USC coaching tracker (Updated 12/5, 10am)

Discussion in 'GarryP's Trojan Huddle' started by GarryP, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. RB4SC

    RB4SC Points Member


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    The "sickness" of coaching is we always BELIEVE we are the "answer to the problem". So, who would want to come to USC to help "fix" the issues?...any coach who wants to work in an environment THEY believe THEY can influence in a positive way...especially with the potential ATHLETES at his disposal...as well, any coach who might be looking to move upward in the profession (even after falling downward...see K2) could surely see the opportunity to REBOUND a career. Each process involves a negotiation...that'll be the key and the challenge.

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  2. Cardinal&Gold

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    Can Lynn Swann insist on a mandatory math refresher class for Baxter so he can learn the difference between 10 and 11?
     
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    Grandkids visiting?
     
  4. SoCalN8tiv

    SoCalN8tiv Junior Member


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    The four team captains should include a fifth for someone who plays special teams. There are three components to a football team: Offense, defense, and special teams. Hell, the 'C' could stand for Counting dude.
     
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    LOL!
     
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    Is this list on the first page up to date?

    Is Keary Colbert still on the staff?
     
  7. Always Fighting On

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    In most organizations middle management (Head Coach in this case) gets two or three chances to get it right; this will be Helton's second, and no doubt Brian Kelly's current second act at Notre Dame resonates with Helton's boss. If Helton ultimately fails then upper management (Athletic Director) gets two or three chances--i.e., two or three head coaches; think of all the coaches UCLA's AD burned through. Owners (here, the Board of Trustees) value 0rganizational stability and continuity over the long run--along with success, of course.

    Whether such a house-cleaning as we're seeing is Helton's idea, Swann's, or more likely a collaboration, it signals a break with the recent past and a determination to improve. The process is painful, but stepping back and appreciating the dynamics involved as they grind onward has its own macabre charm.
     
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    Time and time again, I can't figure out how Clay thinks things out..... a strange dude... kind of things he says to does.... illogical.
     
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    OC will be Lynn Swann
     
  10. RB4SC

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    Interesting gossip...

    USC: Source tells FootballScoop Clancy Pendergast is interested in hiring Illinois defensive line coach Austin Clark. Clark, who has coached defensive line at Illinois one season, previously spent 2016 & ’17 on USC’s staff working with the defensive line and linebackers. Prior to joining the SC staff for the ’16 season, Clark spent one season as a recruiting assistant at Cal where he played defensive tackle.

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  11. TXTrojan_itul1

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    So basically another unproven retread of someone who has already been on staff at SC?
     
  12. Troy70

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    What did Illinois DL do last season? No veteran proven coach?
     
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    Doesn’t this staff (or what’s left of it) ever learn?
     
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    CP is interested in hiring Austin Clark as DL coach. Currently Austin is DL coach for Illinois. He served as Defensive Graduate Assistant before jump to Illinois.
     
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  15. GarryP

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    yes, and yes on Colbert
     
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    I was ok with firing BKU if it meant hiring a more experienced coach who could do a better job with the D line talent available. But to fire him to hire someone with even less experience is just absurd if that's what happens. That wouldn't even be a lateral move, it's backwards.
     
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    Tend to agree... wonder what the chemistry was between Pendergast and BKU
     
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    If you go back to mid season and you look at Kevin Bruce’s weekly write ups, you will see that he thought the drop in Dline play was attributed to the departure of Austin Clark. He thought very highly of Clark as I asked him what he thought was the regression in Dline play from year to year. I was very intrigued by his comment because all along I thought it was BKU. And don’t get me wrong I still think BKU is a good coach and recruiter, but hearing from Kevin obviously legitimizes Austin as a good hire!
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