10 Things USC Needs To Fix To Beat UCLA
1. Start Jack Sears
Clay Helton can't even decide if Sears is No. 2 or No. 3 on the depth chart but Sears gives USC a better chance to win because he is mobile.
2. Don't fake field goals
Was that the worst fake field goal ever? Yes. And it could have gotten the kicker hurt. Not a good idea when the starting kicker already tore his ACL against Texas.
3. Stop the trash talking
Do you really think Clay Helton will stop the cornerbacks from talking trash? It's been happening for two years.
4. Save your timeouts
Do you really think Clay Helton won't burn his timeouts for no reason? It's been happening for three years. He burned one last week when the players wanted to go for it on fourth down and then listened to the coaches and punted. Timeout burned.
5. Change centers
Can you really afford errant snaps with an unathletic quarterback? Frankly, JT Daniels drops some of the decent snaps too.
6. Ignore the crowd
How many USC fans will trek to the Rose Bowl in this atmosphere? How many UCLA fans will? It might look like a Pasadena-Muir game at the Rose Bowl.
7. Keep the tailbacks healthy
Freshman Markese Stepp is the only 100 percent healthy tailback right now. I already gave my opinion on strength and conditioning before.
8. Fire the playcaller
So Clay Helton demotes Tee Martin and puts up 14 points against Cal? Did he demote himself after the game? He was already calling plays before so that is why things are not much different.
9. Fire Clay Helton
I tried this last week but no one listened.
10. Fire Lynn Swann
See No. 9.