USC’s New Running Backs Coach Already Quit

Tashard Choice, the new USC running backs coach, has accepted a job at Texas, where he will work for Steve Sarkisian.

It will go down as one of the shorter USC coaching tenures ever. Bo Davis, currently the Texas defensive line coach, was at USC for less than a week in 2014 before he went to Alabama. Davis was hired by Sarkisian too.

Paul Hackett had an operations guy who lasted like two days from Minnesota and I forgot his name.

But the best was Rick Majerus, who lasted three days and quit when he wasn’t allowed to send everyone but interim coach Jim Saia out to recruit and abandon the team during the 2004 season.

The funny part is the sycophants who cheered Choice’s hiring are now on radio silence over his departure.

140 thoughts on “USC’s New Running Backs Coach Already Quit

  1. As I mentioned, Riley’s announced first choices for O-Line coach and Running Backs coach have fallen thru —- which means ONE thing — Bohn isn’t allowing Riley to make the kind of offers guaranteed to keep people put at USC
    Lincoln Riley has to be wondering what he got himself into.

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    1. P. S.
      Can’t you just hear Carol telling Bohn “I let you pay Riley what he wanted —now he’ll have to take it from here. What does he need a whole bunch of other coaches for?”
      #USCIsMakingItTooEasyForFucksLikeSarkToScrewUs….

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      1. I’m sure it’s more of not wanting to move from OK to Los Angeles. Texas isn’t that big of a change. Most of the stuff w/ coaches isn’t money, it’s location and family stuff. Remember that’s how Donte Williams ended up down here. It had nothing to do with money, it was to let him be with his dying father.

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    2. Bedenbaugh had a change of heart and decided to stay put. Choice took the USC job and then reneged. Maybe USC didn’t counteroffer which would support your thinking.

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    3. Money is not the issue. Riley made sure he had a huge budget before he took the job. Basketball team is 12-0. UCLA team is sick. Owns is MIA. Does life get any better?

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      1. I stopped reading anything from TebowObama or Owns quite some time ago. However, it is nice to not have to scroll over their posted tripe.

        Life’s always good for us Trojans.

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    4. Coaching staff changes are just commonplace. Coaches use offers to get better offers. It is a profession where you keep moving up to the point where you fail and then fall hard and try to find the next set of stairs to move up.

      Losing a coach right away is OK. What is bad is when you put time into the guy and then lose him after one season or closer to the season.

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  2. He’ll get another good coach. This guy has drawing power. CH lacked that. Nobody wanted to come to a program where you might move your family for just one year. He’s taking his time getting the right players and coaches. I see that as a good sign that he is not just bringing people in quickly to fulfill fans expectations. I say take your time and get the right people. I can only go by what I have seen so far. He does seem thorough.

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    1. I smell money issues. Carol allowed the football program to sink to the bottom of the toilet bowl —now she doesn’t want to pay to resurrect the empty hull….

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      1. Horrible take. They are paying Riley 10 mil, but don’t want to spend money? They’re going to keep
        Donte at a mil as a DB coach. Come on now.

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      2. Hard to match Texas. They have all the money in the world and they are willing to spend it. If Sark doesn’t do well next year, he’ll be gone after 2 years and they will spend 100 million more to get another coach. They don’t care.

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      3. Texas is paying OL signees $50K each. They are shelling out money big time. Agree that if Sark doesn’t cut it, they will move on and buy what they have to. They will probably be winning two soon.

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      4. Very good point, goose. Our coaches are pursuing less money.
        #Isn’tThatAlwaysTheWay?
        [Seriously –I’m guessing Bohn prevailed on Folt to get him what Riley was asking —and was told by Folt at the time, “that’s all: you’re back to USC scale wages for everybody else’]……

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      5. MG, it’s just not the case. Bill B just stayed where he’s lived and worked for a long time. Choice was here for a minute and left for Texas where he has lived and coached as well. It’s not money.

        Buyouts for Clay and Riley- 15 mil
        Riley 10 mil a year
        Grinch is making 2 mil.
        Donte at million plus

        But they are quibbling over a few hundred grand per year over assistants? Nah, I don’t buy that at all.

