Bobby Haskins Is a Trojan Now

USC adds Virginia offensive line transfer Bobby Haskins

Haskins was an All-ACC honorable mention selection for Virginia

Adam Grosbard (OC Register)  —  USC added a veteran reinforcement to its offensive line on Sunday with the addition of Virginia offensive line transfer Bobby Haskins.

Haskins, who announced his decision on Twitter, was an All-ACC honorable mention selection starting at left tackle for the Cavaliers in 2021. The 6-foot-7, 295-pound lineman will have one season of eligibility remaining with USC.

His addition is a necessary one for new USC head coach Lincoln Riley. The Trojans lost two starters on the offensive line this season with the departures of Liam Jimmons and Jalen McKenzie. Starters Brett Neilon and Andrew Vorhees are coming back, but it was important this off-season to add someone with experience at tackle after relying so heavily on redshirt freshmen Jonah Monheim and Courtland Ford in 2021.

“I am incredibly blessed and excited to put everything I have into my last year of college football, playing for Coach Riley,” Haskins wrote.

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RialtoTrojan
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January 5, 2022 9:53 am

With all these new assistant coaches being hired, I really want to see the return of the discipline that was always lacking during the Cat epoch. No more pats on the head and a “get ‘em next time tiger” approach. So many penalties came from mental mistakes in the past five years, you had to wonder if fundamental football had been stressed. If a player isn’t afraid to make a mistake, then mistakes will be part of his game. I am taking about a fumble in practice equals a lap type of toughness. No walking on the practice field type… Read more »

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January 2, 2022 7:10 am

Per the Scoop:
USC: Utah running backs coach Kiel McDonald is expected to join the USC staff in the same capacity, per multiple reports.
Great hire, now will he stick?

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January 2, 2022 7:27 am
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I like it.

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January 1, 2022 7:35 pm

I gotta say I am really glad we didn’t take Kyle Wittingham in this coaching cycle, and not just because Utah lost. Wittingham runs a good program and has a lot going for him, but for the life of me I cannot understand why he sat on his three timeouts once Ohio State was in field goal range. That would have driven me NUTS as a Utah fan. It was obvious Ohio State was headed for a score. Why not use the timeouts in the hope you will get another shot with the ball? Maybe only needing a field goal?… Read more »

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January 1, 2022 6:54 pm

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January 2, 2022 9:18 am
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Lol, Desmond looks bored or disinterested.

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January 2, 2022 7:50 am
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He probably needs another year—where he can learn from a REAL coaching staff. Like so many under the Cat’s regime, Jackson regressed from his freshman year.

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January 1, 2022 6:11 pm

Utes played their best game of the year but still a loss is a loss. The PAC12 is 0-6 including a back out of UCLA. The conference is again embarrassing itself compared to their peers. We will not see-hear any outrage from the conference people, just ignorance. But yet, it wants a free ride into the playoff!

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January 1, 2022 6:31 pm
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We are seeing the remains on the conference level of the Larry Scott decade. The conference is a mess. I think the university Presidents have finally figured it out. The issue is whether it is too late. All I care about is SC has figured it out and has committed itself to a rebuild.

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January 2, 2022 2:07 pm
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I wish you were right, in that the PAC12 Presidents finally get it, in better supporting their football programs. I don’t see it. I look at the HC’s in this conference and for the most part they would be no better than position coaches at other Power 5 programs. The budgets they have to work with in this conference are probably at the level of most MWC team budgets and play like them if you have noticed when they play eachother. Until I see otherwise, I believe new commissioner George Kiavkoff is continued window dressing in just promoting this conference… Read more »

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January 1, 2022 6:02 pm

If Utah had made the field goal instead of coming up 1 yard short on 4th down we would all be watching the 1st overtime period right now.

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January 1, 2022 5:55 pm

Darn! Really thought the Utes would pull it out. PAC goes winless in Bowl games. Great game.

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January 1, 2022 5:55 pm

0 wins for Pac-12. the new commissioner better kick some pansy asses of the University Presidents in this lefty conference.

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January 1, 2022 5:35 pm

Happy Kirk Herbstreit ? (especially since you are an Ohio State Graduate ).

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January 1, 2022 5:51 pm
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Yeah, I’m watching game with volume set to 0.

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January 1, 2022 5:56 pm
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Herbie is not as bad as david pollack for UGA and the sec conference…..

