I think it’s say to say many of the USC fan sites have already been won over by the offseason changes. Six new assistant coaches and a graphics designer but some other support staff hires did the trick.
Of course, most of the fan sites were won over by the changes made last offseason too.
It’s a natural response to be supportive when you are a fan site.
Since I think nine victories is realistic next season, I guess that can viewed as an endorsement of the changes.
But I believe USC is a program that shuld annually contend for the College Football Playoff. And I know that cannot happen under Clay Helton.
I think Helton can still override some of the changes with his lack of leadership, and I think it’s dangerous to simply have an attitude of “let’s move on” regarding Helton.
You can’t move on past the leader of the program.
- If you want to say USC will be better next season because it signed Evan Mobley, the No. 2-ranked player in the nation, I’m skeptical.
For one thing, is Onyeka Okongwu coming back despite being projected as a lottery pick? Equally important, basketball experts tell me Mobley is not going to make the impact Okongwu has this season. And Okongwu’s impact has been dampened by Andy Enfield’s refusal to run an offense through the talented freshman.