USC Has Several Weak Spots To Address

Lincoln Riley is still rebuilding the roster. But at the moment, here are the weaknesses I see for the Trojans.

  • USC has depth issues after Riley enacted a roster clear out that saw spring practice end with only 60 healthy scholarship players.
  • Secondary is an issue especially at cornerback once you get past Mekhi Blackmon.
  • The offensive line remains a question mark despite returning three starters.
  • Will all the 15 transfers (plus whoever else comes) be able to jell quickly enough to win the Pac-12?

59 thoughts on “USC Has Several Weak Spots To Address

  1. I’m all done telling jokes. Everyone is asking me what my occupation was. I was a CPA. I did Cleaning. Pressing and Alterations !!

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    1. Since you and I are the only ones on the blog that pat ourselves on the back over our canned jokes, I will start grading them, Georgie. That one I liked, so I will give it a “7”

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  2. Let us count the ways–
    Question marks on the offensive line
    Question marks on the defensive line
    Question marks at linebacker
    Question marks in the secondary
    Question marks as to whether so many new guys can jell

    Other than that I see a clear path to the Pac-12 Championship

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      1. Well, maybe a few bad movies in a row might also have had something to do with his career winding down, Mr. Tirebiter.

        This conjures up the thought of how many would think “Come on, the guy has millions and millions.”– True, but no matter how much money a guy has, a man has to work (for his self-esteem)

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      2. As Dementia Joe has said over & over &over again, the way people with dementia do: “Joey, a job is about a lot more than a paycheck. It’s about your dignity. It’s about respect. It’s about your place in your community.”

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      1. “Easy” is going to the super market with a list of items you need.

        “Easy” is not winning football games where the other side hates your guts

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      2. I think the biggest thing USC has going into the season is not how much better they got, but how much worse everyone else has gotten.

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  3. This is not one of Scott’s better posts. Almost any one of us could have written that. Scott is probably just tired.

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    1. GT, these are the dog days of football journalism-g it is nearly 3-months to August before football even becomes relevant again. But Scott is hanging on, perhaps by a thread, but he is hanging on

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    1. LOL. Student Body goes wherever Addison is lined up. Let’s do the arithmetic: a buck 61 vs a 300 lb + pulling guard or tackle with a head of steam – Ouch!

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      1. Except for the fact that a pulling guard or tackle would be on Addison’s team.

        Instead, Addison has to look out for 200 pound Kamikaze-like cornerbacks and safeties hellbent on not only separating Addison from the ball, but separating Addison from his head.

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      1. I have not seen his tape, but I would assume at his slight size that he would be what I call a jitter-bug receiver, one who is difficult to consistently track.

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  4. This is a worthless post. No new information. Perhaps Scott was tired.

    I wish Scott would address why there are relatively few offensive and defensive lineman in the portal and why USC has only been able to attract a few of them. Both Henson and Nua have excellent reputations as position coaches. I was expecting SC to land 6 or 7 transfer lineman. Why can’t USC get a second string former 4 star lineman from Alabama or Georgia. Yes, I know Sopher didn’t work out but it was a good idea. Or a good player from a smaller school. Remember Stevie from Utah who did work out.

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    1. They’re going after that JC O-Lineman. He looks like he is a project who could work out in the long run

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    2. I don’t follow the Portal “goods” closely, but I thought for some reason there are few offensive and defensive linemen available.

      Part of the problem is that those types of players, although invaluable, probably are not going to attract much in the NIL market, so they are less likely to transfer.

      Also, as far as offensive linemen go, there is a real comradery established with that particular group of footballers, so it might make it more difficult for them to leave their “brothers.”

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  5. Up until now, I’ve picked them to win every games except Utah. Now I’m not so sure. Utah is losing a lot of players.

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    1. Never underestimate the enemy, parcelman007.

      By the way, are you the current evolution of the 007 brand?

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    1. I’ve been having trouble posting and liking today, John. Stuff isn’t showing up.
      #IThinkTheJinxHasFinallyBeenLifted,Though

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      1. Was messed up either yesterday or day before too. Posted something that didn’t show up that had a Twitter link in it and just assumed I got “moderated.”

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  6. Michael is out recruiting some lineman for USC out in Hawaii. I heard tonight he is at a Polynesian bbq with all the local kids on the island of Maui. LET’S HOPE HE CAN REEL IN A BIG “WHOPPER” TONIGHT, BUT THE BIG QUESTION IS WILL CAROL FOLT APPROVE.

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    1. Actually, tommyd, I’ve been writing some awesomely clever stuff that disappeared into the ether today….
      #ALesserManWouldHaveBeenBroken

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      1. Hi MG. Nice try using both. BUT——. THAT DOG WONT HUNT BRO. HAHA. BUT I WILL NEVER TELL !!! YOUR SECRET IS SAFE WITH ME BRO !!!

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  7. I even knew in advance that you were going to try and do that to muddy the waters. Haha. You are good bro.

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  8. HI MICHAEL. THANK YOU. AS YOU SAID TO OWNS. JUST LET IT GO MY FRIEND. AND THATS WHAT I WILL DO. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING. ONCE AGAIN. THANK YOU. YOU ARE THE BEST BRO.

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