Cornerback Needs To Be Watched Closely

Cornerback is where USC has a weakness next season:

Who returns from last season?

Isaac Taylor-Stuart

Olaijah Griffin

Greg Johnson

Dominic Davis

At this point, there is no reason to trust any of them. And below is safety, where there are some promising players but also players coming back from injuries.

Chase Williams

Talanoa Hufanga

Isaiah Pola-Mao

C.J. Pollard

And then there will be a bunch of three-star recruits coming in for depth or maybe someone will emerge. Maybe.

  • USC is a 3.5-point underdog against UCLA tonight. Here’s a picture of USC forward Clint Chapman and UCLA forward Richard Washington at the 1975 game.

And while I’m at it, here is USC forward Cliff Robinson and UCLA forward David Greenwood in the 1979 game at the Sports Arena.

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3 thoughts on “Cornerback Needs To Be Watched Closely

  1. SC db’s are going to be on the field a lot this year. Probably 33-36 minutes per game. It’s a thin crew. Most probably, some will become injured. Deep into the schedule…say Nov 16th or so, SHTF.

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    1. With all due respect, Cal75, how can you or anyone predict injuries? Wear and tear, of course. However, Biggie played the entire year at CB, as did Jack Jack before he got into trouble. The S position is more prone to injury because of the physical nature of the position- I’ll give you that.

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  2. This idea of playing man-on-man defense all game long is ridiculous. Trojan DB’s were routinely getting beat deep last season and no adjustments were ever made.

    Clancy is stubborn, he does not like to substitute or rotate players. With Helton’s horrendous offensive play calling committing so many 3 and outs, not being able to sustain drives, defensive players are right back on the field and rarely get a breather.

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