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Discussion in 'GarryP's Trojan Huddle' started by ErikMcKinney, Feb 19, 2020.

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  2. LDIABootney

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    What will it take to get the staff relationships with local high School coaches
     
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    Erik, do you have any detail on how Daniel I's rehab has come along? Now that he is back on the team, is he actually ready for practice at full speed in Spring, or is the plan to continue off-field conditioning with an eye toward being ready to go for Fall practice? It's been such a long road back for him, with some bouts of false optimism along the way.
     
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    Erik, We canceled the UC Davis. No FCS! The streak will continue. This is amazing news. I can't tell how happy I am. How is the optimism within the program right now? No FCS, new coaches, and Done Williams seem to hit the stride immediately.

    Are students/athletes still with the coaches? It felt that the team quit when we played Oregon and Iowa, how is morale?
     
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    Who do you think ultimately replaces LT Austin Jackson and protects our QB's blindside?
     
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    Is SC going to try and scoop up the OT from Stanford in the transfer portal?
     
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    Erik, I think most of us are stoked at how aggressive the coaches are being with all of these recent offers to top recruits. Now I am wondering if we have a large enough recruiting staff to build meaningful relationships with all of these athletes and their families. Do you think we have the recruiting support staff to accomplish this? If so, what changes to the support staff lead you to believe they can not only manage to be more effective when interacting with the athletes but also handle the additional volume of offers?
     
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    Erik,
    As the Pac-12 falls further behind other conferences on per-school broadcast revenues what will USC be more likely to do?:
    • Lead the charge to fire under-performing commissioner Larry Scott. Or,
    • Explorer joining another conference or going independent.
     
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    Erik, What was the total contractual expense to USC athletics for scrubbing the UC Davis game then replaced by San Jose State?
    Also, How much is Alabama paying USC for the luxury of playing the opening game of next season?
     
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    Erik,

    I know the "air raid," or, whatever you want to call it requires a lot of receivers, but, couldn't a player like McCoy be utilized more effectively as a safety? I mean, it's going to be Vaughns & Brown, London, and probably Ford as the top 4 and they can also use Jackson & Bryant...
     
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    Erik, what are the chances Orlando ignores Helton and has physical, hard hitting practices?

    Would the offense respond in kind after taking a beating the first couple days?

    Would Helton intervene and stop them?
     
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    Erik,
    What is the projected number of scholarships SC will have available for the 2021 class?
    Also, do you have an updated roster you can share? Everything I've seen is outdated.
    Thanks
     
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    Do you have any updates on Stanley Ta'ufo'ou? Is he going to be a contributor this year? I feel like we heard some good things about him last spring and hopefully he's ready to take the next step.
     
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    From the defensive standpoint, I feel reasonably good about the experience on the line. The question remains with what many feel was SC's downfall on defense was the line backing corps and the d-backs. Can we expect an improvement this year?
     
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    Erik, have any coaches who were fired/let go by USC in the past few months found new jobs, besides Nansen? Does this say anything about their desirability to other teams?
     

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