Jack Sears Transfers And USC Reacts
There is a big weight off Clay Helton and JT Daniels' shoulders tonight now that Jack Sears is leaving.
Helton won't face any more pressure to play Sears and Daniels won't have to deal with the specter of Sears being on the sideline and coming into a game and looking better than him (like last year). It also helps Daniels because a large segment of the team wanted Sears.
Now Daniels has the luxury of an unknown freshman (Kedon Slovis) backing him up who is largely unknown to fans.
It's about as good as it can get for Daniels. Now he just needs to perform since he was gifted the job.
As expected, Helton gave his faux-genuine answers regarding Sears.
"He is a part of my family for life, and I wish him nothing but the best in the future. He is a special, special individual," Helton said.
Daniels also weighed in.
"He was like an older brother for me, a great friend and a great supporter. I’m really gonna miss Jack," he said.
In other news, Helton said linebacker Solomon Tuliaupupu underwent foot surgery and will miss the season. He has been out his first two years and will apply for a sixth year. Helton said he also had foot surgery before he came to USC.
The NCAA has not ruled on Bru McCoy's eligibility yet but it doesn't really matter at the moment because McCoy isn't even practicing.
USC president Carol Folt attended practice.