USC Sunday Buzz: Are Any Coaches Doing Their Jobs?

Donte Williams was probably thrilled to get the chance to be interim coach after Clay Helton got fired.

But he’s lost two games at the Coliseum and the secondary has been lousy this season, so his stock has been battered the past month. At least he can recruit.

Williams is still above Todd Orlando, who has a worse reputation today than when he got fired at Texas. He can’t stop the run or cover the pass. And Graham Harrell’s offense is predictable and incapable of comebacks.

Here’s the thing about USC: As bad as things look, a real coach could come in next year and shape things up fairly quickly.

That’s why Coach Bohn has to make the right hire.

I’d like to see someone like Matt Campbell, who gets more out of less, come in and clean house.

110 thoughts on “USC Sunday Buzz: Are Any Coaches Doing Their Jobs?

  1. Answer — no position coach, outside of maybe our receivers coach, is doing better than a sub-average job.
    Observation: Yeah, theoretically the RIGHT coach could turn this around — but, surveying the landscape, I don’t see anybody who is RIGHT enuff to turn this mess around. The University Prez and the A.D. are complete ditzes —and the team will be missing it’s only spark (a fellow named Drake) next year. Can a mere mortal fix this?

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    1. Keary Colbert is doing a horrible job. Receivers are never open. Maybe it is the offensive scheme and not Colbert, but Colbert keeps whiffing on the top receiver prospects in Southern Cal. To lose T-mac to Oregon is enough reason to fire Colbert. Maybe the top receiver prospects know something about USC and Keary.

      I still like Donte as a coach. I like Vic So’Oto and think he got dealt a real bum deal with injuries and Jay Toia leaving.

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      1. I remember a receiver getting open on one of those plays yesterday….
        #[Let’sNotForgetThatThingsTendToCloseUpIfQBSTUDIESField]…

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    2. It all boils down to line of scrimmage play, that dictates running the ball, and stopping the run, and not to mention the secondary being left out to dry. So basically, no coach is going to come in and make an immediate impact, unless he gets gets talented lineman through the transfer protocol, and sign freshman who can contribute ASAP!!

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  2. Are the coaches motivated right now to do their jobs the answer is no.
    I am sure when then heard Clay Helton was fired many of them told their wives and family the following:

    1) Honey, this job is a mess at USC right now I’ve had it. There is no job security, and future here.
    2) Please put the house up for sale we are moving again in December.
    3) Pack up everything…….be prepared to move in December.
    4) Please send out my resume EVERYWHERE!
    5) Tell the kids and their teachers we will be moving in December
    6) I will work through this for now so we still have a paycheck coming in.
    7) Change our permanent mailing address to a PO Box location.
    8) Please send this THANK YOU LETTER I HAVE WRITTEN TO CLAY HELTON for giving me this terrible/short term opportunity.

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    1. …they really should send that letter to Folt and Bohn….
      #ClayIsGone…
      #…ButThey’llBeHereFOREVER….
      #…AndThey’reWorkingOnGettingTheNextHeltonRIGHTNow….

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      1. The letter should be filled out by Folt and bohn as well. They ruined SC in a short two years.

        The hire they will select will be a YES transgender that will follow every move that is called by Folt.

        Ex. Folt to coach during the game, run the ball to the right. the defense is prepared by stacking 8 people on the right side. Yes Coach Folt screams the transgender in the mouth piece.

        Just burn the program. Shut it down.

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    2. Now you know what the coaches are thinking and doing.Do you always have a God – complex?
      BTW The answer is easy: USC has no real defensive interior linemen. Opponents know it and have their way when other key position groups, including DBs and DEs, cheat towards the middle to compensate for their lack of interior DL strength. This in turn makes them vulnerable to basic play action (DBs cheating forward) and vulnerable to run sweeps cause they can’t hold the edge (DEs pinching in). Stanford, OSU, and Utah had their way because they easily controlled the middle of the DL.
      Tomorrow, I will go over the O, so stay tuned crazy kids. Folt and Bohn are Qanon theories/ scapegoats.

