USC Is 18-2

USC Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold #14 ...

Clay Helton pointed out USC is 18-2 in the past 20 games. So why are so many (including myself) basically treating this stat in a matter-of-fact manner?

Is it the weekly frustration of watching USC play below its potential? Is it the fact Sam Darnold is responsible for so much of the success? Is it the fact expectations were so high this season? Is it the general sloppiness of play this season? What else?

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  • RegalTrojan

    There were so many wins among those 18 wins that could easily have been losses, so I wouldn’t glamorize them too much. And yes, there’s no question Darnold’s last minute heroics have attained many of them as well, despite all his relative inconsistencies this season, compared to last year.

    • Trojans 6942

      Well they play in the PAC 12 so I guess that’s why so many are from the PAC 12.

      • RegalTrojan

        Yes, but the truth is the whole world knows the Pac-12 is lousy with teams that don’t play physical football and with no tough defense. In other words, they’re soft and cute. LOL!

        • Trojans 6942

          I guess but the PAC 12 is 15 and 9 the last 3 yrs. in bowl games. That’s 63 percent soft.

          • Gabby

            The guy likes to hear himself talk. When someone disagrees with his BS, he goes into attack mode.

          • gotroy22

            And how many of those bowls are pathetic non-New Years Day Vegas loser bowls? Larry Scott has us with a much worse bowl arrangement than the Big 10 has.

        • Gabby

          That’s a really misinformed, lame opinion.

          • RegalTrojan

            That’s a really educated, excellent opinion.

          • Gabby

            take the week off, relax, come back refocused maybe you’ll have a clear level-headed mind

          • RegalTrojan

            Are you slipping already? Haven’t you used that miserable line at least fifty times already? But yeah, I understand. Being a minimum paid spammer must have its grief.

          • Gabby

            and I’ll use the line 50 more times when appropriate. Just a long time Trojan fan since childhood.

          • RegalTrojan

            A real Trojan fan wouldn’t deride and attack a true SC fan and alum like me. You’re a phony with another twisted agenda and self-serving intentions, like making a minimum wage through spamming, and you know it’s true.

          • Gabby

            Quit with the posturing. Your making a fool of yourself. Don’t underestimate my knowledge of football, and the history of USC football in particular.

            I was watching USC football games when you were still running around with sh*tty diapers.

            Take some time off, it’s a win,win for all of us

          • RegalTrojan

            You still haven’t answered my question, and you’re obviously dodging it because it hurts you too much to accept the miserable situation you’re in. So I’ll ask you again. How much do they pay you to do what you’re doing in here?

          • Gabby

            $1000 a day…..are you happy now!….guess not, when it’s more than you make in a week. I call it easy money. Bashing tools like you is a pleasure

          • RegalTrojan

            $1000…LMFAO! Yeah, the 1000 might be correct, but probably in cents.

          • RegalTrojan

            And you know what? I know you hate me. Why? Because I know you and what you’re doing too well. Yes, even twisted ones do not prefer to be read like an open book. LMAO!!!

          • Gabby

            Your words scare me!…I’m shaking in my boots (o’wait, I don’t own any)
            Please, go easy on me, I’m emotional fragility

          • RegalTrojan

            Are you kidding? I’m being extremely civil to you considering your dire lunacy!

          • Trojan96

            Here are the facts regarding Pac12 defense ratings per the NCAA.

            Washington 4th
            Wash. St. 10th
            Utah 31st
            Oregon 49th
            Stanford 65th
            USC 71st
            Cal 100th
            Colorado 108th
            ASU 113th
            Arizona 115th
            Ore St. 118th
            ucla 123rd

            Based on the the current data, with the exception of Wash., Wash St, and Utah, Pac12’s defense is weak this year.

            Gabby, RT has a point.

          • RegalTrojan

            Thank you for those stats, Trojan96. And they show that my earlier assessment on the weak defense of the Pac-12 in general was accurate.

          • Gabby

            It’s a product of the strong offenses throughout the conference. Twisting numbers to fit your agenda……pathetic

          • RegalTrojan

            Strong offenses…LMFAO!!! You really crack me up, peter wolcott!!! And you keep barking about low football IQ? BTW, you haven’t been Texas Hoosier lately. Don’t be so mean to it, OK?

