I’m sure the company line will be that USC coaches are happy for backup QB Matt Fink, who is getting his master’s degree and moving on instead of returning this season.
But the truth is the coaching staff has been loudly banging a drum in certain quarters about the potential of incoming freshman Jaxson Dart and no doubt will want to get as many reps as possible for him and incoming freshman Miller Moss.
The way true freshmen quarterbacks are playing immediately, there was no guarantee Fink would be the backup, especially with the offensive coaches’ chatter regarding Dart.
Fink is probably eager to begin a new chapter in his life. I would have liked to see him transfer to another school and see what would happen if he actually started for a season.
- ESPN analyst Joe Lunardi currently lists USC as a No. 6-seed in the NCAA Tournament.
- Former USC commit Puka Nacua, who eventually signed with Washington, has transferred to BYU. That means the wide receiver will face USC on Nov. 27.