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      1. Lolz. You obviously didn’t see the 5 Star, #1 recruit in the country Korey Foreman hype videos. He’s been killing it, oh, wait, what… Further proof that paying attention to recruiting rankings is entirely pointless

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  3. Mark Stoops——should be interviewed. Slowly but surely he has built at strong football program at Kentucky. The big names will say no to USC because it’s too much of a mess to clean up with Folt and Bohn. Stoops, knows how to build a program, and comes from a strong defensive background. Not a big name but a very good coach. Imagine what he could do at USC with a large recruiting base.

    No way on Smith at Oregon State. He has a senior built team. Yes he beat USC, and Washington but so will everyone else this year. If this is his year why did his team play so badly against Washington State.

    We need a defensive minded head coach, and then hire an offensive coordinator like Norm Chow.

    Not only have the coaches this year given up so have the players. The whole team has their bags packed looking for a new opportunity elsewhere.

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    1. Point of Information: Norm Chow (while a very nice and knowledgeable man) is SEVENTY – FIVE years old.
      He was already too old to get players’ attention at Hawaii ….and that was several years ago.

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    2. Why don’t they just summons John McKay? John Robinson (I)? I know, go after everyone old, loser on this blog’s favorite, Ed O.

      Still living in the past.

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    3. I don’t get why people say “he has a senior laden team”. When you’re the worst program in a crap conference, you build toward that if you build at all. OSU had the game in the bag but they were keeping WSU off the field by grinding it down, overwhelmingly running it. Then in the last drive to win, they tried to get a couple of pass plays in– the field was open, Nolan could just not find the arm strength or accuracy. Nolan has deep limitations with his arm, and their receivers are slow and unathletic, something SC didn’t notice– OSU runs a lot of slants and short seam routes to get the completion and YAC, and hitches to get the sure catches. That man needs a QB and some receivers. Guy is doing so much with so little. The rest I agrre wit, except there is no Chow. Gotta find a top OL/TE/RGC no matter the cost, then pair with a QB/WR/PGC which are much more common. DCs are much easier, especially at SC when talent can be brought in. So much is dependent on technique, hard work (studying plays and tendencies, recognizing them), and discipline and energy. I’m worried that we aren’t getting enough speed in the secondary these days, people are trying to recruit corners and safeties ready made– these kids out of high school often don’t see a real QB, they’re playing the jump balls and floaters. I don’t want to see another kid in the secondary that doesn’t run below a 10.6 100m.

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      1. *aren’t? OSU knows that what it has, thus the running. Tyjon Lindsey, the CA kid who didn’t make it at Nebraska hasn’t broken out to a top receiver, he’s had drop problems, and is smallish. Champ Flemings, he’s wily but not fast and tiny– 5’4 140lb. Anthony Gould is a 10.95 100m, and 5’8, 170lb type of guy SC wouldn’t look at, and he’s their best all around athlete… Wait, the Bible doesn’t say that.

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  4. They ( the coaches) are just falling their leader (Trump) who never did anything but watch TV and complain on Twitter. BTW Landslide election loss that was not stolen. The real question is whether any of you old farts took part in the insurrection on Jan. 6.

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      1. Where to begin, how about:
        I want small government because large ones are corrupt and I will turn my back on fellow Americans if it lines my pockets more
        Large governments are corrupt- almost as corrupt as 45.
        How much of a tax break is my soul worth?
        Why righties don’t consider minorities their equal.
        How about, why do 40% of Republicants consider violence as a viable option to get what they want?

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      2. Here is ONE area in which you went off the beam. Biden’s (or whoever’s) monstrous spending bills aren’t mean to help the poor. They are meant to help the “poverty industry.” In Los Angeles (since 1960) over 2 trillion dollars have been spent by dems on “low income housing.” No agency was charged with monitoring the money; it was distributed to scammers and thieves [& the low income housing arrived in the form of the sidewalks].
        Another problem area of yours: The deep believe that history NEVER repeats itself…
        #SeriousQuestion:HaveYouEmergedFromYourTeenYears?

