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USC Notes: The Rumor Mill

There are rumors LSU cornerback Elias Ricks might enter the transfer portal. If the former Mater Dei star leaves, USC will be considered a strong candidate to land Ricks. The Seattle Times named USC defensive backs coach Donte Williams as one of eight possible candidates for the defensive coordinator job at Washington. I realize USC does not believe in transparency but there needs to be … Continue reading USC Notes: The Rumor Mill

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Morning Buzz: At Least USC Will Have A Happy Coach

How happy is new USC offensive line coach Clay McGuire? Here is how happy: Texas State was 2-10 in 2020. Texas State was 3-9 in 2019. Texas Tech was 5-7 in 2018. Washington State was 9-4 in 2017. The Cougars were 8-5 in 2016. And 9-4 in 2015 and 2014. Washington State was 6-7 in 2013 and 3-9 in 2012. Some questions: Why didn’t Mike … Continue reading Morning Buzz: At Least USC Will Have A Happy Coach

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USC Hires Clay McGuire As Offensive Line Coach

USC has hired Clay McGuire of Texas State as its new offensive line coach. I’m sure he is a competent coach but it kind of makes you see again how things are different at USC vs. Alabama or frankly even Notre Dame. McGuire is an Air Raid expert so that’s good. But as I’ve said before, how successful did his teams run the ball? Does … Continue reading USC Hires Clay McGuire As Offensive Line Coach

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USC Fans Don’t Want To Hear About Baby Steps

Every time USC hires someone, like a strength coach or a recruiting analyst, I get told how Mike Bohn is adding another piece to the puzzle and building a better program. But here is the problem: This is a job for Bohn and his minions. So they can live with a 5-1 season where USC looks awful vs. Arizona, and barely beats unimpressive UCLA and … Continue reading USC Fans Don’t Want To Hear About Baby Steps

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USC Looking At Another Air Raid Line Coach

Clay McGuire, a Mike Leach and Air Raid veteran, is a top candidate to get hired at USC, according to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg. McGuire spent six seasons at Washington State and four at Texas Tech with Leach. More importantly, he was at Texas Tech and Washington State with Harrell. Now, McGuire certainly knows how to coach pass protection for the Air Raid. But how effectively … Continue reading USC Looking At Another Air Raid Line Coach