Discuss The USC-UCLA Debacle

What a disaster.

USC gave up 62 points to UCLA, the most the Bruins scored in the series. USC gave up 609 yards in offense to to UCLA.

The defense was putrid. It provided no rush on the quarterback, which made the secondary even worse. Did Drake Jackson play? I guess only in third-and-long situations.

There was an offensive series where USC had a first-and-goal at the 1-yard line and ended up losing five yards. It was an awful selection of plays.

Can every coach be fired tonight?

It wouldn’t bother me. This season is a disaster. Thank you Mike Bohn for waiting too long to fire Clay Helton.

Is this the worst USC team in memory? You want to say the 1991 team was worse because it went 3-8? That team only got blown out of one game, a 52-30 loss at Cal.

This year’s team has given up at least 40 points in four home losses.

P.S. — USC outrageously announced attendance as 68,152. That would mean less than 10,000 empty seats in Coliseum

123 thoughts on “Discuss The USC-UCLA Debacle

      1. I haven’t seen ’67 weight in on SUCC’s rivalry shellacking. I hope he’s not adopting Dear Pisley’s pussy, loser MO.

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      2. I was at the “game,” and the highlight for me was this woman who sat in front of me, a tall, slinky black lady. So the game was not all in vain.

        Speaking of the game, did SC forfeit it or something, because all I saw were crazed bruins running around on the field. They do have those cute blue tops, however, so I will give them that.

        On the North SC side the fans came, some 30,000. But there was noone on the South side– you know, the side where you can sit on the 50 yard line if you take a second mortgage out on your house. It was 20% full up to halftime when the late-comers filled it to maybe 33%. Must be nice to pay big bucks for choice seats, and then show-off by not showing up–“Darling, it is much too cold to go to the SC-sucla game.”

        Anyway, allow me to be serious for a change. It is late in the third quarter, and SC has put together a little rally to pull within 9-points. Go for the almost-automatic 1-point kick and now SC is down 8-points, or one score (potentially). This would have rallied the Trojan defense, “Listen up, listen up, the offense did their job; we’re back in the game, men. Let’s hold up our side of the bargain. Besides I hate Bruins anyway!”

        The coach of SC instead goes for 2 and the play fails. Down by 9-points, the offense is internally thinking, “Darn-it-all, we have a nice little rally and we’re still down 2-scores.”

        For over 50-years I have gone to SC football games without a ticket, knowing there were plenty of sellers. I would buy the cheapest ticket, and then sneak into the 30-50 yard lines. Had to be alone to do this, because all my friends are sissies.

        Well, guess what, SC has put me out of business! No more paper tickets. No more scalping at the games. You now need a computer to get in! And SC already had a low, low attendance problem on their hands.

        Bruins never let me down, and yesterday they did not disappoint. A couple of cockish 20ish males of sucla descent, yelled “Nice throw Jackass!” referring to you-know-how. I let it go one time but when he yelled it out a second time, I turned and plaintively told him, “Hey mouth– what a mouth you got.” I figured being a bruin, he might think I was complimenting him on the shape of his mouth. But we didn’t hear from after that.

        Luck would have it, I ended up in a bruin section. It wasn’t all bad, it is nice to be around happy people. But I’d like it better if it wasn’t at my expense.

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    1. You are, of course, right. However, it was very, very bad. My only wish is that the incompetent, destructive, lying, pandering helton was there to reap what he sowed. He likely, within his twisted mind, believes he could have beaten all the teams the beat USC.

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      1. Carra — It’s taken 10 years but I don’t give a shit about USC football anymore….and I never will. The funny thing is –none of the people who destroyed this program and disappointed millions of fans across the country feel one iota of responsibility or the slightest twinge of conscience.
        Carol Folt won’t even say “I made a mistake by trying to micromanage Mike Bohn. That’s over. He’s on his own. And I screwed up by not okaying the amount it will take to get our football program on it’s feet again. I promise I’m going to fix that….whatever it takes. I also promise not to treat the new head coach the way I regarded Clay Helton –as my houseboy.”

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      2. All the people who destroyed USC football walked away with $$ millions.

