Isn’t this rich?
Now that Clay Helton can no longer guarantee him the starting job, JT Daniels is out of here. So much for competing.
But seriously, Daniels had to know he would never beat out Kedon Slovis and there was no way Graham Harrell would tolerate whatever promises Helton made a few years ago.
Daniels also sees the NCAA might change the rules in May, which would make him immediately eligible somewhere else. And he can always return to USC, like Matt Fink, if no schools sufficiently grovel.
If he is gone for good what is his legacy? He didn’t live up to the hype. Didn’t like to take a hit and didn’t show a ton of leadership, like the time he sat out the Arizona State game and ate sunflower seeds on the sideline, nowhere near the other quarterbacks.
I can’t imagine him being a great teammate if he had to stay and watch Slovis start for a season.
Without him, USC has Slovis and Fink. So they better protect the QB.