USC Morning Buzz: Winners And Losers Of Week


The Pac-12

There was a reason the conference made Washington State the lone North Division opponent for USC. And it worked masterfully on Sunday night. The problem is the conference is so bad that USC going 7-0 will go nowhere with the CFP.

Talanoa Hufanga

He led USC with 9 tackles as Todd Orlando moved him up to linebacker against the run-and-shoot offense. He also did it while talking trash the entire game. That’s called multi-tasking.

Kedon Slovis

Forget the stats. He threw spirals Sunday night. Maybe the two-week break helped.

Amon-Ra St. Brown

Talk about maximizing 65 yards in receiving. Four TDs in a quarter. I couldn’t help but get flashbacks to when Lane Kiffin tried to pad stats of his receivers when Graham Harrell called that shovel pass TD play for St. Brown.

Jake Garcia

Was he nudged at all to decommit from USC like Matt Corral? Who knows but QBs who leave or decommit from USC seem to be doing pretty good these days.


Nick Rolovich

He comes to L.A. with four of his top eight secondary players out and what does he do? He plays man defense. Does he not watch film? USC destroys defenses in man coverage. And for that matter, it looked to me like he picked the wrong quarterback to start the game.

Pac-12 officiating

The crew that drew so much criticism for the blantant offsides that wasn’t called against Oregon last week came to the Coliseum and promptly let Marlon Tuipulotu jump offside on the first series of the game. Thanks, Larry Scott.

Clay Helton

You’re blowing out Washington State and you put Slovis back in the game after he hurt his arm? And then he takes a rough hit. And you leave him in? Yet some fans still defend this guy.

Vavae Malepeai

Two carries for minus-2 yards. One reception for minus-5 yards. Blame the offensive line. USC’s longest run from scrimmage was 7 yards.

44 thoughts on “USC Morning Buzz: Winners And Losers Of Week

  1. USC will never have a dominate run game as long as Gomer is there, Drevino is there and especially as long as Opie is there.

    But you can get away with this crap in a conference that resembles the old WAC, no defense, all pass and irrelevant as a conference. I should say you can get away with it as long as you don’t play a team with a pulse, like Bama, Clemson, OSU etc, I doubt USC could beat Indiana.

    Gomer is brain dead, we all know this, him putting his best player back in a game that was over long ago and risking him to injury is right up his brainless alley.

    Remember when USC players played with class and it was the clown show across town that had the mouthy assholes ? Sign of the times I guess, as well as a dishrag for a head coach.

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    1. On our defense: agree & disagree. Orlando’s REAL good against immobile QB’s — but we’re made to order for dual threat QB’s —I think Chip has probably noticed.

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    2. DominANT, not “dominate”. “Dominate” doesn’t rhyme with “predicate”. The word you want is dominant, not dominate. Not sure why internet idiots constantly make this mistake, and can’t figure out the difference between “there”, “their” and “they’re” or figure out that there is only one letter “o” in the word “lose”. (Not “loose”.)

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      1. Thanks Charlie Bucket the corrupt Board Moderator…

        I love that you were outed!


        1d ago
        Well this IS interesting. I am not sure if this site is for me anymore. Each email address used generates a unique symbol that represents the email address. One person on this page has 10 such symbols generated for his username. That is some next level trolling. And none of messages upon this thread has anything to do with the the purpose of the thread. It has developed into a prepubescent name calling.


  2. I don’t know how this happened, I started with something in mind and my comment went sideways.
    Winner PAC12 officiating-They employed a female referee during the game. She was on TV at least twice and didn’t throw a flag (that I saw) as a linesman er uh person, she was responsible for watching the line of scrimmage. Unfortunately she saw the WSU quarterback running and took off running. She was ten yards up field when the guy pulled up and threw a pass just four yards past the line of scrimmage. She might have thrown a flag but they didn’t give her one. So officially the officials are winners

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    1. I don’t know how this happened either, I posted before the post above and I saw it post so it must have been moderated. I guess I’ll post again once the moderator tells me why my post disappeared. Otherwise I am done for the day. I’ll take my wit and wisdom elsewhere.

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      1. As I’ve told my friends many times before and am sure I will again…
        “I’ve been kicked outta much better places than this..”

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      2. Pudly — getting kicked outta places was my specialty back in my USC days. When I reached a certain level of obnoxiousness, a manager would approach and say “would you like to leave?” I’d look the place over real good and then say “Leave here? Yeah.”