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      6. Why not keep Jinks? I know that he was a shelton hire, but he was the only coach from this Gomerville crew whose players improved as the season went on. If you are going to keep Donte, you might as well keep Jinks. Better than keeping Opie Harrell

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      7. I respect your opinion…..and we’ll have to see how this plays out to know if you’re right. In the meantime, here’s what I think: multiple hire situations are complex—you’d prefer not to get into a situation where every position coach is asking for the moon cuz they’ve heard USC has decided to top any and every offer out there. On the other hand, we NEED the best talent available to coach the offense (let’s face it—we aren’t gonna get it done on the other side of the ball). So the fact that we’re playing it fiscally responsible & Bohn PROBABLY hasn’t been authorized to tell Riley “get the guys you want —we’ll top all offers” is gonna end up hurting us….. in the eyes of recruits and on the field next year…..
        #….CuzThat’sWhatRileyNEEDS…
        #…ALLHisFirstChoicesOnOffense….
        #…NoMatterWhatItTakes…

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    2. He just hired a outstanding line coach. I read in a couple of places where many people think that his 2020 Texas A&M O-Line was the best ever. He’s also an outstanding recruiter. We need to be patient with Riley. He’s taking his time and hiring the best people but it will take time. They won’t start to win big until they start bringing in those 4 and 5 star O and D lineman. So far that hasn’t happened but I’m thinking that it will.

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    1. Once the libs take over(as they have), they are going to glorify their own people and demonize anyone who disagrees with them. At George Floyds funeral all the big name libs were there to pay their respects. They had a picture of George Floyd in a baseball cap with a halo over his head. The idea is that George Floyd was a saint akin to Mother Theresa. The truth is George Floyd was a thug who was in prison 7 times and once pistle whipped a pregnant woman during a home invasion.
      I didn’t see any of those big time libs at Ashley Babbits funeral. Now there was a true patriot and a saint. But, like I said, the libs always glorify their own and demonize anyone who dares to disagree with them. They don’t bother with minor details like the truth.

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      1. What in Gods name are you talking about? You sound like Dementia Donnie, Ashli Babbit was not a Patriot or a hero she was a crazed loon who stormed the Capitol, I don’t see what any of this has to do with USC Footrball.

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      2. Maybe after you learn how to spell pistol you will realize that Ashley was nothing more than gullible white trash.

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  3. OMG, the sky is falling!!

    Welcome back, the ol snarky Wolfman has returned!!

    Not worried at all.

    Helton is long gone and rumor is Harrell is not in the building anymore.

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    1. As posted above, the RB under JInks improved and ran HARD.
      Once USC re-committed to the run, the run game started to come on.

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      1. I just dont think RB coach will make or break this offense. It was a loss, but you have to build a system that doesnt rely on any one coach.

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      1. I’m not sure he is a good OC.
        Failed with Atlanta Falcons.
        Probably wasn’t so hot with PC at USC.
        Succeeded at ‘Bama because he had SUPERIOR TALENT.

        I give Sark one more year to prove he’s a fair coach.
        I’m thinking he fails next year. I’m certain he fails when Tejas goes to the SEC.

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      2. Suckisian is a fat ass kissing mental midget fraud … Horns will boot ass out faster than SC and Atlanta did

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      1. Bancroft, what a doll.

        ////
        You know the world has turned upside down when SC complains about TX out spending the Trojans for talent. Owns has to be terminally sick or dying not to pounce on that.

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  4. Tashard Choice will be looking for a job after next season, because Steve Sarkisian is on the hot seat, and is clearly over his his head. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if Texas doesn’t go after Urban Meyer after the smoke is cleared .

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      1. Texas might be one of the few to take Meyer on down the road, but no way the woke pac 12 will. I really don’t know if anyone will, at least not in the next 2-3 years. Interestingly, Meyer claims he never kicked the Jaguars placekicker. But the Jags refused to back Meyer up on that claim. No bueno for Urbie. You look at the complete sh*tshow he orchestrated, ranging from trying out Tebow as tight end, to the lap dance, to the complete mutiny of the team, and you wonder how he ever succeeded in the past. About a year’s worth of one horrible decision by him after another.

