A reader wonders if Lane Kiffin being the coach and offensive coordinator hinders the offense?
Q: SoCaLNative_1959 said:
Do you believe negative reporting on USC football gives you credibility? Wouldn’t it make sense that a non bias journalist would post some positive stories as well as the constant flow of negative stories you post?
A: I assume you did not see my story in the Morning Buzz on Matt Barkley visiting children suffering from cancer at local hospitals. Fans rarely remember the positiive stories but they always remember stories they consider negative. Believe it or not, most people at USC do not give much credibility to journalists who only write positive stories.
Q: Troy said:
Do you think Kiffin as being dual-hatted (HC and OC) is the reason why the offense is struggling? If so, do you see an immediate hire for an OC for next season?
A: I think this is a problem. I think the OC needs to be in the booth and not on the sideline calling plays. I also think Kiffin is less effective as a head coach with dual roles. He never seems to do much with the defense or pump up the sideline during games. But he won’t be able to lure a good OC unless he gives up playcalling and I don’t see that happening.
Q: trojaned 66 said:
Your prediction Scott:Who will have the best record at seasons end…USC or UCLA?
A: I would say USC is still going to have the better record.