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 appointment of Kliff Kingsbury.

Drevno was offensive coordinator at Michigan before Jim Harbaugh fired him so he has some experience. But if it happened you can bet Helton would call a lot of plays.

  • Meanwhile, USC basketball player Kevin Porter Jr. remains suspended.

“He is still a part of our basketball team,” USC coach Andy Enfield said. “He will continue to practice with us. He’s working on some things off the court and will be held out of competition until he meets the very clear expectations that are expected of him.”

Porter Jr. might be a lottery pick but he’s been a bust for USC. A “thigh bruise” for six weeks and now suspended. Compare that to the way DeMar DeRozan contributed in his only season.

Advertisements

23 thoughts on “USC Morning Buzz: Wednesday Notes

    1. In a perverse way, that would actually be fun to watch, R. T. —–but it would lead to the head coach having to fire the athletic director on the tarmac.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. LMAO on that one. But wouldn’t it be the AD firing the OC on the tarmac? That would be better. Swann firing Swann. Comedy of Errors

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Yes, MG. That definitely would be. And perhaps, a real comedy as such would be more enjoyable than following a maddening season like the last season.

        Liked by 1 person

  1. Wow! What a guy Pete Carroll is… Apparently, PC agrees with Wolf and many USC fans that there is a clear and acute problem with USC’s strength and conditioning program. In an obvious effort to help USC, PC is trying to hire away USC’s problem so that he can put his players and future at risk instead! What a freaking saint. This is the most plausible reason I can think of him doing this unless I allow for the possibility that Wolf and these fans don’t know WTF they’re talking about.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I guess it’s possible that the team’s being pushed around every Saturday is attributable to something other than conditioning —-but Coach Whittingham is on record as saying USC players are soft and play soft football. You know I value your opinion —so tell me what’s up here: is it the coaching, the soft practices, the strength program —-or a little bit of all three?
      #OrIsThePac12SouthJustTooPhysicalForUSC?

      Like

      1. 1.A The Coaching
        1.B The Soft Practices

        2. The S&C Program

        All in all Mike USC has more talent than damn near any program. I would say in no particular order only Bama, Clemson, Ohio State and LSU (who has had the problem of their coach winning with the talent) have the level of talent that USC has.
        But two men have kept this talent from blossoming to reach their potential with their soft and boring practices and coaching. Clay Helton and Clancy Pendergast better milk the time they have at USC for what they can get out of it because they won’t ever get another job with a big time program again.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Tim Drevno is an established coach, and I doubt if he’ll be a figurehead offensive coordinator like Tee Martin was, because he doesn’t have to. He’s probably the only coach on staff, who would actually get rehired at a Power 5 program . And I’d be shocked if Drevno ends up being the offensive coordinator, because he’s a run first type of guy, while Clueless Clay Helton is the complete opposite

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Drevno is a HORRIBLE OC. After He got dumped at Michigan nobody wanted him. He was so desperate that he took a job as a running back coach lol. Who cares that he’s a run first guy when his offensive schene is terrible and isn’t productive?

      Liked by 1 person

      1. All that can really be said about Drevno is he’s a much better o-line coach than Callaway (but, then again, Seth Rogen would be a better line coach than Callaway). If Helton quietly announces on the Sunday before spring practice that Drevno is acting offensive coordinator it means that he’s received an uninterrupted string of hang ups in his search for a “Notre Dame-style” coaching upgrade…
        #…ItWillAlsoMeanThatEntireStaffIsGoneForGoodAfter2019Season

        Like

    2. 1.A The Coaching
      1.B The Soft Practices

      2. The S&C Program

      All in all Mike USC has more talent than damn near any program. I would say in no particular order only Bama, Clemson, Ohio State and LSU (who has had the problem of their coach winning with the talent) have the level of talent that USC has.
      But two men have kept this talent from blossoming to reach their potential with their soft and boring practices and coaching. Clay Helton and Clancy Pendergast better milk the time they have at USC for what they can get out of it because they won’t ever get another job with a big time program again.

      Like

    3. I agree.
      And i think if Drevno were to be hired it would be for a short period of time before Helton starts to micro manage because he’s inpatient from the first few games scores not jumping out at him instead of letting him grow the offense to dominate the line and beat teams over the top also.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. USC needs to fire Athletic Director Lynn Swann and nice guy Clay Helton. He isnt head coach material. As a Trojan I am so disgusted where this program is. Still trying to get it right since letting Coach O go. Please hire Urban Meyer to get the program back on track.

    Like

  4. Never know who Swann was playing golf with in Augusta. Maybe he invited some one there to interview and hire. Otherwise why would he be there at this crucial time for our football team.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.