Lynn Swann was a topic of Clay Helton’s conference call, including the weekly meeting the pair have after games. “I’ve always thought the greatest gift you can give somebody is your time, and he gives me his time each and every week,” Helton said. “I love that the AD is a football guy and knows the game.” Helton said the pair meet every Monday. But … Continue reading Sunday Night With Clay Helton
I spoke to a college coach today who said the following: “I would love to coach against USC. You know they’re going to run same plays all the time.” It does seem like USC’s offense is predictable, with long passes to the receivers on Friday night. It just worked because Washington State’s secondary couldn’t cover any one. Continue reading USC Quote Of The Day
Today is the 40th anniversary of USC’s 24-14 victory over No. 1-ranked Alabama at Legion Field in Birmingham. USC was ranked No. 7 going into the game. I am mentioning this because it is unfathomable today that USC would go on the road and beat a marquee opponent. In recent years, USC could even go to Boston College and win. Or Texas last weekend. Or … Continue reading Sunday Buzz: Can USC Regain Prominence Of 40 Years Ago?
Were you one of the proud, the few who attended last night’s game? The Coliseum cell phone reception was terrible. Quite a few fans during the game told me how bad the service was. Meanwhile, here are more thoughts I had on the game. USC is going to have to cut down on penalties going forward. But the truth is USC has played four sloppy games. … Continue reading Can You Hear Me Now?
I picked USC to beat Washington State, 31-27, so I was close on the margin of victory as the Trojans actually won, 39-36. But what a performance to analyze: USC is utterly incapable of putting pressure on the QB with its front seven. USC is also unable to provide consistent pass-or-run blocking. USC also comes up with some really sloppy penalties. I’ve written since August … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: That Was Quite A Game
Another tough game to pick. There is simply no reason USC should lose to Washington State at home. At least in 2013, USC was alternating two quarterbacks that were not special. Now it has the JT “Back Foot” Daniels. Washington State is less talented and has not played anyone. That said, I think the Cougars have a chance. But I can’t go with them yet. … Continue reading Pick The USC-Washington State Score