Discuss The USC-Colorado Game

USC wins, 37-14 but did we learn anything?

The defense still looks sloppy at times even against Colorado. Isaiah Pola-Mao is not having a great season either, allowing three TDs in the past 2 weeks.

Drake London and Drake Jackson are playing well.

Frankly, I would have played Miller Moss at the end. What happens if Kedon Slovis gets hurt?

So everything is status quo. USC remains an extremely ordinary team.

116 thoughts on “Discuss The USC-Colorado Game

  1. Discipline (penalties) remains a huge issue. London will be doubled the rest of the season.
    I liked Barlow’s energy and his fighting for extra yards, and Ingram exploded a few times.
    34 carries for 221 yards is a positive.
    Slovis is still not seeing open targets.
    Colorado is an awful team.
    Need lighting to strike for us to compete against the domers.

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    1. Bohn To Fickell: $10,000,000?
      Fickell To Bohn: Not if it comes with Carol.
      Bohn to Fickell: $20,000,000?
      Fickell to Bohn: Not if it comes with Carol.
      Bohn To Fickell: $30,000,000……
      Etc.
      Etc. Ad Infinitum

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      1. MG, you pegged it. I like what I see in the Cincy team taking down the stinkin’ domers. Particularly that the whole of the Bearcats is much larger than the sum of the parts. Look at the sidelines, and the players clearly are all together, no messing around.

        What if Fickell says no?

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      2. Folt is too smart for you right – wing conservatives who shouldn’t be
        allowed to post your inane political crap on this sports site. Times have
        changed at USC for the better. Suppose you never thought of a woman
        President at USC. You live in Hawaii so preach your losing theories to
        the natives on the Islands over there.

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    2. LMFAO!

      STANFORD. 31

      OREGON. 24

      AND A LOT OF YOU CLOWNS WANT THAT OVER-RATED FOOL CRISTOBAL AS THE TROJANS HEAD COACH

      OH MY SIDE HURTS FROM LAUGHING SO MUCH!

      AHA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

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      1. LMFAO AGAIN!

        PENN ST. IS RANKED #110 IN RUSHING YARDS PER GAME…THEIR OFFENSIVE LINE IS WORSE THAN USC’s

        AND SOME OF YOU CLOWNS WANT FRANKLIN TO COACH THE TROJANS!

        FRANKLIN IS CRAP TOO!

        OH MY SIDE HURTS FROM LAUGHING SO MUCH!

        AHA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

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    3. WACKED OUT TRUMPLICAN GOES BERSERK IN FLORIDA WITH A BASEBALL BAT, ATTACKED 7, KILLING 2 WITH ANOTHER NOT EXPECTED TO SURVIVE

      Fox News: 2 killed, 1 unlikely to survive in Florida after man allegedly goes on rampage with baseball bat and knife.
      https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2-killed-1-unlikely-to-survive-after-angry-employee-goes-on-rampage-with-baseball-bat-and-knife?cmpid=prn_newsstand

      TRUMPLICAN TRASH ARE OUT OF CONTROL…STRAIGHT LOW LIFE PIECES OF SHIT IS WHAT THEY ARE

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      1. How do you know he voted for Trump or even voted at all? Or are you just making an ill informed assumption, which seems to be your stock in trade?

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      2. tebow’s world: If something bad happens, it’s Trump’s fault….
        #It’sADaddyProblem…
        #ButItWorksForHim
        #[IThinkThat’sNice]

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    4. I’m going to give Karl Dorrell a few more years to correct some problems even though I know he’s not qualified to be a head coach. The only reason why I hired him, is because he already lived in the Colorado area. So hopefully whenever he falls asleep on the sidelines during the game, one of his assistants will wake him up .

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  2. USC ran and passed well enough against a poor Colorado team. Let’s see how they do against Notre Dame. Will Cincinnati close out Notre Dame!?

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  3. Colorado was terrible. They couldn’t run the ball. They couldn’t stop the run on defense. They couldn’t pass the ball. They couldn’t stop the pass on defense. Quite often they couldn’t get lined up on defense before the snap of the ball. I’m picking Utah to beat SC. They coach to hire is Luke Fickell….IF YOU CAN GET HIM!

