USC Quick Thought, II

With Tyson Helton going to Tennessee, are Vols’ fans ready for reverses at the 10-yard line like USC ran against Colorado?

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  • Ryan D

    no but theyre not ready for shotgun formation run plays in short yardage situations

    • rusoviet

      That’s the skinny on the current HC plan when the USC squad <5 yds from the end zone. His brother has a good plan to stay employed for at least another 3- 4 years before their new HC Pruitt moves on or is sacked.

    • steveg

      Leave that for the USC fans, we love the shotgun and run straight ahead at the goal line. Doesn’t work for us, didn’t work for Stanford either.

  • Old Trojans never die

    Interestingly enough, had the play worked as in a well run trick play we’d be talking about the genius of the play

    • USC jojo

      Exactly. One reverse and sw makes it sound like it was done every Saturday.

      Remember when Chow ran a pass reverse in the Rose Bowl, and it worked? That was genius of Chow.

  • Ed Garrett

    writer does a grate job but i some times wish writers quick thuoghts were a litle slower,

  • usc fan

    So we now lost a 4 star athlete to ucla. No one thinks Kelly not going to recruit well guess what thus kid was a sure lock from Serra now going to ucla. I think we will be seeing a lot of this year. And Tyson a joke we don’t need him move tee to qb coach and let him run his offense move kerry Colbert to wr coach get a new db and oline coach. Nfl guys. End of subject swann needs to get on the phone.

    • Chris

      Kid was a UCLA lean the whole time. This was not a flip.

      • usc fan

        He was never a ucla lean! Read some articals you will find he was a usc lock! Our coaches made a mistake with this kid! Now they gotta get back into his living room a fix it asap, we can’t let Kelly get any usc recruits!

        • Chris

          Yes he was. Usc was not in his top 5 in October.

          • usc fan

            Prove it jay wrote an article about him a few days ago claiming he was a usc lock!

          • Chris

            Read his twitter.

          • usc fan

            Nothing on his Twitter ever says he a ucla lean. All says he a usc lock also looked at Scott account too says same thing. USC coaches dropped the ball on this one. Looks like Kelly is trying to flip out recruits

          • Chris

            Ok. You must have an entirely different internet than the one I am on. Scout, rivals, bleacher report, 247 all said UCLA lean with a few others. His twitter said top 5 in October did not include USC. There are articles on first page of google that say this. Early last year he had interest in USC, since mid this year none.

          • usc fan

            Question who do you think I’m talking about? Reason I ask cause I know this kid personally! I know usc never showed him the love other schools did and that when asked if he had a chance to play as a freshman he was told no that they would more than likely red shirt him, this kid has no time to waste. So tell me who I. Talking about cause I never named him by name?

          • Chris

            Bryan Addison. I certainly don’t know him. Only reading recruiting sites and his twitter.

          • usc fan

            Well I know him and his family very well usc never showed him love. This kid going to ucla will hurt trust me on this his work ethic is top notch. I’m still working on flipping him but the coaches need to get on the ball asap with him. He could be a very good all around player for them with returns or simply playing wr, my guess is burnett is leaving you move tyler to slot and addison to wide. You will have a 6’4 and 6’5 wide outs hard to compete and stop that

        • GT

          You are wrong. Kid said he was always an UGLY fan growing up. Never an SC lean. Oregon and Nebraska too. Not a big effort from SC.

        • Sas

          We won’t have room for him later anyways. Plus gave USC the feeling that he didn’t want compete with Bubba Bolden and Pola-Mao.
          There’s a lot of bigger fish that are higher on the board we’re gonna end with a great class.

          • EncinitasBruin

            Good points about other guys on SC’s recruiting board, but bigger fish? Addison is the #1-rated ATH in the nation. How much bigger a fish can there be above #1?

          • Jack B

            USC’s WRs are never a problem and we’re always loaded there. USC easily has more WRs in the NFL than any school. And by all accounts, we’re getting the kid from Mater Dei, who’s the #1 WR according to some.

            I don’t care though. If we don’t bring in some bigger fish at OL, LB and CB, the world’s best WR won’t cure what ails USC.

          • EncinitasBruin

            Yeah. OL and DL players needed desperately for the Bruins.

          • Sas

            The other #1 ATH in the nation Talanoa Hufanga has been higher on our board. Addison looks like a good ball player, but the reports I read sounded like he was discouraged by our depth.

          • EncinitasBruin

            Hufanga is a beast—rated #2 ATH behind Addison, actually. The depth reality makes a lot of sense as UCLA needs receivers more than SC.

          • Pudly76

            Hufanga is the nephew or cousin of Marlon tuipolutu.

          • Sas

            Is he also a receiver? He’s a good looking kid at 6-2 200

          • steveg

            What are you hearing about Daniels going in 2018 class?

          • Sas

            I haven’t been able to read that. My buddy called me last night and told me he is subscribing to Scott Schroeder’s site because there was a ton of insider stuff. I’m gonna call him tonight and I will pass on any good info.

        • Jack B

          Sorry, you’re fully mixed up here. He’s public about following ucla since a kid and he never strongly considered USC. USC didn’t recruit him hard either. There was never any reason to waste that time.

        • steveg

          Recruiting, there are wins and loses. We lost a huge one to Kelly when in Oregon, and I am sure it is still in the back of the coaches minds. Kelly will be the one guy they guard against I am sure.

  • rusoviet

    Mad Max is pulling down >$3 mil a year and that’s 2015 dollars – san jose merc reporting

    ‘The president of the University of Southern California is the highest paid college president in California and among the best paid in the country.

    In 2015, C.L. Max Nikias made nearly $3.2 million to lead the Los
    Angeles-based private school, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s recently updated roundup of executive pay. The publication analyzed data from more than 600 private universities and nearly 250 public colleges.Among private-college leaders, Nikias comes in third, behind Nathan
    Hatch at Wake Forest University, who made a whopping $4 million in 2015 (quadruple his pay the previous year), and James Wagner at Emory University, who pulled in more than $3.5 million in 2015, the most recent year for which there is data available.’

    • steveg

      With football coaches making double that of Nikias, perhaps USC can afford to spend some big bucks on coaches.

      • rusoviet

        That’s not the problem school mgmt. providing funding. It is the head coach’s decision and if is deemed a need needs to be made then input from the AD.

  • Peaceful Warrior

    Another quick thought. When is the last time Scott Wolf posted anything positive about USC? Without any snarky comment.
    #NEVER

  • David Keeling

    If Tennessee has a decent O-line coach, that will help Tyson a lot!

    • steveg

      Ya think? Imagine what it would have done for him here.

  • marvienna

    That reverse call seems more Tee than Ty Helton.

    A similar but variation of that is the jet sweep play which Sark ran on a short and goal play for the Falcons this year and got absolutely crucified for it from the fans. Sark ran a few of those when he was at USC, too.

    Getting rid of Ty is a good move but the problem is still having Tee Martin around to make questionable play calls. Remember, Martin has little experience under other head coaches. He learned from Lane and Sark and so this offense is still going to resemble what Lane and Sark have done.

    It is a soft, predictable offense. USC deserves better than Tee.

  • Ron Fleishman

    WKU!

  • Trojan96

    Quick thought: should SC leave the PAC-12 and go independent?

    Positives:
    1. They never have to deal with Pac12 crappy officials.
    2. More money for the program. (Rutgers made more money this year than USC)
    3. Better scheduling opportunities.
    4. SC can probably still keep their rivalry games.
    5. Better TV contract similar to ND.

    Negatives:
    ???????