Morning Buzz

With Marc Tyler officially out for the season-opener against Minnesota, it is finally time for Dillon Baxter to seize an opportunity and Lane Kiffin to give Baxter that opportunity. There will be plenty of talk in training camp from Kiffin about D.J. Morgan, Curtis McNeal and the incoming freshmen.
But this is the time to find out if Baxter will reach his potential, especially against an opponent like Minnesota. Baxter was a non-entity in spring until the final scrimmage. So he either needs to use that as a springboard or move on if he doesn’t emerge.

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  • lbc trojan

    Agreed, Wolf.

  • mdjusc

    Best blog post in a while.

  • FightOnDrew

    If Dillon Baxter doesn’t take advantage of this Dj morgan or buck allen will take over i believe.

  • thekatman

    If Dillon Baxter deosn’t step it up this year, his schollie could be used for someone else who can make a difference. I would like for Dillon to shine this year, but it seems that he’s still thinking that this is high school and not Div I ball.

  • Trojan Conquest

    First off, the “incoming freshmen” should be left alone and redshirt.
    Coming into SC Baxter was compared to another SD RB. Unfortunately he’s been more like Joe McKnight. Time for him to step up and perform.

  • Trojan 70

    Let’s see what you got Dillon…

  • rh4usc

    ESPN LOS ANGELES REPORTED 2 OR 3 DAYS AGO THAT DILLON BAXTER DIDNT PASS HIS SUMMER CLASSES, HAS BEEN DECLARED ACADEMICALLY INELIGIBLE AND HAS ASKED USC FOR HIS RELEASE. WHY HASN’T THAT BEEN MENTIONED OR REPORTED HERE ?

  • booty11

    Well rh4usc it was reported that Steve Dillon asked for his release. Steve Dillon is not Dillon Baxter. A real SC would know what the hell they are talking about. A little research people.

  • booty11

    Real SC fan. Sorry.

  • WESTWOOD ROB

    @booty11: But what about Steve “Dillon” Baxter? Is he still on the team?

  • The Monopoly Is Over Here

    DJ morgan will win the starting spot. Who cares about recruiting rankings, let the best player win..

    Baxter is to be used as a slot receiver and wild cat QB. Let the good times roll!

  • rh4usc

    NEVERMIND MY PREVIOUS POST, IT WAS STEVE DILLON, NOT DILLON BAXTER……….

  • Marky Marc

    I don’t feel that comfortable with the RBs right now. DJ Morgan has obviously got some skill, but I am still worried about his knees and injury history. Even Tyler is injury-prone. Dillon Baxter has showed me nothing aside from a few good runs here and there. McNeal is an interesting option, but I do not see him as an every down back. We have nothing but small, shifty backs and no grinder right now. Maybe it will have to fall to Buck Allen.

  • Sam Gilbert

    Good post by Wolf.

    Since no backs besides Tyler have much game experience, I’m guessing the passing game will be relied upon more.

    It will be interesting to see how much Matt Barkley can do with more attempts and a constant supply of fresh receivers. Minnesota’s secondary could be in for a long day…

  • Jay#42

    Baxter’s problem is that; The Kiffer does not have the play’s, counter plays, play calling ability to set up or recognize the circumstance to utilize his skills effectively. We had better find some big backs for the three yards and cloud of dust offense.

  • ThaiMex

    rh4usc….young man, you’ve got a future. I can see that exceptional S.C. education is already paying off. Investigative Journalism at it’s finest!
    BTW…when the “caps lock” has been pressed, all letters are capitalized, by pressing the “caps lock” key again, letters return to lower case. Are you related to “lbc” ?
    fite on torgans!
    How many more day’s till Marc gets suspended from school?
    How long before the NCAA puts the Hammer down on Kiffy and
    Oggie?
    Who’s next to be declared ineligible?
    How long before BruinRob puts his foot up nubsies A$$?
    fite on torgans
    The Curse is all over you boy’s!