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      3. The monstrous spending bills do more to prop up the rich than the poor. The rich have assets to lose. If all your tenants dont pay rent, the financial system collapses, so sending out checks did more to help the rich than the poor. Giving the poor a bit of money to keep the whole system afloat only helped the poor for a year or so, but it kept the lifelong asset bases of the rich intact.

        If we had a 30’s style depression, the rich lose so much more than the poor, who basically have little to lose

        Another proof that the spending is not about helping the poor is that it was doled out to everyone, not only the needy. If we really wanted to help the people who needed it the most, we would not have sent checks to everyone. For people that still had a good job, the extra money went straight into spending or pumping asset bubbles, both of which help the rich.

        This isnt rewarding the productive rich, it is rewarding manipulation/ speculation. That doesnt help society.

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      4. it is always all about the love of money before all else…and always about somebody elses money…to buy votes…so vote your self somebody elses money aka legalized theft,and give the power to do this to a communst style system.

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      5. You know what’s funny, Tim? I’d probably respect it more (not much, but more) if it were communist. There is no redistribution going on under Biden — it’s just a matter of taking money from one set of rich ding dongs and giving it to another set of rich ding dongs….
        #Newsom’sBabyIsJustTooDimToSeeWhat’sGoingOn…
        #[..Or,Maybe,He’s12YearsOld]…

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      6. I was working on an art project…and doing my InsideUSC thing at the same time…and I realized, “Michael, you’re not being fair to your favorite fan, Cal75″……
        #WillWeEverSeePudlyAgain?

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  5. Wouldn’t it be great if Chris Petersen showed up in the locker room before Monday’s practice and announced “My name is Chris Petersen and I’m your new head coach”!?

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      1. It was so funny that Gavin’s attack strategy after it looked like he was going to be challenged, was that this was just a white supremacy tactic and a waste of money. First no one in California history has wasted more money than him (and that is despite Jerry bullet train fiasco). Second of all, tell that to my 9 African American friends and 12 hispanic friends that signed the petition that they are white supremacists. Also Could you name a more privileged white boy that has been handed everything in life than Gavin Newsome? You would have to look real hard. Set up in politics by his family and granted millions by corporations looking for favors. PG&E still hasn’t paid out a dime thanks to Gavins private law firms. Btw His wife’s foundation has received multi millions from totally unrelated corporations and entities like pg and e and unions because…wait for it… she’s a talented documentarian??? I think she has made 1 maybe 2 documentaries of limited substance and is a C level actress. (sorta Hunter Bidenesk) But both sides, but more often the left are such hypocrites. They will fip on a dime if it supports their agenda. Just ask the kids at Berkley, why voter ID is wrong. Every last one will tell you its racist because African Americans don’t have IDs or don’t know how to get them (which is kinda racist to assume) yet requiring an ID for a vax card is some how not racist. The same kids will tell you it is not. Real good at talking out of both ends of your torso. Funny thing is both orifices don’t realize what the other said nor can they rationalize.

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      2. How come BerkEley seems to always get ragged on, FOUR TIMES in this thread so far yet the BILLION DOLLAR lawsuit settlements are against SC and nobody here wants to mention them or take responsibility? BerkEley is hard to spell for many.

        ##HeadInTheSand

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      3. Trust me Cal, I talk about the settlements all the time. It proves the horrible leadership at the university. I just remarked this morning to a UCLA alumnist about the fact that they new Tindel had done what he did and instead of removing him (and not even covering it up) they left him in place to keep victimizing. Did they think he was going to blow their image? Hell he was going to prison for F sake. The reason I brought up Berkeley is because the poll was already taken there 3 years ago about voter ID. All the students polled on camera were asked that question and every one of them said just that. Then they went to Brooklyn and asked African Americans to review the tape and all of them were offended because they all had IDs and all knew where the DMV was and thought it was racially offensive to assume that. I love Cal and have sent many kids there. I’m not picking on Cal, it just seems to be the misguided sentiment up there.

