Pat Haden has kept a low profile since he left as athletic director. But I heard he recently told an ex-teammate, “I stay away from that place.” I guess when you start a fire, you don’t want to return to the scene. Continue reading Scene Of The Crime
Everything I heard since the season ended is that nothing has changed with the football program. “We have a chip on our shoulders and something to prove,” Clay Helton said this week. But when does that mindset get implemented? It hasn’t yet according to various sources at USC. Helton talks a good game but rarely delivers. Continue reading USC Has A Chip On Its Shoulder?
Did you see the NCAA delivered a one-year postseason ban and other penalties to Missouri’s football, baseball and softball programs following a two-year investigation revealed academic misconduct involving a former tutor? Here’s the USC connection: The chief hearing officer of the infractions panel was David Roberts, the former head of compliance at USC. He currently is a “special adviser to the president” at USC because he … Continue reading Another Strange Max Nikias Hire Is Still In News
Maybe before Graham Harrell officially sets up in Kliff Kingsbury’s old office, there are some things he should know: Does he know three of four team captains asked Clay Helton to start Jack Sears over JT Daniels? And Helton said, “my hands are tied.” Does he know Tee Martin tried to discipline a starting wide receiver during the 2017 USC-UCLA game by taking him out … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Memo To Graham Harrell
If you have a son that plays safety or cornerback, please call USC. Clay Helton offered safety Dorian Hewett of Houston last week. Tonight, Helton is making a home visit. Hewett’s other offers are from Syracuse, Baylor, Washington, Utah and Texas A&M-Commerce. Do you think Nick Saban or Dabo Swinney do this kind of evaluation before they go after a recruit? Continue reading USC Recruit Of The Night
Here’s another Clay Helton quote from yesterday. “My job on game days will be managing game situations,” Helton said. Personally, I want Helton doing as little managing as possible on game day. He won’t call plays, which is good. But what does he need to manage? He should just keep an eye on John Baxter because special teams keeps having problems getting 11 men on … Continue reading What Does Clay Helton Need To Manage?