An Issue Todd Orlando Will Need To Confront

One question once Todd Orlando shows up is how much his defenses will be allowed to tackle in practices?

Did he discuss this with Clay Helton?

I doubt it because in the middle of last week, Helton was telling people Joe Barry was taking the job. After Barry turned it down, he spoke to Kris Richard and then apparently (was likely ordered) to interview Orlando.

Is it going to be a shock to Orlando during practices or next fall when USC tackles less than what he was used to at Texas? He better get used to it, unless he has some newfound clout.

27 thoughts on “An Issue Todd Orlando Will Need To Confront

  1. “He better get used to it, unless he has some newfound clout.”

    Todd: “In order to get better on defense, we need to tackle more in practice.”
    Clay: “Oh, you think so? How many Rose Bowls have *you* won?”
    Todd: “You gave up 7 touchdowns in that game, you know.”

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      1. 67 –Actually, we needed every second to catch up with all the points Penn State scored while Clancy’s bunch fell asleep. But I see your point: if they got the ball back, we’d probably be back in the hole again in 2 minutes.
        p.s.
        Hope nothing big happens for the rest of the week. I’m headed to a quiet little place in Hawaii —far away from technology. Won’t be able to keep up with Washington, D.C. or USC — [I’m sure everything will be the same when I get back, though].

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      2. Prendergast somehow never got any kind of heat from that game. His performance was swept under the rug while he would have been fired at any top program for a showing like that.

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      3. Michael, I envy you. Leaving paradise to go to paradise.

        Yes, all of the chaos that is USC football and Wash DC will definitely be back to greet you when you return. Enjoy your time away!

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  2. Orlando: Coach, we need to start practicing on a more physical level.
    Helton: And get my skill players killed?
    Orlando: We practiced hard at Texas and we didn’t have half the injuries you did.
    Helton: Your point?
    #TalkingToABrickWall

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    1. Mike,
      Helton must have the ability to use Jedi Mind tricks.

      Orlando-” I really think we need to tackle more in practice to win on Saturdays.”
      Helton- “This is not a program that plays defense anymore”
      Orlando- “We don’t need to play defense at this program coach”
      Helton-“I know that’s what I just told you”

      He’s got to have some kind of powers to stay around so long.

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    2. Mike,
      Helton must have the ability to use Jedi Mind tricks.

      Orlando-” I really think we need to tackle more in practice to win on Saturdays.”
      Helton- “This is not a program that plays defense anymore”
      Orlando- “We don’t need to play defense at this program coach”
      Helton-“I know that’s what I just told you”

      He’s got to have some kind of powers to stay around so long.

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      1. Sam —
        This explains everything. Poor Folt had no choice. [Actually, if Helton really DOES have this power over women, who knows what other scandals are lurking]?
        #IThinkI’mGonnaBeSick

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    3. Or possibly this conversation – slight edit on Michael’s

      Orlando: Coach, we need to start practicing on a more physical level.
      Helton: And get my skill players killed?
      Orlando: Your skill players are already getting killed in games. Daniels, Slovis, Stepp, Carr, to name a few. And this is because your O-line does not get enough game-situation practice. BYU and Fresno State should not be winning the LOS against USC.
      Helton: Let me get back to you after I call Mike Bohn about your termination payout.

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      1. Ha! [At that point, Orlando sez, “Don’t bother, Coach. The Seahawks have already put up my $249.99 buy-out —I’m heading to Seattle”]…..

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  3. Orlando ” We need to tackle in practice”
    Gomer ” I don’t do that ”
    Orlando ” Do you want me to kick your ass here or in your office ? ”
    Gomer ” TIME TO HIT !! “

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  4. After wins over Pepperdine, Long Beach State, UCLA, Cal and Stanford you’d think Enfield would declare his team “California Champs!” Seems like a missed opportunity.
    #IhopehethinksSDSUislocatedinMexico

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    1. SUCCX invents another useless, irrelevant, “we be great” championship category.

      Andyain’twinning already owns the Clown U, Cup Cake trophy for most wins and losses.

      Only 2 CBB Championships count: the Pac – 12 and NCAA BB NC.

      You don’t need any fingers to count the # of those Championships that bozo u has accumulated.

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    2. Ha! [THAT’S why the Stanford win was the Greatest of All Time! The California Championship hung in the balance]!
      #IfOnlyScottRealizedTheMomentousness!

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  5. I saw a report that said Tony Orlando was headed to USC…Maybe for Half time? (Will Dawn be with him)
    Anyway I think Orlando will tackle his beefs with Helton’s practice style diplomatically. (Pistols at Dawn) I wonder if Harrell is onboard with tougher practices? It would make sense to push the O-line a bit so they know what to expect. tackling shouldn’t be a forgotten part of drills. We wouldn’t get so many targeting calls if the correct technique was drilled into the defense’s head. I hate to say it, but time will tell.

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  6. USC will not be disappointed by the attitude Orlando will bring with him. He knows football is a contact sport so naturally you practice with contact one day every week.

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