Clay Helton said Notre Dame ran some new schemes against the Trojans that helped them run the ball better. He also said there were more instances of players getting beaten physically than assignment errors and credited Irish QB Brandon Wimbush for the defense’s problems.
Helton said cornerback Iman Marshall had an MRI on his knee today. I’ve heard he will be out 3-4 weeks, which could mean the regular season.
I asked Helton if college football pundits overestimated USC by picking them as a top-four team.
“I’ve always thought it’s not my job to worry about anybody else’s opinion,” Helton said.
One opinion who does matter is athletic director Lynn Swann. Helton said he and Swann meet every Monday to go over the previous game.