Is USC Learning Some Standards From Alabama?

Linebacker Shane Lee has emerged as a team leader after transferring from Alabama.

I’ve mentioned how he was the only USC player to stay at school over spring break and work out.

“That dude, bro, ever since he came in that’s really when I got my weight up, just seeing him, being able to have a role model like that, just to have him in there I would say it brought me up, made me want to work harder,” USC linebacker Raesjon Davis said.

I’ll bet a lot of what he is doing is just stuff that was considered normal at Alabama.

It just shows how much the program’s slipped the past decade. And it’s even more amazing when you consider Lee didn’t even start at Alabama the past two seasons. Last year, he was mostly a special teams player and had six tackles in 10 games.

He probably marveled at the work ethic of some players when he got to USC. And not in a good way.

45 thoughts on “Is USC Learning Some Standards From Alabama?

  1. missus ed trys to showe me her good werk habits all thee tyme, but it nevur rubs off on old ed. mayybe old ed shuld try to meet up with this shane fella, he culd be a motivashionul speeker.

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      1. Ed is often the highlight of the day, including for Scottie. Doing my part as one of the “B” team Eds to make sure he is represented at least once a post.

        #DemandJob
        #CanWeTurnItOverToOwns?
        #OnSecondThought…

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      2. Ed has the Missus to inspire him—while Santa Monica Owns has moved in with Carol….
        #..It’sDraggingOwnsDown
        #[WishHe’dComparedNotesWithBohnFirst]

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  2. On a college football team there are coaches for every group, from the wideouts to the defensive line etc. So notwithstanding the
    Helton-touch, wouldn’t some of those coaches have instilled the proper work ethic into their particular small group? Were all the 40 coaches or whatever for the 6-year Ton-o_Hel reign all incompetent?

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    1. Good question. [I heard Clay would go up to players after they got chewed out by their position coach and say, “What an asshole. I can’t believe he said that. I hope you know I’d never do that. Pass it on to Carol, ok?”]…..
      #ThisIsATrueStory…
      #UnfortunatelyThePersonWhoCouldVerifyItHasDied

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  3. There is good reason why year after year Alabama football remains on top…definitely is not by chance. USC’s football program over the last many have been mediocre at best. Hopefully, after paying Lincoln Riley Nick Saban money he can completely turn the program around and make them a National Championship competitor.

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  4. The kid could not cut it at Alabama, so SC gets an Alabama reject and he is a standout in Spring practice. How do you become competitive with Alabama that way?

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    1. some injuries take longer to recover from, plus Bama has a plethora of outstanding athletes at every position incl linebacker…SC does not.

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      1. Which is why our chances for Pac 12 Title go WAY down with ANY injuries to starters….
        #GladRileyIsn’tAsSnakeBitAsSark,Helton&DonteWere…

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    1. I think it was while injured starter recovered, then the starter returned…then Lee was injured and it took a while to recover and it appears he now is fully recovered.

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    1. Lee was second leading tackler at ‘Bama as a true freshman after getting into the starting lineup around the third game or so. He was dealing with injuries in 2020, sat out much of the year. In 2021, he got beat out by 2 guys who will probably start on Sundays.

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      1. ALL THAT REALLY MATTERS , he is the one to lead this defense ‘NOW’ to a great year…the past is past and he is not a quitter.

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  5. It all started waaay back when they hired Lane Kiffin. Here’s a guy who BSed his way into a head coaching position for AL DAVIS and knew nothing about being a head coach. So he comes back to USC with a depleted roster and a chip (not Kelly) on his shoulder. He’s thinking, “Don’t get hurt at practice don’t let the enemy see you cry.” So the meals become horrible vegan stuff and the practices become pillow fights. Three games into his third season boom he’s gone. They hire Sark. Sark doesn’t stay awake long enough to win seven games and gets booted after being found drunk before practice. A short stint with Ed O. (maybe the best interim coach they had for working football) and Boom they hand the keys to Kiffin’s offensive coordinator. A second string quarterback on his on father’s team, a MATH major.
    He’s probably better with numbers than leading men, so he lets thing slide. That’s how we got into this mess.

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    1. A math major who never quite understood what the word “eleven” meant…
      #StanfordAnnouncer:”ThisIsUSC’sThirdPenaltyForTooManyPlayers”

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    2. I find it funny Helton went to coach for the HBCU league the only place dumb enough to believe his lies LOL

      You make a good point the toxic culture started with Daddy’s boy Lane Kiffin and was allowed to fester into an outright abomination under the lazy liberal delusional minds of Haden Swann CL Max Nokias and Folt! They allowed pushover coaches to have inmates running the asylum with zero discipline. Thugs ran wild while Folt posed at her radical lib fundraisers and Swann was run off Hermosa Country Club!

      Thankfully the clean up crew is here to purge the filth off our program. It’s a new day! The disgusting stench of the eroding Helton carcass rots at the bottom of the ocean!

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    3. Helton needed to be liked. A very dangerous personality defect for many people in positions of authority.

      Bad times require strong men.
      Strong men are required so that the other 90% can sleep safely.

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      1. If we’re talking about Bay Area men —I think we need to make that “the other 99%” ……
        #btw,I’mHerebyAwardingYou1%Status

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      2. Cal hippie sleeps like a baby in the Castro District, thanks to all those “strong men” he’s so fond of.

        LOL!

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  6. Smart move bringing in guys who learned under an SEC disciplinarian like Saban and Malzahn. What they lack in IQ they make up for in toughness and discipline! Much better than the lazy Polynesian pipeline and random spoiled thugs Helton shuffled in and out of the program

    Heltons disgraceful culture was inmates running the asylum. Coaches abused drugs. Thugs and goon players skipped clsss with no penalties. There was no discipline and accountability. I heard a player once slapped Helton Will Smith style and remained on the team in fact he stayed in the ballgame!

    A Helton culture is not a culture at all. It’s a corrosive toxic environment that rewards the scum and filth overrunning every aspect of our program. Thankfully the clean up crew has taken over. Bringing in young men from the SEC while they aren’t purebreds they are tough and can set an example for the lazy weak holdovers of the toxic Helton nightmare.

    The message is simple. Toughen up fast or go play at Georgia Southern State!

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    1. I didn’t think the state of Georgia wanted to be embarrassed by tacking on the name “State” to “Georgia Southern”.

      #JustGeorgiaSouthern
      #SinceTheVillageIdiotWentThere

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  7. hmmm, that sophser or what ever his name was came from Bama too…he couldn’t get away from SC fast enough after hellton was fired…

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