USC-Arizona Report Card

RESULT: USC 38, Arizona 31

RECORD: 4-2, 1-2

TEAM GPA: 3.0

QUARTERBACK

Cody Kessler did not turn ball over and even looked faster on 34-yard run without Lane Kiffin.

B

RUNNING BACKS

Silas Redd a mini-game MVP with his running on last series to put game away.

B+

WIDE RECEIVERS

Tight ends did a nice job but overall a few too many dropped passes.

C+

OFFENSIVE LINE

Did not do a great job protecting Kessler and were one of Lane Kiffin’s undoings.

B-

DEFENSIVE LINE

Leonard Williams and J.R. Tavai combined for 22 tackles.

B+

LINEBACKERS

Too many holes in defense right behind the line, exposed by quality offense.

Hayes Pullard made 10 tackles but overall position often plays quiet.

C+

SECONDARY

Late meltdown almost sent game to overtime. Need to get that fixed by Notre Dame.

D

SPECIAL TEAMS

Even Andre Heidari played better without Lane Kiffin.

B+

COACHING

Amazing what happens when players believe in their head coach and playcalling includes all players and no bubble screens.

A-

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  • TrojanFan

    Did that report card actual come from the wolfman?

    The guy is going soft on us, interesting!

  • steveg

    I hear they are bringing Kiffin back. He will be in charge of all football publicity and dealing with reporters. They figure he can explain scholarship reductions better than anyone.

    • TrojanFan

      Anything to keep the house!

  • Paul Hackett

    Maybe a FULL TIME DB COACH WOULD HELP

    • Golden Trojan

      DBs and Safeties need to step it up. They play decent and it’s a 38-17 game.

    • B.Miller

      good point but CP wanted to coach up the DB’s

  • J.A.M.

    …the DB’s were beyond BRUTAL…for that alone the coaching should be a B-…the CB’s bit on fakes that PoP Warner kids don’t get fooled on…THAT’S COACHING

  • Ben Factor

    550 yards total offense
    almost 300 yards passing
    38 points, none by a 20 yard drive, or anything like that.

    no INTs, no fumbles, and 50 yards in penalties.

    According to Bill Connelly of Football Outsiders, on an “opponent-adjusted” basis, Arizona’s defense ranked in the top 10 before that game, and it still ranks #13.

    And Scott’s overall GPA for the offense is 2.82, not even a B.

    I can’t say that I agree with Scott.

  • Cheap seats

    What is going on with #55?

    Does he disappear against spread teams?

  • B.Miller

    DB’s need to play smart and discipline.. Because ND is a throwing machine..
    TE and WR need to help Kessler out and catch the passes..
    OL PROTECT and don’t get bullied!
    AND STAY HEALTHY!

    • Trojan Hoarse

      I would be more concerned if Everett Golson were the QB, but Tommy Rees is a statue and will get pummelled by our speedy defense……heck, he couldn’t even outrun a cop last year….