The Athletic did a lengthy piece on what the Pac-12 must do to become relevant in college football. Tucked inside the story is this quote: “I think Clay Helton is a hell of a guy,” said a Pac-12 assistant coach. “I don’t think he’s the guy for that place, and the fans know it, the high school players know it. He’s a good guy, but … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Let Me Tell You What Is Missing With Clay Helton
USC is not practicing today and released the following statement: Forward KJ Allen of East Los Angeles College has switched his commitment from USC to Texas Tech. Continue reading USC Notes: Football Practice Postponed
The proposed Super League for European soccer fell apart today and fan protests were given a lot of credit, including the pictured protest at Chelsea in London. But what would it take for fans here to protest something? Why haven’t USC fans protested keeping Clay Helton the past three years? Coincidentally, a USC booster/donor expressed his apathy here. It’s kind of sad to realize that … Continue reading Where Are The Physical Protests At USC?
NFL analyst Gil Brandt has defensive end Drake Jackson the No. 4 pick overall in the 2022 NFL Draft. Did USC use Jackson last season like a guy who was the fourth-best player in the nation? First, they had him lose 30 pounds and then they had him drop 30 yards down the field on pass coverage instead of pouncing on the QB. Maybe this … Continue reading Morning Buzz: Will USC Use Drake Jackson Properly?
When 90 percent of your coaches are from Texas, of course USC will concentrate on recruiting there. The Trojans will be among the schools at SMU for the Dallas Showcase on June 5-6 for a satellite recruiting camp. Oregon, Oregon State, Utah and Washington State will also be there. Continue reading USC Recruiting In Texas (As Usual)
When I frequently mention the USC offensive line being a weakness, there is another issue that goes hand-in-hand with it and doubles the Trojans’ dilemma. Kedon Slovis hates pressure. When I say that, I mean defensive pressure. He’s not especially mobile and has played behind a porous line his first two seasons. This leads to injuries and happy feet. A troubling aspect of spring I’ve … Continue reading An Issue Continues With Kedon Slovis