One of the funnier comments I’ve heard recently is USC owes JT Daniels because he sacrificed a lot by giving up his senior year of high school to bail out the Trojans this season.
Excuse me? Daniels could not run to USC fast enough once he decided Sam Darnold was probably going to turn pro after his sophomore season. He did not want to come to USC with Jack Sears or Matt Fink already getting a year as a starter.
But I have no doubt if Daniels had waited to graduate high school, Clay Helton would give him a lot more of a chance to win the starting job vs. an incumbent starter than he will give Sears next season to unseat Daniels.
Not many quarterbacks come into a program and get coronated like Daniels did last summer. And not many get their starting job back so fast like Daniels did after sitting out a game.
Why am I bothering to attack this narrative that Daniels did USC a favor?
Because it sounds like something that would come from someone in the Daniels camp. I wouldn’t even be surprised if Helton said one day that Daniels did the program a favor.
You know who really did Helton a favor? The guy in the below video who allowed Helton to con some people (not me) that he knew what he was doing at USC.
Okay, Sam Darnold. What a play! pic.twitter.com/r5W9A1iaDG
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) December 9, 2018