“Manage your expectations”

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    jvjls

    jvjls Junior Member


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    Hearing this statement over and over again on this board shows how far away USC is from being an elite program. You don’t hear that statement at Alabama, Clemson, Oklahoma, Ohio State.

    We can’t use the new QB as an excuse, the truly great programs replace great players all the time but their systems, coaching staff, and returning players manage the transition successfully. Look no further than the Pete Carroll Era, Palmer, Leinart, Booty, Sanchez, etc. we can’t use Darnold’s graduation as an excuse.

    I don’t have the answer, and to be honest, I can’t think of another coach I would rather have. Maybe we just need to hope that Helton and team get better, but we are not an elite program anymore and as fans we shouldn’t be okay with that and lower our standards by “managing our expectations”.
     
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    How many true freshmen have led SC to the promised land?
     
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    We just need a good OC and we would be fine. Way too many talented football players on our offense to not score at least 30 points against a mediocre Furd defense. Our OC simply can't adjust - because he's not smart. Furd sitting on all of our routes - so run crossing routes, slants, quick hitches, etc. Instead, our WRs run right into coverage - and I have to believe that's on the coaching.
     
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    We are young. Give it another year or two then we'll be rolling, if healthy.
     
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    So we should lower our expectations to what 5? 6? Losses?

    Maybe you want to accept mediocrity.

    That offense tonight looked piss poor. Right now this team looks like they will struggle with every opponent.
     
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    i'm not sure if NCAA div1 is what i'm watching tonight.
     
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    Thats right. Princeton still claims 28 National Championships in Football.
     
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    We haven’t any
     
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    I don’t see many people blaming Daniels
     
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    And your point?
     
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    Hey, you morons who have bagged on Darnold for so long now, do you miss him and his “constant turnovers” yet?
     
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    College Football is a revolving door. You can make this same excuse next year players like Cam and Porter leave...
     
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    Exactly. We use this excuse every year. I was being sarcastic bc so many people on this board can't see the writing on the wall with this amateur staff.
     
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    National Championship or Bust!

    Woo hoo! Go Trojans!
     
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    I heard a nice line during an NFL game today. The color guy said of a struggling team, “Who’s gonna light the match?” We need to ask that same question.

    Who is “the guy” on this team? Who’s the guy who’s gonna step up and start making big plays who says, “Get on my back and follow me to where we need to go!” I don’t care who barks the loudest in the locker room. I care about who’s playing the loudest between the lines when the lights are on. Sack up, strap your chinstrap on and let it rip. Let’s freaking go!!
     
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    No, we wouldn't.
     
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    From 2003-2009, I had National Title expectations. 2009 sucked...

    From 2017 and onward, my expectations are 3-5 losses a season, similar to 2009. Managing expectations under the current regime. It's not fun, but it's what we have right now.
     
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    We are currently not elite--but its not because of Helton. Its a top down, de-prioritization headed by Max and Pat and on the heels of the sanctions. Helton runs a clean program. That means no payola, no roids culture, no win at all costs, etc.

    This is direction the University took. For some good reasons and a whole host of bad ones.

    So until the NCAA cleans up the sport across the boards, or we play by the unwritten rules, this is what you get. Naturally talented players with one hand tied behind their backs.
     
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    You're suddenly a moron when you're unhappy your qb leads the nation in fumbles...

    I know it's the internet, but it baffles me how many subjects this forum fights over, that would actually spark in depth, friendly and welcomed conversation IN PERSON.

    SC has fans all over, but i rarely come across actual people with the knowledge most people have on this site, but when I do come across someone that can trade player, stat and coach knowledge, it usually turns into a conversation that can last a long time even when we don't have the same views on things.

    The internet has a way of bringing out a person's true character and some of y'all are bitter, unhappy and truly mean
     
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    Guessing you get banned again soon. Can’t wait for Marc3
     

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