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    1. (1) Phil Steele has Colorado 12th in Pac 12 in nearly all categories. Beating them was no big deal.
      (2) Still, USC looked much better than they did against San Jose State except for the foolish penalties.
      (3) If Bohn snatches Fickell all will be forgiven.

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      1. Yeah….like Pete Carroll. Whenever he lost it was usually to a team that he should have beaten. He rarely lost the big games. Right off the top of my head, the only one that I can remember is the Texas game and they should have one that one. When you are ahead by 12 points with a little over 6 minutes left, you should win the game. They had a great offense but issues on defense that year.

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      2. parcelman,
        Pete had troubles with his defense in that game….and the refs.
        Of the two, it was the refs who proved fatal.

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      1. Hell, SUCC should go independent like they’ve threatened so many times. Imagine all the cream puff FB teams SUCC could schedule.

        I mean Andyain’twinning wrote the book on scheduling cream puff opponents.

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  4. Wow. We get so much more traffic (facto of ten times) when USC loses.
    Why aren’t people motivated by a penalty plagued game against a completely inept opponent?
    #IDon’tGetIt

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      1. Sorry about the bears –I never really realized how crazy bad your QB is until I watched him yesterday…
        #btw,WhyIsWilcoxOnCrutches?

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    1. Serious? Scott is a troll who attracts trolls. The trolls love to come out when we lose This board devolved into the same 10 people posting, half of which are vulgar idiots. If you want real info or chat, find another board.

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      1. It’s not trolling when USC legit sucks ass. Nothing that happens this season means anything. Nothing. If you were paying attention you knew that was the case as of last December.

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  5. And once again Rod Gilmore, continues to run his mouth about Social Justice and racial equality during the Stanford-Oregon telecast. You’d think after putting his foot in his mouth last week after the Mario Cristobal comment, he’d keep his mouth shut and talk about football.

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    1. Why does this bother you so much? Who cares? Dude can say whatever he want. That’s how it works here. The world is changing and you dinosaurs will soon be a soil amendment.

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      1. “Dinosaurs”
        …sez the guy who believes in the ideas of Feinstein, Pelosi, Bernie, Schumer….and Joe….
        #WannaKnowTheirCombinedAge?
        #….Sorry:NeitherArabicNorRomanNumbersGoThatHigh…

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      2. Yeah Sharpton? And I can say whatever I want and that obviously bothers you. Maybe you can help Gilmore pull his head out of his ass because he thinks that Cristobal is a White man. Keep playing the victim card and see how far that gets you.

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      1. We only need to get better in 9 or 10 areas….and hope everyone left on our schedule gets worse in 9 or 10 areas…..

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      2. Yeah….I’d say that it is way outside….like if outside is out of bounds, SC’s chances are in the parking lot.

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      1. Oregon State? (If They beat Oregon) Stanford? (If they beat Notre Dame). UCLA? (If they beat us)……
        #HopeUCLAIsn’tUpThereAtEnd

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  6. On a positive note the offensive and defensive lines had some push today which was good to see however it was against an inferior team. At least we can a running game for a change.

    We shall see if they can do that against Utah which traditionally has good offensive and defensive line.

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    1. He watched it. He’ll be watching college games and reading college football blogs for the remainder of his life.
      #EatingChips&Dip&DrinkingPepsiAllDay……..
      #..AndDreamingOfCarolAtNight

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      1. …..and putting his hands over his ears every time an announcer says “it will take several years to instill some discipline back in this broken program…”

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      1. Well, several dems have defied court orders & withheld evidence on flimsy intellectual property grounds—-
        & roughly 50,000 votes from Maricopa County were counted even tho they violated chain of custody laws….
        [but if you’re saying the audit report looked like it was put together by amateurs I agree with you]…..

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      2. Looks like PJM was one of those amateurs, or not. Not long ago he was announcing how he worked on it and how shocking the revelations were going to be. Now, silence.
        I’m starting to wonder if everything I hear or read online about election fraud might not actually be true.

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      3. dear alternate 22.
        I don’t think it’s even necessary to read — the only thing you need to know is there is a Good Side to the Force (and you’re on it)….. and there is a Dark Side (and you have managed to avoid it). Sometimes it looks like people on the Good Side are involved in conflicts, deception and greed. But not really. It only seems that way…
        #It’sAllGood

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      4. P.S.
        ..And, yes, the Audit Report was drafted by people who don’t know how to follow the First Rule of Trial: Present your best evidence first.
        #TheirHeartsWereInTheRightPlace..
        #ButThat’sNotEnough
        #[BetchaMyBuddyPJMHadNothingToDoWithThatReport]

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  7. Update – USC Head Football Search.

