Reggie Bush, unlike Matt Leinart, doesn’t try to pull his punches when discussing USC.
Here he discusses USC in an interview with Fansided.
He’s trying to positive but also clear USC needs to improve.
Bush: Clay Helton has to be better this year. The offensive coordinator, Graham Harrell, has to be better this year. I believe if they can build off of last year from an offensive standpoint, they’re going to throw the ball well. They have a great quarterback, great receivers. One of the things that they’re going to have to do is find a more balanced attack. Find a way to just hold onto the football a little bit longer, because what happens when you throw the football a lot you can get some easy three and outs, and your defense can be right back on the field right away. And then help the defense out with sustaining some drives.
And then the defense will have to do a better job at creating turnovers, getting more stops. Football is a chess game. It’s not always about how many points can you score because if the other team can score a lot of points as well, then you got to figure out other ways to win games. I believe they have the right pieces there. The recruiting is improving. And listen I don’t have to be the judge over Clay Helton because time will tell. Time is going to tell if they’re getting better or they’re getting worse. There’s no in-between and this game. You don’t just stay the same. You’re either getting better or you’re getting worse. USC can do a better job this year. I think they will. And I can’t wait to see it. I’m excited.