held its third Presidential Search Advisory Committee listening session Tuesday night on campus. Most of the meeting focused on things like the fact there is no student representation on the search committee. But there was an odd moment when a man identified himself as Ed Gilliam and said he played football and baseball at USC in the 1970’s. One of Gilliam’s concerns was that Notre … Continue reading Morning Buzz: An Odd Night At USC
I’ve done my report card for the game and some of the marks are not pretty, especially for the defense, where some bad trends have emerged through four games. To see the report card, click here. Continue reading USC-Washington State Report Card
Did you know former USC tailback Ronald Jones has not even dressed for the past three weeks with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? The rookie second-round draft choice is 100 percent healthy. The reasons he does not play are pretty simple: Jones is not viewed as being able to block or catch at an NFL level. These are things that were brought up to USC coaches … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Where Is Ronald Jones?