So Long, Baby Quarterback

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Andre L. Smith/The News Journal

Last week, David Sills aka the Baby Quarterback, committed to West Virginia, ending the long saga that started with his commitment to USC as a seventh-grader.

The move was expected and I won’t say Lane Kiffin’s reputation was tarnished because it’s already well beyond that stage. The comments that stand out today are those of Sills’ quarterback guru, Steve Clarkson, who was involved in the commitment to USC.

On social media last week, Clarkson’s called Sills the “perfect quarterback.” He also referred to him as the “golden ticket” for West Virginia. It took nearly five years for the commitment to USC to prove worthless. Now we can wait-and-see if those grand compliments come to fruition at West Virginia.

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  • Buzz

    It seemed that USC had fallen out of love with him and had other fish to fry. It will be interesting to see how this “perfect quarterback” fares at the next level.

    • party_opponent

      Don’t worry. Whether we want it or not, SW will provide Sills’ weekly stats versus USC’s QB. Get ready. It’s going to be a long four years.

      • anno nimus

        Lmao spot on. You must admit though, Scott Wolf is highly entertaining, I wish he was the UCLA beat writer.

        • party_opponent

          He’s definitely worn on me. SW might elicit an occasional eye-roll from me but, in general, more content is better than none.

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

    wolfman, you seemed to KNOW he was never coming to begin with!!!

    you PLAYED the Dummies like gullible children!!

    ANOTHER EXAMPLE of the wolfman’s calculations allowing him to see LIGHT YEARS into the future and far beyond EVERYONE ELSE!!

    #UltimateVisionary

  • UCLA Bleauz

    Yes, but will this be the ending of the other long saga, also known as your obsession with this kid?…and continual need to bash anything and everything Kiffin related?…..I didn’t think so…..

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

      #Wah!

      • UCLA Bleauz

        Why do your posts defending Scottie always seem to conjure up memories of Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man”?

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

          as Hillary famously said, “I’m ain’t no Tammy Wynette, standin’ by my man!!!”

        • Helen

          You hit that nail on the head!

  • UCLA Bleauz

    Five years?…. wow…..It takes some kids only two months for their commitments to prove worthless…

  • john wolcott

    Athlete commitment is like a cotton candy shipment– not much substance to count on

    • Buzz

      You got that right. No sure thing until they commit, sign their papers and enroll.

      • UCLA Bleauz

        And even then, they can be prone to transferring to another school, should they not get the amount of playing time that they believe they deserve…..

        • WEB_Dupree

          That’s why it’s best to lock them in sheds. Mike Leach is no fool.

  • B.Miller

    Congrats to the kid.. Hope he succeeds ! FIGHT ON!

  • Helen

    Not sure how you see the kid “proved worthless” – does his decommitment make him any more worthless than say Eddie Vanderdoes?

    • gotroy22

      More Helenian logic.

      • Helen

        Logic is difficult for Daily News employees to understand, I know.

        • gotroy22

          You deliberately misquoted Scott and you know it, rah rah.

  • timtrojan

    Everybody knew from the beginning this was very unlikely to happen. The last year it was more a matter of USC not wanting to tarnish the kid and say we don’t want you. Sark told the kid behind close doors and let him find another avenue. Scotty as always used this to paint a negative tone and excite his UCLA base.

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

      GAAAAWD is it SOOOOO hard to admit the wolfman was RIGHT??

      give the wolfman a wolf howl as a sign of respect.

      AUUUUUU-WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
      (this is a wolf howl)

      #WolfisdaMan

      • timtrojan

        You win Scotty is the man. Leader of UCLA tripe that frequent this site. His mom is very proud of him. I wonder how many people that commit before sophomore year end up at same school? Has UCLA football recruit ever had anybody take interest before they realized no top school has interest?

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

          Golly-JEEPERS!!! why so ANGRY?? you know, you don’t HAVE to visit the wolfman’s site constantly.

          my opinion is you you may not be cut out for the world of big time Pac12 sports blogging/commenting.

          and leave the wolfman’s mother out of this….very Mark Larson of you…

          • timtrojan

            LOL. Your back on your game. keep up the good work. Scotty’s mom just needs to accept that she does not have to defend all things Scotty. He’s a hero just for all the wrong reasons.

          • gotroy22

            When will you stop defending all things Lane, Layla?

          • WEB_Dupree

            I’m wondering when they are going to add MarLar’s name to the list of words that get your comments sent into “awaiting moderation” limbo. They have been hostile to this sort of thing on this blog in the past; we’re not allowed to mention Fred W., as you know.

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

            i don’t think so….unless MarLar is ACTUALLY NOBS, which is just “rumor” and “opinion”… based on a anonymous tip.

            if the name IS banned, then we KNOW it was the right ID.

          • WEB_Dupree

            Wait a minute — you say “if the name IS banned, then we KNOW it was the right ID.”

            But the name of Fred W. was banned — so by that logic, you ARE Fred W. after all! Jethro, check it out!

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

            Now you’re just playing with semantics.

            And Jezro can’t solve the riddle on most Popsicle sticks.

          • Jethro G Sabbath

            Yeah right!

            Figured your latest escapade out pretty easily.

          • WEB_Dupree

            That is odd. Was it the MarLar reference? The Fort Wayne reference?

          • Jethro G Sabbath

            I’m retired from that line of work now but just for fun noticed that Bucket has been talking to himself a lot the last couple of days.

          • WEB_Dupree

            Are you saying that you think Bucket is posting as betomas? I don’t see it.

          • Jethro G Sabbath

            I think he is. I’ve suspected it for a while and this episode furthered it for me.

            I think it’s a profile he created to do his dirty work.

            Look at the Jimmy Gunn thread. I think, in his euphoria, he got a little careless and slipped a bit.

            Like I said, I had retired from internet detective work but this aspect of the blog seems to pull me back in.

        • gotroy22

          Layla is a bitter woman. Cross her hubby and she never forgives!

    • gotroy22

      Then why do it, Layla?

      • timtrojan

        Still will never understand the Kiffin reference but just like your son nothing makes sense. Kiffin was the perfect buffoon for Scotty to use his bitter glass half full attitude. Your the iron dome for this blog, just not an effective one. Keep fighting the battle and ask yourself why these UCLA honks give Scotty such a loyal following.

        • gotroy22

          Did you learn to BS your way through tests at Florida with that kid of writing, Layla? Answer the question!

  • Trogan Fan

    after seeing what SC did to Barfly, Wittek and Kessler’s careers, it’s no wonder this kid split!

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

      don’t forget Maxie Browne. He’s the one who shouldda left, not Witteck…

  • Helen

    R.I.P. Baby Journalist

  • gotroy22

    Helen didn’t misread it, she deliberately lied about it and all the rah rahs said nothing.