Morning Buzz: Little Room For Tailback U. In USC Offense

Let’s look at how the USC offense changed during Markese Stepp’s three years. In 2018, USC passed 51 percent of its plays and ran 49 percent. In 2019, USC passed 57 percent and ran 43 percent. In 2020, USC passed 59 percent and ran 41 percent. The change obviously took place with the hiring of Graham Harrell and installation of the Air Raid offense. You … Continue reading Morning Buzz: Little Room For Tailback U. In USC Offense

Big Loss For USC As Markese Stepp Enters Transfer Portal

USC running back Markese Stepp has entered the NCAA transfer portal. I hinted at this yesterday. Stepp told his teammates last week he was leaving USC. Why? He was furious with the way he was used this season and also unhappy with the way running backs are a secondary feature of the Air Raid offense. This is a big loss. I always thought he was … Continue reading Big Loss For USC As Markese Stepp Enters Transfer Portal

Steve Sarkisian’s Transformation Is Complete

Steve Sarkisian won the Broyles Award today, which goes to college football’s top assistant coach. The image transformation is complete. Thank you, Alabama. Now someone who never won more than eight games at Washington and went 12-6 at USC can get hired by another college and make millions of dollars. Again. I’m sure Nick Saban thinks he deserves a commission. For Sarkisian and Lane Kiffin. Continue reading Steve Sarkisian’s Transformation Is Complete