Did you buy the media spin back in April about JT Daniels becoming a leader?
In August, offensive coordinator Graham Harrell said Daniels took big steps in becoming a leader.
And yet when USC elected its captains, the players chose Michael Pittman, Jordan Iosefa, John Houston and Christian Rector.
You might say Daniels is only a sophomore so being elected captain is a far-fetched idea. But . . .
Sam Darnold was a captain as a sophomore in 2017.
Matt Barkley was a captain as a sophomore in 2010.
This will irritate some people, but it’s pretty widely accepted within the team that if Jack Sears was the starter, he would have been named a captain.