Morning Buzz: It’s Unlikely USC Faces Any Player Issues

For different reasons, a lot of well-known coaches have come under fire recently like Mike Gundy (Oklahoma State), Kirk Ferentz (Iowa) and Dabo Swinney (Clemson).

I wouldn’t expect USC to experience any issues: The main reason is Clay Helton has developed a reputation the past five seasons for letting players run the program, so there’s probably not much in that dept. to be upset about.

One year, JuJu Smith-Schuster talked about how training-camp practices were moved to evenings because the players told Helton it would too hot during the day. That’s not a bad thing to listen to the players, by the way.

The danger occurs when you refuse to take a player out of a game (like in 2017) and overrule the offensive coordinator who wanted to replace him for not listening and being disrespectful on the sideline. Or when a defensive linemen directed an expletive at an assistant coach who reprimanded him following a silly penalty in 2018 and nothing happened.

  • Helton spoke to the San Jose Mercury News on Monday and said he would be supportive if players wanted to kneel during the national anthem.

“My job is to support them … They are hurting. And they want to be part of the change,” he said.

This is similar to remarks Helton made in 2017 regarding Colin Kaepernick.

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The funny part of all this is USC goes to the locker room before the national anthem and doesn’t emerge until after it at games. So it’s a moot point.

18 thoughts on “Morning Buzz: It’s Unlikely USC Faces Any Player Issues

  1. Congrats to JDR…

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      1. But wait, but wait, he’s black, how can he be making money with the white racists always keeping him down ?

        Congratulations to him, he actually took his schooling seriously.

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  2. Don’t they play the national anthem while the players are still in the locker room ?

    If that is the case but does change and any USC player kneels, then FUCK YOU !!!!!!!!

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      1. I get my news from legitimate, unbiased outlets that value journalistic integrity. But you keep on reading right wing conspiracy theories. I think Hillary is still pimping out kids from the basement of a pizza parlor–you better go stop her!

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  3. The problem is Every one Else s Life Doesn’t Matter which is RACIST controlled by Evil democrats trying to destroy Law and Order in America

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    1. Democrats Clarify That Black Lives Will Only Matter Until November
      June 15th, 2020

      U.S.—A team of political experts released its latest prediction on the Black Lives Matter movement today, saying the group’s current surge will likely only last until early November. The experts say after votes are cast in the 2020 election, politicians will no longer have a need for the black community, and everything will go back to normal.

      The team of experts out of UCLA has been following Black Lives Matter since it emerged back in 2014 when an unarmed black man was killed by police in St. Louis. The popular civil rights group also made headlines in 2016 and 2018.

      “We have to pander to them to see if they will matter,” said Nancy Pelosi. “We stand committed to elevating black voices when we need their votes and not a moment after.”

      “It’s a strange phenomenon,” said UCLA professor Azad Khanna. “Every few years Black Lives Matter comes onto the scene for a couple of months and then just sort of disappears in November. I’ve never seen anything like it.” Khanna paused for a moment, noticing a young white woman who had kneeled before him. The woman asked his forgiveness for her white privilege and her years of racism toward African Americans and then started kissing his feet. Khanna kindly informed her that he is from India.

      Experts believe the Black Lives Matter movement will re-emerge sometime in 2022.

      -Babylon Bee

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    1. IQ82, you hear voices when you read a sports blog? You need psychiatric help, stat. It is fun living rent free in your pea brain though.

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