USC allowed five sacks and rushed for 30 net yards against Utah yesterday. But instead of focusing on the game, let’s look at how it relates to player development. I already wrote during the week how Zach Banner and Jordan Simmons were not factors before getting hurt.
There are two things at work here: Coaching and recruiting. Either players are not getting coached properly or poor decisions were made. Whatever the reason, I don’t think you can use scholarship reductions on this one when highly recruited players are struggling with penalties. Even yesterday, the offensive committed three penalties, all false starts.
It could have been the crowd noise that caused it at the Coliseum.