          • Gabby

            The numbers are there, connect the dots…….nevermind, beyond your skillset

          • RegalTrojan

            Lamont Raymond…LMAO! Where’d you get all those hilarious names?

          • Trojan96

            Pac12 Total Offense current ratings 2017 – NCAA

            Arizona 6th
            USC 13th
            ucla 26th
            Wash St. 28th
            ASU 41st
            Oregon 42nd
            Colorado 46th
            Utah 56th
            Washington 63rd
            Stanford 66th
            Cal 84th
            Ore St. 109th

            So besides SC, about half of the conference has a top 50 offense. You can easily argue that the lack of dominant defenses in the Pac12 supports a more successful offense in general. With ‘the exception of SC and maybe Washington, Pac12 doesn’t have the physicality other conferences such as the SEC. Yes, ucla beat a poor Texas A&M and Cal squeezed out a W vs Ole Miss this year, but we are talking about two of the weakest teams in the SEC West. With exception of SC and ucla, Pac12 teams have historically performed miserably against the SEC.

            Don’t get me wrong, I hate the East coast bias crap that we have been dealing with for years. My Point is that Pac12 play is not very strong as other years. It’s just an off year for the conference as a whole.

            With or without Darnold, I think SC will be a very dominant team next year. At least the young talent on paper is showing that to be true.

          • Gabby

            But yet, USC leads the nation in sacks!………What’s your point?

        • SucKiffin

          It’s very bad this year

        • GT

          Washington gave Alabama a game last year. It was anyone’s game until the 4th. Did much better then Ohio State!

          • Gabby

            Washington had some costly turnovers that put them in the hole early. But never gave up and stayed competitive.

            Peterson went toe to toe with Saban. I think washington started to wear down late in the game.

            On paper, it looked like the margin of victory would of been larger. They represented the Pac12 well. No one expected them to win.

          • RegalTrojan

            Yeah, but they still lost because they couldn’t win in the physical side of football. Hey, don’t get me wrong. I also enjoy it every time SC wins, but we still need to be objective about where we are, or we might relegate ourselves into the league of the sucla gutties that relishes every single win regardless of the quality of opponents. We are SC, for heaven’s sake. We need to be competing for the NCs with big boys annually whether or not we win it. Can we say we have done that since the departure of Carroll? Did we have a coach befitting our place in college football ever since? I’ll let you answer those questions.

          • Gabby

            “we still need to be objective about where we are”

            “We need to be competing for the NCs with big boys annually whether or not we win it. Can we say we have done that since the departure of Carroll?”

            Outside of the SMU death penalty, USC received the harshest sanctions ever. The sanctions were put in place to cripple the university, and the repercussion still echo throughout the program. The depth and recruiting were greatly impacted for 5+ season.

            With that being said, Would a true objective fan, given the consequences, expect the team to “competing for the NCs with big boys annually whether or not we win it” after Pete left.

            You continue to make uneducated comments/opinions without comprehending the facts. There is no shame in having a low football IQ, embrace it

          • RegalTrojan

            Zip it up, Traveler. Oops, I mean Chad Parker. LMFAO!

          • Gabby

            I’m sure that crotch kick hit home. If you want to run with the big dog, know your s**t, just saying

          • RegalTrojan

            You mean the Big lonely BI*CH, like Gariella? Or Helen?

          • Gabby

            Helen actually had a nice a**.

          • RegalTrojan

            And a nice pud to go with it?

          • GT

            No, you are correct. I definitely believe that we can aim higher with our head coach selections. I don’t know why we haven’t with all the resources at SC. But remember, PC wasn’t a popular selection and wasn’t even the first few choices. So, you don’t ever know. But, we shall see how this all plays out.

          • gotroy22

            We need to leave the soft Pac 12 and go independent.

          • steveg

            Don’t know about that. USC needs to assert itself in the conference and the conference needs to assert itself in the ncaa. Larry Scott needs to be replaced with a leader. Nikias needs to be less pc or needs to move on.

          • Just logical

            Regarding Nikias, either option is good although I would prefer that he moves on. He prefers academia and fund raising to leading and making tough decisions.

          • j metaphor

            By “pc” do you mean rule compliant?

      • Gabby

        Most of his posts are rehashed garbage from a week ago

    • Gabby

      A win is a win. You don’t get extra brownie points for quality.

