• scinsc5

    Scott, one word answer, yes or no–do you agree with the following: CJ Gable has basically no chance at all to make money in the NFL as a running back so he should therefore make a drastic decision to start playing safety in practice with the hope of bolstering the position and the team with the outside chance of blossoming into an NFL caliber player.

  • spedjones

    SC’s defense was terrible last night. What does Lane do from here – allow them to tackle in practice and risk injury or go status quo and hope it gets better just though game experience?


    Rate the play calling by Lane last night and the special teams on extra points.

  • pr

    in a spam eating contest who wins? hawaii mascot or fat booster

  • lbc trojan

    Assuming the offensive line stays healthy, with Marc Tyler running the ball effectively, and the offense looking sharp the way they did @ Hawaii, is there really any need to worry about defense if the offense is averaging 50 a game?

    Ps. Any comment on Kiffin’s impressive play-calling? Compared to Bates, Lane really knows how to get the offense in rhythm.

  • lbc trojan, STFU do you think every team is going to be horrible on special teams and defensively as Hawaii was last night? Do think the USC OLine is going to protect Barkley the whole year as they did against a JC DLine as the one they faced last night? LMAO I don’t think so buddy.

  • Bobo

    Is our team speed in the secondary:

    a). slow in comparison to Hawaii’s skill players
    b). slow due to fatigue (lack of depth and trying to play against a spread offense for whole game)
    c). more of an issue of poor positioning rather than team speed
    d). something else
    e). combination of A, B, C, D

    In my view, tackling problems can be fixed but more worrisome was wide open receivers/backs absolutely shredding our defense

  • Trojan Conquest

    What did Monte say about the Tampa 2 after the game? Why leave the entire middle open and have Kenard play 50 yards off the line trying to cover quicker receivers?

  • lbc trojan

    BruinRob, STFU and go to your UCLA BLOG!!!!!!
    Envious loser LOL

  • Bruin Rob is a Moron

    Bruin Rob,

    Don’t you have your own team? Why do you go to USC’s blog so much? Are you envious? You spend so much time worrying about USC. Doesn’t UCLA have enoug to worry about? Or is there so much to worry about that you’d rather just worry about USC?

    Seriosly, you’re a loser. Wish you could get past the “It’s a rivalry–I’m supposed to act this way” mentality and realize you’re a loser that needs to get a life.

    Waaaahhhh USC played a crappy defense and special teams. Waaaahhhh UCLA has lost to USC 9 out’ve the last 10 years. Waaaahhhhh my bRuins SUCK.

    FIGHT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I DIg Go Go Girls

    Is this the dawning of Tollner 2 ?

  • norcaltroy

    SW – did Chris Galippo look as slow in person as he did on television? He looked like he was laboring out there. Also, I thought Robey would look better. He got great reviews in camp. Who was he covering in practice? Greg Salas took him to school last night. What was your impression of Robey?


    lbc trojan, can we submit questions to you on this thread now? My question is: do you live in the lb or the c?

    –Westwood Robinson

  • Bruin Rob is a Moron

    WESTWOOD ROB, let me ask you a question. Are you losers USC fans or UCLA fans? Seems obvious what the answer is, seeing as you’re always on this USC blog…
    Closet fan, huh? Losers.

  • troganfan

    You keep calling them losers, but you keep responding to them. Takes one to know one I guess. I give you credit for not using “douchebag” tho.

  • in sheep’s clothing

    robey had a rough outing to say the least. logically, he was covering better receivers in practice than UH’s receivers – and their best WR was out. how do we reconcile his awful performance? he was out of position on nearly every play.

  • lbc trojan

    I think the part that you’re missing, “troganfan,” is that they comment SO MUCH… EVERYDAY… that me responding 1% of the time doesn’t bring me close to their level.
    Again, clearly we can see USC is doing something right if UCLA fans are crying on this blog endlessly.


    lbc trojan, this forum is not called “Post-Game Questions for Westwood Rob.” Scott Wolf answers the questions here.

