Jalen McKenzie returning for 2021

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    Thats great that he’s coming back. However, Jalen is at best, a backup Olineman. It appeared that he got beat badly on about every other play. I certainly hope whoever the new OL coach is runs open competition and puts the best 5 on the starting line. Unfortunately, that doesn’t include Jalen. UNLESS, Helton made him a promise to start....
     
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    Trouble did seem to find him on a fairly regular basis. Hopefully with better coaching he can get his bearings.
     
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    Fight On Jalen!!!!!
     
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    Hoping this last season was a wake up call for him to step up his game.
     
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    Jalen wasn't a senior and he didn't have a great season, so good decision to come back.

    In that LA Times interview Helton seems to think that Carr and Vae are coming back.
     
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    He should be an OG, can't stop outside speed rushers; need transfers for both OT positions
     
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    I hated the move to tackle. It's not a shock this talented player had an off year. I don't think this season is the proper season to gauge any of the linemen. All that talent at RB and the line across the board couldn't open a decent hole. Why? Because the run game is the gimmick part of the Air Raid if the head coach doesn't set the tone to run the damn ball by mandate. Helton didn't want to do that. Helton must be terminated for USC football to be elite again. USC is not even elite in their own conference anymore. The PacXII is a parity league and USC has made no moves to separate themselves from the pack. That goes to the top above Helton.
     
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    Thanks for the good laugh on a Monday morning...I needed it.
     
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    Najee Harris would have been a bust at USC. Good move by him going to a team that can actually block. Ronald Jones got lucky there were remnants of a decent O-line. In the so-called Harrell Air Raid he also would have been a bust. IMHO.
     
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    Didn’t he play OG before RT?
     
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    Well, that certainly fits neatly in your narrative. I guess you have to say that. At least your consistent.
     
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    He played right guard all of 2019. It looked like he might get some run at right tackle but then Drew Richmond showed up and he slid in there right McKenzie bumping back inside to guard.
     
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    Did an NFL team pick up Richmond? I totally forgot about him.
     
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    Hey Cardinal&Gold, we need the Jim Healy "OK" sound bite here as in: "dateline Los Angeles.....offensive tackle Jalen McKenzie announced today that he will return for the 2021 season to play for the Brain Surgeons".........."Uh, OK"...cue the laugh track.
     
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    I wish our run game was consistent too.
     
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    Wonder if new OL Coach will pick him at RT . Spring camp should be a battle
     
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    Here you go. Waterfall the waterfall...riiiiiighht.
     
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    CLASSIC!! btw, the "ok" was at the 0:52 mark, right after Jerome Brown had dinner with Pearl Harbor before bombing it lol
     
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