Events that shaped the 2019 season

Discussion in 'GarryP's Trojan Huddle' started by ErikMcKinney, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. Peete2Affholter

    Peete2Affholter Junior Member


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    Totally agree, and we as USC fans know that the (seemingly solid) 8-4 record disguises the truth that the program is trending downward, not upward, as demonstrated by the mass defections from our recruiting class. The word is out on Clay Helton - if you want to play in the NFL --- then USC is definitively *NOT* the place you want to be.
     
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    It certainly is, from the posters here for sure. But, what is the word from the NFL recruiters, High School coaches, parents, players, etc.? Link please on this.
     
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    That's true. But that's a distortion until you look at the real numbers. USC averaged 18 penalty yards more than the average team, and that might be expected for a team that passes the ball so often. Second, their low ranking in turnover margin was only about a half turnover per game more than the average. Teams that pass 80% of the time are also more like to have turnovers than running teams. They will obviously throw more interceptions but will also put their fumble-prone QB's more at risk. Next year when the defense is more experienced and getting more turnovers, and the young QB with more experience, things should change.
     
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    And Helton is 14-17 on the road and at neutral sites. And since Helton took over USC has not won a non-conference road game outside of Los Angeles County. (Only non-conference win outside of the Coliseum was the Rose Bowl against Penn State.)

    Top programs can win against good teams on the road/neutral sites. Helton's history has shown that he can't.
     
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    All other rankings say otherwise lets not sugar coat bad coaching. With the false premise of youth and experience as an excuse. Especially when we're talking about penalties and not getting more turnovers, being an issue for four years.
     
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