Cody Kessler Makes Strong Showing At Manning Academy

CODY.HAWAII

USC quarterback Cody Kessler made it to the semifinals of the Manning Academy accuracy competition over the weekend. Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion won the competition.

The quarterbacks throw balls at moving golf carts and Kessler went 3 for 3 in the first round. Matt Barkley famously missed 2 of 3 carts at the Manning camp two years ago.

“That’s not really my thing, throwing at golf carts and stuff like that,” Barkley said. “I’d rather throw to a real receiver.”

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  • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

    Let’s just say the Pious Passer peaked very early….

    #NFLbust

    • TrojanFan3.0

      ….and they call you the “minute man” …LOL!

      • UCLA Bleauz

        Now wait a “second”! ….LOL!

      • UCLA Bleauz

        That’s because the Redcoats are COMING!…. The Redcoats are COMING!

        • gotroy22

          Poor Potty-mouthed CowPolyFan3.0 is banned once again.

    • NOBSisdaMAN

      And still makes more money that you’ll ever make.

      • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

        butt out, creep

        #Lil’Nazi

        • TrojanFan3.0

          Says the wolfman’s #1 misfit.

          Dude, how much is left in the tank?

          • gotroy22

            Says Rain Man CowPolyFan3.0. When’s Wapner?

        • NOBSisdaMAN

          Mein QB

      • UCLA owns LA Football

        Nobby, there are 11 million broke lepers better than you.

        • NOBSisdaMAN

          You wish. Too many bagels for you.

      • betomas

        Nub, you have no argument, you cheapskate….you don’t even work for yourself and you answer to bosses, yet you make fun of the working class. Haha! You ol’ bitter, racist poser, you.

        • NOBSisdaMAN

          Buttom, I have my own company. Live at the beach. In the 1% club. You my friend are on the other side. Sorry you’re a loser, but call PU, he’s got nothing to do until his unemployment check arrives.

          • betomas

            Nubs, you think I’m kidding, but I’m outting you soon. If you would like to know Nubs true identity, just let me know with a thumbs up and stay tuned, folks.

          • NOBSisdaMAN

            Go for it buttom.

          • gotroy22

            My guess is he is The Fat Booster.

        • NOBSisdaMAN

          Hahahahaha. G string strikes YOU again!

    • UCLA Bleauz

      So did you… in the 3rd Grade… it’s been all downhill ever since, hasn’t it?

      • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

        why do you think i’m on here 24/7???

        #NoLife

        • TrojanFan3.0

          says the kid with the golden ticket

  • UCLA owns LA Football

    Well SUCCster’s, now that we know the K-man can hit a moving golf cart with a football, all is well in SUCCdum FB land. Does this mean Sark will switch D. Mama, who is human golf cart, to WR? SUCC fights on.

    • UCLA Bleauz

      The results of the Manning Academy aare about as meaningful, or meaningless, as the Elite 11 camp……

      • UCLA owns LA Football

        We have agreement.

      • gotroy22

        Except to Helen of course.

  • UCLA owns LA Football

    Well SUCCster’s, now that we know the K-man can hit a moving golf cart with a football, all is well in SUCCdum FB land. Does this mean Sark will switch D. Mama, who is human golf cart, to WR? SUCC fights on.

  • TrojanFan3.0

    “That’s not really my thing, throwing at golf carts and stuff like that,” Barkley said. “I’d rather throw to a real receiver.”

    Why did you need to post this? ….and you wonder why no one respects you!

    PS…. the National Enquirer is hiring

    • NOBSisdaMAN

      To clean the heads….right up SW’s alley

  • Helen

    Only eight QBs qualified by hitting all three targets, with most of the field struggling to hit the usually underthrown deep cart. Mannion, Bridge, Cody Kessler, Tennessee’s Justin Worley, Dartmouth’s Dalyn Williams, Colorado’s Sefu Liufau, Duke’s Anthony Boone and BYU’s Taysom Hill were the eight to advance to quarterfinal play. UCLA’s Brett Hundley embarrassingly failed to make the quarterfinals.

    • ProbationU

      Are you saying you would rather have Kessler than Hundley? You might find that you are part of a very small group holding that opinion.

      • UCLA Bleauz

        In a spread offense, taking Hundley is a no brainer….

        • Ben Factor

          And in the NFL draft?

          • UCLA Bleauz

            Kessler isn’t NFL material, so I don’t see him getting drafted, and I’m not 100% sold on Hundley either….he needs to work on his accuracy and not lock onto his primary receiver…..ask me after this season what I think of him………also, do you think that Hundley is better than Johnny Manziel, at this stage of his career?….at least he’s more humble than Johnny Football, which will work to his advantage……

      • Helen

        I’m not saying anything, these are the facts reported by those in attendance at the academy. We al know Hundley can’t pass and looks to run first. Unfortunately for him that formula has been tried in the NFL and everyone has failed (can you say Tim Tebow). As long as Mora doesn’t put your receivers in golf carts, he stands a chance of completing a pass.