      • Trojans 6942

        The problem is there’s reality and perception. If you watch ESPN and all the Big 10 SEC analysis then your in the (money) perception. But then there’s 21 and 12 reality.

      • SucKiffin

        In the college game u can win 9 games on talent alone … it’s those tough road games vs good teams that make the difference
        Can u see a Gomer winning a tough road game without Sam? Not happening

        • steveg

          How many times a day you have to say that. Got anything new?

          • Gabby

            The guys a Perpetual Cry-Baby get him some Pampers

        • Gabby

          Then accept it and quit the constant whining and complaining

      • RegalTrojan

        Obviously not with Gabbrownie, but with the whole world.

      • Tebow_Obama

        Any win the Trojans come away with you try and play it up like Gomer just won a National Title…in his first year coaching. LMFAO!

      • GT

        You are right! A win is a win. Good coaches and good teams are falling every week in college football. That’s what makes it so great! 18-2 is good no matter how close the games. Plus we don’t play lower division teams like Alabama this week before Auburn. The SEC teams always get two bye weeks.

      • Sebastian Lane

        USC Football fans are the collegiate version of what Brazilian soccer fans call “joga bonito” or playing beautifully. If we don’t win (and I mean we, I went to SC) spectacularly, then people complain. Wolf is ringleader, and guilty of what political pundits call Confirmation bias. That is, ignore some of the facts, and focus on the ones that support your theories. We’re poorly coached because we had multiple penalties. And FAIL to mention we had zero turnovers. Again, CONFIRMATON BIAS…..Candidly, it’s lousy journalism too…

        • Gabby

          Yes!…that’s exactly the term to describe it. Great perspective on the diagnosis of this mental condition. Wolf has been guilty of this condition for many, many years, and this way of thinking has manifested itself into numerous posters that live on this blog.

      • gotroy22

        So you don’t believe in the media’s “signature win”?

        • Gabby

          Before I answer the question, define what “signature win” means to you.
          The term means different things to different people

    • Ignore_the_trolls

      A good deal of that frustration was because of Darnold turning the ball over. And frankly the only last minute heroics that I remember were Penn St and Texas.

  • SteveO

    Remember when “just win baby” was all that mattered. Now it seems we need style points too. I am a frustrated fan too at some of the things that happen but sometimes we need to remember the “W” is what that coaching staff is being paid to accomplish and they have!

    • Trojans 6942

      Fuego.

    • Gabby

      Exactly…..can you explain that to regaltrojan, he can’t seem to get his head around that concept

    • This kid has got it right.

    • Arturo

      Good comment. I would just add that developing these young men into mature ones is also a goal. Helton seems to be doing that as well.

      • Trojans 6942

        Nice

  • Pete Smith

    Should be 19 and 1, not sure if we would of beat nd. Couple of those games we won , could have easily gone the other way. At USC we want to win them all. FIGHT ON

    • Gabby

      If it’s not a blowout, regaltrogan will question it. I think his real name is Debbie

      • RegalTrojan

        OK, Gabbrownie. That’s gotta be the most fitting name among all your fake handles. LMAO!

      • Right, as in Debbie Downer. A real prince is Regal Trojan. And talk about a misnomer.

        • Gabby

          Yes!…. Debbie Downer clone. definitely a misnomer

  • jim

    Good Question! 18-2 is 18-2 but I suppose if they were 20-0, there would still be people complaining. I guess that’s a good thing. It just shows that the fans, supporters and the alumni will not stand for mediocre football.

    • CORTEZ THE KILLER

      The rah rah’s settle for mediocre football

      • Gabby

        18-2 is not mediocre…. get the head checked up

        • steveg

          Try 19-5

          • Traveler

            19-5 … your odds of ever being relevant.

          • steveg

            That is the total record since Helton was hired full time. Are you getting testy? Did I say something that upset you?

      • SucKiffin

        Bad looking 9-2 team that is for sure … soft and undisciplined

      • jim

        Maybe some do but I don’t think most SC fans will settle for mediocre football. That’s why it has always been kind of a hard place to coach.

    • Gabby

      20-0 and regaltoejam would still be calling for Helton’s head…..I guess it’s the way he’s wired

      • jim

        Like I said….in the long run that’s probably good. They’ll never be satisfied with a mediocre team.