        In order of culpability (feel free to switch the order around, it will give us something to think about other than the next loss)

        Lynn “The Great Contract Extender” Swann “I acknowledge our Deficiencies in schemes, culture, discipline, personnel and staff” (Reason for number 1 – he locked Helton in for years with no competing offer. And when EVERYTHING is deficient, you fire the guy).

        Pat “He turned down prime rib for spam” Haden “Clay is a leader of young men and is restoring USC’s brand of physical football. Picking a coach is an inexact science, but there is an exactness with Clay Helton” (Reason for number 2 – he picked the village idiot in the first place – that is an f-up of unique proportions. But I think had Haden stayed on he wouldn’t have extended Helton.)

        Carol “Coach Folt” Folt – it seems more and more obvious she blocked Bohn from making a change earlier. How else does one explain Helton getting tarmac’d after the second game? She is a failed university administrator who is in place only because she was a politically correct hire who would do whatever Caruso asked.

        Clay (Wizard of OZ) Helton, after losing to Iowa in the Holiday Bowl, 49-25, and having Slovis’s arm forever ruined “I am so proud of these warriors. This team is on the verge of greatness”. He is a grifter. But the number one grifter could have tried to bring in tier one assistants when he was first appointed. But what did we get? Western Kentucky. Lots of Western Kentucky.

        Mike “Coach Bohn” Bohn. He should have demanded to have a free hand in dealing with athletic dept personnel based on their performance, and should have demanded that he can hire the right person based on his choice. If he got snookered by Carol, he should have walked away.

        Have it, gents.

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      3. 67 — I’m not saying this would fix things but I believe, at the very fucking least, Carol Folt should put out an apology for the state of the football program. The apology should include a pledge to mostly stay out of the A. D.s way from here on out —meaning no more “Urban Meyer will never work here” comments. Sure, she can say “no” to Bohn hiring O. J. as head coach …but when it comes to a universally respected coach (who has previously been hired and has succeeded at top universities) she needs to keep her fucking mouth shut. Let the athletic director do his job and stick to making vapid remarks about the path of righteousness (that nobody takes seriously).

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      4. Michael, 100%. And because it is 100%, she won’t do it. She will go back to tweeting about daylight savings time and other things of that relative import. She should be fired. What an abysmal hire. Since when does one hire a failed third tier administrator as president? She is in so far over her head.

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      5. My neighbor said something that really brought the point home to me today, 67 –he said “I’m not watching USC football anymore –it’s a WASTE of time.”
        #AWasteOfTime?
        #CanYouImagineWhatTheGhostOfJohnMcKayWouldThink?

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      6. btw,
        YOU are the one who is 100% right, 67: Carol Folt, in her sniveling, cowardly way, will not address this mess. There will be no word of apology from her about turning down Urban or insisting on propping up Clay…….
        #NotOneWordOfContrition….
        #…AsAMatterOfFactShe’sProbablyFumingOverLosingGameBall

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    1. Bohn interviewed Donte and asked him “do you think you can coach?” and Donte said “yeah, I guess.” Bohn said “That’s the answer I was looking for.”
      #IBetBohnWillPickTheBestestCoachEver…

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      1. Oh Michael, my head is splitting. I am soooooo worried who these clowns will hire for our next coach. I just read Aranda is allegedly going to LSU.

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      2. THe cornerback play has declined immeasurably since Donte took over HC duties. Naivar cannot seem to coach both the safeties and the CB’s.
        Let’s make sure ITS moves on through the portal to a D2 school.

        That said, Nate Shaw had no problem coaching both. I recall Joey Browner could backpedal faster than most WR’s could “frontpedal.”

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      1. I doubt very much USC will be able to close the deal with anybody truly great, Carra. Great coaches don’t want to work for losers —and Carol Folt is a loser from the word go —no university other than the present woke mess that is USC would consider her as president.

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  1. This is the rock bottom that I’d hope we reached sooner rather than later. The reason being is that once you reach that level, you finally realize that you need to make sweeping changes in order to be successful again. Folt/Bohn have been in a state of denial in regards of the football program. They’ve spent the two plus years offering band aid solutions in hopes that it would mask what really ailes the program; a lack of a strong fundamental approach to the game. After today’s monumental ass whooping, it’s time to do what should’ve been done three years ago, start all over with a top to bottom house cleaning. The only question remaining is if Folt/Bohn have the intestinal fortitude to go outside of their comfort zone and hire a top notch head coach who will demand total control of the program.