        • UCLA owns LA Football

          H/H, can you say Russell Wilson?

          • gotroy22

            More Helenian Logic for you.

          • TrojanFan3.0

            hurry, pull the finger!

        • ProbationU

          Hundley can’t pass? Have you seen the QB rankings? Hundley has been sacked more the past couple of years than almost anyone. He has needed to run. Granted, he is not close to a finished product, but he can throw the ball. This year he has to show he can win the big games.

          Kessler is not yet in Hundley’s class. I would expect him to improve this year, but it will be his 1st year in a new system. Hitting golf carts isn’t the same as winning games.

          • UCLA owns LA Football

            And don’t forget K can do a 100 meters in 36 seconds flat.

        • Ben Factor

          Really? Does Jim Mora know that Hundley can’t pass? Have you consulted Sarkisian on that issue?

          I don’t care for the silly comments from UCLA visitors. No need to join in, do you think?

          • gotroy22

            Whatever happened to Helen?

      • http://www.10-commandments.org/ 10 Commandments

        Kessler over Hundley. All day long. Kessler’s a winner.

        • marvgoux1

          He sure didn’t beat Hundley last year.

          • http://www.10-commandments.org/ 10 Commandments

            He’s my teams quarterback. I support him 100%.

          • gotroy22

            Did you support Reggie Perry 100% and call him a winner?

        • ProbationU

          Thou shalt not bear false witness.

          • http://www.10-commandments.org/ 10 Commandments

            Your comment is funny but my statement is not false witness when its the truth! My opinion knucklehead!

          • ProbationU

            Mr. 10… Opinions aren’t truth…they are merely opinions. Most intelligent people will back up their opinions with facts in order to justify their position/opinion. Since you stated that Kessler is a winner, one could imply that means Hundley is not. Last time I checked, Hundley and his team beat Kessler and his team 35-14. That sir, is the truth…not an opinion.

          • http://www.10-commandments.org/ 10 Commandments

            Probe, he posted a 10-4 record last year. That seems like a winner to me. I never said Hundley’s not a winner did I? I just don’t root for a bRuin ever. What youre not getting is that as a fan I take the good, the bad and everything in between. Cody is the QB and I’m not changing my opinion on that.

        • UCLA owns LA Football

          Only in an opium den.

        • Larry Harris

          Suggest keeping your farm ownership papers in the safety deposit box…Not to be touched no mater how tempting the wager.

    • UCLA owns LA Football

      Hilary/Helen, has SUCC’s FB program fallen far down the rabbit hole that you need to announce gleefully, glowingly, that the K-man, SUCC’s starting QB, can hit a moving golf cart three straight times with a football. I’m embarrassed for you Hilary/Helen. I do have to admit though H/H, you do love and stick up for SUCC FB.

      • Helen

        No need to stick up for anything – Kessler did great.

        • UCLA Bleauz

          Helen. ..will you accept this rose?

        • ProbationU

          Helen…I think you may be a little too flowery in your flattery with the overused word “great”. Kessler did an admirable last year under difficult circumstances. It is hard to be too critical of the kid. However, Hundley is better than him at this point in time.

          • Helen

            I said he did great, not that he was great. Kessler overachieved at the camp but his ceiling is too low to be an NFL QB. Nothing wrong with that.

          • gotroy22

            Helenian logic thinks a quarterback rating of 35 is “great”.

      • UCLA Bleauz

        I once hit a moving Vespa with a tennis ball. …does that count? ….

        • gotroy22

          I once hit a moving car with an egg on Halloween night.

          • UCLA Bleauz

            That was YOU?

    • Ben Factor

      So where did Kessler place among the final 8? What distance was he strong at, and what distance weaker?

      Hundley has been criticized for accuracy. Hopefully FOR HIM, he takes it more seriously than did Barkley. For USC, that might not be be so great.

      Supposedly, Bill Walsh was very critical and demanding of Joe Montana about ball placement, and worked him hard to get better.. I came to think that Kiffin set the bar too low for Barkley. I’d be curious to hear Barkley’s candid thoughts at this point.

    • B.Miller

      Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion is the best NFL PRO ready QB in the nation..

      Of course Hundley didn’t make it.. he shouldn’t have even gone to the camp and saved himself the embarrassment.

      • Helen

        Agree. The Pac-12 has many really good college QBs, but Mannion is the best NFL-style QB. The NFL was briefly in love with the running QB, but realized they can’t stand up to the punishment from an NFL defense.

      • gotroy22

        Yet he embarrassed us two years straight, BM. How did that possible happen?
        You and Helen are a real football brain trust.

        • B.Miller

          Who is “us”? the Daily News? USC has been embarrassed a lot in the last 3 years!

  • UCLA Bleauz

    “Darreus Rogers Awarded Jersey No. 1″ …. We had better brace ourselves for the inevitable Kiffin reference by Scottie….. no way can he resist THIS opportunity…..

    • TrojanFan3.0

      Thanks for the warning!

    • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

      it aint news till the wolfman reports it…

      #RestoftheEarth

      • Helen

        it ain’t news till Scottie cut-n-pastes it from another news source.

        • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

          Hundreds of THOUSANDS visit daily to read the wolfman’s reportage..,,

          #GreenEyedMonstress

          • TrojanFan3.0

            Your nose is growing!

          • gotroy22

            TrojanFan3.0 Charlie Bucket • 6 months ago

            Your nose is growing!
            Another CowPolyFan Summer repeat!

          • TrojanFan3.0

            Tell him to lie some more. I’m sure you would enjoy the ride……OUCH!!!!

          • gotroy22

            TrojanFan3.0 • 6 months ago

            Take four knees and enjoy the ride!

            Another Tourette’s Syndrome moment for CowPolyFan3.0 and his Summer Repeats

          • TrojanFan3.0

            Tell him to lie some more. I’m sure you would enjoy the ride…ouch!!

          • gotroy22

            TrojanFan3.0 • 6 months ago

            Take four knees and enjoy the ride!
            Another Tourette’s Syndrome moment for CowPolyFan3.0 and his Summer Repeats.

          • TrojanFan3.0

            Don’t forget your knee pads

          • gotroy22

            Another homosexual themed post from CowPolyFan3.0. Your blow up doll wife Lucille will be heartbroken when you make the big announcement.

          • TrojanFan3.0

            Tickled or choked?

          • gotroy22

            TrojanFan3.0 Charlie Bucket • 6 months ago

            Your nose is growing!
            Another CowPolyFan Summer repeat!

      • TrojanFan3.0

        You mean it’s old news when he reports it, confused idiot

    • rusoviet

      Hey I referenced it (LK) – why not?

  • UCLA Bleauz

    “Darreus Rogers Awarded Jersey No. 1″ …. We had better brace ourselves for the inevitable Kiffin reference by Scottie….. no way can he resist THIS opportunity…..

  • UCLA Bleauz

    “Darreus Rogers Awarded Jersey No. 1″ …. We had better brace ourselves for the inevitable Kiffin reference by Scottie….. no way can he resist THIS opportunity…..

  • john wolcott

    Cody reminds me of Drew Brees, a little short in height, but long in football intelligence.
    This will be a good year for Cody, and if he cuts down on his mistakes i.e. costly interceptions, it could be a very good year for the Trojans

    • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

      Kessler is to Breez, as LJ is to John Roberts.

      #GiveMeABreak

    • marvgoux1

      Only if he gets time to throw.

    • UCLA owns LA Football

      Wally, I think the Brees’ / K comparison is little stretchy. Now K and Matty B. would be a better comparison.

  • UCLA Bleauz

    4 star wide out Desean Holmes just committed to USC….. Fight on!

    • NOBSisdaMAN

      WHAT????? Turned down Coach Lessa and a chance to wear powder blue panties?

      • ProbationU

        Didn’t want to compete.

      • ProbationU

        Didn’t want to compete.

      • ProbationU

        Didn’t want to compete.

        • NOBSisdaMAN

          That’s the funniest line you’ve had yet. Compete? For what? A little South banner? Hahahahahahahahaha

          • Helen

            Compete to see who jumps over the fence first.

          • gotroy22

            Helen won the competition for dumbest football observation of the year.

          • Trogan Fan

            Irony, of course, is that SC isn’t even able to get into the ring for that little fight. Lose on!

          • NOBSisdaMAN

            To BUSY polishing ALL the Natty trophies in Football.

    • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

      funny!!

      now trOXans go bonkers over a four star receiver!! when Petey was here, they would be asking, Where’s the Five Star??

      #YesterdayU

      #FightingForLeftovers

      • Trogan Fan

        Remember ON!

  • rusoviet

    A quote like this:

    “That’s not really my thing, throwing at golf carts and stuff like that,” Barkley said. “I’d rather throw to a real receiver.”

    reeks of sour grapes – almost like his indifferent effort towards Max Wittek before that infamous Sun Bowl.

    Barkley better start looking for a good year with the Eagles – Sanchez knows what a full NFL campaign requires. At least Kiffin is gone

  • jetman624

    No question Cody is taking his role as USC qb and team leader more seriously than the last few guys. He holds the bar very high for himself. If he doesn’t have an absolutely banner year in 2014, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him back for 2015.

    • Trogan Fan

      well, that’s something to look forward to! Another year of an average QB!

  • Larry Harris

    Not to worry. Our receivers are undergoing a change of their uniforms. Next season they will be giving the illusion of being golf carts.
    Completion percentages for Kessler will go through the roof. This means that all of our WRs and TEs should be locks as 1st round draft picks.
    Point of information – During ‘Can’t Hack-it’s’ tenure the HERD scraped up enough scratch to enable them to donate a golf cart to HH/Coach Orgeron for romping around campus/practice field. It can be used as a model for the uniform modification.

    • Ben Factor

      I guess that means that Jackson WILL be playing defense.

  • Toejam For Life

    Barkley had no problem hitting the opposition…