We are --- who we thought we are... jvjls Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 117 Likes Received: 206 Sep 14, 2019 #1 I like Clay Helton as a person, but not as a coach. I wanted to believe that the changes he made to his staff would be enough to turn USC football around. Like most SC fans, I was guardedly optimistic after the first two weeks, but it's clear that the same fundamental problems exist, and were merely masked for one week because of a convincing win over a weak Stanford team. Basically, we are -- who we thought we are...the team is still disorganized at the worst times, plays weak defense with blown assignments and an inexcusable amount of missed tackles. We still commit stupid penalities showcasing our lack of discipine. The offense lacks imagination after the scripted plays are finished, and worst of all, the coaching staff is unable to make necessary adjustments in critical moments. I really wanted to give Helton the benefit of the doubt, and I was hoping the fans, including myself, were wrong in our assessment. However, it couldn't be more clear that unless our coaching leadership is changed, we will continue to be an average program, not a great one. 8 or 9 wins shouldn't be enough at USC, it wouldn't be at Alabama, Ohio St. Oklahoma, etc. and oh yeah, we only had 5 wins last season. Let's clean house, get a fresh start, and become USC again. Please Dr. Folt, continue to take charge, and let everyone know, USC isn't about being average, it's about being exceptional. Peete2Affholter, crank31, Trojan12 and 6 others like this.