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    1. As far as I’m concern sweeping changes need to be made as you say; Starting with those 2 being gone first Folt and Bohn. They are both way in over their heads in all of this. We don’t need any further proof of that. It’s freaking obvious now.

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    2. National TV audience, assuming they tuned in, clearly saw that the Coliseum was mostly empty. SC fans, let alone LA folks, have lost interest in the football team.
      In simple terms, this means lost revenue… so are they going to be penny wise and pound foolish or are they going to pay the piper to get the right coach to turn fortunes around both on the field and in the treasury?

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      1. USC is banking on the Olympics to bring in the real money, Folt can afford to disregard football until then.

        Anyway it’s Nikias calling the shots, not Folt. Nikias hates Trojan football with a passion.

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    3. Everyone knows that they need sweeping changes. The real question is….is USC ready to pay for the changes? If you’re not willing to pay for the changes then what you get is a change from one mediocre coaching staff to another mediocre coaching staff.

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    4. trojnfn4 your question is one that troubles me……..what will folt and bohn along with sosna do. I have zero confident based on their performance to date. I wish the BOT would take an interest in USC football and respect its history, tradition and fans.

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      1. A woman who has zero football IQ and prefers to advance her personal goals rather than protecting the history, traditions and culture of USC.
        She has shown with her ignorant position on Urban, she’s an absolute idiot. There are no absolute snow white coaches……including her pandering incompetent liar helton.

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    1. It falls on 2 men. Haden, because he hired CH and Swann because he gave him that long expensive extension. Had he not done that, CH would have been gone a couple of years ago.

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      1. It appears USC has a poor track record of hiring quality, capable administrators. Too many cocktails at the country clubs with the BOT will make this happen.

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      2. Remember Alec Guinness in the final scene of Bridge on the River Kwai —“What have I done?”
        #WillFoltHaveSuchAMoment?
        #[Um,ProbablyNot] —

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    2. A lot of blame to go around..yes, Haden was the dolt who made a series of blunders especially his most fatal one…Helton. Swann had no idea what he was doing, more interested in playing golf and selling his autograph ( of which must now have a market value of zero). But clueless Folt and Bohn still bear a lot of responsibility. If Bohn caved in to Folt when first hired then he was weak, a strong AD would have resigned or not taken the job in the first place if could not make his own pick. If he thought no change was needed, then he was monumentally stupid. Either way, indicates Bohn is not a good AD. His coaching hire will go a long way in determining his legacy…but it is really hard to confidence that he will get it right or have the determination to push hard for the resources needed to get a top coach and staff.

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      1. Prediction: Bohn will NOT close the deal on a “top coach.” He’ll try. But he’ll fuck it up and it’ll fall through at the last moment.
        #WeAreFuckedAsLongAsFolt&BohnAreEmployedByUSC…
        #…WhichIsToSay,WeAreFuckedForALong,LongTime….

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    3. Bohn gets his first HC hire since Fickell at U Cincy.
      While I still think Fickell is over-rated (given his results with OSU in his one year), it was a good hire by Bohn.

      If Bohn can bring in…
      1. Aranda (and thus, no mediocrity)
      2. Fickell (not coming)
      3. Campbell–a great choice given the close losses this season while coaching an over-matched team at least 3/4 of the time. His kids play hard and know how to tackle and block

      I didn’t see a ton of downfield blocking and I saw no tackling yesterday.
      ….then we are back on the rails and motoring.

      If Bohn fails, then we are on to a long 5 year stretch.
      I’m certainly open to suggestions for better AD’s who just so happen to be looking for jobs right now and are willing to deal with an enraged fanbase in one of the most fickle sports environments in America.

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  2. Kalani Sitake is coming to town next Saturday for his in person interview with Mike Bohn. Is it true that Sitake will be announced as the new head coach after the game?

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      1. [belated and misplaced answer to question about whether Sitake will be named coach after next Saturday’s game]……

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    1. That polynesian clown barely beat Clay Helton yesterday. LOL!

