What About The Baby Quarterback?

SILLS

Does Steve Sarkisian want to keep the Baby Quarterback (aka David Sills), who committed to USC as a seventh grader and is now being offered by Michigan and Clemson?

Last summer, USC coaches actually thought Ricky Town (now committed to Alabama) and Josh Rosen (uncommitted) performed better than Sills at the Rising Stars camp.

But now Steve Sarkisian will decide and it could come down to whether USC can still get Town or Rosen before it decides on Sills.

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  • Spedjones

    They can’t get either Town or Rosen. Trust me.

    • Joe Blow

      Both have committed to fucla!

      ROFLMAO

      • ProbationU

        Given that they won’t be signing until Feb of 2015, I am not holding my breath about either one…no matter what they have said up to now.

    • Wisdom

      Why should we trust a Daily News intern from Santa Monica JC who’s sole purpose is to increase posts on this blog by playing an antagonist to all of us in the hopes the paper can increase their advertising revenue and Wolf can buy more overpriced euro soccer jerseys after the next nil-nil match in some who gives a $hit league….

      • gotroy22

        Wolf graduated from USC, wisDUMB aka TrojanFan.

        • Wisdom

          Put the crack pipe down kid, no one said he didn’t graduate from SC. You might try reading posts when you’re sober chimp….

          • gotroy22

            Poor Trojan Fan is bitter he got bounced for his potty mouth!

      • Spedjones

        your language is inappropriate. Wolfie on the scene!

  • tostevinUSC

    We will see. Sark is supposed to be a great quarterback coach. Or is that someone who coaches quarterbacks well? Either way the real question should be will Scott Wolf still be employed when this kid reaches college age?

    • gotroy22

      He did develop the great John David Booty.

  • Spedjones

    Speaking of talent, I didn’t see how many All-Americans USC had this year. I know UCLA had AB first team and XSF second team, but must have missed the big announcement from Trogan Hall on SC’s many stars.

  • Independent_George

    all american team

    • Wisdom

      You did not just put Hundley at the same level as Winston or Manziel, did you? That kid is not even close as of yet.

      • Independent_George

        Yep, and I HATE UCLA.

        Manziel has Sumlin’s system, all-american linemen and Mike Evans. He reminds me a Cade McNown, both in the way he plays — “wing and fling” — and his attitude. LIke McNown, he will be a bust in the NFL.

        Winston has exceptional talent surrounding him, as well as the advantage of playing in a weak conference.

        The difference between USC and UCLA this year was Brett Hundley. He made plays, carried the team on his back. Cody Kessler cannot do that.

        Hundley’s only weakness is his decsion making.

        • rusoviet

          Hundley was lights out against USC – I thought he was beginning to slip his last three games but my gosh he was outstanding – Kessler looked clueless right out the box -

          • Wisdom

            He did slip. One good game against a team that has struggled against running QBs doesn’t make Hundley great. He too is a system guy who underachieved this season.

          • http://amillennialist.blogspot.com Santiago Matamoros

            Hundley had an OL with three freshmen for those “big games” — Stanford and Oregon — and the team didn’t play the first half against ASU but dominated the second.

            The OL played great against USC — even with an ejection — and Mazzone had a much better balance of runs and passes for Hundley.

        • Joe Blow

          I agree.

          • Independent_George

            The rah-rahs on the Peristyle love Kessler, but this year is as good as Kessler gets. There isn’t much upside. All you can do is hope everyone else surrounding him gets better, or else USC is a 4 loss team at best.

          • Cheap seats

            I didn’t watch much film about him in high school. What was the big deal about him?

            I knew he threw a better short & intermediate ball than Wittek and was more consistent, but his long ball is TERRIBLE.

            I hope Browne is the real deal.

        • Jryan

          I would think that “decision making” as a weakness is a very big weakness. All the physical tools in the world but cant make the right decisions does not equal success.

