USC Morning Buzz: Winners And Losers Of The Week

WINNERS

Clay Helton

No spring practice means he has a few more months with zero scrutiny. And he still collects his $3.5 million!

USC basketball

No NCAA Tournament means USC can spin away that the season was a success. What does it say when the signature wins were over 19-12 UCLA?

USC baseball coach Jason Gill

The Trojans got off to a good start and did not have to go through the always grueling Pac-12 schedule, which would have made the season seem a lot less successful. But now the narrative is established that the program was turned around.

USC women’s basketball coach Mark Trakh

He has not made the NCAA Tournament in his past six seasons at USC. No one cares but he last took USC to the NCAA Tournament in 2006, which was a couple months after the Trojans lost to Texas in the Rose Bowl. That’s a long time ago.

Former USC men’s tennis coach Peter Smith

He “resigned” unexpectedly last summer but his team was ranked No. 1 when the season was abruptly cut short.

LOSERS

Clay Helton

No spring practice means he can’t talk endlessly to the media about the renewed energy, attention to detail and fantastic new coaches.

Todd Orlando

USC was probably planning about 10 hype videos of the drill sergeant routine at spring practices. Now it has to wait until August. Hopefully.

The media

Nothing to hype without spring practice and recruiting in a dead period until April 15.

USC athletic dept.

They already had the daunting task of creating enthusiasm with a disgruntled fan base that properly identified the head coach as a buffoon. Now the coronavirus is going to make some fans even more reluctant to spend money on season tickets.

What’s the over/under for the New Mexico game? An announced 44,000 with 30,000 actually in the Coliseum?

16 thoughts on “USC Morning Buzz: Winners And Losers Of The Week

  1. Loser, Scott Wolf, who will continue to drone on endlessly with negative opinion about the USC sports program making whoever is HC of the football program his number one target.

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      1. Scooter,

        It could be worse, you could be covering U Clowns Lose Again and have Just Rent chime in on how great you are doing. Then you would have to cover how pathetic their program is. You are better off being at SC.

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  2. I’m pissed that the USC Football hype videos won’t be coming out anytime soon , because I was looking forward to pretending that the Trojans were going to be competitive when the season starts.

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  3. Memo to: PT

    The facts are facts. But PT, your affection for bozo hero fantasy and hallucination causes you to habitually make a sorry ass of yourself.

    #PTSUCCXon

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