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USC Morning Buzz: Winners And Losers Of The Week

WINNERS The defense You would think Todd “Blitz Boy” Orlando won the Super Bowl in some quarters from the reaction to beating Utah. It might be nice to see USC dominate a team not playing its first game with two unimpressive quarterbacks. Kana’i Mauga The linebacker had 11 tackles, a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss. If he keeps playing like this, it would be … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Winners And Losers Of The Week

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Sunday Night With Clay Helton

Everything was peachy Sunday night after an easy win over Utah. Clay Helton praised defensive tackle Marlon Tuipulotu and said he “may be the best defensive player in our league right now, the way he’s playing.” Helton said defensive end Nick Figueroa is playing at an “all-conference” level the first three games. Helton said linebacker Ralen Goforth sprained his foot during the game. Helton said … Continue reading Sunday Night With Clay Helton

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Unraveling What Happened With USC Tailbacks

Clay Helton did not want to reveal what happened with Markese Stepp and Stephen Carr before the Utah game. Sources tell me Stepp practiced Tuesday and Wednesday but missed Thursday’s lighter practice. Carr was sick earlier in the week and only practiced Thursday. Helton neglected to say either was less than 100 percent during the week. Continue reading Unraveling What Happened With USC Tailbacks

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USC Sunday Buzz: Break Out Champagne For Defense

USC had a pretty good defensive performance Saturday but it’s amazing how quickly the quotes and reactions go over the top. Did Utah play its first game of the season? Were quarterbacks Cameron Rising and Jake Bentley awful? It didn’t matter because Clay Helton never mentioned either of those things in evaluating the performance. Clay Helton on Todd Orlando: He has no fear in his … Continue reading USC Sunday Buzz: Break Out Champagne For Defense

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Discus The USC-Utah Game

What a turgid game. It was obvious this was Utah’s first game, especially the awful quarterback play. Kedon Slovis still far from his 2019 self. You can say there were some positives but how many were because of Utah’s ineptness. Tell me what Big Boy programs USC would have beaten tonight? They still look vulnerable against the run (and the pass). The offense is not … Continue reading Discus The USC-Utah Game