Jaxson Dart Update

Quarterback Jaxson Dart practiced today and did 11-on-11 drills. Donte Williams said Dart is still not medically cleared.

It is still possible he could be cleared before the Notre Dame game.

81 thoughts on “Jaxson Dart Update

  1. I have mixed feelings about sending NEXT year’s star player (London will be gone) against the Irish sans O-Line…
    #MaybeWe’llBeSurprised
    #[GoodTimeForTheTeamToComeTogether]

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    1. If you had a OJ Simpson you wouldn’t have to worry about the QB getting hurt! You just have to hand it off to me and watch me slice and dice my way through the defense like the “Real Killer” sliced and diced through the LAPD dragnet!

      You don’t need no stinking line! Did you see OJ fly through the airport with no blockers?!

      #JustletOJdohisthing #theGlovedidn’tfit

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      1. Tim Leftwich, Yo mofo! You tryin to say that OJ can’t throw? I thrown 11lb round objects clear across condo courtyards. You best take down any disparaging remarks about the great OJ!

        #glovedidntfit #givetheballtoOJ

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      2. I know you all want to be OJ but there is only one Orenthal James Simpson! And you are right, I am not funny. I am one serious running and throwing bad mutha fucka.

        #OJcankicktoo #Don’tmakemekickyourass

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    1. Of course his knee “could take” the punishment, but an experienced and thoughtful adult would not play the kid vs ND this weekend.

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  2. The team has been down … I think they lack confidence. It seemed like Dart gave the team a spark against Wazzu and everyone rallied around him with great results.

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    1. Mr. Smith, let’s not forget Wazzu lost the services of its primary QB to injury in that game. Had not that injury occurred, Wazzu was good enough to kick Clown U’s FB booty – Dart or no Dart.

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    2. This season is over, with losses in ND, possibly Tempe, and possibly vs the Fighting Chippers. Dart will be a star for the 2022 and 2023 team. Zach Wilson’s futility with the Jets might lead Dart into staying in 2024.

      DOn’t play the kid in South Bend.

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    1. just Rent,

      I hear that Game Day will be at the Rose Bowl this Saturday. They start at 6 A.M. Are you gonna be there? Oh sorry, O forgot, you will still be in your drunken stupor from the previous night and still sleeping in your two sory cardboard box on Cerritos Ave., in Cerritos.

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  3. If they’re going to put Jaxson in against the Irish they may as well let him call the plays and improvise so he doesn’t get killed running Graham Harrell’s crap offense, especially since Harrell doesn’t have a clue as to what he’s doing.

    Harrell thinks that just because you draw up a play it’s supposed to or going to work, he doesn’t take into account that a strong offensive line is a necessity. Harrell’s dink and dunk offense is so predictable, it’s as bad as, if not worse than Lane Kiffin calling bubble screens every other play.

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      1. James –I think we (especially if it’s Dart at the helm) score considerably better than 13 points —our (Orlando’s actually) downfall will be inability to stop the run OR pass. I mean fricking pick ONE, Todd. And may I suggest it be the run? Then just tell our corners to listen to the South Bend crowd scream when the ball is in the air….make sure they are BEHIND the receiver….and tackle after the pass is complete. That’s the most we can ask of Donte’s unit.
        #35-35GoingIntoFirstOvertime

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      2. I’m more with Owns on this one (think about what the Shams did to a Darnold/Jones team in 2017…but as we joked about, wouldn’t it be like a USC opponent to flounder in a way that is contrary to USC’s real interests?) – ND 34 USC 13 (I gave USC way too much credit against Utah and looked…as usual, the foolish prognosticator…I might add, the ForksUp – the other FU – were right on schedule by Herming one at Utah).

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      3. IF you’re right —and we get Big Time embarrassed on national tv — the remainder of the season will not be something Trojans want to witness……

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      4. The only way USC scores 13 is if the band doesn’t take the field at halftime. Then we score twice but miss one extra point.

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  4. Owns you score prediction for the SC -ND is about right. I am picking UCLA over the Phil Knight President/ CEO Oregon Ducks——31-24. No Pac 12 team will make the playoffs the conference is very weak this year.

    However, Utah will beat UCLA in Salt Lake City so pack your bags for the Las Vegas Bowl. For the first time ever Utah will be going to the Rose Bowl.

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    1. interesting , my money would go to Oregon, and Utah is playing better now,both will be close,over ucla. I think SC ND might be closer than some prognosticate ,especially if Dart is available.

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      1. Donte has had time for a mini camp —the players are motivated to make the most of their ONE time to shine this season….. Dart might be healthy enough to do his thing…..
        #IAgree:USCWillBeReadyForAFight

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      2. I know, Bourbon. But this is the closest poor Donte has gotten to having a Fall Camp (8 measly days). It might help him connect with the team….and might help the team connect with each other…
        #So…InASenseOurByeMeansMoreThanTheirBye

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  5. I doubt Dart will be medically cleared by Saturday, as that will be only about 4 weeks since his knee surgery. More like 6 weeks, maybe longer given the USC o-line.