  • Jack B

    With our OL, CBs, and spotty asst coaching, especially at those positions, 18-2, and 9-2 is fantastic! The TEXAS and UTAH victories this season, and the Rose Bowl in January were some of the most exciting ever.

    We’re not elite now, but we’re good, on the way to another ucla bashing and hopefully to another giant bowl game, this time another Fiesta and a top 5-6 finish if we win. Not bad at all.

    I never thought for a second we were gonna be undefeated this season and we’re right where we belong. I bet we’ll play WSU for the championship, which gives us a perfect revenge shot!

    All we need are a few staff changes, get Darnold back, and we’ll be in the top 5 heading into next season. We need recruiting success big-time in the trenches and all will be well. If we don’t improve there, expect more of the same.

    • Trojans 6942

      We will be in the playoffs next year with a 11-1 record losing at Texas.

      • Jack B

        I think we’ve got our hands full in Austin too.

        • Arturo

          Perhaps, but they still don’t have what our beloved Trojans have- a good QB. Even if Darnold leaves.

          • Jack B

            If you remember, TEXAS’s frosh QB had a fantastic game against us. He made some amazing completions under pressure.

            Hopefully, Helton wins out. If he doesn’t and especially if he doesn’t make the Fiesta Bowl and loses to WSU twice, he’ll be on the hot seat all summer.

      • SucKiffin

        And that horse at Zona and at a good young Stanford team and that is with Sam
        Without him 4-8 and bye Gomer

      • j metaphor

        Weren’t you pre-season #4?
        What happened to that?

  • Fred Sampson

    We might as well sit back, and enjoy the Clay Helton show while Sam Darnold is his quarterback. We’ll see what Helton is really all about once Darnold leaves

    • schammer47

      Coach Helton will have two Excellent QB’s to chose from.Time to pay attention, Fred.

      • Fred has his own agenda; he won’t listen to anybody

        • gotroy22

          You just described yourself, rah rah.

      • Fred Sampson

        USC signs excellent QB’s every other year, so what ? Nick Saban wins championships with mediocre quarterbacks, with players who dominate the line of scrimmage. So who’s blueprint would you rather use, Helton’s, or Saban’s ?

        • Gabby

          Fred, if you don’t have the personnel to fit Saban’s blueprint then your point becomes moot.

        • Jack B

          There’s only one Nick Saban, probably the best ever. Why are you using the best in the history of the college game as an example? USC isn’t the #1 program in the history of the game. I consider us top 5, but we’re not #1 and we never will occupy that position.

          Helton finished #3 in his first year. If he wins out, he’ll finish top 5 again. Two finishes that high would be unprecedented in the history of USC football.

          That would be an amazing blueprint. Let’s see if Helton can pull it off. If he wins 3 more games in the next 2 months, he will have done it.

          Compare to Saban. In Saban’s five years at MICH ST, he was 34-24-1 and never finished higher than tied for 2nd in the Big Ten and was usually 5th or 6th in the Big Ten.

          His first 3 years at LSU he was 26-13 and never finished higher than 7th.

          His 1st 2 years at ALA, Saban was 14-8 and in his 2nd year, he finished 6th.

          Personally, I see his team losing to AUB this year. No way that group I just saw against MISS ST wins the NC. Too many injuries – yes, they do matter. His defense is really vulnerable.

          Is Helton ever gonna be Saban? No way, obviously. But in his 1st two years, Helton puts Saban to shame based on what he did at MICH ST, LSU and ALA.

          • RegalTrojan

            JB, I clearly see where you’re coming from, but your assessment on Helton is still based on three rather big IFs , which is beating all of the three possible remaining opponents in sucla, the Pac-12 championship game, and the bowl game. I’m not so sure if he and his team can handily accomplish the feat, but yeah, it will have been a progress on the team from last year if it indeed happens.

          • Jack B

            Like every coach in America, each is only as good as his last game. Brian Kelly looked like a genius after he beat the pants off USC with his great new staff. Against MIA, he looked pedestrian and like a lightweight. ND fans now hate him again.

            I just pointed out the numbers, which don’t lie. Helton’s beginning has been amazing compared to every single USC coach except John Robinson, who started off 11-1 and recovered from a bad opener loss to Missouri of all opponents.

            USC’s gonna beat 5-5 always underachieving ucla easy. I’m sure the little gutties will come loaded for bear, but they can’t stop a flea.

