Can anyone imagine Clay Helton yanking JT Daniels at halftime of the national championship game?
Granted, USC will never play in one with Helton as coach, but imagine Helton doing what Nick Saban did last year?
It. Would. Never. Happen.
Helton can’t even pull the center from a game. Or a cornerback who talks trash and gets penalized.
Clemson chose true freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence this year and lost veteran starter Kelly Bryant in the process but Coach Dabo Swinney did what was best for his team.
Does USC ever do that?
It can’t start Sam Darnold until the fourth game. It can’t start Jack Sears until Daniels gets hurt and then benches Sears immediately the following week.
USC has no leadership. Alabama does. Clemson does.
It’s one thing to be poorly coached. It’s another to never make a tough decision because you are so afraid of offending anyone.
This lack of courage is what hamstrings the football program on a daily basis.