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  2. J4SC75

    J4SC75 Junior Member


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    Much has been made of JT Daniels' leadership skills, or the lack thereof. What have you seen this fall? Is he coming on as a leader? Does he get his teammates excited and ready to go to war? Or is this still a work area for him? Finally, compare his leadership skills with the other QB's.
     
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    Trying to get more insight about the last scrimmage and where you see the O and D. Much has been made of the ineffective or lack of an emphasis of the run game in the last scrimmage.
    What is your take.
    Is it a good sign because the defense is focused on stopping the run or was it the O lone failure/execution?
    It also sounded like the defense got beat deep many times in the last scrimmage.
    Again is that because the defense sold out against the run and left the secondary vulnerable?
    Also does that mean the O line gave the QB enough time to go deep?
    Does that mean the front 7 wasn’t getting enough consistent pressure on the QB?
     
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    Should we be concerned about our running game this year and the effectiveness of the O-line in opening holes for our backs? The last scrimmage certainly didn't inspire much confidence in this area.
     
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    I would like to know how many practices in full pads the NCAA regulations have allowed up until this point in fall camp and I would like to know if USC has used every single one of them? Of course, you guys can't watch practice so we don't really know if they took full advantage of the physical contact in those practices or if they were just putting on appearances.
     
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    What current college offensive system(pass and run) most closely resembles the type of system we will run this year? So far,do you see any major differences in our current system and what GH ran last year in Texas?
     
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    Two questions

    1. Based on what you've seen, which QB would you name as the starter?

    2. At what point in time in terms of days/weeks from opening day, does it become a detriment to the overall potential team success delaying naming a game 1 starting QB?

    Thanks!
     
  8. FightOn4Eva

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    Hi Erik,

    With all the recent penalties that go on in practice not to mention the 9 or so that occurred during this past Saturday, what is your take on this and the fact that this is one of HCCH main responsibility from a focused standpoint this year. Does this detail any good or bad vibe for a team that is trying to move on from last years undisciplined ways.

    Second question is in regards to the new offense and the quick moving snaps. If I am not mistaken the idea (Air Raid offense) was to play as many players and switching them in and out to have fresh bodies in order to move and stay efficient while attacking. If this is correct. How does that work from a fast moving offense if the rule of the game is to also allow defenses to substitute their player personal? Are we allowing that as well for our defense during our practices and how is that looking/working from your view.

    Erik your doing an amazing job by the way, greatly appreciated.

    Thanks Again,

    Fight On
     
  9. fanoftroy01

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    Are there going to be any changes to the offensive line starting lineup?
    Which players stood out during fall camp?
     
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    It sounds like we are leaning toward a lot more 4-3 for our front 7, I guess to get Drake Jackson on the field a lot. If that's the case, I understand why they are doing it if you've got the second coming of Leonard Williams on your roster. The problem comes when we've been recruiting a bunch of LBs for years for 4 linebacker positions. That means we're 4-5-deep at the LB positions and 2-deep at the 2 DE positions. Do you think this is an issue now and in the future, especially how poorly our DL recruiting has gone the last couple years?
     
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    Erik-what's your take on Drevno's philosophy of cross-training linemen to learn other positions along the line? I'd like to think it's because there might not be much drop-off between certain starters and backups, but it could just be simply planning for inevitable future injuries.
     
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    What's your take on Helton naming Jack Sears as the number four QB on the depth chart? Quite the surprise to many I would expect. Also, how quick a hook on JT will there be with Slovis number two? I could see a scenario with Sears number two where there might be a quicker hook if something starts to go off the rails, not so much with Slovis.
     
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    Maybe Slovis, has a grasp of the playbook than Sears. This is a totally new offense, than last season. We need to let things play out, before we pass judgment on either of these kids.
     
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    Erik,

    I know he's not a on the field game day coach, but was Dave Campo on the staff last year? He has tons of experience with defense and DBs, it can only help having him around working with the D. .

    Thank you
     
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    Last year USC was leading in the first half for most of the games.
    Then for some reason fell apart and the other team made smart adjustments.
    If USC could make halftime adjustments, the story would have been much different last year.
    Does Helton have a plan for halftime adjustments?
     
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    How does it make sense that Slovis would be #2 QB? Does the head coach [can't bring myself to type that name anymore] expect Sear to transfer out now? I just have the feeling we are going from frying pan to fire for some reason - in spite of collecting some really good athletes and staff finally. I too am shocked by this and it seems we've been lied to if there is any merit to this rotation.
     
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    Two questions:

    1. Will the OL be able to Pass Pro Long enough to get our TE’s involved in the pass game?

    2. Will we truly see a hurry up style of play? (No rushing up to the line, then looking for directions from the sideline)
     
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    Erik,
    I really don't care who the QB is just as long as he doesn't throw to many picks. I hate that. Especially in the red zone. It's a momentum killer. There is no better way to motivate and fire up an opposing team then to turn the ball over.

    My question is does JT have to clean up his TD to Int ratio this season to keep the job?

    14 Td's to 10 Int's will not get it done this year.


    Especially when the competition looks like this:

    Tua Tagovailoa (Alabama) 43 Td's 6 Int's

    Trevor Lawrence ( Clemson) 30 Td's 4 Int's

    Gardner Minshew (WSU) 38 Td's 9 Int's

    Dwayne Haskins (OSU) 50 td's 8 Int's

    Kyler Murray (Oklahoma) 54 Td's 7 Int's
     
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    Can someone confirm if Jack Sears has graduated already or not? There has been a picture of him in a cap and gown since after the spring semester with Swann and Haden flanking him. That pic is on the official USC roster at this link:

    https://usctrojans.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=10509
     
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    Late question, but you mentioned in another thread that Helton will release the depth chart on Friday before each game. Does that mean barring injury the QB depth chart can change from week to week? For example if JT gets hurts and we are playing a very physical team, where it may require a more mobile quarterback would you see Helton/Graham changing the order. Or is that pretty much the depth chart barring injury for the emtire season. I was just wondering as there had been much discussion pertaining to the QB depth chart since it was announced and that might give more incentive to Fink and Sears. Just asking?
    Fight On!
     

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