Olaijah Griffin Turning Pro

Cornerback Olaijah Griffin announced at midnight on Instagram he was turning pro.

The defense already lost Talanoa Hufanga this week and now Griffin is departing. Decisions still must come from Isaiah Pola-Mao and let’s not forget Brandon Pili, who probably wishes he opted out of the 2020 season.

I’d love to hear what Todd Orlando privately thinks about next year’s defense.

I give Griffin credit for writing a brief statement unlike so many players these days, like the novel Hufanga wrote a few days ago.

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33 thoughts on “Olaijah Griffin Turning Pro

      1. Well Swann is such a wizard when it comes to things like this, one can only wonder what Gomer’s agent got Swann to agree to

        You would think that USC could have hired an AD in the last 20 years that didn’t have his head up his ass

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  1. Makes very little sense. Griffin was so avg. at best. Surprised
    if he gets drafted in any round. Jumping overboard like it
    was the Titanic. Another player who doesn’t care about
    class and getting a degree.

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    1. S-

      I know what you mean, for example, I’ll be very surprised if your pimp turns you out to perform tricks this year. You must be worn out by now?

      Happy New Year!

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      1. Well, at least Charlie got the history part right: lots of reports of people jumping from the Titanic onto the iceberg…..
        #..SomeMadeANiceLifeForThemselves….
        #…RaisingFamilies&StartingBusinesses

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  2. He has talent, but not the discpline that should have been coached into him. Good luck. He will need a year to develop up to NFL standards

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      1. Understand Chip is on the sidelines at the Rose Bowl today! Calling imaginary plays! Yelling at imaginary refs!
        #GettingAFeelForWhatIt’sLikeToBeThereOnJanuary1st!

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  3. Yeah, I think he needs to bake a little more. He has made a couple of plays but nothing memorable or I’m ready for NFL draft worthy IMO.

    WTF?

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    1. He’s the guy in a bright gold full suit underneath his Trojan uniform who celebrates every routine tackle and pass breakup as if he saved the team. Good luck to him, but he was never coached any discipline and needs to bake more.

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  4. Wake me up when it’s time to watch the Yellow Rose of Texas bowl. It will be nice to see Notre Dame getting stomped.
    Of course after it’s over I’ll be saying, “I remember when USC thought they could compete on that level… now where’d you kids hide my teeth!”
    I think I have found an obscure document signed by Pat Haden which he gave the NCAA in exchange for vasoline. The document guarantees that USC remains a toothless Trojan for fifteen years after sanctions. Then he bent over and took it in the end(if you take my meaning)
    2021 bah it feels like 2020 no bowl game and no hope.

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      1. You know what’s sad, guys? Pat Haden left college as one of Troy’s greatest heroes — leading memorable comebacks against outstanding Notre Dame & Ohio State teams. Today he wouldn’t be welcomed on campus. And he knows it.
        Whatever monetary benefits Pat gained from his time as A.D. —they sure as hell weren’t worth it.

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      2. The first sign of his personal corruption was accepting the announcing gig with Notre Dame. That shocked me at the time that a true Trojan hero could ever support the Irish so directly.

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      3. He didn’t just “call” the games either, gt. He complained about every righteous penalty on Notre Dame, got teary eyed over Notre Dame losses. Peed in his pants when Notre Dame scored. It was a real first rate suck job…..
        #CanYouImagineMcKayEverThinkingOfDoingIt?
        #”ThereAreRules!”
        —- “Pulp Fiction”

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      4. Both Haden and Swann were USC immortals. Now they trashed their legacies for $$, and have to turn tail and run. Sad. I guess that is who they are at the end of the day.

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      5. Yes.. it is sad, 67…
        #…AndItDefinitelyISTheEndOfTheDayForBothOfThem…
        [J. T. —our old QB — just beat the guy who may be our new coach]….

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  5. You are criticizing the fashion in which a young man chooses to announce what may be the biggest decision in his life? Shame on you, Scott. If a player wants to fully explain the nature of their decision and everyone they appreciate or want to thank/remember, let them do it.

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  6. Good riddance. Don’t have to see him dance on the field like a rap video on every play. He can get his chewed out in the NFL now for being undisciplined.

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      1. Kedon Slovis wouldn’t know that “comfortable” feeling you’re talking about, 67.
        #ButMarkeseWantsToFeelIt…
        Note: Isn’t amazing —after ALL this time — Helton doesn’t see the risk his “skill players only—big uglies need not apply!” philosophy presents to his QB’s health and future career prospects?

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      2. Michael, the O-line has been an issue for at least 6 years, maybe more. They don’t get the talented O-linemen they recruited back in the day, but on the other hand, the guys they do have aren’t getting coached up. Wisconsin’s average O-lineman is a 3 star, like USC’s guys, but they know how to perform.

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    1. Late in the first half and in the second half, JT is back to throwing off the back foot, looking slow and immobile, but occasionally getting a decent throw to a wide open WR. Just missed a sure 6 pts here in the 4th qtr.

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