USC Quote To Remember

browne-ala-3Anyone who reads my blog knows I thought Sam Darnold was the top QB during spring/summer practices. But here’s the Clay Helton quote from August that Max Browne probably would like to remind him about today.

“I never want a guy to be looking over his back all the time, like, `Oh, this series, if I don’t do good, I’m out.’ I just think that puts undue stress on a kid,” Helton said.

  • Mrhawaii

    I’m sure Helton is looking over his back at Swanny.

    • Sam Bam

      Yes he is.

    • Paul

      Where’s Osa?

      • Mrhawaii

        Where’s Stanford or Minque or facecups?

  • YOLO 4 SC

    Obviously he was referring to Darnold since Max is not a kid, he’s a graduate

    • WESTWOOD ROB

      But Max is a “guy”.

      • YOLO 4 SC

        Its all pretty obvious – Max is a valuable player that cant transfer now, and Darnold is a better player that provides a spark

        Everybody wins!

  • j metaphor

    SoCal will roll over Utah tonight.
    This talented squad will finally realize they are part of the same tradition whose heroes are some of the most notable in collegiate sports history:
    Mike Garrett, Pat Haden & O.J. Simpson.
    That should get them fired up.
    Watch out Utes!
    #Destiny

    • http://johnwolcottlaw.com john wolcott

      Although your comment is dripping with sarcasm, Garret, Haden and Simpson were great athletes at SC. Too bad O.J. had to tarnish his reputation with his felonies.

      • DMH63

        I am laughing at jm’s comments. People can’t help themselves, USC and the Asylum of dummies at the Ivory Tower have put the school, fans and us alums in these sad state of affairs. Its funny now til it happens to you. Ucla is not a perfect school, fanbase, yet they do have some questionable alums with baggage. Its a cruel circle and karma is the worse medicine.

      • j metaphor

        Their accomplishments are hard to live up to.

    • WESTWOOD ROB

      In the tradition of OJ Simpson? Watch out Utes, indeed!

  • j metaphor

    Speaking of “on a roll” The Wolfman is KILLING IT!
    The SoCal fanbase has finally realized he is the true voice of Trojans (along with Petros) and tells it like it is.
    They are flocking to this site like never before.
    Look at the number of hits on every one of his posts over that last three weeks!
    These are huge numbers.
    #waytogowolf

  • Rick

    Hey Scott

    Question ?

    Do You ever have anything good to say ?

    Anything Positive ??

    Ever ???

    Because a perennial naysayer always carries a “4” letter word above their head, it starts with a P and ends with a K !

    Is that You ???

    • WESTWOOD ROB

      Pork?

    • Ted

      You mean it starts with R and ends with a K!

      #RickYouBetterApologizeNow

  • Jack B

    Gomer’s working on Swann’s instructions. That’s the key right now and not once has SW touched on it.

    SW acts like Gomer suddenly switched his mind on the QB scenario. In reality, Swann had a come-to-Jesus meeting with him and laid down the law and the urgency of what needs to be done immed re Darnold, Jackson, more aggressive coaching and other matters.

    That’s the real story behind USC football now. It’s all about Swann. SW has ignored that because he doesn’t know what has gone on since the STAN debacle.

    • DMH63

      I wonder what creative header it will be after the game!

      Freshman qb saves Helton’s bacon for another game!

      Or

      Clown College still can’t it right lose to the two utes!

      Sammy is a great kid, He will be something special and lead us to great things.

      • Jack B

        I don’t know that he can save us from our pitiful OL and psycho D, but I think he’s a special guy who will be exciting to watch and give us a dimension we haven’t had in a long while.

      • gotroy22

        Amazing how you are such a critic after 3 days posting here…Gollom Wolf.

        • DMH63

          I’m a quick study 22, smart people have a knack for picking up conversations intelligently. In my short time, I see you as a witty guy. Everyone brings a lot of knowledge to the blog. Even you guys from Ucla.

          • gotroy22

            No you aren’t Gollom Wolf. Otherwise you would find something else to do with your meaningless life besides obsess about Scott Wolf.

          • DMH63

            Too funny! I don’t sit on a rival fan site like you 24/7. I do have a life. Enjoy your weekend! Go Stanford!!!

  • Trojan1967

    With a passing game currently ranked 109th out of 128 teams, I can understand the change. But will Darnold make a big difference? Or is the failure of the passing game primarily due to the O-line – both failing to protect and failing to open holes for rushers.

  • http://johnwolcottlaw.com john wolcott

    Well, Browne was not ‘looking over his back all the time’ during his 3-games because he was entrenched as the starter.

    But things happened

    • YOLO 4 SC

      He was lookng from on his back is more like it – with Utes coming as sack masters no time to be messing around with stilt-boy who had one good run against Bama but will be eaten alive at Utes with that Oline

      Just the facts

  • ANDYISWINNNNNING!!!!

    It’s almost game time! Let’s see what Helton presents to the nation! We’re all watching!

  • Sam Bam

    Ok Trojans, you may have noticed that I have been down on our Trojans this week, but it’s a new day and we can turn this around tonight!

    FIGHT ON✌
    WEARE-SC✌

    • YOLO 4 SC

      Who wants to watch Max get sacked 10 times??? Of course we have new hope with Darnold its only logical

      • Sam Bam

        Well said YOLO. Darnold has the perfect opportunity in front of him. Somebody has to lead this team.

        • DMH63

          Win for Vin! LOL wrong blog, I am rooting for Sammy, he may go Tebow on Utah. Enjoy the game!

          • Sam Bam

            Yes! Win one for Vin!
            And Tommy Trojan!

          • DMH63

            Heading off to the stadium with my nephew, will catch the game on DVR after the Dodger game.

          • Sam Bam

            My aunt will be there, have a good one!

          • DMH63

            Thanks .. Fight On!

          • Sam Bam

            Fight On!

        • YOLO 4 SC

          Ya and Max HAD that opportunity – not enough cohesion with the line and his receivers (seriously telling Juju to catch with two hands on national TV when his hand was actually held???) – this guy Darnold has a chance to be a full on hero of Troy – crossing my fingers with one hand and V with the other brother!

          • Sam Bam

            This could be the beginning of another great Trojan QB!

            Cross my fingers✌

          • LBC Rob

            God I hope you are right brother.

          • Sam Bam

            I’m really hoping Sam Darnold turns our season around tonight for good.

  • j metaphor

    Go Sammy!
    Save your coach!
    Please!

  • Paul

    Helton screwed himself and Browne with that decision. If he’d picked Darnold, Browne could have transferred & played immediately.

  • Reggie Royale

    @swolf, you don’t get to act like you knew Darnold would be the guy. Max had 3 games to shine, and he failed to provide that spark. It’s not all his fault. You win and lose as a team. Helton gave Max three games, that’s not quite looking over your shoulder. The team needed a spark and that usually happens at the QB position. Coach has to make decisions in the best interest of the entire football team and not be concerned about a statement he made before the season started. As a coach, you make adjustments during the game and season. If your team needs a spark you do what you can to provide that. Nice try Scotty, you don’t look at smart as you’d like everyone to think you are after all .