    Luke Fickell now has to be the top choice to be our next head coach. I have never seen a team dominate Notre Dame physically on both sides of the ball in a long time which was quite impressive. I am sure Bohn will make him our 1st choice now that he has beat Notre Dame, and his team looks headed to the college football playoffs. The question is will be accept, and can USC wait until January to secure a new head coach.
    It will certainly help Cincy’s chances to make the playoffs now that Oregon fell today to Stanford, and did not look very impressive.

    James Franklin will probably be the No. 2 choice if Fickell decides not to come.

    If UCLA beats Arizona State tonight I see them beating Oregon at the Rose Bowl in a couple of weeks with USC being only team left that can knock them off at the end of the season, but we must continue to improve in creating a consistent running game, and stopping it on defense.

    Drake Jackson woke up today……..finally. But we are still very weak at nose tackle, and good teams will attacking the middle of our defense.

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    1. Donte and the USC program have two choices here. First choice is to continue to try to make the most of what they currently have. That means just improving the culture of the team and trying to win some games. This is the low risk option.

      The other choice is to fire Graham Harrell on Monday and add a fifth page to the existing four pages of the playbook for the offense. And each week evolve the offense. Really work on building out an offense where we actually stretch opposing defenses and create the diversity for consistent movement of the ball down the field against even good defenses. Create an offense that doesnt require London to carry the team on his back.

      If we choose to keep GH we will get a little better, but not much better. And the players can keep their heads up and Donte can keep the team spirit high despite failures and a lack of major improvement.

      I support the team either way, because we have the change we need coming soon. A new head coach and firing most of the current coaches. I hope Donte and Bohn decide to take the second path and the extra risk that is entailed by firing our OC mid-season.

      Helton really had zero control of the offense and giving the job to Donte really only helped to solve the culture problem and improved practices and accountability. To make real improvements, the offense needs offensive scheme tweaks that go beyond Graham Harrell.

      I hope Donte has the guts to demand the ability to rock this boat. I would rather have a team that loses that has been giving a fighting chance, than a team that is handcuffed by an incompetent offensive coordinator.

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    2. From my 50 yard line seat at Folsom Field yesterday…
      Can’t judge anything from yesterday’s win.
      The Buffs are an inept CFB team.

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    1. I think this has been all planned by Meyer to give himself a way out of a tough situation, which tells me a lot about his character, because he’s too calculating to let this happen on its own. You watch, he’ll have the emotional press conference with his wife by his side and resign to heal his family, etc. If that is the case, then I don’t want him at USC because who’s to say he won’t pull the same crap here.

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    1. Oh…damn…I have that video…
      #Didn’tRealizeItWouldHelp..
      #[ThoughtTheFactHeWasWorstCoachInCountryWouldBeEnuff]

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  8. USC won today that’s not news. Sadly the showcase of Drakes is about to lead to NFL contracts for them and nothing for next season. Our line couldn’t push a coconut into the Grand Canyon and the running backs have more rear end collision plays than Allstate and State farm can handle in a year. They carry the ball like a loaf of bread when they’re running up field. And the head coach should fire the defensive backs coach, he’s not doing his job. Finally I think it’s time to put an end to the traditional post practice long -snap target practice. Putting the ball 20 yards behind the quarterback is a rare skill taught at USC, it comes from not putting your quarterback under center.

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  9. I wouldn’t get too excited because USC’s defense held Colorado to 160 yards passing and 80 yards rushing. We are just not talking about a great offense when we talk about the buffalo’s. Minnesota held them to 82 yards passing and -19 yards rushing.

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      1. You say huge win….well enjoy it. I wouldn’t be surprised if they won only 2 out of their next 7 games. Top 5 in the next poll? You’re talking about the division II poll right? In that poll they might be in the top 5……the key word is MIGHT

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  10. Arizona State looking good up by nine vs. UCLA………………….HOWEVER……..Arizona State is making alot of mental errors, and I see UCLA pulling this game out in the end.

    Best two teams in the Pac 12 South at this point in the season.