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    1. I’d be happy if the announcement included, “My name is Chris Peterson —I’m your new University President, Athletic Director AND Head Coach. There will never be another word about the “Seed” or the “Path of Righteousness.”
      #”WereGonnaGoBackToBeingNormalHumans”

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    2. I disagree,

      Peterson go this ass kicked by Helton’s team. Peterson which I don’t think, could handle this mess let alone get the players like Sc used to do.

      The Oklahoma or Kentucky coach or Fickell would be better, but that is my opinion.

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      1. If you want to get a partial glimpse of Rodger’s persona, waste 45 minutes and watch his Pat McAfee interviews on youtube. The farthest thing from a dirt bag as anyone in the NFL. Does Green Bay and Cal proud.

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    1. Big Bear – Charles isn’t wrong – Rodgers does look skeezy and alley catish…but with him, unlike others, it seems to be pretty clearly intentional (one suspects it’s his way of expressing his displeasure at not getting out of Green Bay this summer?)…and he hasn’t lost a thing in terms of his play…one of those rare players that doesn’t have to play for ‘your team’ but you still want to watch (from the perspective of a USC fan, he’s at the top of a distinguished list of Pac QBs – from as far back say as Plunkett or Fouts or Moon, or Bartkowski…through Aikman, Plummer, Luck, and now it appears Herbert)…

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      1. Exactly –Aaron’s doing his best impersonation of a sleeze… like Rachel McAdams or Colin Farrell in True Detective…. it’s almost —but not quite —convincing….
        #AndIt’sDifferentFromBEINGARealSleeze

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  6. USC is a rutterless ship. Bohn kept Helton two years too long, hired Orlando, and re-signed Harrell. Everyone wants to blame Haden and Nikias … OK I agree. But many aren’t willing to hold Bohn accountable. At this moment, we could be in Year 2 of the Fickell regime, but instead we’re getting embarrassed by sh*t teams at home.

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    1. In this order…
      1. Dave Aranda
      2. Fickell or Campbell. Fickell’s wife will keep him from coming here.
      3. Franklin?
      4. Wake Forest’s Clawson? Maybe

      Both Stoops are old. I recall the Trojans whipping Mark Stoops D’s at AZ routinely.
      I like Chris Peterson too much to ruin his wonderful career in the LA media world.

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  7. I told you all, that firing me would be a big mistake. It’s obvious that the team has lost the motivation and fighting spirit that I would bring to the team. Can you imagine how bad this team would be if I wasn’t the coach for the last 6 years? True genius is never appreciated until it’s too late. I told you so.

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  8. who will pass the ‘folt’ test?
    another hellton probably…she does not want a real coach here,and BOT hired her.
    she needs to go before any REAL football coach will ever coach SC again.
    she intentionally stopped AD from firing and hiring a real one,or the BOT did.
    AND
    looks like a real football game on saturday UTAH vs ARIZ St, too bad it is at 2230 on the east coast. I see ucla is back to winning and ND was very lucky vs Va.tech,they were actually man handled by the hokies.

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    1. Neither you nor Guard- RINO (Rep. in Name Only) would pass the Folt test; both of you are just too old and inept.

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      1. Yeah… we wouldn’t pass Nurse Ratchet’s test either….
        #Castration…
        #…That’sForBabyNewsom..
        #”YouCan’tPlayWithTheBigBoyKeys,YouOnlyGetTheBabyKeys”
        –Ben Stiller in “Night at the Museum”

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  9. One of the things that made my son a USC fan in the 90s is the fact that players don’t have names on their jerseys, because they are a team not a group of individuals. Last night his assessment was, “Dad, they might as well wear names on their jerseys because they aren’t playing like a team. The offense isn’t helping the defense and the coaches seem to teach more about celebrating after a routine play, than actual football.”
    I told him he remembered Lou Holt, who held celebration practices because his team lacked emotion.
    The coordinators all seem to be trying to get rid of the interim coach. As many have said, the team is a joke. Can names on jerseys be far behind?

