USC Morning Buzz: Another Critique Of Trojan Culture

Former USC kicker Parker Lewis has given some insight into why he left in an interview with the Ohio State site Eleven Warriors.

“While Lewis was USC’s starting kicker for the past two seasons, he said his years with the Trojans were difficult because of coaching staff changes that took place. The special teams coordinator who recruited Lewis, John Baxter, was fired less than two weeks before he enrolled at USC. The special teams coordinator who replaced him, Sean Snyder, expected kickers to take far more reps in practice than Lewis was accustomed to, which Lewis said led to injuries. He ultimately made his decision to transfer after learning new USC head coach Lincoln Riley would not be hiring a dedicated special teams coordinator.

“Entering the back end of my college football career, I’m looking for a place where I’m really going to be able to get developed and give me the best opportunity to go to the NFL,” Lewis said. “So I had a lot of conversation with my parents on what was the right thing to do, and we all agreed looking somewhere else would be the best option.”

Lewis also criticized the culture that existed at USC.

“The biggest thing I’m looking for is going to a place with obviously rich history and an established culture. That’s a really big deal to me. I didn’t really have that at USC,” Lewis said. “And also a good relationship with the special teams coordinator. Their system, with how they would handle my development and all that, those are two of my big points.”

It’s hard to argue with anything Lewis said. The part about Snyder is also interesting because he was supposedly a special teams guru. And it will be interesting to see how USC does on special teams this year without a dedicated coach to the position.

64 thoughts on “USC Morning Buzz: Another Critique Of Trojan Culture

  1. I really hate it when players complain about the culture Helton created… okay, maybe he made a couple of mistakes…but no system is perfec…. I can’t …oh, haa ha —I just can’t keep going…it’s too easy….

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    1. He wanted a place with a “rich history” and SC didn’t fit the bill?–
      THE Ohio St (and don’t forger the “THE”) is no SC, pilgrim, but
      good luck.

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    1. Ed (actually Ed.],
      I think everybody is basically pretty happy with the way he handles business [well, except for the secret service guys who have to change his diapers when he’s done doing business]…..

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    2. Ed, the prezinent’s performance could be better. His approval rating is about same as that previous prezinent that old peenus breath didn’t like. Maybe Biden could practice some of those brain teasers so he can figure out which way to leave the podium when he is done speaking.

      #TheJourneyOf1,000MilesBeginsWithASingleBrainTeaser

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      1. ..or he could wait to be carried from the podium by members a new & specially created [just for him] subdivision of the Space Force…
        #Wheee!LookJill!I’mFlying!

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      1. Let’s be straight with each other, okay? The Easter Bunny thing tested Joe to the limits. On the one hand, he knew he had to obey any authoritative voice telling him to shut the fuck up [that’s part of the deal he made with “some other country”] …..but…on the other hand, he never before heard the voice coming from a member of the animal kingdom ….
        #And…yet…
        #AllThatTension&ConfusionDidn’tLeadJoeToJustHumpTheRabbit…
        #…LikeHeUsedToDoWhenHeWasVicePresident…
        #…Therefore:JoeByLandslideIn2024

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  2. “Established history”? USC is second to none there. The big issue was having a mediocre tugboat driver try to be the captain of an aircraft carrier.

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      1. Special Announcement from Secretary of the Navy: “Today we retired the good ship T-O-O-L Helton.”
        #ThanksForTheTip,George…
        #[…It’sFunToMockTheModeratorOnceADay]

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      2. “head up the ass” doesn’t work as a grammatically correct substitute for “thinking”….but… I think it conveys the general spirit of the word you’re looking for, Tim…

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  3. No College has more than 2 Placekickers in the NFL as of the end of last season. One of those was Georgia Southern, with Buffalo’s Tyler Bass and Atlanta’s Younghoe Koo. Looks like I found a home for him.

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    1. You wouldn’t waste your time here if we didn’t an ethos……
      —-paraphrasing John Goodman in The Big Lebowski
      #UCLAGuys”AreJustNihilists”

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      1. Nihilists is a just a bit strong, MG. No former Bruins are bad mouthing UCLA FB program like the former bozo kicker is. Bruins that enter the portal do so because they won’t be in the mix.

        Clownsters entering the portal do so because the SUCC FB program SUCC’s. I mean 3 head coaches in 1 year – WTF. The cliché SUCC recruits itself is just plain Clown U BS

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      2. …of course the last of those 3 coaches is LINCOLN RILEY…
        #Meanwhile,TheBruinsHad[&Have]…chip

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      1. Bishop Berkeley: “All that exists exists only in the mind of God….
        #…ExceptUCLA…WhichDoesn’tExistPeriod”

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      1. Yeah sure PT, if you say so. Although I tend to ignore cheap ofay trash talk from bozo rah-rah’s like yourself with their head up the their kazoo.

        #62-33

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      2. My Dear Friend Owns,
        I heard Coach Riley is planning to use your posts [and hashtag score reminders] for this season’s bulletin board….
        #BetTheyDoTheTrickOn11/19/22

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      1. To be honest, I didn’t care much for the 50-0 game. It was like beating up a girl. What satisfaction is there in that?