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    1. the words “best team” and Pac-12 dont belong in the same sentence.

      we have found out that UCLA’s win over LSU was nothing.

      we have found out that Oregon’s win over Ohio State as not really that great.

      we have found out that Luke Fickell is the best head coach candidate out there, but he might not come to USC.

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  11. Urban Meyer to wife tonight: “Oh, Honey –what’s wrong with downing 2 little, tiny pints of Scotch and playing an innocent game of The Naughty Farmer?

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  12. ASU up by 17 with 6 minutes to go…Owns, what is it this week? Chip should be fired, or Chip is on his way to the CFP?

    p.s. – Why doesn’t Chip wear a bra?

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      1. “Sorry coach. Victoria’s Secret refuses to work with us on your proposals. Can’t we continue on a cash basis only?”

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  13. Great coaching job by Herm Edwards and staff tonight shutting down the Bruin running game from big plays which is how they beat you.

    Very happy UCLA is going to lose, but I still think they beat Oregon at home in two weeks.

    We must get better each week, and to beat Utah next week we must play more physical up front. This should be a very good game next week if we can continue to improve on the defensive line, and offensive line with our running game.

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      1. everything humanly possible would include firing Graham Harrell.

        i do think that Donte is doing all that could ever be expected. he is working with the same offensive and defensive coordinator who have messed up this team, so any improvements are an incredible achievement.

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    1. AZ St. kicked the shit out of UCLA tonight. UCLA scored 0 points in the second half – just stinking pathetic. UCLA should be in the market for a new HFBC real soon.

      #Cue: Bad to the Bone.

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      1. Hey dirtbag Owns, ucla looked like shit equal to your demeanor.
        What’s the matter 8 clap piece of garbage not defending your
        gutty little jerks.

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      2. Hey Rents,
        There is a football coach in LA (Palos Verdes) available after you guys fire Chip. UCLA doesn’t even have to pay him much for 2 years since USC will be paying him through 2023. He was last seen about 10 days ago stuffing his face with a slab of meat at Nick and Stef’s steakhouse in downtown LA wearing a muumuu.

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      3. MG (and sorry, by extension, Owns)
        I did mention to you over the last couple of years Forks Up?

        #OfCourseToBeFollowedByTheInevitableSequelForksDown
        #HermNothingMoreNeedBeSaidGoodOrBad
        #ButIWillAnyway
        #DanielsIsTheMostUnderratedPlayerInTheCountry
        #BecauseHermDidISayThatAlready?

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      4. The current USC Brain Trust would never even consider an athlete like Jayden at QB. The closest we’ll come is Dart —who will do VERY fine within our system — but lacks Jayden’s foot speed.
        The only thing that may save USC from Arizona State is Jayden’s durability— he tries to do so much and November 6th is a long ways away.

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      5. Like mentioned during our discussion about the prospect of hiring Lynn…what you see at ASU at present is what Lynn at USC would be like (just a little better because the scale starts higher…which also means the disappointments are even lower)…ups and downs…lots of improvements…but lots of letting wins get away…the Desert Diablos won’t win more than 7 or 8 under Herm, and I think Lynn at USC would be 7-9 each year…but it is refreshing to at least see a team that is spirited and competitive, and yeah, Daniels…USC, other than Sam, hasn’t had one of that caliber since Leinart…but he doesn’t fit the USC mold…at least not yet…one suspects that will change with the next hire.

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      6. I don’t think Lynn is in Herm’s category as a motivator. I watch Arizona State promotional videos and I always come away impressed with Herm’s ability to empathize with his players while still letting them know who is boss and imparting football wisdom (Clay couldn’t do the last 2 things –he just wasn’t equipped)…..

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      7. That was his MO in the NFL to…took both Jets and Chiefs to playoffs (latter during what was supposed to be rebuilding year…which success cost him his job when the next year the results were more what would be expected in a rebuild)…long-standing belief is a great motivator, good generalist, not big on details…Lynn was like that with Bolts (the players really responded to him during first couple of years), but then the results slid as they lost one winnable game (almost historic improbabilities in the number of close losses…and the number of injuries incurred year-after-year) after another…but pretty comparable, if they were to go that route (which I hope isn’t the case…it would be an improvement over what USC has had in the post-Pete era, but like with Larry Smith, would eventually prove unsatisfying and probably would show diminishing returns over time).

