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A Word On Offensive Line Recruiting

Does it matter that four of the past six high school offensive linemen who committed to USC were ranked below three-stars by at least one major recruiting news service? It doesn’t if your program has a history of developing players. USC does not in the Clay Helton era. Maybe you trust Tim Drevno? Or Graham Harrell? Based upon what? Drevno hasn’t done much with the … Continue reading A Word On Offensive Line Recruiting

Morning Buzz: USC Adds A Two-Star

USC received a commitment Friday night from defensive end Kyle Juergens of St. Margaret’s in San Juan Capistrano. Juergens is currently a two-star offensive guard per Rivals but played both sides of the line at USC’s Elite Camp this week. He currently weighs just 245 pounds but is expected to get bigger. Frankly, some of the schools on St. Margaret’s schedule last season were underwhelming (Excelsior … Continue reading Morning Buzz: USC Adds A Two-Star

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Afternoon Notes: USC Flooding Social Media

The way USC is flooding the internet with videos of its workouts, it really seems like they are sensitive to past criticisms about the strength and conditioning programs. It’s trying a little too hard when photos are supposed to highlight the coach. Just like the past videos making Clay Helton out to be a tough guy, it’s better when everyone just does their jobs instead of … Continue reading Afternoon Notes: USC Flooding Social Media

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USC Morning Buzz: A Cautionary Story For QB Derby

With a big quarterback decision looming in August, here is a story from 2016 that I have never written but will recount for the benefit of new offensive coordinator Graham Harrell. About two weeks before USC played Alabama in 2016, Clay Helton told his coaching staff Sam Darnold had outperformed Max Browne and would be the starter. The coaches adjusted the game plan for Darnold … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: A Cautionary Story For QB Derby