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USC Morning Buzz: Wednesday Notes

So I gave you the good news yesterday that the Seahawks are pursuing USC strength coach Ivan Lewis. But there is a less positive scenario being tossed around the McKay Center that Clay Helton could simply promote offensive line coach Tim Drevno to offensive coordinator. That is the kind of move that would happen in the past but would be pretty disappointing after the initial … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Wednesday Notes

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An Observation On USC Coaching

I was talking to a former USC coach today about whether the Helton era has the worst coaches in memory? Here is one way to gauge it: In the past, even if USC was awful like during the Paul Hackett era, it had well-respected coaches like defensive line coach Ed Orgeron or secondary coach Dennis Thurman who developed players. During John Robinson’s awful final two … Continue reading An Observation On USC Coaching

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USC Morning Buzz: Back To Work?

Lynn Swann is back from Augusta National Golf Club so maybe USC can make some progress in finding an offensive coordinator. Swann should also take a look at recruiting too. USC is desperate for cornerbacks and just lost its best tailback recruit (Jordan Wilmore). Meanwhile, it appears no USC players declared for the NFL Draft. Wide receivers Michael Pittman and Tyler Vaughns were two possibilities … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Back To Work?

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Tee Martin Returning To Tennessee

Former USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin has been hired in an unspecified role at Tennessee, according to ESPN. Tennessee already hired a new offensive coordinator (Jim Chaney) last week and currently does not have an opening on its staff, so someone is expected to leave. Martin had his shortcomings at USC but the big takeaway will always be how Clay Helton used to let Martin … Continue reading Tee Martin Returning To Tennessee