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  10. I never stated Norm Chow I said to get some one like him who endorses a well balanced offense between the run and the pass. Yes, he is old but there are many that would be available that are anti- air raid, and run a balanced attack.

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  11. Remind us MG, what has it cost the US Treasury to locate and destroy Iraq’s WMD and liberate Afghanistan. And while you at, remind the blog what Ratpublicans were bean counting the money spigot.

    As I recall, when Bubba left office, the National Debt was ZERO!

    “Reagan proved deficits don’t matter.” ~Dick Cheney

    Easy to say when using taxpayer $$$$$.

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    1. Debt doesn’t matter when Orange Fat Dictators are in office. Once that money is earmarked for infrastructure and for future generations, Ratpublicants throw a big fit over deficit spending. No wonder Millennials hate Baby Boomers ( Not you Owns).
      The Boomers got theirs only to leave subsequent generations with little hope to get a piece of the American pie. Boomers blame it on laziness despite the fact that their generation could buy a house, own property, and earn a comfortable living while working at a factory- all on a single income. They got theirs and now focus on passing legislation which will further cripple Ys and Zs. Worst generation since slavery.

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      1. BTW The Browning of America ( your worst nightmare) is going to happen and will only speed up once you and your generation is gone. Maybe you will get lucky and one of your daughters will hook up with a Latino; a little Horchata to spice up your family life.

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    2. Totally agree, my friend — there are 7 or 8 corporations in the United States that keep getting richer no matter who is in power [and 3 or 4 more that qualify as “friends with benefits” attached to the dems…and 3 or 4 others that qualify as “friends with benefits” attached to the repubs]……
      #AndTheyALLKeepUsLittleFolksAtEachOther’sThroats….
      #[…WhileTheyClusterFuckUs]….

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      1. Above reply was to my bud, Owns…. not the unhappy little prick who never stops complaining about how much has been stolen from him….

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      2. Un huh —you sure know “how to turn a phrase”, as Gore Vidal used to put it —
        #Something TellsMe…
        #…You”veTurnedAroundALotOfBoardrooms…
        #…andClassrooms..
        #..AndCourtrooms…
        #..WithThatStyle

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      3. Guard-RINO-Typical thinking from an egotistical righty (saying that something was stole from me). Hey, loser, not once did I say that your country destroying generation had stolen from me. You have taken and exploited the world, but I was talking about Millenials and Gen Z of which I am not one. Learn to read. Aren’t lawyers supposed to be able to decipher details and make arguments. No wonder you got dis-barred and banned from practicing. Maybe I will just call you Little Giuliani.

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    3. Mule ole chap,
      You recall wrong you financial guru. Bubba Gump’s minions managed to balance the budget once because he inherited Refuckingpubs business momentum.
      The Current Treasury is run by BERKELEY.
      THE CURRENT, PAST AND FUTURE US DEPT OF ENERGY is run by BERKELEY.
      You sir are a high school drop out.

      #AndAnUnderacheiver.
      #SuckItAndGFY

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      1. Yep, balanced it for one year at the end of a decade of conspiring circumstances (national debt hasn’t been zero since pre-JFK).

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  12. You need to clean up from the top. Shithead Hellton is not the top. If there is accountability all those fuck heads from the Board of Trustees (in particular asshole Caruso) who allowed this mess to go on for so long should go.

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  13. All of a sudden tBummer, Fu and ‘S’ ( so named by mommy because she knew too much) are back with new names. Did they get new free obama phones with new IP numbers?

    #MuleGFY

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      1. A not so careful look at today’s trolls from the distaff side shows that many of the trolls use the same email address. This could mean several men living in one basement, or someone who thinks he/she is clever
        The avatar that represents the posting troll is generated by the email address used. (Unless you have an actual account and picked a unique avatar like Owns has.
        I propose that we answer this unknown troll as the “Castrated Ursine troll” First he/she will have to look up the name and second who would listen to a ball-less bear?