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    1. that would be the most safe side, but it does appear he is a fast healer, some really good athletes ,especially if he is a good runner heal fast, from a more minor surgery.They sure do not seem to need him for Arizona.

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      1. If Dart plays…and is injured the first time he takes a light hit (and Notre Dame will be hitting him low) …..no Trojan fan will forgive Donte…
        #Yes,OnlyPlayDartIfHe’s100%

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  6. Why rush him back. They are not going to beat ND in South Bend with or without him. Even if they do beat them, they still won’t win the Pac-12 South.

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  7. SC needs to go hard for Fickell. Get the best available. That’s Fickell. There’s other good coaches out there but Fickell is the best. Go after him big time. Make him tell you no. Then, if he decides he isn’t interested, then you go after Franklin, Aranda, Campbell or whoever. We have at least a chance to get him since he worked for Bohn before and said he liked working for him. Go after him bigtime. Somebody is going to get him. I just don’t think that he is going to stay at Cincinnati.

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    1. This is Cincy’s year. Their QB came back for one last dance, and they have a senior heavy roster. So I agree that this is the year to get Fickell. But with 6 kids, and being devout RC, will they find LA to be to their liking?

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      1. I’m not as keen on the prospect of Fickell as many others, but understand the reasoning and don’t disagree that it would be worth accepting some of the questions for the potential at striking gold if it worked out (I prefer O’Brien, but understand there are questions about him, as well as all of the other names bandied about).

        At base though, your point is the key as to any of them – will USC be willing to make it worthwhile to accept the challenge of rebuilding the program (i.e. pay the new hire enough, agree to give sufficient control over the program, provide sufficient staff/support budget, et al)?

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      2. Fickell’s wife has his balls in her purse, he’s too much of sissy clown to put his foot down and tell his wife where they’re going to live. If she’s reallt as much of a religious fanatic loone as has been reported then she’s not going to allow the other Mrs. Fickell to decide where he wants to coach.

        Who wants a head coach that isn’t man enough to stand up to his wife when it comes to making decisions regarding his career?

        If the dude has to get permission from Mrs. Fickell about where they can or cannot live, is that someone you would want influencing young men? What kind of example is he setting, he isn’t even the king in his own castle, he probably puts on a skirt as soon as he gets home.

        Fuck that guy!

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      3. Recall my earlier “Bad Santa” “You need lots of therapy” clip…Tebowobama…angry and all over the place…but just as much entitled as the rest of us (here that editor? what about releasing my benign post from two days ago? Just because I responded to MG comparing the present to 1st-2nd century B.C. Roman socio-political deterioration and 17th century England…as relates to legislative branch tyranny!)…

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      4. 67 –My prediction: Fickell will convince his family to leave for L. A. Everything will be set. Then, right before he signs on the dotted line, Fickell spends a half day talking to Carol in her “office” in Santa Monica…. and takes the first plane outta town…
        #…Muttering”ICan’tDoIt,IJustCan’tDoIt”….

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      5. James –you DID IT! You snuck Roman and English historical examples into an InsideUSC post.
        #[SingWithMe]”JamesBeatTheCensors!JamesBeatTheCensors!”

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      6. There are plenty of Catholic Churches in Southern California. He can ask me and I will point him in the right direction since I am a practicing RC unless Just Rent starts his rant. Then all hell breaks loose. Lolololo

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      7. P. T.
        Carol has already said she’ll only approve Fickell if he renounces his faith, present political affiliation and gets an annulment …
        #….[AndMarriesACheerleader]

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      8. LA is filled with Catholic churches. There are Catholics all over the world(millions in China). Being a Catholic should not hinder him. Now if he is waiting for the ND job, he may have a long wait. I don’t see Brian Kelly going anywhere in the near future. The kids go where their parents go. If he wanted to settle down in one area and never move, he probably shouldn’t have gotten into coaching. Football coaches are constantly on the move. As far as him wife is concerned, he should have explained to her when he married her that this is the life of a football coaches wife. But the fact is, we have no evidence that she would object to going to LA. He’s the best coach available. You throw yourself at him. Make him tell you no. If he does, then you go after your #2,3 &4 options.

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    2. I like Campbell but his buyout is prolific.

      Aranda, Fickell (not coming), then the list dwindles to Franklin, OSU Smith, etc etc.

      THe question for chess players is, “if you get down to Jon Smith–who is a gamble–do you go off the board and look at great DC’s (U Wisky’s Leonhard, Utah’s Scalley, Alex Grinch, etc)?”

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      1. I couldn’t help it – when I first glanced at your tagline, I thought I saw Dolt (think under totality of circumstances re the Administration – this one or others – this mistake should be excused!)…

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      2. Your homework assignment (if you choose to accept it, James) is to try to get your entire historical response to my earlier post past the “moderators”…..
        #ItSoundedFascinating…
        #[Hint:StayAwayFromPhrasesLike”FreedomOfThought”]….