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January 1, 2022 5:33 pm

This is starting to look like a Ohio State victory.

HOF19
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January 1, 2022 5:27 pm

If Utah loses this game am I gonna hear NY Sports Radio say it again >>>>>> “Pac-12 ….Shoudn’t they move that entire conference to FCS Division ? ” .

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January 1, 2022 5:30 pm
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NY sports radio? Like they know anything except NY?

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January 1, 2022 6:32 pm
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Who cares about NY sports radio? That region of the country does not one elite program.

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January 1, 2022 4:57 pm

This Rose Bowl is making me nervous. Utah needs to keep up the pressure or else tOHS is going to catch them. No Mistakes!!

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January 1, 2022 5:12 pm
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Why didn’t Utah kick the field goal on 4th down?

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January 1, 2022 5:53 pm
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Utah’s secondary almost as bad as SC’s.

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January 1, 2022 4:49 pm

Is Ohio State starting to get the momentum in the Rose Bowl ?

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January 1, 2022 3:56 pm

Just got back to my den from dinner ….Turn on TV and what a shame (sarcasm) Ohio State is losing in the Bowl Game that I STILL tell people that now And always that SC is still King of (Rose Bowl) <<<<<<< And will be again. …….Fight On !!!!!

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January 1, 2022 3:52 pm

If someone would have told me there would be 56 points scored in the first half of the Rose Bowl, I wouldn’t have believed it. Exciting game. Utah holding up the conference pride. A picturesque day like today, with snow capped mountains in the background, the parade and pageantry, all add up to why there is nothing like the Granddaddy. Not a good 24 hours for the top end of the Big 10 with Michigan, Iowa, Penn St and probably Ohio St going down. No tears shed by me.Happy New Year to all

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January 1, 2022 3:34 pm

Defense optional today.

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January 1, 2022 3:33 pm
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His first year was 2015. Crazy.

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January 1, 2022 3:25 pm

is Britain Covey a 12th year senior?

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January 1, 2022 2:53 pm

Just a thought, my how times have changed when the Rose Bowl is considered by some players as not important enough to play in.

And a second thought, if Utah keeps it up, we won’t have to endure Herbstreet’s giddiness.

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January 1, 2022 3:21 pm
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I’ll check it out, thanks for the tip.

Case in point, when Bucks scored that TD, Herbstreet could barely contain his glee. On this last TD run by Utah, he deadpans it as ho-hum. Networks shouldn’t let him be a primary announcer on a big game like this involving tOSU. He just can’t keep his bias under control.

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January 1, 2022 2:26 pm

Happy New Year everyone!!!! What a GREAT way to start the new year out with a Notre Dame lost… on New year’s Day!!!! Looking forward to September and the start of a new era for USC football. FIGHT ON!!!

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January 1, 2022 2:06 pm

You’re doing fine, Okie State…Okie State: OK!! Great game. Great outcome. Go Utah! Beat “the” Ohio State!

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January 1, 2022 1:31 pm

OK State even gets a FG here ND is in trouble .

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January 1, 2022 1:29 pm

How did the ND QB NOT see that OK State defender that intercepted that ball ?????

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January 1, 2022 1:33 pm
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Somthing in me just ENJOYS seeing ND lose .

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January 1, 2022 1:49 pm
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It’s part of being a Trojan.

HOF19
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January 1, 2022 1:08 pm

Momentum seems to be favoring OK State.

HOF19
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January 1, 2022 1:09 pm
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But…………………….OK State gives the ball back to ND .

HOF19
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January 1, 2022 1:06 pm

Strip by OK State creates a turnover !

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January 1, 2022 12:50 pm

ND coughs up the lead and now tied with Oklahoma State. Go Cowboys!

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January 1, 2022 12:55 pm
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With our OL, Dart, and the young running backs coming in and LFR, we are going to do that next season.

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January 1, 2022 12:43 pm
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On the college gameday show most (and if memory serves) ALL the guys on that show picked Utah to win .

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January 1, 2022 2:34 pm
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I know the mathematical transitive property does not apply in sports, but Utah did clobber the Ducks twice, who clobbered tOSU…just saying.

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January 1, 2022 2:44 pm
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I also think KW is a better coach than Day. Both inherited programs post Urban Meyer, but KW’s job has been much tougher in keeping Utah relevant. Give KW a few weeks to prep for an opponent and he’s tough to bet against.

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January 1, 2022 12:49 pm
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I hope so. Utah is a sold team and OSU struggled with Oregon.

