Caleb Williams On Why He Chose USC

Caleb Williams was on Good Morning America today and said this about coming to USC:

“I had Coach Riley and everybody else that came over from Oklahoma here and that’s a certain sense of comfort when you have people like that here that you’ve been around for at least a year and talked to for more years.”

So this doesn’t quite back up Lincoln Riley’s comment about not taking players from Oklahoma.

Give Williams style points for the micro-USC logo polo.

73 thoughts on “Caleb Williams On Why He Chose USC

  1. So how is his statement different? He looks around and visited other schools and found coaches at USC that he felt at home with. He wasn’t at OU when he decided to pick USC, he was in the metaphorical portal, where Riley took him from. He didn’t have to leave Norman he wanted to.

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    1. On another note I heard DTR was on Riverside public TV talking about how nobody wanted him in NFL and he is looking forward to career in food service.

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      1. Scott has gotten 60 hits outta this, 67 — can you believe that? He took an absolute nothing story and got 60 hits…?!
        #OnlyInAmerica
        –Don King

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      2. Michael, only Scott “The New King” Wolf could deliver 60 hits on semantics. Looking at my personalized ads today here on Scottie’s site (he probably should pay for a better AI algorithm), I am getting “shutterfly”, the photo processing service.

        Scottie, that is for my missuss, she does all the holiday cards and photo ops and all that crap. (Meanwhile, the missuss seems to get the ads for golf and mail order steaks that probably are meant for me…)

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      3. I like the ads that say something like “you’d be a genius if you could identify the person in this photo” and there’s a photo of Peyton Manning…..

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  2. Wolf has a feather up his ass and it is tickling him so much he refuses to pull it out. He keeps thinking he has proven his point so we should all say great job Wolf, not move on to something that even Ed G can deal with.

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      1. Hidden meanings… contradictory meanings, no meaning –Ed is Master of them all…
        #Don’tEvenGetMeStartedOnImaginaryNumbers

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      2. I was working with my youngest last night on imaginary numbers. We talked about what it means to find the square root of negative one. I wasn’t getting through, and quickly wished that if only Ed G. was here to instruct him…

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  3. john,u is so on to some thing more biger hear,u like missus ed with a pork chop in her mouth,she nevr let go until she ate it all,u nead to be like her and nevr let go un till u eaten the couch,

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    1. Got it, Ed. I think

      Meanwhile, Coach Smiley said that he was never sure that Celeb would come to SC, that Celeb had the freedom to go to any school he chose, and this story has been affirmed by both Riles and Celeb.

      But I trust Wolfie, so I will go with whatever he tells me.

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      1. Me too. Scott has a much better track record for telling the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I suspect everybody else is lying –as always.
        #It’sJustTheWayItIs

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  4. You are so weird. Riley did not take players from Oklahoma, they had already left. He took them from the Portal just like Oklahoma did from the portal. He was not allowed to recruit these players until they had officially entered the Portal. At that point they are no longer at the school they are leaving. Get it?

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    1. Do you honestly believe that Riley didn’t talk to Williams before he entered the portal??!! I have a bridge to sell you… I guess you believe Clinton didn’t inhale and Garcetti was holding his breath while taking pictures. I am an admitted homer but it’s this kind of dishonest spinning from the fan base that makes us a joke.

      I understand why Riley has to say he didn’t take any players but we all know he did. If you say otherwise, you are either dishonest or a moron.

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      1. Ok, I’ll take the bridge. I really doubt Riley broke this rule. Way, way too much to lose, if he was found out, and it wouldn’t have been that hard to determine if he was having ex parte discussions with Williams or other players.

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      2. so you havew evidence williams did not choose,did not visit or consider other schools…williams was hypnotized …and had a ring in his nose and Riley yanked on it so williams had to follow…what an obtuse conclusion based on no evidence,just subjective guessing.

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      3. You take a single sided view. What makes you think LR contacted Williams. Did you consider that perhaps Williams or Williams dad contacted LR first? If someone contacted you and said “Williams is considering leaving OU, would you be interested in him”, how would you respond?