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      3. Say what! Your pat myself on the back “I’ll take my wit and wisdom elsewhere,” indicates mini-head/large ego and shallow wit.

        #Bravo “…elsewhere.”


      4. I just pointed out your reply Owns (nothing). Rialto T was busy but said, “leave him be he means well, but I refuse to engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed person. “

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  3. Scottie’s grade for Helton this week won’t be just the customary F. It has to be something less than an F, because the decision to leave Kedon in the game and leave him with an exposed blind side on the Wazzu blitz was idiotic.

    Maybe an F, along with double secret probation?

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    1. …. Maybe more like stripping him & tying him to a chair and making Folt look at him for 3 hours….

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    1. The defense actually played defense…AHA HA HA HA!

      You put this USC team up against Alabama, Ohio St., Clemson and they’ll get fucking massacred


      1. They wouldn’t get massacred —but we wouldn’t win either. The defense has talent, speed and attitude. It also doesn’t give up. It’s the offense that would completely break down against a first rate team. The defense would be on the field for 40 minutes — no defense can withstand that.

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      2. The more you clowns praise this Helton coached team the longer C.L. Max Nikias and the idiots that are running USC football into the ground can try and justify keeping the idiot Helton around as head coach.

        That is a shit Washington St. team that USC beat.

        That Washington St. team has as many 4 or 5 star recruit players as El Camino College.

        And yes, if this Trojan team played Alabama, Ohio St., Clemson…the Trojans would get the shit kicked out of them. Oh and Kedon Slovis wouldn’t make it out of the 2nd qtr.




  4. Folks it is a good thing most people will not be allowed to attend this year’s SC-UCLA game. Never before have I predicted a UCLA win until this year. UCLA 35- USC 21. UCLA running back Felton is a good one, and will go for over 200 years. The QB will also rush for over 100, and move the chains. UCLA is more physical than SC on both the offensive and defensive lines. Slovis, has a good day Saturday, but can’t put together the long drives against the UCLA zone defense as USC rushes for 10 total yards.
    AIR RAID OFFENSE MUST GO—-SC also needs to recruit some linebackers that can stop the run, and worry about dropping back to defend the pass later.
    SAD what SC football has become. Very simple- No TEAM WITH AN AIR RAID OFFENSE has ever won a national championship or even appeared in the college football playoffs.

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      1. Last year, Trojans hung nearly 700 yards of offense on the ruins. Oklahoma gained over 300 yards in the first quarter against ruins last year.

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      1. I don’t think he wanted to sit out another game, probably felt like he was ready to play and with Huffanga (sp) playing so well, wouldn’t surprise me they had this defense planned for the ruin game, with Goforth this is a much faster/quicker group.

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    1. That clown Gaoteote is an over-rated overweight slug that has never been worth a shit.

      In high school he was bigger than most kids his age, now that he has to face players his size, he wilted like the slow weak polynesian flower he is.


      1. If Orlando can’t beat a third rate ruin team then why do we need him? Their defense gave up 48 to a colorado team that has avg’d only 26 since and 38 to a mediocre ducks offense. Doubt they can shut our offense down.
        But then in the world of covid, who knows?

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      2. Our you worried that we are more likely to loose to a dual threat QB then a pocket guy? (I’m afraid Fiuzi’s post is bringing out the worst in me)….

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      3. A dual threat (pass first) QB would bother me more. But a runner who throws means that the offense will be much more one dimensional. JMO. Our DBs have played mostly pretty good the last few games and as for scottie saying that wazzu started the wrong qb, I wonder how well the freshman would’ve done against our top defenders, rather than the subs?

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      4. Yeah — truisms: (1) 3rd string QB’s presumably are 3rd string for a reason and (2) 3rd string QB’s tend to look better than they are in the last minute of a blow out, playing against 3rd string defenders.

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  5. Yes, turnover can be a factor creating a short field. Oklahoma runs a partial air raid offense with more emphysis on running creating a balance between the run and pass. SC is all pass it will be their downfall just watch on Saturday when Slovis will get sacked quite a bit. Defenses can tee off on Slovis with little threat from a running game.

    Lots of players will transfer at the conclusion of the season including Stepp, and the other running back. Flag football is what is going on at SC right now–…just like we all played in jr high school.


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