      Mormon polygamist are the biggest welfare cheats and lovers of socialism there are. All their wives are on welfare, getting food stamps and money from the government.

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      1. That clown as you call him, has 4 wins over Pac 12 schools this season and will probably have a fifth on Saturday. If BYU was in the Pac 12 South now, they would be playing for the Pac 12 Championship in 2 weeks.

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      2. LOL!

        The PAC 12 is crap. Four wins over teams from the softest and worst P5 conference there is, big whoop dee fucking doo!

        Shit, if UTSA were in the PAC 12 right now they’d probably be undefeated and the overwhelming favorite to win the conference title.

        AHA HA HA HA HA!

        OH MY SIDE HURTS FROM LAUGHING SO MUCH!

        BYU? Pffft! Them and their clown coach

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      1. I disagree. SC is bad but not nearly as bad as the LBGTQ+ Biden Adminisatration. When USC is deliberately fumbling and throwing interceptions and laying down on the ground when the opposing teams running back is coming at them and active trying to lose the game, then maybe I’ll agree with you.

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  3. Ownsie here, UCLA 62 – Mighty, Mighty SUCC 33; that score has a certain je ne sais quoi. Is that burnt rubbers I smell.

    Wait minute, is that the UCLA Bell I hear ringing?

    #Cue: “Have a Cigar”

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  4. Donte you don’t need to wait till the last game to see whether you can get into a bowl game, you have already surpassed the standard required and aptly qualifed for the Toilet Bowl.

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  5. Today’s sad exclamation point loss on Clay Helton’s long and pathetic slide to USC infamy began with Pat Hayden, who failed to see Helton’s mediocrity so many painful years ago. Like the current AD, Hayden took the easy way instead of searching for a real top tier head cosch. It will take a clean sweep of all USC coaches and years to rebuild this shattered shell of USC’s former glory. Sadly the current AD seems no more ready to make a bold move on a new Head Coach then his predecessor.

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    1. You’re overstating things. Just because USC lost ALL it’s football fans FOREVER doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world….
      #btw,ReportsPouringInThatColiseumCommissionConcerned….
      #..NextWeek’sAttendanceWon’tJustifyHoldingBYUGame…
      #..[Apparently,490PayingFansNotEnough]…

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    2. Get the right coach and it will take one year…..two at the most. Chris Petersen took Washington to the playoffs in his third year and he never had SC’s talent.

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      1. Bohn has to get a REALLY GOOD NAME RECOGNITION COACH and SOON or it will take a longer time to recover because we’ll lose all the good recruits. We can hope for portal transfers, but that’s iffy. BTW, I love Chris Petersen. However, I don’t think he would take the job.

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      2. He recruited well (and developed his players well).

        He also no longer has Jimmy Lake (tho maybe now) nor Jon Smith nor Brian Harsin (etc) to count upon.

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    1. Rumor has it that Toa will be his O-line coach and is “enticing” the players by letting it be known that they can join him via the transfer portal.

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      1. Yeah Right….I’m sure those great 4 and 5 star players will jump at the chance to play at that football powerhouse Georgia Southern under CH.

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    2. He’s a hero now. I don’t know enough about their competition to consider how long it will take before the real helton will be revealed.

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  6. They were out maned on the line. The defensive plan was not tenable with that qb. The overall game plan was similar to a high school game plan. Who blitzes in a goal line defense??

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    1. Orlando and Harrell are two of the worst coaches. The lack of tackling, the poor coverage, the stupid offensive calls were mind boggling. You are right Dave, it was similar to a high school game. However, not a celebrated program like Mater Dei or St John Bosco. SC would have a difficult time beating either of them.

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    2. There has been no tackling in games since Helton took over.
      Great stat:

      During PC: 12 defensive all-Americans/9 years
      Since PC: 5 defensive AA’s/13 yrs (I’m including this year)

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  7. Hmmm… a chick with a duck. I’m assuming the duck is an assistant coach she’s bringing with. Thats quite progressive. Question than becomes, is the duck an OC or DC?

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    1. Today I saw The “Disaster Artist” with Seth Rogan and James Franco —about a dramatic film made by Tommy Wiseau that was so bad it succeeded as a black comedy.
      That’s the only way fans will view USC football from now on. Dark, dark Comedy.