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  5. “I came to USC because I sure as H would not get on Good Morning America if I went anywhere else”. All the SEC/Notre Dame led Infractions Committee Members that banned Snoop and Will Ferrell from the sidelines and tried every means known to man to stop the SC Recruiting Advantage must be turning over in their grave. Other than the Texas Oil Money, don’t see anyone competing with SC on the NIL side. Certainly not the dirt poor areas in the SEC Footprint unless Walmart wants to help out Arkansas.

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      1. So like I said, we just need to tell Wolf what a great job he has done and move on to something myself and Ed G can understand. These are good times on here these days.

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  6. Caleb made the decision to come to USC not Lincoln Riley. Having a comfort level with a certain coach is quite common. Those that question Lincoln Riley for recruiting Caleb illegally or before he went into the Portal are out in left field. This is a young man who knows what he wants, and knows how to get there as quickly as possible.

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  7. Caleb is the first recruit ever to get on Good Morning America usually that comes after you win the Heisman Trophy or a National Championship. That has alot to say about the brand name called USC, and that’s why he came here to acquire maximum exposure.

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  8. Wow, the masses are after Wolf today.

    If I were a detective, and wanted “Just the facts, ma’am,” this is how I would dissect this matter:

    ‘Celeb’ and ‘Smiley’ had a good relationship at OU

    Smiley decides to move on to greener pastures

    Celeb later decides he will move on as well.

    Once Celeb entered the Portal, I don’t believe Smiley had any communication with him, or if he did it was very limited. It might not be forbidden for a coach and a Portal-guy to communicate, but it would be unseemly, and I believe Smiley knew that Celeb and his family had to make up their own mind without Smiley’s interference.

    After much deliberation Celeb decides to join up with Smiley and USC

    And that would seem to be that.

    usc4life might judge me as being dishonest or a moron, but it is possible I am both.

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    1. And there is another layer to all this:

      Obviously Smiley told Dart that there was a good chance Celeb would come to SC, and if he did, Celeb would be his first choice for the quarterback position. This proposition is supported by the fact Dart waited until Celeb made up his mind to come to SC before
      Dart formally committed to Mississippi.

      Playing it like this, Smiley could have lost both Celeb and Dart. So this new SC coach is a bit of a riverboat gambler.

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    2. Ya know John, I kind of figure “Smiley” has enough sense to know that he has to do things by the book at USC, especially at this early time in his tenure. He has been around long enough to have at least that much wisdom.

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  9. Here’s a 1 hour, 34 minute infomercial from USC Gould Law supporting George Gascon’s candidacy for Los Angeles District Attorney in 2020. Carol Folt: I approve of this message.

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    1. Carol would make such a great D.A. She’d really come down on the students who dared approach her at basketball games. Or asked the “wrong” questions in Political Science Class….
      #…ButArsonists,Kidnappers&Murderers —NotSoMuch

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  10. It’s time to stop this nonsense whether took anyone from ou or the portal. Were they blackmailed or threatened into coming or else, they came on their own free will, that suffices

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    1. Most important takeaway? For Riley’s offense to work the way it’s supposed to work USC needs to develop one of it’s tightends into a complete player…
      #SomethingHeltonNeverDid

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  11. Well, back to the subject at hand, namely, what exactly was the connection between Riles and Celeb

    Oh, that horse has been beaten to death, you say?

    Well then, how is SC going to beat sucla Saturday night without being able to shoot the ball straight.

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    1. Both teams have been thinking about this game SO much that they’ve sucked for over a week —but they’ll both be playing great ball when they finally meet. I think it’s gonna be a thriller.

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  12. I don’t know why everyone’s all concerned about who leaves when we should be focused on who stays. Everyone is free of will and who ever leaves should be wished luck regardless of the circumstances. We should be focused on those who chose us and be thankful with them. Seriously, we need to stop paying too much attention to those who don’t deserve it. We’re better than that OU.

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  13. Scooter,

    Did you take into consideration that Riley spoke to Williams before the dead period and that Riley complied with the rules? I don’t think that Riley would screw up anything. Knowing Dolt and Bohn, they will fire the great coaches but not the lousy coach

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      1. We have heard the expression that sometimes ‘less is best.’

        Well, with Bon-Bon, the saying might go, “Do nothing but bluffing.’

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