Here’s my story on what USC needs to fix against Utah. Here’s an excerpt:
Play Randal Grimes: USC burned the freshman wide receiver’s redshirt year during garbage time against Oregon State, so it better use him going forward. Grimes did not know the full playbook earlier in the season but he only needs to know four or five specific plays to contribute.
If Grimes is good enough to debut in Game 6, then he must play the rest of the season. The same applies to freshman wide receiver Joseph Lewis, who continues to play a minor role despite being physically impressive.
Give Ronald Jones a chance: The junior tailback was considered a Cinderella choice for the Heisman Trophy. Did you know he has 26 carries in the past two games? With Stephen Carr hurt, Jones should be the featured back.
Remember what former USC coach John McKay said about giving the ball to O.J. Simpson so many times: “Why not? It’s not heavy.”