Kedon vs Sam CP619 Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 1,547 Likes Received: 2,183 Aug 22, 2019 #1 Let's start off by calming the "are you really comparing Sam to Kedon?" crowd down...maybe, maybe not. Simple question...Would anyone have been upset if Sam, as a true freshman, was the backup for Cody Kessler in 2015? I'll take a stab in the dark and say, "No". But, Max Browne was the backup...you remember him, right? He was the back-to-back Gatorade Player of the year for the state of Washington. Not exactly a slouch. Looking back at that 2015 season, the team finished 8-6 after starting out the season ranked #8 in the country. What a disaster. Luckily, it could have been worse...imagine Max Browne playing in any of those games if CK got injured. USC backed into winning the South only to be rolled by Stanford for the 2nd time that season. If Max Browne started any of those games, USC does not finish 8-6. But...what if Sam started any of those games due to a CK injury, who knows what the season would have looked like!?!? What about the 5 point loss at unranked Washington where CK was GARBAGE? Sammy, as a true freshman, would have led the game winning drive just like he always does, right? I would have taken a true freshman, Sam Darnold, over the 5th year Senior, Cody Kessler, on that day and a few more days that season. Can we all just calm the eff down about Slovis being named #2 over Sears and Fink? What if he turns into the next Sam Darnold? Ouch, I feel the backlash coming. And you can preach about Sam and his greatness all you want...but let's not forget...he was recruited by USC to play LB! Ha! And let's look at the Sam vs Kedon comparison (before the Legend Of Sam Darnold was created)... ESPN had both as 4 star QB's, Sam with a Grade of 83, Kedon with a Grade of 80. Not much difference. My point is very simple...let's not act like we know what Kedon will be, and let's not pretend to know what Fink and Sears would look like as the starting QB, or even as the backup QB. Based on history, I'm very happy Slovis is our backup QB over Fink and Sears. Reasoning: Fink and Sears = Corp (5 star) and Mustain (5 star). Look what happened when those guys entered the game as a backup QB. I'll make it easy...USC lost...every time...Sears included. I'd rather have a diamond in the rough, who isn't thinking everyday about transferring, and can develop in this new offensive system much quicker as the #2 QB than the #4 QB. That's all folks! FIGHT ON! BEAT THE BULLDOGS! SUPPORT THE PLAYERS AND THE COACHES! PUMP, PUMP, PUMP, UNTIL YOU CAN'T PUMP NO MORE! Last edited: Aug 22, 2019 SCBIGTIME and Cyrus like this.