A Leisurely Start To Training Camp

USC’s training camp might be a lot of things but no one will ever accuse Clay Helton of overworking the players.

The Trojans got a day off after two practices. They had their first full pads practice Wednesday and went back to shorts Thursday. Today will be a lighter practice because of the scrimmage Saturday and Sunday will be off. USC will actually take 3 of the first 9 days off.

Does Nick Saban do this?

Maybe USC is ahead of the nation in this regard and it will pay off during the season. But until it starts winning again, it will be hard to convince anyone that anything Helton does is OK.

21 thoughts on “A Leisurely Start To Training Camp

  1. Not a math major? How do you come up with 3 days off scottie? There was one last Sunday and there’s one this Sunday….let me see 1 + 1 =

    And in real news…

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      1. Hahahahaha….oops almost forgot the rosen link…couldn’t do that!
        What did his coach think after the game? Hmmm.

        “At some point as a quarterback, you have to take a sack. That’s the play,” Flores said, via the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “But the guy has a little bit of a gunslinger mentality and likes to let it rip. Obviously, that was a nice one to Preston [Williams], but I think we want to play smarter than that in that situation. Not just let the ball go like we did.”

        Rosen took no issue with what Flores had to say.

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    1. Pudly —I think it was Kant who said that 1 + 1 only equals 2 if we live in a universe in which everyone agrees what the number 1 represents [and what the number 2 represents]……

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  2. That’s why those Trojan snowflakes love Helton…he shows them the love by going easy on them.

    Maybe Helton should have his girls practice in their Maxi-Pads at least.


  3. Excellent Post!!
    SC’s Program is so far below most teams,it’s a joke.,
    2 days of nothing, then rest! I day of
    Pads, then shorts!!
    And still a boatload of injuries!!
    Just like in past years!
    Boy, Those Player Run practices really paid off! I doubt they’ll have much contact in Saturday’s so called scrimmage.
    But that’s what you do if your a team ranked 35th in the polls!

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  4. It bears repeating, from “Saturday Tailgate”



    The Downfall Of USC – What’s Next?

    Clay Helton is having the offseason from hell. Kliff Kingsberry was supposed to be the savior but he is on to greener pastures.

    Apparently, getting fired in college makes you capable of running an NFL franchise.. So I guess that’s the way it goes for USC. The loss of Kingsberry surely triggered the downfall of USC.

    In this climate USC has been hemorrhaging recruits and all seems bleak in Southern California. When the 2018 season wrapped, it looked like Helton was on his way out. But USC AD, Lynn Swan, thought keeping Helton on staff was their best bet. Kingsbury signed on and recruits took notice of the new OC. But Kingsbury stuck around just long enough to swing through In-N-Out before he left for Arizona. Recruits started flipping from USC and now they have no future at offensive line . All of this comes after Helton had one of the worst seasons for USC in the last 20 years. You could say the downfall of USC has been a long time coming but not all hope is lost – so what’s next?

    Clay HeltonUSC And Moving On

    From all of the talk around college football, Clay Helton is a great guy- but I think it is fair to say that the USC job is a bit more then he can handle. (Understatement of the Year or Millennia for that matter)

    To prevent the complete downfall of USC, they need to cut ties and move on before they tank themselves even longer. (You can say that again…Clay Helton Sucks Big Time)

    It is all relative when looking at USC’s recruiting woes. They did still have a top 20 class in 2019. But they finished third in PAC-12 recruiting and didn’t sign a single five star recruit.

    That is the first time in 17 years that has happened. So while the blue bloods are making their comeback, USC is falling by the wayside. Stanford was on spot behind them while Michigan, Notre Dame and Nebraska were well above them. Texas is on their way back and Alabama isn’t giving up ground. Washington and Oregon brought in better classes and Washington State is impressing most.

