Linebacker Palaie Gaoteote has not been around USC for two weeks so his decision to enter the NCAA transfer portal is not shocking to the coaches.
The reason he left is still not clear but is it at all possible that Gaoteote left because he felt he wasn’t improving under Clay Helton?
I bring that up for a reason: I’ve seen more and more parents of USC players express displeasure on twitter with the way things are being run.
It would not surprise me if Gaoteote, who was a five-star prospect, kept getting asked by people what the problem was because he was not making an impact the past three seasons. So maybe he thinks he might improve elsewhere.
He sure didn’t leave because he was mistreated. Helton still coddles his players even after all the staff changes.
- Washington is not practicing today and reports an increase in positive COVID-19 tests. If the Huskies do not play, they win the Pac-12 North. How appropriate for the Pac-12 to have a team back into the conference title game.
I’m hearing if USC loses to UCLA on Saturday, the Pac-12 probably will have the Trojans play Colorado the following week.
Then again, there is this scenario:
With Washington pausing activities right now and UW-Oregon up in the air, it’s interesting to note that if the Pac-12 can only get 3 games in this week, the average number of conference games per team would fall to a point that CU and USC go to the Pac-12 title game. #cubuffs— Brian Howell (@BrianHowell33) December 9, 2020