If you want something that will be better about 2019 than 2018, I will give you this: Offensive coordinator Graham Harrell will also coach the quarterbacks, which means he will be in the quarterbacks meeting room every day during the season.
At other schools, this is a no-brainer.
But this is USC, where Clay Helton was so ridiculous the past three seasons that he had Tee Martin spending all his time coaching and meeting with the wide receivers.
If you think this is not a real issue, Martin and even Sam Darnold mentioned a couple years ago how they had limited interaction during the season. Why you would do this is beyond me but Helton had to cater to his brother and then promoted graduate assistant Bryan Ellis last year to quarterbacks coach.
Meanwhile, Martin, who was a quarterback, coached the wide receivers, which never made sense.
So Harrell working every day with the quarterbacks is a good thing. Especially if he decides who starts at quarterback, which none of us really knows will happen for sure at the moment.
- Cornerback Iman Marshall, who is participating in the NFL combine, is apparently now known as Iman Lewis-Marshall.
- USC and UCLA play tonight at 6 at Pauley Pavilion on ESPN. USC is 2-6 in road games this season. Both teams are 8-7 and a game out of fourth place, which is important because the top 4 teams in the Pac-12 get a first-round bye at the conference tournament. Yes, Bill Walton will be at the game.