“Manage your expectations” jvjls Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 117 Likes Received: 206 Sep 8, 2018 #1 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”. J4SC75, BigGuard, Gr8ythunter and 2 others like this.