It’s an interesting thing about Clay Helton, because he has this media image that he is Mr. Nice Guy. But if you talk to people that coach under him, they say if you want to thrive at USC, you need to constantly kiss up to Helton or he will write you off. That’s relevant because some at USC have been deemed surplus to requirements amid … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: No More Mr. Nice Guy
Clay Helton thinks spring practice was the “most physical yet.” He should have look at this picture from 1961. USC players had the “privilege” of playing against pro players Marlin McKeever, Ron Mix and Leon Clarke, who once broke open the door of a sorority by head-butting it. Mix is in the NFL Hall of Fame and considered one of the greatest offensive linemen in … Continue reading A Much More Physical Spring At USC
It is a rite of spring that USC calls the latest spring practice the most physical ever. It’s what happens when you are sensitive to criticism about how physical practices really are. The funny thing is I’ve had USC coaches tell me they didn’t think this spring practice was all that physical. Then again, 40 guys tapped out the final week. Most competitive and physical … Continue reading The “Most Physical Spring Yet”
I spoke to a USC official on Monday who said they believed less than 2,000 fans actually showed up at the Coliseum for the spring scrimmage. So 5,000 were allowed and 2,000 showed up? Sounds like a USC game. What does this portend for Sept. 4 when very few will be excited with the idea of watching San Jose State? Maybe the cardboard cutouts can … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: What Did You Say That Crowd Size Was?
Wide receiver Munir McClain, who has been on double-secret probation since last summer, is back in the transfer portal. Did you know he ever left the portal? McClain has been suspended since being investigated over pandemic unemployment benefits. USC has a history of not re-instating players it suspends or taking a really long time to make a decision. McClain’s brother, Abdul-Malik, had already transferred to … Continue reading Munir McClain Back In Transfer Portal
When all your coaches have Texas ties, it makes sense that you want players from Texas. USC got a commitment today from University of Texas tight end Malcolm Epps, who caught three passes for 42 yards last season. Epps had 20 receptions for 232 yards in 2019. Maybe the good news is USC taking a tight end means Graham Harrell will throw to a tight … Continue reading Another Day, Another Texas Transfer