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      3. Was just making point that in addition to failing to read history, most people don’t understand the definition of tyranny (as opposed to despotism)…or that the history of it is almost entirely concentrated in the legislative branch (had a constitutional law professor who educated our class on that – you could see a lot of “dawn of awareness” 2001 monolith looks in the face of Moonwatcher’s descendants)…with the above being my personal favorite references/evidence of (both of which were well-familiar to Hamilton and the other authors – hmmmpphh! overnight news – showing why I find both sides of the argument to be looked at with grave, clinical skepticism).

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      4. Glad you got that posted!
        In my view, the federal legislature is anything but a deliberative body doing the work of the American people.
        #It’sADisgrace…
        #[&IFearTheFederalBenchIsJoiningThem]…

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      5. I agree entirely – and it was by design in a lot of ways – also not an accident that it consistently is rated the worst part of our government…but the amorphous/amoeba-like design (as alluded to “by design”) precludes most (whether due to lack of time to examine properly, lack of interest…lack of capacity all too often) from being able to understand…as they can’t understand the relevance of what Parliament did in the 17th century…or the Romand Senate had been doing prior to J.C. … I mentioned in the censored post that what the Roman people had done that actually allowed their state to survive for centuries following that legislature having been similarly corrupted – the creation of the tribunician political, as opposed to military, positions – is what our system lacks and why it is failing – instead, we have a host of anti-tribunican mechanisms…that are the equivalent of cancerous growths.

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      6. Those are really smart observations, James. {I think you might just be right —which probably means we’re in for a shit storm]….
        #ThinkGoodThoughts

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  8. Scooter,

    In the old days, there would be plenty of blog material about ND and SC during this week in the past. Yet, we only get one blog per day. Is it because you are still taking care of yourself or is it because you don’t have anything to write about SC because they are in such a hole? Let us know.

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      1. It was right after the Kansas debacle – darkest days in Trojan land since pre-McKay…and does show it can happen…

        But 1983-2001 (with the occasional Rose Bowl and great player)…making “Tea in the Sahara” a nice song, but rather…uh…somber…as in reference to deserts rather than desserts…

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    1. You reminded me, P. T. –we should all be keeping our fingers crossed that Scott is doing well and taking care of himself. Nobody can put out 5 or 6 pieces a day and stay healthy…
      #TakeItEasy,Scott

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      1. Michael,

        It might be good to have SC embarrassed on National TV. maybe then Folt and Bohn will finally understand what SC football means to college football, to nd, and to SC. But then you are talking about a progressive socialist hippie who only cares about his her next hit on the bong.

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      2. Along those lines…would it be unchivalrous of me to hope someone gets hold of —and posts— a video of Carol stoned out of her mind? Singing “If You Come To San Francisco Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair?”
        #ReTheGame:IGetYourPoint….
        #..ButItWouldBeSoCoolToLeaveSouthBendWithAGreatBig”W”

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  9. 1967, USC goes to South Bend, Trojans 24-Domers, 7, and LB Adrian Young intercepts (I believe) 3 passes. The cherry on top is that Adrian was born in Dublin, Ireland! Ha!

    Time to put on the big boy pants on Saturday and play like Trojans!

    Bob Jensen, if you are here, would be great to hear in your words about that game.

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    1. ’67 – I first read the account of that game in the SI write-up I found in an edition that as a kid I dumpster-dived from a church garbage bin in 1980 (don’t know why, but someone had thrown out every SI between like ’67 – ’74…I grabbed as many as I could!). Want to say it was in my favorite edition (’67 World Series I’ve referred to to MG re Bob Gibson and Cardinals – also had a great article about a Raiders-Jets game that foreshadowed their AFL title game over a year in the future…and an article about the rise of African-American athletes in college football…in context partially of the South…focused on Warren McVea, which winds back around to recent discussions about ’69 Chiefs).

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      1. I had it easier, James. My friend’s dad had all his SI’s stacked up in the garage. Once I discovered them (while looking for a baseball bat), I spent the whole day pulling out the ones I wanted — and, then carried them home (only 2 houses away)…..

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      2. James, as kids we all dream about that day – a treasure trove of SIs, there for the taking – and you nailed it! Your heart must have been beating fast!

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      3. I get the “heart beating fast” thing — when I saw the stacks of SI’s I was going “no way, no way!” My friend could see baseball was out of the question for the rest of the day…and wisely just left me alone to attack the whole stack….
        #…AndItWasHisFrickingBirthday!

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  10. According to what I read this morning, Dart isn’t planting on his throwing foot yet. That’s okay because our punter hurt his kicking arm. And the offensive line is not planting either foot or backsides very well
    Do they still allow barefoot passing in college?

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    1. #IFStoryIsTrue:VeryDumbToLetPressSeeDartIsn’tReady…
      #…ItScrewsPossibilityOfUsingHimAtPracticeForDecoyPurposes

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  11. You lads are just too naive. The fickells are playing good cop, bad cop.

    BOHN, ‘Luke I’m prepared to offer you $5M on a 5 yr deal.
    LUKE, Mike, here’s the deal. The Mrs isn’t gonna budge. But if you can go $8M, maybe I can sweet talk her.

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