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  8. I wouldn’t blame Mike Bohn for waiting too long. I don’t think that he had a choice. I don’t think that the university wanted to pay all the money they still owed to Helton. Blame Lynn Swann for that.
    They need to hire a really good coach. The whole culture has to change. This team is soft, especially the defense. Charbonnet was running over and through the SC defense. He would run into a pile of USC players and move the pile 5 yards by himself.

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    1. It got to the point where it was hilarious, parcelman — 5 or 6 USC defenders just hanging on a bruin…..with no idea in the world how to bring him down. The high school kids here on Maui are better tacklers.
      Crap, get the runner in a headlock and stick your foot between his legs —like you’re bring a calf down.

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    2. He had a choice! He could’ve stayed at Cinncinnati and enjoyed life and success there with that football team. He chose to come to SC. Didn’t he know what was expected of him? Did he not ask what was his role and responsibilities? Did he not ask where the buck stopped?
      If they misled him on those fronts then, I would imagine, that he could sue for constructive dismissal or any other reasons lawyers can come up with.
      It was clear, at least to us outsiders, from the very beginning that he was misled. Her Supreme Highness said in no uncertain terms that he was in charge of football and the HC hire. Next thing you know the “hypothetical hire” of Meyer is nixed for INTEGRITY issues. A clear case of the pot calling the kettle black.
      Consequently, we now know that she has NO integrity and Bohn has NO balls.

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    3. I’m curious. Has anyone done a study to see how much money SC lost because of helton’s continued employment, loss of TV exposure, fan popularity, attendance, donations (mine discontinued) etc. I learned early on in business, it’s not wise to throw good money after bad programs. Take the hit and move on. It’s much less costly. Regarding Bohn, I think he has a ring through his nose and cannot do anything without the foolish fumbling folt’s authorization. I think SC is his dream job and he’s trying to keep it. However, if he makes a bad coaching decision, his stock is going down rapidly. Maybe Georgia Southern can hire him He was a failure at Colorado and got lucky at Cincinnati with Fickell….his one success!

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  9. We need to make a home run on this hire. If that doesn’t happen and they can’t get any of the Big Kahunas to come to SC, there are a number of really up and coming people out there. You might be taking a chance but if you can’t get the big names the n you have to take that chance. The guy from Fresno State is going to be outstanding. I still think Jonathan Smith from Oregon State is an outstanding coach, though I really don’t think that he will beat Oregon next week. Has anyone ever talked to Mike Gundy at Oklahoma State? Billy Napier from Louisiana is another outstanding coach. I guess almost anyone would be an improvement on CH. But we need a home run.

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    1. Agreed. They do NOT need a CEO. They need someone who, at a minimum, can:
      1- coach and develop players;
      2- put together a great staff and be able to replace departures when success brings in the vutures;
      3- recruit [HS, JC, portal];
      4- be genuine [no more charlatans, please!] and maybe tell a joke or 2 [politically correct, of course LOL].

      And as we’ve seen by the “alleged $95M/10 year offer to Mel Tucker” – pay for what they’ve done, not what you think they will do. Common sense dictates that if the HC/team are outperforming expectations, increases and extensions would be no object.
      If the new guy insists on matching Tucker’s, Saban’s, Sweeney’s or Fisher’s deals and he doesn’t have Natys on his resume, then move on to the next guy who isn’t a nutcase.

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      1. DrEvil13 I love seeing your list of CEO requirements. It’s what has been sorely missing for a very long time. helton was a panderer and his giving of game balls to bohn and the fool folt really cemented his stay. Shows how cheaply they can be purchased.

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    2. A native Oklahomian, Mike ain’t leaving OSU.
      With the exception of road games and recruiting, Gundy has never left the state of Oklahoma. Why would a guy (with a perpetual contract at his Alma Mater) leave a state where football is prioritized and respected and set out for a place where “fans” can’t even show up for a home game?