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    1. Says the self-centered, sell-out USC kiss up who has his head up so many other’s you know what cause his alma mater sucks the big one.

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      1. PJM —
        He/she’s ideas are sure rancid…..
        The reply to everything he/she’s got to say is:
        #”Baby, I don’t care.”
        —Robert Mitchum in “Out of the Past”

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    1. True. But the recent blowouts are hurting everybody’s resumes ….and the players are losing out on the chance to play at the next level…
      #TheJoker:”ThinkAboutTheFuture”

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  14. Kirby Smart And Dan Landing going to Coach at USC next season. ..Give them them the FRICKKIN money.. Just Do it. …

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  15. I doubt a new coach all of a sudden makes things right. Look at answers from current coaches and the players, they are similar to helltons…we just need to move on…we just need to correct that,and all the other BS. They don’t think it is their overall attitude toward practices=game performance. AND a whole bunch more of the hellton cancer.

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  16. My Gen X generation is the one that made out – we rode 50 yrs of Bretton Woods and 40 yrs of declining interest rates to compensation and asset valuations that make our Boomer parents envious, and raised our kids without smackin them around (well, my wife did a couple times..)

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    1. Though the whine has been that Gen X investors got hit very hard by the Dot Com bubble burst, followed by the 2008/9 mortgage crash….

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  17. Harrell and Orlando were appointed during Bonehead’s watch. If they were chosen by him (even if not chosen but approved by him) then it shows his utter incompetence and he should not be the AD. This is scary considering he is the key man for the head coach search, why would he do any better.

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  18. Don’t understand why Brent Venables- Defensive Coordinator at Clemson, and former DC at Oklahoma is not being considered. One of the top recruiters in the nation. Definitely has the experience, and his defenses are tough. Very highly respected, and I am sure is ready to be a head coach at a major program. All we would have to do is hire a top offensive coordinator, and it would be a homerun hire. Might be the perfect hire.

    BRENT VENABLES
    POSITION: Associate Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers

    • In his 25 years as a full-time assistant coach, his teams have 25 winning seasons, have been to 29 bowl games and have won 10+ games 21 times

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    1. The story has been that Venables was not leaving Clemson as his son was playing FB there.

      With the decline in the program after Lawrence’s departure, maybe Venables would leave. Nevertheless, with 66 recruits in the ESPN 300 over the past 5 years, the talent is there. Once Dabo recruits a better OC, Clemson will likely return to dominance in the ACC. I wonder if they just didn’t manage COVID FOOTBALL well?

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  19. This guy should be at the top of our list. He is the top defensive coordinator and recruiter in the country. I am sure he is ready to be a head coach with all his successful experience at Oklahoma, and Clemoson. All we would need to do is hire a top offensive coordinator to come with him, and it would be a home run hire. Probably the most respected assistant coach in the country, and his defenses are always at the top.

    BRENT VENABLES
    POSITION: Associate Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers

    • In his 25 years as a full-time assistant coach, his teams have 25 winning seasons, have been to 29 bowl games and have won 10+ games 21 times

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    1. ..BUT…Is he polite? Would he say “yes, ma’am” and “no, ma’am”?
      #CarolValuesCertainAttributesOverOthers..
      #[HeltonKnewExactlyWhatTheyWere…AndStillAre]….

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  20. He is polite to everyone except 70 school president’s who wear short skirts despite having ugly legs. He would let her know how it is, and how it should be at USC right to her face while bypassing the used car salesman Mike Bohn.

    This guy is the perfect fit…………It worries me having Mike Bohn do the search for the most important hire in USC football history. No question this guy is perfect- right in the prime of his career, and knows college football. He lacks head coaching experience, but no doubt he would be a home run hire. He was the heart of soul of the famous Oklahoma defenses under Bob Stoops, and of course now at Clemson.