  • dtksr1

    Maybe this game should have never been scheduled. What did it accomplish other than a far away, expensive scrimmage game in a non-football type setting? There are no other foes quite like Hawaii on SC’s schedule. If this was to show the DB’s & LBs they have a lot of work to do, its a pretty extravagant way to show it…

  • jkstewart2

    While it’s nice that the offense can score against a bad team, it’s a disaster (continuing from last year) that the current roster isn’t able to stop a mediocre offense from a lesser conference. What’s happening to the vaunted SC defense? Was it first game jitters coupled with no-tackling practices? Or is a problem that will only be fixed with several years of recruiting?

    and what is that giant sucking sound in Seattle?

  • cjs1993

    Is the Monte Kiffin/Pete Carroll Cover 2 style defense too predictable to succeed in college football today with all of the newer unorthodox formations (Oregon State/Oregon/Hawaii)? I can’t tell whether the defensive lapses are primarily related to the scheme being behind the times, or if it is just a complete lack of athleticism on defense.

  • BoscoH

    Scott, If Joe McKnight had stayed this year and not been in any hot water over whatever, would this coaching staff have him behind Tyler, Baxter, Bradford, and probably Gable (where he would belong)?

  • JAG

    How in the hell did Matt Barkley and CO. struggle so much in practice against the USC’s #1 D? Please rate in Euros:

    1. They were playing touch football
    2. USC’s D matches up much better against USC’s O
    3. Fatigue wasn’t a factor in practice
    4. Hawaii’s O is just that much better than USC’s
    5. No idea.

  • @moron, envious of what? your trojans looked horrible!!!! I thought they would be 8-5 but the way they looked last night, they looked more like an 5-8 team.

    As I’ve said all along, they have ZERO depth on defense…and are just one injury away at the OLine to become even worse.

    Your blogs are much more fun with so many Fusc fans in denial of a horrific team.

  • SoCalMAB

    First game, porous “D” bad tackling. WIN. If you look at game at least we were making contact even if missed tackles. Need practice. Many good defensive plays against pass, but too many holes. Several days to practice before home opener. Given the dire hoped many had, an ok start.

  • gotroy22

    Do you think Monte Kiffin’s Cover 2 defense can stop spread offenses like Oregon uses or is it only effective against pro-style offenses?

  • George Tirebiter

    I thought we had 25 scholarships to give out in 2/11 unless the NCAA denied our appeal before then. Do you know why we are planning on only giving 15 unless we have caved in on our proposal to cut the yearly reduction from 10 to 5? In short, what’s going on? Thanx in advance for anything you can tell us.
    PS I am aware we have 9 to give out in 1/11, if we can find them, but those are supposed to count against our 2010 limit.

  • Bruin Rob is a Moron

    @BruinRob, envious of what? I’ll tell you what.
    USC’s offense looks like an NFL team compared to those little girls over in Westwood, and even with USC’s terrible D, they got the “W” on the road. That’s what you’re envious of, you jerkoff.

  • @moron, hey if it makes you happy BARELY beating a JC team then have at it…you think USC will be facing many defenses like Hawaii’s this year? I don’t think so, dream on…I’m envious of your SANCTIONED cheating trojans, suckass.

  • torpedoman

    OK…bRUIN haters….I know that you truly envy that “W” last night. It’s going to take you until @ October to get one of them!
    So eat your hearts out…blog here to you hearts content but realize…you’ll need to wait for Washington State to match that measley “W” that we got last night…If you manage somehow to earn that 6th “W” which might make you bowl elgible…if will be a stroke of luck! So rant as you please, but the bottom line is that you are a fixture amongst the bottom dwellers!
    Fight On!

  • One Pete

    Devon Kennard looked awful in pass coverage…he looked like a defensive end, not a linebacker. Can you explain the logic in having him out there in obvious passing situations? Ive never seen stiffer hips on a linebacker…just horrible.

  • torpedoman

    Not a question, just a simple statement..aclu’s stellar record is still intact heading into coming home losses to Stanford and Houston before getting shellacked at Texas!
    So how does that loser say it??? is it TASTE IT? or is it just SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET?
    Fight On!

  • uscmike

    Prediction time, Mr. Wolf:

    Who wins the Pac-10?
    What is USC’s record this season?
    To whom do they lose?

    As always, thanks for the forum, Scott.

    [By the way, you did not answer any questions from the August 30th Open Forum, where you stated: “Ask your pre-game questions here.”]