It is important to note when you read that USC returns 17 starters next season whether a significant number of players will improve?
At a normal program, most players get better. But this is USC. Who was really better this season? Did Palaie Gaoteote play better? Did the defensive linemen who returned make a significant improvement? Did the offensive linemen? I didn’t see it.
- With Johnny Nansen moving to special teams, it would be natural move to hire former Butkus Award winner Chris Claiborne as linebacker coach. But he is a former USC star and has a lot of respect among high school recruits. That probably intimidates Clay Helton.
- LSU has spoken to Kris Richard and Bo Pelini about its defensive coordinator position. Both are Pete Carroll disciples and Carroll is obviously advising Ed Orgeron.
- Mike Bohn has still not written a tweet since Dec. 4.