We can all agree USC’s defense was shoddy against Oregon State.
But offensive coordinator Graham Harrell makes $1.2 million a year and I feel like this season opposing defenses believe they solved his version of the Air Raid.
Unless Drake London takes over a game, what exactly does USC do right now that vexes the other team?
So many plays look the same. And I don’t see any desire to run the ball other than as an obligation.
Harrell has had full freedom to run the offense the past three years without interference from Clay Helton. Is it making progress? Has Kedon Slovis improved?
We were all told wide receiver Tahj Washington was uncoverable but he caught two passes against Oregon State.
These problems are occurring with a laughable schedule. Imagine if USC played 1-2 marquee games to start the season? It would be ugly.
But Harrell needs to provide some answers. I’m guessing he’s already thinking about where he will be working next season. That’s another problem with this season.
Will players start focusing more on their draft stock? Will coaches worry more about getting a new job? That’s the dilemma when you have an interim coach and a bad start.