USC coaches are holding a media day today:
Cornerbacks coach Donte Williams on recruiting: “Win football games. Win, and as much as possible you connect with them.”
On his twitter war with Arizona State assistants: “The old dog (Williams) still has a few trick up his sleeve.”
On coming to USC: “I didn’t come here to be liked. I came here (for USC) to be respected and feared.”
Safeties coach Craig Naivar: “Recruiting is like shaving, if you don’t do it daily you look like crap.”
“It looks extremely complicated for opposing offenses, but it’s really not.”
Defensive line coach Vic So’oto: “Players going out of the state of California is a travesty. That’s priority No. 1”
So’oto said he reached out to Todd Orlando on twitter to get hired. Once again, proof Clay Helton was pretty much uninvolved.
Defensive coordinator Todd Orlando on physical practices: “When we’re knocking the living heck out of each other… that’s when you find out what we’re about.
“We’re going to practice physical. I’m going to promise you that.”
Graham Harrell on going to the Eagles: “To be honest with you, I always thought I’d be a high school football coach. Going to the NFL is not something I’d ever considered. It’s a great opportunity and maybe one day will be the right time. This just wasn’t it.”
Harrell said he will consider moving left guard Alijah Vera-Tucker to left tackle if no one emerges.
Tight ends coach John David Baker once again had to cite North Texas as an example of when Harrell’s offense used a tight end, which makes it debateable if USC will use him next year.
Special teams coach Sean Snyder said he reached out to Clay Helton, which shows Helton did not know who to hire.