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Wednesday Whispers

Wednesday Whispers

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It was interesting that wide receiver Randal Grimes caught two touchdown passes during Tuesday's practice.

Grimes made the catches on the scout team and has played in only one of USC's first five games, the season-opener against UNLV.

Prior to Tuesday, the biggest news regarding Grimes this season occurred when sources said he was called out by USC coach Clay Helton during a team meeting before the Washington State game.

Within the team, it was viewed as odd that Helton chose to pick out a reserve who rarely plays.

But it also made sense to many because Helton runs a loose ships and lets players call the shots.

So when he called out a player, it was a little-used reserve. Not a starter like the many offensive linemen, defensive linemen or defensive backs who have not played to their potential this season and deserve to be called out.

That would require courage.

And as an athletic dept. staffer said said last month, "Clay and assistants are afraid of the players."

Until this mindset is reversed, USC will probably remain a rudderless, inconsistent program.

Four-star DE Robinson will visit USC this weekend

Four-star DE Robinson will visit USC this weekend

Tuesday Whispers

Tuesday Whispers