USC Morning Buzz: Keary Colbert Expected To Coach Tight Ends

Former USC wide receiver Keary Colbert is expected to be the Trojans’ tight ends coach next season, according to sources. Colbert has been an offensive quality control assistant at USC.

The tight ends were coached by John Baxter the past two seasons, so Baxter will now focus on special teams. This means two staff members have been promoted from within because Bryan Ellis was reportedly hired as the new quarterbacks coach, replacing Tyson Helton.

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  • steveg

    Does that mean he is the 10th coach? This means two guys were on staff waiting for their shot and got it. Seems it happens in lots of places, except Alabama.

    • WE ARE WESTERN KENTUCKY !!!!!

      It’s a fluid situation, Helton is looking over our staff for replacements, look for some new hires off of our staff after LOI day.

      • Chris

        Nope. Not happening. Can you imagine the black eye. “Hey kid thanks for coming to USC, your position coach who helped recruit you is fired. We wanted to make sure you signed first. Good luck. “

        • GOMER HELTON

          Happens all the time.

    • peter

      Pete Carroll said of all the players he coached, the player best suited to become a coach was Keary Colbert. Here’s hoping this is the start of a great career.

      • gotroy22

        The Pride of Hueneme High!

  • UCLA Dynasty

    Helton coaching tree is a sapling. One that apparently only grows on the hilltops of Western Kentucky.

    • WE ARE WESTERN KENTUCKY !!!!!

      Don’t dis us Hilltoppers !!!!

      • Tebow_Obama

        “Don’t dis us Hilltoppers !!!!”

        – Clay & Tyson Helton

  • Ed Garrett

    hmmm….intresting how former players and couches become couches but they dont hire writer or poeple like me or poeple with out jobs cuz if they did theyre would be more working poeple but they dont want that cuz they got all the money and dont want to give it to any one else, so rediculuos! smdh!

    • GOMER HELTON

      AI Ed, AI

    • Michael Guarino

      Good news, Ed (and all USC fans). The Post (newspaper and, now, movie star) is reporting that George Allen Jr. will be named the Head Football Coach at USC later today. A high ranking source within the Athletic Department (who is also The AD) confirmed the paper’s story, “True, George Jr. never exactly coached —-but he was in close contact with his Dad, George Allen Sr., during his Dad’s tenure with the Los Angeles Rams —-and we figured he must’ve picked up something. This hunch bore fruit during our interview with Junior— wherein he repeatedly demonstrated a clear knowledge of the difference between offense and defense —-explaining ‘offense is when you have the ball, and defense is when you don’t’ “

  • GOMER HELTON

    Good for Colbert, maybe the next coach will keep him around after Gomer gets fired after this season

    • Gabby

      Same comment 661 times……you own the record, feel proud

  • Tebow_Obama

    Maybe Keary Colbert should coach the FB’s as well, Helton doesn’t utilize the TE or FB position like the Trojans should so it should be an easy job for Colbert.

    Lynn Swann gets paid for doing nothing, why not pay another coach for doing the same?

    • Gabby

      Football IQ?

      ..

      • Tebow_Obama

        You garnered yours from Cerritos College…so there’s that.

        • gotroy22

          You mean Cerritos Auto Square.

  • Tebow_Obama

    So the story goes that the Seattle Seahawks front office is not too happy with the team not having made the playoffs and are giving Pete Carroll until next season to make the Seahawks a legit title contender or else it could be adios muchachos for Carroll and his staff.

    • Gabby

      BS…….your nose is growing. Have gomer Helton sit on it and spin. I’m sure you’ll both enjoy it…….troll on!

  • TireBiter

    The blogger needs a quality control assistant…

    • Tebow_Obama

      So do the people that post here.

      • Michael Guarino

        That works for me —-maybe we could all share the same assistant —-how’s Reid Silverman doing?

        • Tebow_Obama

          Never heard of him.

          • Michael Guarino

            Forgot how new you are…..

        • gotroy22

          Too bad the rah rah perverts scared her off.

          • Michael Guarino

            What else are perverts good for, gt?

  • Tebow_Obama

    Mel Kiper has Sam Darnold going #5 in the NFL Draft.

    Sounds about right. Probably shouldn’t go that high seeing how Darnold isn’t a team player.

  • Fred Sampson

    According to football Scoop , Urban Myer made the biggest splash with his tenth hire ….Figures

    • Sas

      He’s made ten hires already?

