A Real Quandary MiketoBush61 Points Member Joined: Oct 20, 2018 Messages: 100 Likes Received: 99 Feb 12, 2020 #1 Having been a USC fan since 1961 I've seen the best to the worst and everything in-between. My quandary is this: I always want the team to do well. I don't think it's unrealistic to expect mainly 10 & 9 win seasons, with the occasional "ugly 8." If next year's team wins 9-10 games and Helton remains the HC, my feeling is that record would be "fool's gold" that helps him maintain his job and I don't believe that he can maintain any level of consistency. But, I absolutely cannot root against the boys just so we can (hopefully) get a new HC. I'm serious. Guys do what they do. Even with Helton bringing in a new staff with some more youth, a big-time recruiter, a rising young DL coach who also happens to be Polynesian, and, a more praised than not DC, he's still the same guy. Can he really just sit back and continue to let Harrell be the "HC of the offense" and Orlando be the "HC of the defense," and change his spots (philosophy, such as it is)? The program is not in a good position with him as the HC. It's a fancy meal without much substance. The appetizers and "sides" are great, the main entree, not so much. Eventually, he is going to want to "do something." We saw how that worked out this year when in his words, he was going to stand back and let Harrell run the offense and he would take care of the discipline & fundamentals...hah! Nothing changed. Sigh! I don't hate Helton but the "Peter Principle" is in full bloom at USC with him, and, he needs to go for the program to grow and be what it can once again be...just sayin'... Peete2Affholter, dbw021, TrojanMafia and 3 others like this.