At least someone is performing above expectations.
You can tell it pains the Fox announcers to criticize USC but things got so bad Saturday that even Klatt (and Gus Johnson) had to gently point out what a farce the coaching has become. That’s courageous since he might have to hear from the South Bay mafia in the athletic dept.
The former safety was thrust into the game Saturday and got to make some plays.
He can’t throw a spiral but he can win a game in the fourth quarter.
The same mistakes get made week-after-week and guess what? It doesn’t matter because USC plays in the Pac-12 South. And Larry Scott took Oregon and Washington off the schedule! It’s great to be a Trojan!
He can’t avoid a delay of game penalty on third-and-goal from the 6-yard line? And he can’t snap the ball under center on fourth-and-1? This guy is so in love with his Air Raid nonsense that he would rather do things his way than the right way.
He runs a defense that looks like Clancy Pendergast 2.0 and personally coaches the linebackers, who struggled the first two games.
For another season the fans are being forced-fed an inferior product and expected to like it. A few media types are trying to say fans should be happy with a 2-0 record but only the fools ignore the constant underachievement.
That glow the former Kansas State coach had started to dim when Parker Lewis missed a 28-yard FG and Ben Griffiths had a 24-yard punt.
Five penalties in two games? If Donte Williams wants to be more than a recruiter he needs to get Steele to hold and grab less.
Clay Helton said this would be his breakthrough season but he left the Arizona game with a lower leg injury and is now in concussion protocol.
If someone sees him, ask if the $1.2 million he pays Harrell per year; the $900,000 he pays Williams and probably the $1 million he pays Orlando is paying off?