      • Fred Sampson

        10th coach

        • Sas

          Wow. While we keep watching the parade go by.

        • Pasadena Trojan

          Or is that his 10th recruit that was hired?

  • Tebow_Obama

    The Trojans defense was responsible for more wins last season than Darnold was. That Cotton Bowl embarrassment, that loss was on Helton and Darnold.

    • David Keeling

      And it wasn’t on the O-line that got completely outplayed, overwhelmed, embarressed, and what not in giving Darnold no time to set up? You need to put Neil Callaway before Helton and Darnold as to why the Cotton Bowl was lost. Without a decent O-line, you have no offense man and USC wasn’t going to win that game. And Helton is likely to bring his friend Callaway back another season. Are you ready for more sloppy play?

      • Tebow_Obama

        Darnold doesn’t know how to read defenses, the majority of his passing yards were a result of him throwing outside the pocket due to broken plays.

        Darnold won’t get away with that in the NFL, his propensity for trying to force passes will be easy picks for NFL DB’s and Darnold won’t be able to escape the pressure of NFL D lines, LB’s and or corner blitz.

        • Pasadena Trojan

          When did you become an nfl scout? If Darnold has time in the pocket, he can pick you apart. He is better than Rosen, more durable, stronger, and can roll out of the pocket and hit the receiver. Now I am an nfl scout, or other words, it is just an opinion for the both of us.

          • Tebow_Obama

            Darnold had plenty of time “in the pocket” vs Cal, UCLA, Western Michigan, etc., all games where they were close calls.

            Those games and then some should have been blow out wins for the Trojans, but weren’t.

  • Lunderful

    How will Jack Del Rio rerspond to these developments? Did he approve of them?………(chortle)

  • Sas

    Wow.
    JT Daniels moves up from #29 to #6 in the final 247 recruiting Rankings gets his official 5thStar as a reclassification player.

    • Tebow_Obama

      JT Daniels is highly overrated, the kid doesn’t have it.

      Fink is the best QB prospect the Trojans have going forward the next few years so expect Helton to have Fink riding the bench.

      Fink should just transfer.

      • Sas

        Ok. Now that’s just crazy talk.

        • Michael Guarino

          More like wishful thinking, Sam……
          #ButNobody’sListening

      • gotroy22

        Matt Fink is King of the LA River!

        • Tebow_Obama

          Nice to know.

        • Michael Guarino

          Matt should be paying you for this…..
          #IfHeStartsIt’llBeBecauseYouHypnotizedUs

          • gotroy22

            Too bad they don’t allow signs in the Coliseum!

          • Michael Guarino

            But they allow bi-planes to fly over…….
            #JustAnIdea,gt…….

    • Michael Guarino

      JT has what we’re looking for, Sam —-he’s tough, he’s smart and he’s got a ton of heart. We’re getting him at just the right time.

      • Sas

        I agree Mike. He’s the real deal.

      • schammer47

        Michael. if you take a close look, Fink and Sears are both top notch QB’s. Does USC need JT ? At this time, not in my book.

        • Michael Guarino

          I haven’t seen Sears in practice since he arrived at USC—-but I have see Fink run and throw both at practice and during a game. He’s not a great passer. If we were to switch to a run-heavy offense (i.e., drop the idea of balance between pass and run), Fink’s vulnerabilities as a QB wouldn’t show up so much — but, in my opinion, we’d be the least productive offense in the Pac 12.

      • gotroy22

        Is he good enough, Is he smart enough, and doggone it, do people like him?

        • Michael Guarino

          Keely Eure (who’s been Dan Weber’s charismatic other half in his YouTube videos) says that her sources (which just have to be better than Gomer’s, right?) say that JT is “the real deal” —and that, although Sears will come out of spring as the leader, it’s very possible JT will take it from him in fall. And, I must say, Keely is one of the most insightful commentators out there —so I tend to put a lot of stock in her opinion.
          #JTIsGoodEnough&PeopleLikeHim

    • Arturo

      Pretty impressive considering his age. He’s been at his best against top level competition, so let’s hope he can maintain that.

      May the best man win- Fink, Sears, or Daniels.

      • Sas

        That’s the way I see it also.

  • David Keeling

    At least Keary knows what it takes to win in Big 5 conference football. Evidently not all of Helton’s cronies he has surrounded himself with know that much.

  • schammer47

    Excellent hire, Coach Helton.

    • Michael Guarino

      Agree with you on this one, schammer47.