Last week, Lincoln Riley said the offensive line was “progressing.”
Well, USC scrimmaged Tuesday and here is what offensive line coach Josh Henson said: “I thought up front, at least the O-line, just too much inconsistency. Some really good plays and then some plays that we kind of shanked the ball out of bounds. So just gotta be more consistent.”
Translation: Virginia-transfer Bobby Haskins cannot get healthy soon enough. Five-star Josh Conerly cannot commit soon enough. Any other transfers will be welcome.
- Here’s quarterback Miller Moss pointing out a deficiency in the Graham Harrell-Air Raid offense compared to Riley’s offense this spring: “We actually work on red zone (now) so that’s helpful. We install the red zone. We have different packages and we work on that. As we’ve seen over the course of the past year, that stuff wins and loses games.”
I give Moss credit for honesty. I pointed out Harrell’s weaknesses for three years. What bugs me is that now you will suddenly get some people who praised Harrell a couple years ago using this quote to criticize him. These are the sycophants who always support whoever is in power at USC, no matter what, until those people leave and are then acceptable targets.
- Caleb Williams on whether he has reached an agreement yet with wide receiver Michael Jackson for Jackson to relinquish No. 13: “We haven’t sorted it out yet but we’ll figure it out.”
- As for the scrimmage, one highlight was Williams’ 40-yard run. This type of play will be vital if the offensive line doesn’t improve.