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January 1, 2022 2:31 pm
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Me.

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January 1, 2022 2:37 pm
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I posted yesterday that I thought the Utes would beat the Buckeyes. The two 1st round pick WRs on tOSU are sitting out the game.

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January 1, 2022 12:39 pm

Hope Utah slaps the Overated State University around this afternoon. Go Utes!

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January 1, 2022 12:31 pm

Thank God that Mike Bohn didn’t hire James Franklin! What a dumpster fire they have at Penn State.

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January 1, 2022 5:26 pm
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One of the thrills of hiring Riley is that USC didn’t hire that guy Franklin. Loser again.

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January 1, 2022 12:20 pm
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UCLA has a huge deficit in the Athletic Department budget so they may let him go and bring the BC Coach over.

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January 1, 2022 12:25 pm
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I figured that since Martin Jarmond came from BC he would hire someone he is familiar with. Would love to see Chip be let go and see what happens with the players there and if they move to SC.

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January 1, 2022 12:41 pm
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Not sure. We’ll have to see what happens. I could see Chip going to another school or the NFL.

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January 1, 2022 12:51 pm
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I say he goes. They can’t afford to pay him a large salary.

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January 1, 2022 5:28 pm
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I think he will stay with a pay cut. I don’t think to many major schools would want him.

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January 1, 2022 12:15 pm

I hope a year from now we’re watching SC playing on New Year’s Day. Just doesn’t seem right that bowl games are happening without us.

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January 1, 2022 11:11 am
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Allen, I still think extremely highly of Fickell. I thought his team was extremely well coached and played hard. AL simply had too much talent on O and D for his team. If anything, this shows why he should have left Cincy if he wants to play for the NC. I think the only team in the nation that can line up with AL is GA. GA was also far superior in talent to MI which it destroyed worse than AL destroyed Cincy. I certainly hope that SC will soon be able to return to that level (maybe 3 years).

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January 1, 2022 11:20 am
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Another point, Fickell was far too conservative in his game plan. He simply had to take more chances on O. That might have back fired but the game plan did not reflect the talent discrepancy between the teams. The team with the lesser talent must be far more creative; Fickell was not.

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January 1, 2022 12:01 pm
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RJJ you are right. Fickell needs to move to program with the money, facilities and the reputation to attract top athletes if he wants to win Natties. Otherwise, there will always be a Bama-like program in his way.

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January 1, 2022 11:59 am
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Cincy’s D played tough, especially in the 3rd, just not enough speed+strength on offense. Many other coaches would have been crushed by Saban. I think it was talent not lack of coaching that did the Bearcats in.

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January 1, 2022 12:00 pm
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I would much rather have Riley than Fickell at this point. Riley has been their before. Just look how Oklahoma rolled over the Ducks.

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January 1, 2022 2:40 pm
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Definitely!

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January 1, 2022 2:39 pm
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Agree RJJ. The talent gap between the top P5 schools and the top G5 schools is huge. There’s something to be said about Xs and Os, but it still takes Jimmy’s and Joes.

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January 1, 2022 9:55 am

I am discovering that I am getting urges to be an Oklahoma State fan for a day …….Could be because they about to play the great “Fighting Irish “.

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January 1, 2022 7:17 am

Too many years since we’ve played on this day and beyond.

Fight on, and happy new year Trojan nation!

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December 31, 2021 8:11 pm

Alabama and Georgia again, great

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January 1, 2022 10:36 am
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I am rooting for Bama. UGA fans abound ’round here (obviously) and they are just insufferable. I can take last night’s UGA win for a week; I cannot take the next win for all of 2022!

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January 1, 2022 2:13 pm
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Is there any way they can both lose?

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December 31, 2021 5:04 pm

Georgia halfback pass for a TD .

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December 31, 2021 4:41 pm

This just in on the Scoop: LSU: Jamar Cain will join the staff as defensive line coach and run game coordinator, according to multiple reports. The former Oklahoma outside linebackers coach had previously agreed to follow Lincoln Riley to USC. 

What the heck is going on?

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December 31, 2021 9:31 pm
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Riley has a full plate…of problems. We’ll see how he handles it, not heard about Grintz doing much since he showed up with Riley, wonder if he has a Rolodex?