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  5. Speaking of sycophants, Tessitore, McElroy, ABC, … George Kliavkoff … George you should be ashamed that you allow the Pac12 Conference to jerk off Jimmy Kimmel. Georgy you’re a effing joke!

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  6. Jonathan Smith and Oregon State punch USC in the mouth at the Coliseum, but can’t even compete with Utah State!? George Kliavkoff I hope you give Jimmy Kimmel a good suck tonight✌️

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    1. That’s good for SC. I simply don’t see that many good teams out west. Utah was the one exception. They were outstanding. I still think Whittingham is the best coach in the Pac-12 but he doesn’t have the talent and never will. Oregon wasn’t all that good. They were stomped twice by Utah and lost to Stanford(who only won 3 games all year). BYU(which beat 5 Pac-12 teams this year) got beat by UAB. Utah State won 11 games but really didn’t play a tough schedule. UCLA and Fresno State were pretty good. But, for the most part, the west was weak. That should help USC in their first year where they are still rebuilding.

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  7. On a rant … the Rose Bowl is the “Grandaddy of All Bowl Games” which USC hasn’t legitimately qualified for since Jan 2009. It’s not enough that USC has to get its a$$ handed to them in the Holiday Bowl by Iowa. Now this Jimmy Kimmel Bowl BS!? George Kliavkoff where’s your integrity? Hint you have none.

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  8. Any day now I expect Gomer to come back and ask for a job on offence. That’s because a guy came through the portal with a 12pac of Dr.Pepper under his arm, and Helton told him Georgia Southern only drinks Diet Pepsi. This is a major faux pas . There’s a Dr. Pepper clause in his contract and he has violated it.
    Riley will have a better staff. You can make book on it, the culture at SC is about to move back towards the winning side of line. Why whine about someone leaving for better money.

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  9. I’m underwhelmed by all of this. Tashard Choice was a nobody being hyped.

    A nobody. Three years ago he worked for Graham Harrell at North Texas for 1 season. His first coaching job.

    Went home to GA Tech for 2 seasons that were so bad the head coach with his 1920s crap offense, got fired. (I’m all for cut blocks and the old Veer offense to even the odds vs competition but what does a RB learn in that system applicable to anything?)

    Being black doesn’t make you a “recruiter”.

    He was a yes man, a coffee runner. Now ask yourself what kind of head coach brings that guy to USC as an RB coach?

    But SC and its media army and kiss-azzes were slobbering all over Choice like this was a good hire! lol And now he’s gone, radio silence.

    Not for nothing, it’s not because of $, LR is still a pretty inexperienced coach with a crap Air Raid system and has a track record of yes-men. But if it is a staff pay issue, LR already screwed USC football by only getting $10 million for himself and nothing for others, which means you should be mad at him, not Bohn or Folt.

    And Riley, instead of taking a bunch of underperforming 4 and 5 star players and coaching them up, would rather import 30 underperforming players from other programs?! Talk about excuses and buying time…

    USC with the exception of one year had the highest per star rating next to Bama or in a couple of years exceeding Bama under that idiot Helton, but he didn’t get us the linemen and TE/FB talent, and didn’t coach anyone up, played favoritism, and had a system of losing, soft Air Raid football. Ha.

    The rap on LR = Helton & Harrell. Abandons the run against talented teams or in close games… Has weak line play… Has weak defenses… Runs an offense that makes for a weak defense during games and in practices… Runs up big offensive numbers but has quick change of possession and problems in redzone and can’t control the clock or get a solid 3 yards for a first down running when needed, passing game gets shut down by “Air Raid Killer” defense, loses to the big boys in the trenches, hires friends, better at working positive media than working a power running game… LR needs to welcome something different I assume if he wants different outcomes.

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    1. Maybe Riley will hire you. You seem to have all the answers. All Riley does is lead teams to conference titles and national playoffs, but he knows nothing. He’s no poster on Scott Wolf’s blog, that where you find football geniuses.

