Answer Wednesday! (Part 2)

OK, one more reader question to answer.

Hard Way said:

Scott,

Sorry if this has already been asked and answered. With regard to the non-Robey corner underperformance, has there been any talk of using Lee at the spot where he saw considerable action in high school? No doubt Lee is highly valuable at WR, and two way players are rare, but with the availability of Aghahlor, the oft-injured Farmer, Flournoy, and Blackwell at WR, a log jam at Tight End, and opposing defenses keying on our WRs to limiting our offensive effectiveness . . . etc., etc. USC has tried stranger things, such as Tank formation, which was more effective on short yardage and 2-point conversions than anything yet from the Kiffin braintrust. Thanks.

A: The idea of a two-way player was discussed during Lane Kiffin’s first season and he talked about Robert Woods doing it. Lee is an even better candidate. I know there is no intention of doing it this season but I don’t think it is a crazy idea. Lee is such a good athlete he could probably handle it. But Kiffin practically talks about him in reverential tones and I think he would be too worried about Lee getting hurt or overworked.

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  • makano

    It’s not a crazy idea, but, it’s not going to happen because Lee was never a CB.

    If Wolf actually knew something about football and/or paid attention to the background of these kids he would know that, but, he doesn’t; he is what he is. Making that kind of a position switch is not doable just because a kid is a great athlete.

    You can’t just take a great athlete who has never played corner and make him one. Lee would require tons of training and coaching and would not be an impact at that position for at least a year.

    Joe McKnight with the Jets is struggling with his move from RB to CB. McKnight actually played both ways in high school and played CB. He was quoted as saying that having played CB in high school isn’t helping him one bit with being able to play it now.

    Lee was not a CB. He will stay at receiver, where he is awesome.

  • steve49

    THERE IS AN EXCELLENT ARTICLE BY MIKE LEV ABOUT THE NEW USC DEFENSIVE ALIGNMENT. http://usc.ocregister.com/

    GLAD TO SEE WE HAVE SOME REAL SPORTSWRITERS COVERING THE TROJANS CAN’T FIND ANY AROUND HERE.

  • Son of CharIie Bucket

    bah! more Nabobs trying to undermine the wolfman!!!

    you fellas would have a better chance stopping the tide from comming in!! and remember, water covers 2/3 of the Earth!!!

    Kiff has felt the Claw of the Wolf repeatedly this season, AND it just may have cost you trOXans the BCS Champeeeenship!!!!

    wolf popped Kiff in Ballot-Gate and this cost Kiff his AP his vote!! then, in wolf-Gate, wolfman forced Kiff to eat…”crow” and publicy apologize!!!

    if the powerful Kiff has been steamrolled by wolfman, what chance do you dummies think you have of taking on the wolfman???? you guys are like gnats in front of a charging wolfman!!!

  • JustinMCrane

    Pretty sure he was primarily recruited as a S/CB.
    http://usc.scout.com/a.z?s=15&p=8&c=1&nid=4586256

  • ELTROJ

    Kiff will be at his job longer than Wolf will be at his….50-0 yo!

  • Trojan Conquest

    Mariano…he wa recruited as a DB. He really wasn’t hyped, since this went to his teammate Farmer.

  • spedjones

    I love posters who attack Mr. Wolf and then get it all wrong. Mr. Makano is clearly uneducated – just like a Trogan. Dopey ON!