            I have no idea if USC will win the conference championship or a Fiesta Bowl against someone like OKLA ST. We’re not a great team. We’ve got some big holes on the OL and at CB. Our LBing is sketchy. Sometimes our secondary leaves people WIDE open and RoJo is very good at creating something out of nothing.

          • RegalTrojan

            True, JB. Sports fans are real fickle with a very short span of memory. It’s truly “What have you done for us in the last game?”. But we’re still having fun being shallow like that, aren’t we? LOL!

            The record Helton has put up so far is quite respectable, but we must also consider the content of it. And we all know it was achieved with way too much drama and inconsistencies for comfort with many of the games could have gone the other way. I don’t think the team is on par with the best ones of our past by any measure, except for probably the most dangerous QB ever, as we agreed previously.

            I don’t know about you, but I’m not so confident about this team winning all the remaining games out, including the conference championship game and the bowl game. The little gutties, however, should be conquered handily, barring any hidden surprises.

          • Jack B

            We have a bad OL and they cause a lot of problems for Darnold and our RBs. We can always lose with that group, unless the opponent is downright bad like the little gutties.

            Personally, I doubt SC will win a Fiesta Bowl this year. We haven’t looked like a team that can do that IMO. But Helton’s gonna be with us through the 2018 season, so get used to it. And if Darnold stays, I’m betting Helton will be here through 2019 too. By then, a lot will probably look pretty different with our assts and the USC team in general.

          • Gabby

            Debbie Downer, is that you? it sure sounds like it.

            Arguing with everyone who challenges you.

          • RegalTrojan

            Did someone just fart? Was it you, pudly?

          • Pudly76

            F off punk. You have nothing for me. Go read your post-it notes.

          • RegalTrojan

            Ah, you did, after all, didn’t ya, chris? LOL!!!

          • Pudly76

            Your mama shoulda listened to that sailor. You should have been nothing but a stain on the sheet.

          • RegalTrojan

            Trying F’ing hard as you might, you still sound like a real spamming bi*ch. LMAO!!!

          • Pudly76

            Laughing in a mirror is not the sign of a healthy mind

          • Gabby

            Confirmation bias ……..get some help

          • RegalTrojan

            Pinpoint accuracy…get impressed

          • RegalTrojan

            Say, is John Pepper next up? LOL!!!

          • Pudly76

            You’re getting your blogs mixed up again… get a life

          • RegalTrojan

            You’re the one that needs to get a life, peter.

          • Pudly76

            You get twitchy too don’t you my little schizo bittch… don’t even recognize reality anymore??? Just hold your breath, the monsters aren’t real..

          • Pudly76

            Poor little baby don’t you cry, moma’s gonna sing you a lullaby…what a puttz

          • RegalTrojan

            Whatever you’re doing, it’s not working. Admit it, Brent Shaman.

          • Pudly76

            Quick!! Where’s the next post-it? Ooh, ooh! What POS life you lead.

          • RegalTrojan

            Hey Sebastian, you’re getting a reply! Hurry! LMFAO!!!

          • gotroy22

            And T-Fail.

          • Gabby

            What happened to T-Fail? The guy was funny

          • Gabby

            ouch!…….sweet crotch kick

          • Gabby

            Grow up, you sound like a little kid

          • RegalTrojan

            Get older, you sound like a wrinkly hag

          • Gabby

            The guy is a lonely little p*ssy, who hides behind his keyboard, starving for attention.
            When someone calls BS he throws a vulgar tantrum. It helps him deal with confirmation bias, a mental condition he suffers from

          • steveg

            Jack, probably one of the best defenses of Helton to be posted on here. We have been impatient no question about that. Imagine where Helton and USC would be with an effective staff. I try to stay away from bashing the guy, he is a very good man, humble, and likable. As you said, we shall see.

    • Burak Uslu

      That would be too sensible.

      You are missing the whole point of this blog.

      I remember reading even more complaints about Caesar during the Pete Carroll era.

    • Arturo

      Darnold will be missed, Fred, but Helton and staff have recruited a lot of big bodies and some good looking depth. While I disagree with a lot of your posts, I do agree with you that you can’t go wrong with winning the line of scrimmage.