    There are plenty of quality coaches available and their are no excuses for USC to struggle. Coach Campbell at Iowa State, Neal Brown formerly of Troy and now West Virginia, they can find ways to win. If USC wants to return to glory it is time to make a change. Hiring people because of USC ties clearly hasn’t worked and the Lynn Swan project has been less then expected.

    Southern California should never be a place that struggles to get 18 year olds to commit to. (That’s what happens when you let Dumb “Lynn Swann” & Dumber “Clay Helton” run the Trojan football program into the ground)

    Potential Coaches For USC

    Dino Babers

    Babers has been doing an impressive job at Syracuse. Whether it was beating Clemson or finishing the season ranked with a win over West Virginia, the country has taken notice. He has returned to Syracuse and 2019 will not be the year he will be in Southern California. But the Trojans clearly need a leader they can believe in as well as someone to turn a program around. As a native upstate New Yorker, recruiting and winning at Syracuse isn’t easy. Given the facilities and backing of a national; power house like USC and the sky could be the limit.

    Chris Petersen – (Nope, Chris Petetsen wants no part of the clusterfuck taking place at USC)

    USC fans will be familiar with this name. The Washington Huskies coach has made quite a name for himself. He has brought Washington back to prominence and even has a playoff berth on his resume. As the PAC-12 has started to fall behind, Petersen has done everything he can to keep it relevant. Familiar with the PAC-12 and recruiting in California would make him a great fit. While he has a great job and seems happy in Washington, USC is a universally wanted job. Back the Brinks truck up and pay for your coach. Harbaugh, Saban and Meyer are perfect examples of what can happen when you spend on a coach.

    Matt Campbell

    I throw him in just because he is a hot name at a small school. Matt Campbell continues to sign extensions and seems to love being at Iowa State. He seems to be the new P.J. Fleck and it is becoming a guessing game at who will lure him away. This falls under the same category as Chris Petersen, pay the man. Making it difficult to say no financially and a Southern California lifestyle is a hell of a pitch. The football world has become obsessed with the hot, young coach in the past few years. While it is unlike to convince Coach Campbell to leave Iowa, USC is closing in on panic mode.



    1. Hey horse fly,

      When you lift ideas from others, it is appropriate to credit the source.


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      1. cal hippie has a reading comprehension problem…

        It bears repeating, from “Saturday Tailgate”

        That was the first line of my post above.

        Hippie must be on another acid trip.



  5. Hey tubesteak, you forgot to re-post this.

    AUGUST 8, 2019 AT 4:20 AM
    PetrosAndMoneyShow Retweeted




    : “He put Sears as the third string guy. Seems like Helton never wanted Sears on the field at all to ever prove he is the Trojans best QB and he buried him as the third stringer. The next week, Helton couldn’t wait to get JT back and went 1-3.”

    Petros Papadakis On The Fake USC QB Competition This Summer | AM 570 LA Sports


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  6. I’ll say it before they do……USC did sign a five star in 2018. McCoy. I’ll also explain that Steele is a high four.
    So……everything else…..check.
    However…..IMO its starting to look like appearances are more important to our BOT’s than results. They want to appear to be the Northwestern of the west coast (knowing that Stanford has the Yale of the west coast locked up). Football has gone from being a point of excellence and the glue that holds Trojans together to that activity that happens while the cheese and wine is selected.
    A program intent on going to the NC game does not substantially cut the number of seats in its stadium. Fail to fund activities for the football team. Have a small recruiting staff in comparison to other powers. Hire inexperienced admin, head coaches and most importantly, a collection of second tier position coaches at 3/4 salary while local taxes gobble up 10% or more of their salary. Remain in a conference that schedules USC to fail. Remain tied to a money scheme doomed to fail and already failing…..the pac 12 actually floated the idea of selling rights to the league. etc etc.


  7. Watched the video of bozo BB on twitter video cut and pasted by the master himself Dearest Pisley, the SUCCX official Jerry’s Kid.

    There must be 20 – 25 people in the HS rollout stands. The bozos must feel right at home – just like a game in the empty Galen bandbox.


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