        I’d much rather bring up the fact that we didn’t have FIVE LOSING SEASONS IN A ROW!!! ROTFLMAO

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  4. I’m patiently waiting to see how much Clay Helton is going to Fuck up the Georgia Southern program. He has less resources, and the same type of comical coaching staff that he had at USC.

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      1. “Well I DID hire him, but you’re trying to twist it into something else.”

        LMAO! That’s essentially what one dumbass said when I cut & pasted EXACTLY what he wrote about DT!

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      2. I hate it when you quote people word for word, So Cal. It’s just a way of twisting everything!
        #OldestTrickInTheBook!

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      3. No wonder he thinks JB is doing a better job than he really is. Isn’t that one of the White House’s favorite tasks: “Well, that’s what Joe said, but not what he meant!”

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      4. MG, you have to look up Dementia Man confusing a question earlier today about Title 42 with the Mask Mandate! Great stuff!

        Not sure what’s worse, the fact that 81M were stupid enough to think this would be an improvement over DT or the (claimed) 33% who think he’s doing a good job.

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      5. SoCal, you are a whiny bitch who attempts to put words in other’s mouths.
        The real reason your wife doesn’t want kids is because she doesn’t want to produce any more whiny bitches.

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      6. Only whiny bitch here is someone who claims he didn’t write something, right after writing it! LMAO!

        Go play a nice game of GO FUCK YOURSELF!

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      7. When saying why people voted the way they did in 2020 I wrote
        “The country was far worse off after four years under your hero”
        Context – without a modifier, which there isn’t, that would mean worse off than they were before, not in the future.
        Do you need anything else explained?

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      8. Spin, spin, spin.

        GameTV brought up how ugly things are in Europe and might get even uglier. We were all chatting about how this could have been avoided if not for people (like him) who are soft and voted based on emotion.

        So now dumbass wants to claim, “I meant before DT!” (AS IF THAT MATTERS! BOTTOM LINE IS, 81M VOTED FOR COMPLETE INCOMPETENCE AND IT’S NOW SHOWING HOW DANGEROUS THAT CAN BE!)

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      9. Thanks for finally understanding and now confirming my point!
        I’m standing by exactly what I posted in response to you.
        In 2020 many voters voted the way they did because over the previous four years, unemployment was way up, the national debt had been increased by far more than in any other single presidential four year term and they were in the middle of a pandemic that Trump had said would go away that previous spring.
        It wasn’t about the mean tweets!

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      10. gotroy is smart enough to always come up with the best argument available for his side [which isn’t easy anymore, I admit]. Today, he’s left with “Non-President Joe [that’s right, we shouldn’t call him Prez anymore –just Non-President Joe] will be considered a Big Joke…but only in the future….& for the rest of time.”
        #AndThat’sComingFromAnArticulateLefty…
        #WhoKnowsHowToFrameAnIssueInTheBestPossibleLight…

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      11. gotroy –that’s what I always tell my argumentative in laws: “Stop–I don’t argue with anybody for free….”

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  5. the guys another pantywaist snow flake…thinks he is so special, he should choose the coach and only follow his own rules, not team/coaches…so scottie came with another rotten tomato whiner.

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      1. enough are in existence..
        btw , I think drinking is the word, not thinking in my post about G.Southern hiring the all time worst football coach ever.

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      2. The tired line about “those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it” should be inscribed on the front gates to Georgia Southern…..

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      3. GameTV, if you’re lurking…

        Watch “The Day After”, even if you’ve seen it before. The radio & TV broadcasts played in the background throughout the first half of the movie will sound eerily like what we’re hearing right now on the news.

        1,006 days to go of this weak, cowardly & incompetent administration. IF we live through it.

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      4. So Cal —“The Day After” remains a sobering film —sure all out devastation is always a possibility —but remember, that film was made before there were geniuses like Generalissimo Miley, Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi looking out for our security….
        #….[IJustScaredMyself]

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    1. I’ll sleep better tonight, comforted by that thought. NOT!!!!!!!!

      But at least comforted by the fact we’re not the idiots who helped set all of this into motion. Hilarious that they’re still trying to rationalize it in their pea brains.

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      1. Have no fear, So Cal. Nancy’s on the job 24/7. If anything looks fishy,
        she’ll take care of business —-well, maybe not Atomic Sub or Mig 29 type business —but if, say, an unarmed Ashley Babbitt type tries to take the government by force, Nancy will see to it she’s eliminated.

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  6. So, once we get past all of the BS, here’s what probably what happened. Remember Donte Williams ridiculously benched him for missing a single kick last year? Now check the time between Riley announcing Williams was returning and Lewis entering the Portal.

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    1. He may no longer be Head Coach….but…player respect for Donte’s accomplishments lives on!
      #..”AndOn!AndOn!”
      #…WeAreTheChampions,MyFriend!”
      — Queen

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  7. This guy can kick the s–t out of the football. Where it goes is another issue. This guy seems to be talking the most trash of any transfer. Culture isn’t the reason why his accuracy sucks.

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