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  10. They should be able to find an outstanding coach. SC has more advantages than almost any other school. I can’t believe nobody notices that. On top of that, to have a good team you have have an experienced QB and that can take time to develope. Here at SC we already have someone. Dart has a great arm and is mobile when he is healthy. He needs to be more accurate….at this point he is not. But that will come. But it is not as if the new coach has to spend a whole season developing a seasoned QB. SC has everything that they need to win. If you are a great up and coming coach looking for the right place to make your mark, you have to be blind not to see the advantages.

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    1. Agreed and would like to add that the first step towards buidling a dynasty is getting the OL & DL right. That takes time to recruit and get them to play as a unit. So I don’t see this thing being fixed for the 2022 season. 2023 maybe, depends who is hired.

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      1. Like I said before….Chris Petersen took them to the playoffs in his 3rd year. Get the right coach and things happen fast.

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      2. DrEvil13 ABSOLUTELY!!! I watched the OSU game and their lines were incredible. Any winning team can thank their lines……..SC cannot even recruit one. However, what recruit with NFL aspirations would like to be taught air raid. It’s too limiting. Ferentz at Iowa has incredible lines each year and the NFL drafts them in early rounds.

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  11. I’ve been saying all year long that Oregon was not that good. They had their day in the sun for one game in Columbus early in the year. OSU would destroy them today. Since then they have been barely winning, losing to Stanford who will end up 3-9 for the year and getting killed by the first good team they came up against in the Pac-12(Utah). And they are talented especially up front where it counts. That’s why I would never think about hiring Super Mario. He’s not a great coach. I assume that he will beat OSU next week so he will win 10 games but in the weakest league in power 5 football

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    1. In all fairness, the zebras gave Stanfurd a chance to steal a win vs the Ducks, and the furdies stole it.

      However, a gamer Utes team showed up and proved how deficient are the Ducks. Bravo.

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      1. In the old days, Bourbon, I cheered on all West Coast teams, Pac-8 to Pac-12, especially if playing in the Rose Bowl game. But I have not shed one of a possible “96-tears” for the Ducks of Oregon as they were being stripped naked by Utah yesterday, and we did not like what we saw.

        The Ducks should have played their Drakes instead. And by the way, ducks have fleas, don’t they, which might explain in part why at their Eugene stadium their fans act like dogs much of the time.

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  12. I’m just curious. Why is Jay Toia still playing? The 6’3″, 325-pounder was captured on video threatening to slap a woman on an elevator. The freshman approached an elevator on campus full of students he thought were from USC. He had to be held back by his friends as he went on an expletive-filled rant threatening to hurt any USC student. One girl tried to clear the air, saying “we go to Santa Barbara! Nobody’s a Trojan! We go to UCSB!” Toia still went off … yelling, “you a f***ing Trojan n****! I’ll slap a b****, too! I’ll slap a b****!”
    When asked about the incident Chip Kelly said “We’re aware of a recent video in which a student-athlete made disparaging remarks. This was inappropriate and not in line with our values and expectations. As such, we are taking disciplinary action and working with campus partners to assist with educations for the student.” Education? Education?
    I guess that is why he is still playing. This whole incident has made me lose a lot of respect for Chip Kelly and UCLA. I guess at UCLA it’s “just win baby”….as Al Davis used to say.
    I’ve always thought that at SC they were too strict about these kinds of incidents. Just think of all the players who have been kicked out of SC for virtually nothing. But this is pretty serious and they don’t seem to be doing anything. At USC, he would never again have put on the USC uniform and he would have nothing to complain about.

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    1. 007 remember when Chas. “Wheelie” Wheeler went berserk on the cops and his girl friend. He started in SUCC’s game the following Sat. Just a little misunderstanding on “Wheelie’s part.

      Who could forget the heroic Josh Shaw, who later admitted he had lied about the saving his nephew’s life. He started in the next game after confessing to jumping from a 2nd story balcony to evade the cops after an ugly, physical argument with his girlfriend.

      Sark coaches the game after appearing sh*tfaced at a Friday night bozo FB rally.

      007, let UCLA handle Mr. Toia problem, and you worry about the next bozo blowout loss.

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      1. Shaw missed almost the whole season. Toia hasn’t missed a game that I know of. Sark got fired. Chas Wheeler. You got me on that one. It must have been a long time ago. I don’t remember it. But if it happened today, that would be the end of his USC career.

