USC-Cal Report Card
With all the news this week, a little later on this:
What will it take for Clay Helton to make a change? JT Daniels did OK in the first half but he is not mobile, not a leader and had a terrible second half. Helton is just too stubborn to do what is best for the team.
Aca'Cedric Ware and Vavae Malepeai don't really do anything wrong. But they aren't the kind of backs to get you to a College Football Playoff either.
They can't pick up a blitz the first time. They can't pick up the same blitz a second time. Wasn't Tim Drevno a genius? How about that 2-point snap?
There were some dropped passes and obviously Michael Pittman was a big loss. Amon-Ra St. Brown fumble before halftime cost USC the game.
They didn't get the key stops in second half when needed. At least Jacob Lichtenstein made some plays, which raises the question why hasn't he played before?
They aren't good. They aren't bad. They are just there. But not on the final drive.
Between Iman Marshall's penalty and Olaijah Griffin's trash talking, I've had enough.
Was that the worst fake field goal in history? A pass to the knee-brace wearing kicker who is covered by a cornerback?
A bad fake field goal decision. A failure to change quarterbacks. No control of the players on the sideline. Dumb penalties. Enough already.