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USC-Cal Report Card

USC-Cal Report Card

With all the news this week, a little later on this:

QUARTERBACK

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.

Grade: D-

TAILBACK

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.

Grade: C+

OFFENSIVE LINE

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?

Grade: D+

WIDE RECEIVERS

There were some dropped passes and obviously Michael Pittman was a big loss. Amon-Ra St. Brown fumble before halftime cost USC the game.

Grade: C-

DEFENSIVE LINE

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?

Grade: C-

LINEBACKERS

They aren't good. They aren't bad. They are just there. But not on the final drive.

Grade: C-

DEFENSIVE BACKS

Between Iman Marshall's penalty and Olaijah Griffin's trash talking, I've had enough.

Grade: F

SPECIAL TEAMS

Was that the worst fake field goal in history? A pass to the knee-brace wearing kicker who is covered by a cornerback?

Grade: F

COACHING

A bad fake field goal decision. A failure to change quarterbacks. No control of the players on the sideline. Dumb penalties. Enough already.

Grade: F

Thursday Whispers: Quarterback Situation Can Have Long-Term Consequences On Team

Thursday Whispers: Quarterback Situation Can Have Long-Term Consequences On Team

USC 2019 Recruiting Class Best Case Scenario

USC 2019 Recruiting Class Best Case Scenario