In this segment, a question about hidden impact players.
Q: I DIg Go Go Girls said:
Doesn’t the current situation with the BB program just SCREAM for Haden to pony up and hire a top flight coach? Geez, with someone who can actually recruit and coach, USC would dominate the Pac12 in a year or so since none of the other Pac12 schools are any good and don’t look to be too good in the future.
A: I’m on record that Kevin O’Neill deserves another season. But if a change gets made, someone like Pitt’s Jamie Dixon needs to be hired.
Q: lbt2k said:
It seems like every year ‘SC has an impact player who flies under the radar heading into the seaon.
My question to you: who do you expect to be one of those hidden gems on the current roster that will make a name for himself come kickoff 2012?
A: I’m tempted to go with tight end Junior Pomee, who only practiced about a week last year before he got hurt. But he was very impressive in that period and if he is healthy, I think he could break through this season.