  • Pac12 fan

    The utah game could have easily been a loss. Wittingham went for two for the win rather than tie and move on in OT. Dodged a bullet on that one.

    • Jack B

      You didn’t dodge anything, except a loss to A&M. Get ready for your beating little gutty. It’s coming soon.

      • j metaphor

        Sounds like you’re already planning your trip to the finals next year, Jacquie.
        I sure hope your team feels the same way because if they have your bloated ego and short memory, you’re both going down Saturday.

    • Jethro G Sabbath

      In other news, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor

      • Trojans 6942

        I think they just woke a sleeping dog!

    • SucKiffin

      Many losses if not for Sam

      • Trojans 6942

        United States would lose to North Korea if it wasn’t for 7 aircraft carriers and 206 fighter jets.

        • Traveler

          Silly boy you are….

    • Gabby

      And the Washington State game could have easily been a win your point is moot

  • Tebow_Obama

    So Gomer is 18-2 in his last 20 games, huh? The reason why he goes with the last 20 is because if you look at the 4 games before that he lost 3 of the 4.

    • Jack B

      Pete Carroll lost 4 of his first 5 with Carson Palmer. John McKay went 12-8-2 in ’70 and ’71. Snapshots are deceiving.

    • Pac12 fan

      You can make stats look a lot of different ways . So he would be 19 and 5 over the two seasons

    • Stephen Randel

      He’d better forget his record in the last 20 games and do his job! That is: get the players emotionally and mentally prepared for a smash mouth dog fight with the bruins Saturday.

      • Tebow_Obama

        Knowing Gomer and his inability to coach properly, he may end up losing to those cupcakes across town. LOL!

        • Traveler

          What’s that brown stuff running down your powder blue sweat pants? Oh….right….your brain.

        • Arturo

          Could you do a better job?

    • Traveler

      STOOGE ALERT!

  • Tebow_Obama

    The Trojans talent alone has bailed Gomer and his staff out of a few games.

    • Trojans 6942

      Well silly of him to recruit talent. Maybe Mora should have thought of that……

    • Arturo

      FSU has talent, so does Texas.

  • Tebow_Obama

    The Trojans have 32 losses since Pete Carroll left after the 2009 season, Clay Helton owns 9 of those losses during the 2 and a half seasons that he’s been head coach. Helton inherited a Trojans team no longer under sanctions and loaded with 4 & 5 star recruits. The one thing Kiffin and Sarkisian did right when they were at USC was recruit.

    • Traveler

      You’re mumbling again, street lady….

    • j metaphor

      ….and drink.

  • marvienna

    Same mistakes made week in and week out and inability to find a fix for many of those mistakes.

    O-line holding, unsportsmanlike penalties, the same dive running play up the middle that never gets fixed.

    I don’t mind playing close games (they got players and coaches, too) and the occasional mistakes but some issues shouldn’t still be there this late in the season.

  • schammer47

    “So many (including myself) basically treating this stat in a matter-of-fact manner.” SW, you should always speak for yourself. Many of us know the obvious reason. USC has won 18 out of the last 20 playing High Quality College Football. Sloppiness is your Bag.

  • JustOwns

    It seems the bozo u FB program has doctored the true bozo u FB record including the Toejam disaster in Tixas…..19 – 5.

    But I admit 18 – 2 sounds much better when bragging loudly about bozo u FB success.

    • Gabby

      Heads 2, 3, 4
      and 6 need some toilet paper sounds like you’re going to have a busy night . Regaltrojan would like some work. The soup kitchen just laid him off

      • Arturo

        Gabby, you write excellent posts and have a good perspective. This is why It surprises me when you write snobby posts that seem to frown upon the common blue collar worker. I know that you are just trying to get a rise out of Regal and you’re entitled to that (I think Regal is more level headed than you give him credit). I don’t know, I’m not here to tell you what to do. Anyway, keep writing your terrific posts.

        #Notabluecollarworkermyselfbutrespectmanyofthosepeoplesworkethic

        • Gabby

          Thanks for the kind words. I appreciate, and enjoy reading your thoughts and opinions. If my comments seem inappropriate, I apologize.

          #NoOffenseToBlueCollarWorkers

  • steveg

    Since Helton became permanent HC isn’t USC 19-5? Lets look at the whole picture.

    • JustOwns

      Thank you!