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January 1, 2022 9:42 am
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Much better than what we could have expected with the previous leadership. This is all so new to us, I appreciate your perspective on LR and I cannot remember anyone being so optimistic on here for a long time. I think LR will come up with an outstanding staff in the end, I just hope he has the guys in place by the February signing day so kids know who their coach at their position is.

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January 1, 2022 10:22 am
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I just hope he has the guys in place by the February signing day”
That certainly is a key issue to recruiting top rated recruits who, plus their family expect further development. Will Riley get it done? I’m sure he will, but it will be a task not initially anticipated.

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January 1, 2022 10:14 am
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Not pessimistic or on a downer, just a bit concerned.
Both switched because of money and title issues, so, in my mind my concern is justified.

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January 1, 2022 10:28 am
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Allen, You most certainly do !!!

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January 1, 2022 10:26 am
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**Grinch…sp.

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December 31, 2021 9:24 pm
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I’ve got edgy feelings about Brian Odom and Josh Henson as well

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January 1, 2022 7:04 am
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It’s 100% part of the deal now. We have assistants that others want. Riley will get a good hire in his place. Also, we don’t need a Rolodex of coaches we know, we can just go get a guy we know is good. Previously nobody wanted to jump on a sinking ship, it’s different now.

the top programs lose assistants every year, we’re no different.

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January 1, 2022 10:31 am
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Appreciate your attempts at reassurance, Chris.

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January 1, 2022 11:18 am
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Steveg, I agree with Chris. SC finally has quality assistants. How many coaches left The Cat for other programs? Only two that I can think of: the RB coach from Indiana (who stayed for a year, went to the KC Chiefs and then back to Indiana) and The Cat’s brother, who went to Western Kentucky. Saban loses assistants all the time. It is the cost of having a quality program, which demands quality assistants. We are going to lose some regularly. You will note, that the only assistant on the 2021 SC team got a comparable position was the OL… Read more »

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December 31, 2021 3:35 pm

So will the quote-unqoute “Greatest Conference in THE HISTORY of College Football ” (The SEC of course) be braggin tomorrow morning ?????

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December 31, 2021 4:19 pm
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I want to believe that Riley can/will raise the SC Football Program up but in my 50 years road of being a sports fan that road is Laden with disapointments so I am in a wait-and-see mode ………Fight On !!!!!

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December 31, 2021 4:26 pm
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Only once did I blindly believe in a team I root for……..It was in 1969 and I Blindly believed (And bought into the hype hook-line-and-sinker ) of my 1969 Baltimore Colts as they got ready to play Joe Namath and the NY Jets ………I will never allow that level of disapointment (and severe hurt ) to fool me again ……Fight On !!!!!…….Johnny Unitas’s favorite saying was …..”Talk (and hype) are cheap ” .

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December 31, 2021 9:35 pm
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When Saban got to Alabama it was a disaster. He did a complete rebuild, took him a few years. He’s built a dynasty.

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January 1, 2022 12:14 pm
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Nick Saban is not invincible when you have a Vince Young, Cam Newton, Deshaun Watson or a Trevor Lawrence on your side making plays at the right time.

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December 31, 2021 2:33 pm

Looks like Alabama is just a little to much for Cinncy. Cinncy doesn’t look bad, just flat out manned by the Tide.

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December 31, 2021 1:00 pm

WSU Cougs just lost to Central Mich. With only the Rose Bowl to go, PAC 12 has yet to win a bowl. I think the Utes stand a chance as tOSU has its two best WRs sitting out the game.

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January 1, 2022 9:26 am
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So far the Pac12, 4 losses and a Chickened Out! Maybe instead of Chocolate Chip Kelley, he should be Chicken Chip Kelly! I don’t give Utah much of a chance either.

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January 1, 2022 10:06 am
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There could be plenty of Buckeyes with something to prove in this one. Should be a good one.

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December 31, 2021 9:56 am

After the bowl results, speculation about transfer portal prospects and coaching moves this month, it really looks like Mike Bohn’s coaching change was one that shifted the carousel into high gear. Would Oregon have looked as bad under Mario? Would coach Kelly gamble with a bowl game, salary impasse,bow-out if the carousel wasn’t still spinning so fast he couldn’t lug himself on it?
I am betting that the carousel won’t slow down until mid-February and several shots have been fired at USC’s being able to keep their new coach, from NFL teams. Keep spinning

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December 31, 2021 4:44 pm
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I wish he could keep his coaches.