          • marvgoux1

            Hundley is the prototype spread quarterback like Kaepernick. And he made nice decisions running the ball against us. The pros are beginning to realize they need 2 or 3 Kaepernick quarterbacks to last a season taking a beating. His stock is up.

          • Wisdom

            The 49ers went away from the spread option compared to last year. It was a fad – look at the Eagles and how fast that spread option fell to $hit (and their success since then). Look at Hundley in big games, he underachieves. His stock is not rising, but I hope I’m wrong and he goes pro rather than get better at sUCLA….

          • Spedjones

            if he’s a non-elite underachiever, why are you hoping he’s gone?

        • Wisdom

          What running QB in the last ten years hasn’t done that to us? Hundley otherwise struggles against top competition – totally underachieves given his skill set. I’d argue he’s a system kid who also had good talent at the skill positions last year. Leading your team to the Sun Bowl doesn’t equal elite talent. All these read option kids will struggle in the NFL.

          • gotroy22

            It does at Westwood High. Compare him top the other quarterbacks they have had the last 15 years. This is the first time they’ve beat us two years in a row since Cade McNown.That’s why delirious ruins were comparing him to Gary Beban.

        • Cheap seats

          Hundley’s decision making will get better with time.

          The thing I like the most about the kid and what I think will make him a good (if not great) NFL QB is that he thinks pass FIRST.

          Most guys with his talent would look to run after the first read. Mazzone and company had to actually tell him to run MORE.

          Also, while this year may have seemed like a step back, keep in mind he didn’t have his #1 red zone target from last year: 6’8″ TE Fauria. He really didn’t have a reliable, clutch receiver for 3rd downs.

        • Walt Hazzard

          WOW!!!Cade who?? did he win a heisman? 0 credibility

  • FightON

    Sills’ performance has been slipping. His whole HS situation is a little suspect as well and apparently the kid acts like he has a silver spoon (because he does). He doesn’t want to be in a spread system, either.

    Sills has also been looking to get more recruiting letters from other universities. I know he has ties to Michigan too.

    • gotroy22

      That’s what making a big deal about a 6th grader will do to a kid’s mind.

      • FightON

        It’s not even that. I wonder how many people have read the situation with his father. Basically, his middle school cracked down and told him he needed to focus on school. His father, who is very wealthy, got pissed off because he was funding the school’s athletic program. The school felt the father then wanted too much control and they pulled the focus back to athletics. The father pulled the football team from the school, started his own “school.” in an office building by having the players do online work and then compete in the afternoon. The whole situation was suspect as to if the players were actually doing their work.

  • Spedjones

    also just saw that UCLA had 3, count them #3 Freshman 1st Team All Americans, inlcuding Redmond on the OL and every SUC fan’s favorite Eddie V! Fit UN!

    • B.Miller

      Yet, with all that talent FUCLA is still below average nationally, and managed to have the same Conference record as a team with No All American Talent..
      Weird!

      • Spedjones

        Wazzu. Bwahahaha! 35-14. Bwahahaha! Sarknado! Bwahahaha!

        • FightON

          What happened to your Stu Azole account?

        • Joe Blow

          4th place. Hahahahahaha

        • B.Miller

          Thats what I am talking about.. USC lost to Wazzu.. but UCLA has the same conference record as USC..
          How does UCLA have all that All American talent, and manage the same conference record as a team that lost to Wazzu..
          Weird..

      • Joe Blow

        Took the words right out of my mouth

    • FightON

      Your favorite S’ua was named All-American. Now, go celebrate your gonorrhea.

    • TrojanFamily

      And Mora coached them up to the Sun Bowl. Getting THAT bowl bid gets a coach an extension and raise at UCLA. At USC, not so much.

      • rusoviet

        Amen – BTW Mora better beat VA Tech.

      • gotroy22

        It got Kiffin another year to ruin our program.

  • B.Miller

    Should keep him just in case Wittek decides to transfer..

  • Fred Sampson

    If nothing else Steve Sarkisian does work well with Quarterbacks.