An NFL coach asked me recently what USC’s strengths were next season?
I thought this would be a simple question but then I had to provide an answer.
After I got past he wide receivers, I really couldn’t immediately find a legitimate strength.
The secondary? Nope. The offensive line? Nope. The linebackers? Not yet though I like Palaie Gaoteote. The tailbacks? Maybe but not proven yet. The quarterbacks? Forget it.
The defensive line? Perhaps. The defensive tackles take up a lot of space but did not make a lot of plays last season. Defensive end Christian Rector was inconsistent last season. Defensive end Drake Jackson has a lot of potential but is still a freshman.
So maybe this group will improve and make an impact. But it’s no guarantee at the moment.
That’s about the best I could do other than the wide receivers.
Some of these groups might turn into a strength but it is hard to say it with certainty.
How about coaching? LOL.
There are way too many questions even though Clay Helton, the coaches and the USC Internet media seemed so excited at the end of spring practice.