I was already asked by a Pac-12 coach on Monday night if USC might make some staff changes after the season?
That tells you how others view the 2-0 start.
Graham Harrell just signed a three-year deal at $1.2 million. He is not getting fired. Todd Orlando is on a multi-year deal, for around $1 million. He is not getting fired. Clay Helton is pulling in around $5 million and USC does not want to pay him off.
Harrell might con someone with his Air Raid gimmicks into hiring him as a head coach. So maybe he will leave. But Orlando and Helton are not going anywhere.
Let’s remember that around 25 players could potentially leave, including many key performers.
What’s my point? If you think 2020 is rough, 2021 looks worse. The offensive line will be worse. The defensive line will be worse. The linebackers will be just as bad. The receivers could be worse. The secondary will be worse.
I wrote Monday that Helton is on “a treadmill to oblivion.” You know who else is on that treadmill? Mike Bohn.
And who else? The loyal fans watching this sorry product.
- I would like to see more analysis of the offensive line acknowledging that USC often runs a quick-pass offense against a three-man front. That is not putting much stress on the tackles.
- I wonder if NFL teams think the Air Raid does a poor job preparing offensive tackles for the league?