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      1. Goose is turning into Lincoln’s blog-agent?
        Yes, Global overdoes the negatives and underplays the positives…. but as great as Lincoln is there ARE some legitimate questions about his devotion to one side of the ball. And bringing the d-coordinator who led to his difficulties at Oklahoma doesn’t do much to allay those concerns. Don’t get me wrong –Lincoln is a fricking great hire ….. but he’s not perfect & it’s okay to point that out. It’s what makes for what we call ‘conversation’.

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      2. I just don’t want this “my coach –right or wrong” thing to become a new religion for you…
        #Next..NoMeetingsOnWednesdays,Don’tWearPurple?

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      3. Lool What a puss! lool “Maybe he’ll hire you”. lool Guess what sweetie, you’re posting on a GD blog too! lmao

        LR isn’t defending you when you have shortcomings at your job being a ballwasher. lool Everything I said is already in the press, it’s the general narrative in OU press. You go get ’em!

        And while you’re at it, explain 0-3 in playoffs since you mentioned them.

        OU always has a top 10 recruiting class, (pre and post Riley) and they’re in the worse conference otherwise (by recruits, NFL players, etc.) Yet they get spanked, their QB gets smacked, their running game goes to squat. Why do you think Riley came to LA? But I don’t want to hurt your fboy feelings. You need this! “Talk to me goose” lmao

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      4. Good points made by Goose. Seems like Scottie is on a search and destroy mission to get some snark about Riley. If this is the best Scottie can do (RB coach wanted to stay in TX and quit before landing on campus), then I’d say Scottie should be looking for other stories.

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      5. You’re right, 67. I hate it when— simply by being a big asshole — I start fights between people I respect. I seem to be something of a master at it, though. As for Scott, we both know how Scott is gonna play the Riley thing —he’s gonna tease us into craziness like the rascally mice tease the cat in one of those old Warner Brothers cartoons.

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      6. Michael, you are the last rabble rouser on the website – all good. I was almost thinking that Goose was Pudly reincarnated. It would be great to have him back. He provided as much or more USC info than Scottie.

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    2. Yep, LR is a pretty inexperienced air-raid coach with 2 Heisman QB’s and a third QB invited to the Downtown Athletic Club. 55 wins in 5 years. A few trips to the CFB playoff.

      Hope he can grow up here at USC.

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      1. Are you channeling Gene Chizik? B-b-but my player won a Heisman, stop saying I suck! lol In Chizik’s defense, he may not be a great coach but he also won something that actually mattered more than a beauty prize trophy for blue blood programs about a PLAYER. not a team, not winning…

        0-3 in those playoff games. Tsk. And OU is, or was a place to “grow up” wasn’t it? When did USC become a place for a coach to grow up? When was that worth 10-12 million dollars a year?

        It’s all good, SC will have more buzz and a better coach than Helton was and the general feeling about him. Kids are now scared so they should play better out of fear if anything.

        Helton beat a Big 10 team in the Rose Bowl and people loved him around here, would argue anyone down, which means Riley, who I presume will deliver those kind of goods too, and maybe more bowl wins, should do well with a thirsty fanbase ready to cheer change and a new hero… And if SC has any QB that has a 10 win season he’s getting the Heisman, which is like almost like winning an NC without winning anything like an NC.

        LR could actually grow up and give us an evolved offense away from the Airy Fairy offense, and his DC could become competent, and with that, playoff wins. Fingers crossed.

        It may be I’m coming from a different POV– I like SC to win, I went to SC, was a student athlete and I have zero to do with what SC or student athletes do today. But I’m a spectator of FB- I like the game, even vol coach, and I generally wish the best USC student athletes. But I’m unbiased and think critically. Major CFB is a big biz, hype, corruption, bs… And I’m def not a cheerleader (much less a blind one) of professional coaches. 🤷

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    3. Even Saban has abandoned the Defense first, power run game first mentality. After losing to Clemson in the CFB Playoff he realized he needed to be able to put up points quickly. He has bluntly admitted this in interviews.