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      8. Good on you for bringing up the injuries — I now recall the same thing. Many of us (including yours truly) tend to forget what a depleted roster can do to ANY coach.

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      9. I sense that the Bruins read their own press clippings (or tweets and insta’s in today’s World) a few weeks back…

        Irrespective, the Chipper is one flashy DC hire away from a consistent 10 win team.
        (Sadly, the Chipper never cared about the defense in Oregon nor the NFL, so which DC would hire on with him?). In my World, I’d rather have a sporty UCLA team and keep ASU, Utah, CU and all the North teams sucking wind. A nice Bowl win for the Bruins and recruiting will pick up.

        I’d keep the Chipper and stay the course. DTR will “help” recruit the top SoCal dual-threat QB to UCLA. Things looking up in Westweird.

        I predicted a few weeks ago that the Bruins would lose–inexplicably–a game that they should win. Thanks Fresno* for proving me correct.

        *and Fresno goes “inexplicable” and loses to Hawaii.

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  14. WR Michael Trigg——————This guy reminds me of former USC great WR Mike Williams!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Still raw at this point, but he is coming along very quickly.

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  15. Since the threading on here is incredible nonsense; The whole wishing death upon anyone who happens to not belong to your political cult is really kinda weird. There’s serious 1930s Germany undercurrents afoot. I mean, if you’re hitching your wagon to Trump and Trumpism then what does anything you’ve done in your life or stood for mean anything? There’s no way to argue that you’ve not chosen nihilism.

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      1. How many smackyd’s are there…?
        #SometimesHe/SheMakesSense
        #TwoPeople?
        #OnePersonWithMultiplePersonalities?

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  16. Updated USC Head Coaching List As of 10/3 1.Luke Fickell Cincinnati. 2.James Franklin Penn State. 3.Dave Clawson Wake Forest Dave Aranda Baylor. 5.Jeff Hafley Boston College.

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  17. Don’t let UCLA’s misstep fool you or bring false confidence. They’ll bounce back and while the Trojans and the Bruins are fighting for the south title, ASU will take it.
    UCLA is going to be the nail in Donte’s coaching contract the way they were with Orgeron. (Unless we beat Notre Dame, then the game will only be lost by 3 points)

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    1. Consider Donte’s job: He’s in charge of rebuilding a team that is soft. And has been soft for YEARS. And he’s got to do it ALL by himself. And he has to do it BETWEEN games….he never had the luxury of a training camp….
      #MyHatIsOffToTheGuy

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      1. And he cant really change the broken schematics on either side. The linebacker group on the defensive side is the core problem and that was coached directly by TO. The lack of an effective passing game is all on GH.

        Donte’s improved physical culture can only do so much.

        But I am rooting for miracles.

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  18. Another game that contributes to self deception and little to no changes. Does SC think they can win against ND, BY, UCLA, AzSt with a 3* QB that needs 10 to 15 seconds to set up to pass? But they want to groom a QB for the NFL rather than win games? And they have some big bodies that can plug the thinness of the interior DL but they haven’t asked those players if they want some more game time on defense (Jimmons played DL and is like 320 lbs., Maximus Gibbs should practice on the DL squad, and Andres Dewerk (sp?) is a big body guy). Coach Harvey Hyde thinks several players are playing out of best position. Which ones?

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    1. Maybe. But we’re moving in a better direction….
      #That’sAboutAllWeCanHopeForThisYear
      #DonteHasHisHandsFull

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  19. Look, mediocrity is the goal of all votes being counted these days,I am sure mine is not counted’cause I have fought communism,vote against it since ’64. All these current communist indoctrinated schools want no one to be able to succeed, so be happy that sports are just a part of political agendas,winning is so old fashioned.The old SC is dead.
    That’s another reason why hellton was kept in charge, mediocrity is success.
    What changed? sc would go broke with the attendance falling through the floor,and the old fashioned guys do not want to help the demise,so the brass decided ‘ok, fire him, and hire someone. Now they demand masks,passports of your bending the knee to the state,etc…it’s all good for the commies,enjoy it. We of the old guard are about 35% of the country now,we believe the constitution is the best way to run a free country,it is the opposite of the feudal/totalitarianism wanted by the masses of today, and which the U.S. evolved from in 1776. You don’t know what you had ’til it’s gone.

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