If you go on twitter, it’s easy to find people saying, “the USC players say things are better now” during spring practice, as if everything is going to be better next season.
Go find any college spring practices and see if they say the workouts are worse or the new coach’s offense is terrible.
That is why I like to wait until the fall to judge things.
But let’s go back to last year.
Here is a Los Angeles Times quote from Scot Prohaska, who is JT Daniels‘ private QB coach: “It’s been frustrating that he hasn’t failed at anything, because I haven’t gotten to teach him those lessons.”
And here’s a quote from a Ringer story about Daniels from Greg Biggins, national recruiting analyst from 247Sports: ““If either (Matt Fink or Jack Sears) falters and JT gets in there, that will be it. Once JT gets in there, he’s not going to look back.”
These remarks were before Daniels took a college snap. I could find USC player quotes from spring practice the past 20 years that said things are better than the previous season too. That’s why the football field is the best judge.