      The days of USC running the ball 50 times and passing 10 times are over.
      Those of us who suited up in the 80’s understood this. We lost 3 games in Marcus’ Heisman year cuz we could not pass the football.

      Riley will have us scoring points.
      If Grinch gets some talent at the LB position, we will be OK on D.
      Jinks would be fine as the RB coach–maybe better than Choice.

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      1. Bourbon, the last year before covid, OU had top offense in power 5, 600 yards per game, passing 27 times a game and rushing 40 times a game. Seems some have a knee jerk reaction that LR is a just a much smarter version of Harrell. Nothing further from fact as far as I can see.

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      2. Apparently you missed Bama vs Georgia. And not remotely familiar with Bill O’Brien or his offense. Or most of top college fb this year. Or the absence of an Air Raid offense ever winning an NC.

        The idea of run first or power football is never to not throw the football. it’s to open the passing game by drawing down LBs and Safeties to play the run or to make the defense have to focus on defending running plays up the center or to the perimeter including LB and secondary support, thus opening space and opening receivers, and being able to use the backs and TEs as both blockers and receiving threats. The emphasis on blocking and also being able to sustain drives in a way that only happens by having a proven running game is the idea behind the WC or pro style offenses. Lining up under center -/+ 25% gives a better play action and more momentum toward the gaps and the ability to do more things from the same look…. This silly idea that non Air Raid offenses as just running teams is just too much…

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      1. You nailed Riley’s weaknesses, Global —but you kinda glided over his strengths —which include getting kids to buy into his system EVERY year and beating the teams he should beat EVERY year (which is a lot more than I can say for Sark or Helton).
        I listened to Brandon Jones’ interview —he’s brutally honest and devoted to hard work— exactly what our o-line needs in a coach. The thing that concerns me is the difference between the adjectives he used describing Kliff (best ever) and Lincoln (humble). Let’s just say he didn’t go overboard complimenting Lincoln (but, then again, this interview took place BEFORE Lincoln proved himself at Oklahoma).

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      2. Teams they were supposed to beat, like the the Western Carolina Catamounts football team and the Tulane Green Wave, and El Paso and Sam Houston State– often two in one year…?

        If SC lost one to 2nd rate teams, and lost to Utah and Oregon each year, and lost to Notre Dame, and then lost every playoff bowl game, we’d be doing basically what LR has done, which ironically, is a sub Helton performance pre Harrell. (That’s not a defense of Helton obvs.)

        With Texas dysfunctional for years, the Big 12 (which remember, includes some teams that were not so long ago were Group of Five teams and still is loaded with perennial bottom of the barrel teams.

        OU with LR had no Oregon, they have no Utah, hell they don’t even have an Arizona St. And they damn sure don’t have a Notre Dame. Helton has had way more success against big teams and post season. And now that Baylor found a coach, look what happens. And losing to “I’m 40”, with his average of #39th ranked classes vs OU’s #2 and #3 recruiting class studs?

        USC can’t give LR better than what he had– we can’t give him the 2 FCS schools, no Notre Dame, and we can’t give the pre Aranda Big 12 /pre SEC opponents that he still couldn’t quite get by unscathed ….

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  10. Remember before the turn of the century how the only sports news to be derived was through the L.A. Times and Herald Examiner?– And then the social media and sports talk radio started to take off, and now we have sports news coming out of our ears.

    And so we have months of fans’ complaints about SC supposedly not having extended basketball Coach Enfield’s contract. More SC negativity, and to what end, as we just learned that the deal was done months ago!

    I note that there is at least one SC football fan who has doubts about new SC football coach Wiley Riley and whether Riles can create a “Life with Riley’ episode that will be worth watching.

    One thing for sure is that Riles is not Helton. The Times article yesterday compared the “calm sage” persona of Riley with the “uncomfortable, loud and animated” Helton.

    Haven’t we heard the advice that ‘he who is loudest should be scrutinized the mostest.’ Helton was constantly fighting to keep his job, and since the team seldom performed well, he fell back on his salesman talents to charm the ones that counted (Prez and Athletic Director).

