It would be a great story tomorrow if Kedon Slovis leads USC to victory over Stanford.
But why did Clay Helton put USC in this position?
He had a QB who started a game last season (Jack Sears) and made it clear he wanted no part of him by naming Sears the No. 4 quarterback.
“There is no way Sears was No. 4,” an NFL scout who attends USC practices told me Thursday. “I’m not at all saying he should start but he was a lot closer to No. 1 than No. 4.”
This is where the few Helton fanatics left do not get it. Helton is playing politics and would rather go down with a true freshman if he has to than face the fact someone else might flourish.
If Sears actually had a good game against Stanford, a lot of people like me would say, “why haven’t you started him before?”
Helton doesn’t want to hear this. So he buried Sears.