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      2. Now I know who you are talking about. You’re talking about Chad Wheeler. But he was held out of the next game which was the Holiday Bowl. That was a big game to be held out of. Like I said Shaw missed almost the whole season for his incident and Sark was fired. Jay Toia hasn’t missed a game or even a practice as far as I know. They said they would handle it internally through education. Like I said, at UCLA the name of the game is “win baby”……AT ANY COST.

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  13. SC has lived up to what I thought was to be a pathetic year due to hellton coaching ,even before his 5-7 year,sc was on the downhill slide.
    I figured 4-8 was a distinct possibility,while 5-7 was a good yr under hellton.
    What a waste for these athletes and parents that bought his lies,and enjoyed his soft football. Folt led the admin charge and the AD tagged along as her servant.
    I don’t know who will want to coach under her,guess someone with a strong stomach.
    SC , the lost cause …

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    1. Fire folt, at this point, I wish helton was here to reap what he sowed. I’d rather he have the negative press than people who have been trying to pick up the pieces of his mess. Not to say, I want him any longer than the last game……..boot him out with the record and let him live with what he did. Regarding folt, she is the product of the BOT. They are too busy sitting in their country clubs, sipping on their expensive wines and living in the past to know what’s happening. Folt is over her head like helton and if they don’t get rid of her soon, it will be devastating.

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  14. My observations from Section 120B –

    UCLA band really sucks. Their pregame and halftime show was awful!

    USC band misses Art Bartner (cant’s believe I am writing this). The band just sounds off this year. Best band performance was homecoming when 1000 former band members joined the halftime show. The sound is not good!

    FYI – I did not hear Tusk played once yesterday. Anyone else who attended please correct me if I am wrong but I am pretty sure I did not hear it once in the Stadium.

    As I have written all year long – this is the WORST USC defense, maybe ever!! No tackling, no blitzes, no run stoppage, no NOTHING. Tony Orlando and Dawn should donate all compensation received to charity.

    Offensively, we finally decide to use Malaepai. Dude is good receiver and good runner. Harrell is a moron. I honestly don’t think a healthy Drake would have made a difference in yesterday’s beatdown. Harrell better learn how to fill out CA State Unemployment paperwork because he is no employable as a college assistant coach at the moment.

    Best moment of the day that sums up the season:
    USC scores in 3rd quarter – goes for 2 and fails – Traveler comes out to the band playing Conquest – No timeout called by officials – USC kicks off and UCLA runs it back for a TD – Traveler is still on the sideline behind the North endzone – He didn’t even get a chance to even make back to the tunnel. UCLA scores to basically prevent any chance of a come back – We were only down by 9 at that point!!

    Giving away my tickets for BYU as I am a bit burned out on the whole USC 2021 Football team. Had a great time at the games even in the COVID 19 era!! It was probably more a mental thing to add some normalcy back in our lives.

    Again, F**K Barbara Ferrer and all those unelected bozos exerting their power over us!! I am vaccinated but enough is enough!!

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    1. Good for you, BT. Glad you attended games.
      I might get a season ticket for 2022. Life’s short, and I love my Trojan FB
      (since Thanksgiving 1969).

      The band did NOT sound great over the TV–almost out of synch and out of tune. The Song Girls were still outstanding.

      From my seat (section 1-1 on my home couch), I saw an offense which is getting better at run blocking, RB’s (Keontay and Vavae, maybe Barlow) who run SUPER hard, TE’s who have some athleticism (McCree?), and Gary Bryant JR and Tahj who both will be pretty good. Either QB is pretty darn good.

      On D, we can hope that Drake and Foreman will get coached up by the next DC/DL coach and that Tuli stays with us. A full replacement at the LB’s will help, though Mauga came on in the later half of the season. Alford and Bullock might turn out to be pretty good DB’s.

      With a coaching staff believing in smashmouth FB, we can be back in 2023. With the O talent returning and decent D fundementals, next year could be tolerable.

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  15. Like Burrow, I too was at the game and wrote my observations, but I placed it here at the top of the replies section, so it will not be read.

    To put a twist on an old saying, ‘If something is written, but it is not read– was it ever written?”

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