Do you remember Marcus Allen rushing 46 times for 243 yards against Cal in 1981? Or 44 carries for 289 yards against Washington State? I mention it because 90 carries is more than what either Vavae Malepeai (74) or Stephen Carr (81) have all season. Aca’Cedric Ware barely has more with 106. But look at the USC injury report this week: Carr is out with … Continue reading Does The USC Injury List Ever Get Shorter?
UCLA is 2-8. USC is 5-5. Neither is having a good season but that is a difference of three games. But are UCLA fans happier right now about their future with Chip Kelly than USC fans would be if Clay Helton returned next season? We all know UCLA will consider their season a success if the Bruins beat USC on Saturday. This is the difference … Continue reading Morning Buzz: Are USC Or UCLA Fans Happier?
USC coach Clay Helton confirmed linebacker Levi Jones is no longer on the team. I will have more on the reason why later. But here are some real quotes on Helton’s job security: “I feel very secure in where I am right now. I have a lot of support.” That must be why there are so many empty seats at the Coliseum on Saturdays. Here … Continue reading Clay Helton Does Not Worry About Job . . . Sure
There was an ugly scene on the sideline Saturday night when cornerback Isaiah Langley went after quarterback JT Daniels following Cal’s safety on an errant snap. It wasn’t Daniels’ fault. The snap was high and wide. But the fact Langley went after Daniels would bolster what I’ve heard about players being unhappy with the decision to start Daniels over Jack Sears after the Arizona State … Continue reading A Sign Of Why USC Is 5-5
If USC fires Clay Helton, the immediate names will be Jack Del Rio and Kyle Whittingham. But here is who Bovada is listing for the Louisville job. Some would appear on a USC list. The hard part is realizing USC does not like to go outside for coaches and whether Lynn Swann would ever change that. Who will be the next full-time head coach for … Continue reading Does One School’s College Search Mirror Another?
So get this: Remember how frustrating it was that USC did not have any timeouts left at the end of the game against Cal as the Golden Bears simply ran out the clock? Here is how USC burned one in the third quarter: It was fourth-and-2 at the USC 44-yard line with 3:12 remaining in the quarter. The logical move is to punt. But USC … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Confusion Reigns During Games