    • Tebow_Obama

      “permanent”…thats played out. And so is that, “Helton has only been head coach a short while”…routine. Helton has been with the Trojans almost a decade now, give it a rest.

    • Jack B

      Soon to be 20-5 (.800), the best winning % by far except Gloomy Gus Henderson. Helton’s off to a magnificent start but obviously has a lot to prove if he ever wants to be considered great. As of now, he’s only good. But he’s definitely earned that label.

    • Traveler

      Wow. That’s just horrible.

      Next!

      • steveg

        That is not a put down of Helton, it is a shot at the reporter.

  • Tebow_Obama

    How many more yards rushing would Ronald Jones have if he had FB and or TE blocking for him. Half of Ronald Jones carries, he’s getting hit by defenders behind the line of scrimmage because theres no blocking for him. The offensive line got banged up early in the season, inexperienced linemen were brought in and still Helton never tried to bolster protection with a FB and or TE. WTH? does Helton have 3 and 4 WR’s spread out when everyone knows he’s going to run on certain downs, in short yardage situations. The guy (Helton) is clueless, he still hasnt figured it out and he’s fooling no one but himself.

    • Gabby

      quit speculating you sound like a scorned little b****

    • Trojans 6942

      U ever heard of stretching the field of play?

    • Traveler

      He’s fooling YOU, midget….big time.

  • UCLA Dynasty

    I’d take 18-2 at UCLA.

    • Arturo

      Perspective. How about 15 -2? 10-2? 8-2?

  • rusoviet

    With Mike Riley’s impending dismissal after their final game against IA on Friday 24th Nov. @ NE is Mike possibly returning to OR St.?

    • UCLA Dynasty

      Not likely. Feeling there is full rebuild with young guy. Beau Baldwin is my guess.

      • rusoviet

        Yeah I agree – this would be Mike’s 3rd bite at Corvallis – mutually better if they move on different roads.

  • Tebow_Obama

    Helton’s signature wins this year, one, vs Stanford. Give him a contract extension…LMFAO!

    • Traveler

      TIKLHFAO…. The Idiot Keeps Laughing Her Freakin’ Arse Off. We get it.

  • Jack B

    Trump is pulling strings to help the socialistic, imprisoned little gutties in China, one of life’s most recent amazing ironies.

    • ANDYISWINNNNNING!!!!

      I read his tweet. I doubt Trump will receive a “thank you” from anyone!

    • Trojans 6942

      Making cronies safe again.

      • j metaphor

        Yeah, I’m sure Trump is tight with UCLA, genius.
        They’re cronies, right.

    • RegalTrojan

      LMAO…JB, you are clearly a living Trojan fan, unlike all these Gomer-defending spammers in here!

  • UCLA Dynasty

    I know your blogger doesn’t like to cover positive news but your WR Burnett was named a Biletnikoff finalist along with Andrews from UCLA.

    Another name in the final 10: David Sills.

    • Tebow_Obama

      Great, then maybe UCLA’s AD should show interest in Helton and lure him away to Westwood. LMFAO!

      • Traveler

        Maybe your “posse” should lure you away into the LA River and leave you without internet access for, like, forever….

  • Tebow_Obama

    Look, here’s the plain and simple truth, Clay Helton is never going to be able to coach any Trojan football team up in order to beat the likes of Alabama, Clemson, Auburn, Florida St., Ohio St., Oklahoma, Georgia, and the list goes on and on and on. Those are big boy physical teams, Gomer is all about finesse. Gomer despises the FB and TE positions and those two positions are relief upon when playing big boy football against the elite.

    • USC jojo

      Who’s that fullback that plays for Alabama? Clemson? Ohio State?

    • Gabby

      When USC is looking for a new head coach don’t forget to apply

    • Traveler

      Or whatever….

  • Tebow_Obama

    bRuin bloggers are praising Helton and the job he’s done…Oh my side hurts from laughing so much!

    • j metaphor

      I think they mean he was good by SoCal standards as in he wasn’t a horrific, embarrassing drunk like his predecessor.

  • Tebow_Obama

    Helton coached the Trojans up to produce 64 yards rushing and 130 yards passing vs Alabama. YIKES!

    • Traveler

      SQUAWK, boy…SQUAWK.

  • Pac12 fan

    Wheres the buzz for the North Dakota st basketball game?

