The season is only three games old, but that means it is midseason.
So here are the midseason grades:
Remember when Kedon Slovis was a Heisman candidate? That was before anyone knew about his mystery problems.
There’s nothing wrong really with Markese Stepp, Stephen Carr, Vavae Malepeai or Kenan Christon. But there hasn’t been much to get excited about, probably because of the scheme, playcalling and/or offensive line.
They have largely been inconsistent unless you like the Pro Football Focus grades where five guys going against three defensive linemen is a plus.
Marlon Tuipulotu has been the star of the defense but who else has emerged? Drake Jackson might be the best player but he makes some plays and then disappears. The running yards allowed the first two games was awful.
Another inconsistent position where you get a flash here or there but no consistent performances. At least they play hard.
Does Donte Williams feel some players have bad habits he cannot break or does he encourage grabbing? Time will tell.
There have not been any huge Baxter-like gaffes but everything is kind of just OK. Bonus points for the lucky on-sides kick vs. ASU.
I don’t really know what Clay Helton does but the culture cannot change with him. I know what Graham Harrell and Todd Orlando do and both are one-trick ponies.