    Enough has been written about the guy, but as a final word(s), I believed it was unfair to rip the guy personally, although professionally he was obviously fair game. Players and their parents liked him. He was a people person and his perceived over-the-top Christian views are shared by a large percentage of U.S. citizens. If he had won more at SC nobody would have cared what he was like personally. But the guy just did not have the coaching chops to get the job done.

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    1. Really good piece, John. Yes, we often parade a very slender learning here. But we also, from time to time, see some gems. And the whole back & forth is a lot of fun, no?
      [I think my distaste for Helton grew outta watching him launch into “I love the Lord” speeches as a way of dodging football questions. I recall an attorney I supervised pulling that routine every time he made a mistake — the more he did it, the more I felt I was in the presence of a wholly evil person. Good people don’t start quoting the bible every time they get confronted with their inadequacies….actually, I’ve found good people rarely quote the bible in public]…..

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      1. “wholly evil person”– Michael, you and I should start our New Year’s resolutions of putting an end to our pattern of playing with words (except it is so much fun).

        Merry Christmas to you and yours, ol’ man!

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    2. John, I leave his religious stuff aside, but as a person, he became a guy who would flat out lie to save his a*s. And he failed the guys he recruited by giving them some absolutely horrible position coaches – Callaway took the cake on that. Helton was paid $5 million a year, and he flat out knew he wasn’t qualified to be a real D1 HC. To thine own self be true, but Helton wasn’t and everyone except him paid the price for it.

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      1. I hear you ‘loud and clear’ 1967.

        But is it not nice during this Christmas Season that Clay Helton is so far away in our rear-view mirrors that I almost forgot he existed!?

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      2. Brother, completely agree it is very nice at this time of year that Clay is down in Savannah. Far far away. never to return. Happy holidays to you and yours!@

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    3. They haven’t extended Enfield b/c he’s a gigantic asshole and a poor coach. His whole recruiting operation was Tony Bland and hiring the Mobley’s dad who happened to run the Compton Magic – one of the most prolific AAU programs in the country.

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  11. Headlines coming to a blog near you “Things to blame USC for this year. “
    1. Firing Urban Meyer. This is a two pronged fault by the Trojans. First USC was expected to hire Urban when Mike Bohn came on board. The commentator was available and interested, many believe, given the number of times Helton’s picture graced the inside USC blog, he was toast . Second USC fired its coach after an embarrassing loss twice in a decade setting the tone for Jacksonville. The difference being that Urban was fired for cause after supposedly kicking the kicker. USC fired Helton because he didn’t know what a kicker was.
    2. Oregon State losing to Utah State. USC has been consistently letting good local talent go. It was reported in December that coach Helton didn’t know there was a high school called Servite. He thought that was the name of the janitorial service that cleaned his mansion. Utah State and picked up talent from the Southern California area during the blight known as the Helton era.
    3. “Coaching down” becoming a real thing. Clay Helton took raw talent and turned it loaf. Not unlike meatloaf, Helton mixed good old fashioned hugs and hookum to turn once promising players into lazy worthless slugs. One assistant coach said there was less discipline at USC than the Afghan army. Instead of learning, the players were burning.
    4.The coaching carousel spin maneuver. USC so bungled the hiring of an offensive coordinator named Kingsburry , that it’s legendary. Believing nobody would want to leave the Title IX capital of the free world, USC placed a buyout clause in his contract so low that intended target could pay it himself. It was like gnawing a limb off to escape after Kingsburry had one conversation with Helton. Now hired coaches use a USC hire to springboard to better pay and location on the sidelines.
    You heard it here first.

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    1. Strictly speaking, Kingsbury didn’t buy out his own contract. He was just reaching for his pocket comb, some quarters fell on the table and Swann accepted them.

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      1. What was Swann thinking? There was even enough for a large bucket at the driving range.

        BTW, how do I get the same $25,000 golf simulator that Swann installed at Heritage at my workplace?

