Some people are actually defending USC practicing twice this week.
- Do they think USC does not have things to work on? 18 penalties should answer that.
- Do they think USC needs rest? If they practiced Tuesday-Thursday, they would still get a three-day weekend and maybe four if they took Monday off. Let’s be clear: Bye week practices are easier and often geared toward younger players. So anyone tired or injured is not getting overworked. But they can work on things like the constant mistakes. For instance, snapping the ball!
- Do they think USC needs to recruit Thursday? Can someone tell me a recruit that will not come to USC if an assistant coach does not visit this week? They will still get wide receiver Bru McCoy of Mater Dei. And what difference does it make if players do not improve once they come to USC?
- Don’t compare USC to Alabama. If Nick Saban practiced two days, it’s because his practices are a lot harder than Clay Helton. If Stanford, Michigan State or whoever else also went two days, ask yourself this: Would those schools hire Helton if they had a head-coaching position open?
- USC practicing Monday does not count. USC did practice yesterday but it does a light practice every Monday during the season. These practices are not even included in the official practice schedule. So it’s never counted among the practices. But spin doctors can use it if they want.
- Does anyone advocating less practices mean they are happy with how the season is going?