    Someone needs to let Mike Bohn know that he needs to interview Brent Venables.

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    1. I once heard Brent say (I think in 2018) he was disappointed in the “lack of effort” his team showed against that other USC (the one that calls itself South Carolina)….. he finished by saying, “I’m not gonna stand for it”….
      That’s not Path of Righteousness kind of talk….
      The first time he talked that way at our USC, our weirdass prez would call him in for a ‘Carol chat” ….and, when she was done, Brent would tell her to piss up a rope….and that would be that……

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  21. Michael: Thinking of coming to Hawaii over Thanksgiving unless the Covid-19-Delta restrictions make things really difficult.. Are all the restaurants open over there, and are masks required everywhere except when swimming with the dolphins, or drinking a mai tai.

    I hear Clay Helton is moving to Hawaii to become the offensive coordinator at the University of Hawaii- @Hilo.

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    1. Helton here? Nooooooooo…
      [Yeah, masks and vaccination cards required everywhere but supermarkets. Most everybody thinks it’s a joke]….
      #OnThePositiveSide:ZEROCasesOfInfluenza…
      #…AlmostMakesYouWonderHowThey’reCountingCovidCases…

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  22. See Pete Carroll comments in today’s L.A. Times (such as it is)

    http://enewspaper.latimes.com/infinity/article_share.aspx?guid=1b0b3f1a-3989-4f38-bcab-2c3592d6a7e6

    We are back in the days of Paul Hackett and the late Larry Smith

    Perhaps Bohn may want to review how the Alumni of USC reacted to Mr. Smith’s comment:

    “Smith caused further furor after the game in declaring that “Names and logos don’t mean anything. You don’t beat someone just because of your name and logo.” Within days of the Freedom Bowl loss and his commentary, Smith was fired by USC with three years left on his contract”

    I like our team. Donte was put in a very bad position due to the mistakes that occurred in the Helton heirarchy.

    The big issue is keeping our recuiting going, which means a redo of the program, which may mean Bohn being shown the exit.

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  23. Pete Carroll to the LA Times regarding if anyone has reached out to him including the athletic direction for advice on the new hire:

    So has USC asked for your input in the current situation?

    “I don’t even know anybody hardly down there. They’ve changed so much, I don’t even know what’s going on. That’s a good thing. They don’t need me”

    This is to me part of the reason the program has dropped so much in the last few years. None of the ex players come back, and what’s worse you not asking one of the brilliant minds in football for advice or recommendations on how to rebuild the program once again.

    Mike Bohn and Carol Folt could care less about the tradition and great heritage of the USC football. Instead of listening to others they are steering the ship in the direction they want to take USC football which is obviously downward like the Titantc. I truely believe Carol Folt thinks she is “The Unsinkable Molly Brown”

    I disagree with Pete they do need him at USC as a consultant. After all when he took over the program from Paul Hackett we were in the same situation so we need help from the guy who so brillantly rebuilt Troy once again. Would he help the answer is yes, but only if asked and sadly I don’t think Carol, and Bohn will ask. To paint the correct picture you need the right artist. Unfortunately, at USC we have hired the wrong team of artists, and none of them don’t know how to paint the picture we all want to look at. Pete Carroll, can still paint the right picture if asked.Yes this is year 2021, but there’s only 1 way to rebuild Troy, and Pete knows how to do it. Mike Bohn, and Carol Folt stop being ignorant, and admit you need assistance.

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    1. Pete will never be back at USC.

      The problem is that the executive office at USC has forgotten the heritage of what we were, before the University became global, and money making.

      We need leadership that starts at the top. And that is carried down to the players who are so willing to be the best team, who among themselves are real leaders.

      Unfortunately this will take time. It will happen, but could happen if the Alumni will start getting realistic.

      We have to stop the “blame game,” and get on with this.

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  24. I saw my first game in 1949, and I fell in love with USC football. ( I was 10)
    I have rooted for them ever since. I will keep on rooting for them no matter
    what. Let’s keep the faith. ++++++++++

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