Time to answer some reader questions.
Q: Karrillo said:
For the record, I think Kiffin called an inexcusably horrible game and am trying to figure out a reason for calling those 3rd and long running plays. The only thing I can think of is Kiffin not comfortable with Barkley throwing with those strong winds blowing or even with Barkley’s throwing on Saturday all-together. Do you think these theories/guesses could be valid and/or do you have any of your own regarding the 3rd and long calls?
A: Kiffin said USC was on the road and he needed to be conservative and you saw what happened when they did throw a lot. That comment was a dig at the offensive line, not Matt Barkley. Kiffin said the offensive line was to blame for his fumble and one of the interceptions.
Q: kareem-a-wheat said:
Same old song and dance as last year. Monte’s defense can’t stop the spread offense. They ran the same plays a dozen times and they still couldn’t stop them. I think they would have had a chance if they could have played some D. At least call time out to get some fresh players in there on the defensive line the only place where they have a little depth. Lane better fire his dad or they’ll be firing him. Never mind. I hope they keep losing so they’ll both get fired. A program like SC shouldn’t be a training ground for a young unproven head coach.
A: That was a great mystery of the game. Why the same play worked over and over. And so far, no coach has provided an explanation.
Q: The Monopoly Is Over Here. said:
Does anyone in HH have the balls to tell coach In Over His Head to relinquish his play calling duties ( if you can call what he does play calling ) and to hire a top flight OC and fire his senile old man and hire a top flight DC?
A: At this moment, the answer is “no.”