Now that Clay Helton “fixed” the USC offense last weekend, I’m wondering why the defense gets a free pass?
The apologists will immediately claim injuries are the issue. But do they ever watch the schemes? Oregon State exposed the pass defense, which has never covered the middle of the field this season.
USC led 21-0 and defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast let Oregon State get back into the game. And this was with the return of Cameron Smith, who was injured for two games.
Have any defensive coaches been fired like Neil Callaway? Nope. Have any been demoted like Tee Martin? Nope.
The defense is apparently bullet proof. Just like special teams.