Kedon Slovis might have an injury but you wouldn’t know it listening to USC. If he has a mechanical problem, what have QB experts Clay Helton and Graham Harrell been doing about it?
There are good moments for the backs but there is little consistency, which boils down to play calling and the offensive line. And short-yardage situations are a nightmare. USC rushed for 173 yards but 86 came on two plays. Graham Harrell needs to commit to running.
Everyone who watched Drake London vs. Arizona State believed he was the key to the offense and he gets only four receptions against Arizona. There’s nothing wrong except that the coaches don’t seem to get the most out of the “nation’s top receiving corps.”
They always have two things going for them: Defenses rush three men and the defenses are from the Pac-12. I do think Andrew Voorhes played better vs. Arizona after struggling vs. ASU while Alijah Vera-Tucker and Jalen McKenzie were solid Saturday.
Marlon Tuipulotu has become the dominant figure, which is a surprise when Drake Jackson is on the line. Jackson looked better but still needs to be more consistent. Like everything else with the defense, there’s not much difference from last year.
This is Todd Orlando’s group and he needs to do a better job. Yes, there are some injuries but there’s been a lot of anonymous play from some veterans too. Just not god enough the first two games.
Chris Steele keeps grabbing and Isaiah Pola-Mao, one of the biggest stars on the team, still takes the wrong angles on some plays. At some point, the media will start asking Donte Williams some tough questions (maybe).
If you thought Sean Snyder would immediately wipe away the tarnish from John Baxter, think again. There was a poor snap on a field goal, a missed chip shot and the usual forgettable punting of Ben Griffiths (but he played rugby in Australia!).
I don’t even know where to start. Every week, it’s a disorganized mess. The penalties returned in force vs. Arizona. The delay of game inside the 10-yard line was pathetic. The refusal to snap under center on fourth-and-1. The utter lack of fire in pre-game or fourth-quarter sidelines. I could spend 30 minutes just talking about what a disappointment Todd Orlando and his staff have been despite 10 months of fanfare over their hirings.
Clay Helton remains on a treadmill to oblivion while Mike Bohn looks the other way.