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      2. Break into the Presidential Suite at the Bel -Air Hotel with a crowbar , call the desk and say you’re Clay Helton and you want the simulator installed in your living room and charged to your card on file (for real)— transport the simulator to your office personally —via U-Haul.
        #TheChevyChase”Fletch”Method…

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      1. Scott has upped the ante a bit, 67 –15 wins isn’t good enough….Andy has to reach #1 in the A. P. Poll….
        #…Not#2…NumberONE!
        #AndHeFallsOffTheBlogForeverIfHeLosesThatSpot…

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      2. To take a time-out for a moment here and be serious for a change, but most of us on the blog have had full lives (due to our age), and enjoyed relatively successful working careers in our time. But for the generation coming up, especially the under-15 crowd, it is a crying shame that they have had to go through this Pandemic with no end in sight. They did not sign up for this (of course neither did we, but we all had a chance at a full life)

        What is scary is that our supposed protected and coddled college and pro athletes are coming down with what appears to be the Second Wave of this relentless virus. The damn virus wants to live, and keeps mutating to stay alive.

        It is 1918 America Virus-time all over again, but the problem is in 1918 Americans were more united and did what was best for the whole. Today, the attitude is “Well, I got mine, too bad about the rest of the country.”

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      1. Not familiar with soft solution comedy… what is?

        Talking bout caucasian corners, last I can recall that played in the league was Jason Sehorn…

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  12. Signing a 6′, 225 lb. linebacker – who also returns kicks – to provide some speed at LB. IMHO, that position underperformed last year. His last year of eligibility so it should work out well for all.

    @daiyan_henley11
    After a great talk with coach
    @LincolnRiley
    I will be giving a chance to play back home at USC

    Also looks like Riley is going to be his own OC, not seeing Harrell’s name anywhere on the coaching staff.

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    1. Fortunately the total amount was less than a million —meaning it doesn’t meet the L. A. District Attorney’s filing guidelines …
      #…Bruins!

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  13. And this from a buddy who is a ‘bama fan, from a ‘bama football blog (pretty much their version of “Inside USC” regarding a rumor that Saban will hire Meyer:

    “Meyer has ruined his reputation with his time in Jacksonville. He is too much of a red flag, and he wouldn’t bring value to Alabama’s staff. His recruiting days are over and he needs control which Saban won’t give him. Personally, I would be stunned if Saban hired him.”

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    1. Maybe Alabama would want Urban as coach-in-waiting [Saban is 70 –Urban is 57]….
      #Yes,UrbanWouldComeWithPlentyOfBaggage….
      #…But…
      #…AlabamaIsn’tAsPublicRelationsConsciousAsUSC

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      1. If it means points on the board down in Tuscaloosa, they’d hire an alien. How much longer for Saban? Gonna be a new adversary from out west for him to deal with that will get stronger each season.

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      1. Same time on the clock, Smacker, 4:55 time, GMT for both of us. A couple of seconds ahead of me. But a couple of seconds is a couple of seconds, you win.

        On the other hand, where is Scottie on this?

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      2. I double checked the WordPress clocks –and you won, 67! It’s only due to a time warp problem that smackyd’s reply was published over yours.
        #smackydIsTheGunSlingerWhoLostToTheKnifeThrower…
        #…In”TheMagnificentSeven”…
        #[ItWasClose…ButItDidn’tMatter]

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      3. Sorry Smacker, the barrister Guarino has the final word. Did you pay Scottie to sneak yours in ahead of me?

        And BTW, you missed on Enfield getting extended.

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      4. Guys! Watch a replay of Texas A&M running up 41 points on Alabama in October ….and the A&M QB completing 70% of his passes due to the protection he was getting up front…… then watch USC vs. Stanford.
        #Man,DidWeTradeUpThisTime

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  14. The Houston O-line coach is out and the Texas A&M coach is in.

    Well, when one coach falls out, another equally talented falls in line.

    Huge difference between the coaches Riley can get and the coaches Helton got.

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      1. What’s next? Maybe I should apologize to Goose…..
        #Fuck,IHateItWhenThatGuyGetsTheBetterOfMe….
        #[ButAlwaysHappyWhenTheTeamComesOutOnTop]….

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