    • Tebow_Obama

      Same place it was when Helton was struggling vs Western Michigan…LOL!

  • Tebow_Obama

    The 4 losses Gomer coached the Trojans to in 2015 dont count. LOL!

  • Tebow_Obama

    The 52-6 thrashing that Alabama put on the Trojans doesnt go on Gomer’s record because he didnt think at the time that Darnold was good enough to start that game. LOL!

    • Traveler

      My god, girl, you are TEDIOUS…

  • Traveler

    If you look at the CFB scores, week after week, you will see that not a single team – not even the so-called “Bama Juggernaught” – has produced a record worthy of a CFB World Beater. EVERY Top 15 team has stumbled and fumbled at least once…yet the “sportswriters” can’t figure out how a mediocre Miss State can take Bama down to the wire, or how Georgia could be blown away, or Clemson b*tch-slapped by Syracuse…or Iowa State pulling an upset…or Ohio State’s annihilation at IOWA…or…

    Although SC has not purred along like a Maserati, as the Trojan “Faithful” always expect, the team is 8-2. Doing well. In position to run the table through a top tier bowl game. Still, the jackals HOWL like… little men.

    • Trojans 6942

      Money

    • Arturo

      Everyone acts so surprised when a “great” team loses. A classic example, one week Ohio St. gets mauled by Iowa- road game, then the next week they destroy Michigan St. at home. These are still developing, sometimes very immature, young men who can be completely intimidated in a hostile environment.

      • Trojans 6942

        Bingo

  • rusoviet

    Petros had a coach (didn’t cacth his name) who bluntly stated the reason the Pac-12 doesn’t have dominant teams unlike the SEC is the fact that 300 lb fast and agile linemen populate the south and it is hard to pull them from the region to play elsewhere – thus the lack of skill and size (he claims) that is endemic throughout the Pac-12 and its’ lack of respect by national media.

    • Traveler

      BS

    • Golden Trojan

      SC has 18 offensive linemen, ranging from 275 to 325, 8 are over 300 lbs. Give the rest time to develop.

  • If you read any of the diatribe from Tebow Obama, Just Owns, or Pac-12 you are foolish.

    Skip over them.

    • JustOwns

      Walnut, thanks for the plug.

      Toejam u is 18 – 2, but only if you ignore the fact bozo u is actually 19 – 5. Sounds like Roy Moore arithmetic.

  • Audrey Van Smack

    All the above….and add inept coaching to the list. Near zero player development. Look no further than the Rams to see what a difference good coaching can mean to a team.

  • Shawnman

    Is the Pac 12 weak or a bunch of even teams????

  • Sandy Underpants

    That is an absolutely amazing and admirable record. And let me say, they are the worst 18-2 team I’ve ever watched in my life, which is also amazing. Since there is a stat on worst mass shooting in a church, I guess it’s fitting to have a stat on the worst-to-best 18-2 teams in NCAA history. I’ll look for that ESPN 60 in the weeks and months to come.

  • LamontRaymond

    The alternative is killing everyone (U-Dub), and then losing the games at Zona State (U-Dub) and Stanford (U-Dub) – two teams clearly their inferior. At least the Trojans win….

  • j metaphor

    Keep it rollin’ Wolfman 133 and counting….
    It’s like hunting with hand grenades.

  • Lunderful

    Sloppy play + undisciplined players + off standard play calls + 3rd qtr. defensive lethargy = mediocre coaching.

  • RegalTrojan

    Fred, help! This blog is flooded with dozens of Gomer Spammers’ fake handles!

  • Sebastian Lane

    CONFIRMATION BIAS…..It’s lazy, and candidly, shouldn’t be tolerated. You have a set of facts. You either discard or ignore many of them, and highlight the ones that support your theories. It’s what is done in politics. It has no business here. Shame.

  • SkippyTheWonderPup

    It all comes down to coaching, or lack thereof. There are many teams that do extremely well without the highly rated recruits. Kids arent getting better by playing football at SC. Perfect example is Adoree Jackson: 5 star that never learned how to play CB. His success was and is due to his God given abilities, nothing more. Another great example is Imam Marshall: 5 star CB that is a liability on the field…and he’s a starter. YIKES!

  • Isaiahdolan

    I do hope SC gets to play Washington State in finals. Great revenge game.