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December 31, 2021 11:53 am
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Y’all don’t think that LR would pull a Kliff Kingsbury and take an NFL offer now that he has seen the friggin’ mess Helton and Co. left behind, do ya?

I admit I am suffering from several years of Cat-inspired PTSD, so you understand why I might think that SC football can’t have nice things anymore.

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December 31, 2021 12:16 pm
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I believe I read somewhere that LR is getting paid more than the Rams and Chargers Head Coaches combined. Hoping he loves the college game more and doesn’t feel the need to try the challenge of the NFL now. KK was able to make a big jump, from fired college HC to college OC in a terrible program to NFL HC. LR is in a sweet spot right now. Uprooting his family again would be another burden he shouldn’t want.

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December 31, 2021 12:45 pm
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GT and Allen—you guys are far too rational for a man with Cat PTSD. 😄

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December 31, 2021 2:30 pm
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I asked the same question and the best answer was that LR is paid so much money now, why take a cut to go elsewhere even the nfl and have to deal with those prima donnas.

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January 1, 2022 11:48 am
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Think of it as a support group. Helton Anonymous!

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December 31, 2021 12:30 pm
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I am afraid NFL teams might take a shot. I believe that he, like many people, prefers the college games to the NFL. Hopefully money isn’t everything and considering what happened to Urban in the NFL I think we are safe for now.

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December 31, 2021 1:08 pm
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Rialto, I researched pro coaches salaries. To make more than SC is paying him, a pro owner would have to make LR the highest paid HC in pro ball plus pay the huge buy out. In addition, LR has put together a great staff. Would he abandon them? I think your worry has little if any basis.

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December 31, 2021 7:53 am

Questions to the TDB faithful considering Caleb Williams’ cryptic response concerning his future after OK’s bowl game, do you want him to transfer in, and do you think he’s an improvement over Dart?

My take is that I’m not that anxious for him to transfer, we’ll be fine without him. The combination of Dart getting improved coaching along with the entire team, and the 2023 commits (Nelson), our QB future is bright.

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December 31, 2021 1:09 pm

I trust LR. It really does not matter if Williams comes or not.

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December 31, 2021 2:31 pm

I look at it like if he comes he comes, let the best Qb win out. But I do doubt he comes to USC and yes I am usually wrong.

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December 30, 2021 4:46 pm
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I couldn’t believe Tenn didn’t go for the field goal, even if it was a bad call at the goal line, it would have put a whole different pressure on Purdue. Give that loss to the Tenn coach.

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December 30, 2021 5:06 pm
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I was really hoping Chase McGrath could have nailed that 56 yard attempt with two seconds left to win in regulation. Would have been nice redemption for him. Tennessee is definitely better with Josh Heupel as coach, if they can keep him around

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December 31, 2021 7:33 am
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SEC not doing so well at the moment. Of course, they do have 2 teams in the playoffs (Grr!). Watched TN game and was texting my brother throughout. I almost expected a mustard bottle or two to be tossed on that last goal line call. I will side with TN fans on the call. Refs have no business prematurely ending a play either by signal or whistle. Let them play, then sort it out on replay. Fans were also getting restless with all of the “injuries” to Purdue players, lame (pun intended) attempts at slowing the UT offense down. But,… Read more »

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December 31, 2021 10:51 am
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My relatives keep me plugged in to SEC and southern football whether I want to be or not, with TN, UF, UGA, and FSU all in the mix. I have long since grown weary of the SEC teams and bias in their favor in media, rankings, bowls, etc, and love when they lose out of conference games.

Here’s to a Cincy vs Mich championship game!

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December 31, 2021 11:48 am
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My guess is 500 to 1.

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December 31, 2021 1:23 pm
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I don’t know how odds for Vegas are calculated, but from a simple coin toss perspective, it’s 1 in 4.

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December 30, 2021 4:20 pm

Purdue and Tennessee sure came to play. Wow, what a game.

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December 31, 2021 10:53 am
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It sure was entertaining, that’s for sure. I never quite grasped all the bachelorette references from the announcers, though.

Steveg
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December 30, 2021 2:02 pm

So now the OK fans are happy Riley left with their “huge” win over a decimated Oregon. Okies have always been accepted as being dumb, that proves it. Although they ran Rileys offense and Grinchs defense they still think they are better off without LR. Wait till fall when the reality hits them square in the face.
Nobody ever said ucla had class, and they proved they have none for sure with their bowl fiasco. Don’t ya just love the bowl season?

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