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Special teams coach John Baxter solves the mystery regarding the kickers wearing No. 10 against Minnesota. And he makes an interesting comment about the amount of time spent practicing special teams and Pete Carroll.
“We’re not spending too much time. We’re spending what you’re supposed to spend on it. They didn’t spend enough time on it last year.”

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  • Ghost of Charlie Bucket

    the ChuckerBucker is back just in time to help the trOJIes through this new calamity….ST coach Baxter ripping into Kiff?? saying Kiff doesn’t care about the kicking game??

    well i hate to say it, but C-Buck predicted this trouble last spring when wolf reported Kiff was planning not to practice any kicking in spring ball!!!

    “Charlie Bucket said:
    oh man i can see it now…Southern Cal will lose a game because of a botched kick, and then all the low-life cheap-shot artists will crawl out from under their rocks and dredge up this story and say “nice job ignoring the kicking game…now it cost us a game!!!”

    …no kicking, really? not even a little?”

    April 2, 2010 10:01 AM

  • lbc trojan

    Bucket… uhhhh…. how’s UCLA?


  • Cheatthesystem

    Several of PC’s losses were because of the kicking game:

    WSU in 2002 went to OT because missed XP. (if USC wins this game, USC might have jumped OSU or Miami in BCS)
    Cal in 2003 missed FGs (USC in BCS Bowl with win)
    OSU in 2006 (mainly fumbles in the red zone)
    Stanford in 2007 (this loss essentially knocked USC out of NCG)
    OSU in 2008
    Washington in 2009…

    These are just off the top of my head…there were many other instances of poor kicking game performances, but these stick out as close losses where a FG may or may not have made a difference. But the losses definitely affected the NCG in each of those years.

  • USC’89

    Pete clearly never gave a rats a$$ about Special Teams. He just figured talent would handle it.


    @lbc trojan: Getting better every day, that’s how UCLA is. Onward and upward! Excelsior! Week by week, you can see the magic coming together on the field like chemicals in a meth lab — ZAP!

    Admit it — none of you thought the Bruins would beat Houston. Well, you were wrong, all of you. While UCLA plays tough opponents, UCLA keeps getting stronger. Meanwhile, SUC struggles to beat the dregs of the FBS.

    Taste it!

  • Trojan Conquest

    Everyone makes mistakes, but playing Ambles for 3 plays could come back and bite Kiffin in a few years. What a wasted year of elgibility.
    One positive to come from a reduced roster in future years is that there won’t be as many players sharing numbers.

  • Bruin Rob is a Moron

    @WESTWOOD MORON: Hahahahahahaha….
    Houston lost games last season to these opponents:
    East Carolina
    Not to mention, a bowl game loss to Air Force.

    Real WORLD BEATERS those Houston Cougars are!!!
    Hahahahaha… you really ARE an idiot!!!

    FIGHT ON!!!!!

  • The Monopoly Is Over Here

    It is super arrogant to have both kickers wear #10 and that’s the way we love it. How awesome would it be to have both kickers on the kickoff at the same time, and tackle the returner. The announcers wouldn’t know who to call on the tackle. That would be super arrogant and super awesome.

    Baxter is the man. He is quietly cackling and rolling blunts as my man Lane let’s him craft away at 2 point conversion designs. The more he crafts them, the better we get. We are waiting to drop 5 two’s on poopy pants Harbaugh. Baxter and Lane know this is super arrogant and they love getting away with this in the face of common decency and lame pac 10 loser fans (see Bruins).

  • Free_Thinker

    Cannot believe anyone believes Bucket-of-Sh**.

    February 14, 2010 3:56 PM
    Charlie Bucket said:
    UCLA 66 Southern Cal 59
    ChuckerBucker guarantees victory tonight at Pauley South(Gaylen). oh so sugar sweeeet to own two home courts in the same city!

    Nice pick Bucket-of-Sh**.