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Oklahoma just hired young , up and coming , defensive coordinator Alex Grinch as their d-coordinator. He was solid at Wash St before Ohio State convinced him to come and be co- coordinator with Greg Schiano. He would have been the perfect hire to go along with KK. Why didn’t we pursue him? Why didn’t Swann force Helton to make a change there? Does anybody really think Clancy is anything more than average? If your fanny is on the line, why wouldn’t you try something new and bold on defense also? Maybe Grinch wouldn’t have come because Clay is on… Read more »

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Clay Helton is an amiable person……. a double amiable. He places extreme value on existing relationships and trust. It is difficult for individuals, including me, who are not double amiable’s to understand how he might process priorities. Once upon a time I watched a double amiable who owned a 6 billion dollar bank let it go to the FDIC so that his “friends”, the employees, would not suffer having to go without promotions, pay raises etc.

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Hugs is too nice—unfortunately in this world, that gets you holding the short end of the stick too often.

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According to Poets and Quants, USC stands to lose $30-40 million in pledges and donations to the Marshall School of Business according to staff member. ALL these donors have contacted USC and said they will NOT continue with donations unless the dismissed Dean is rehired. Wow!! USC from top to bottom is out to lunch. How could a University so well run in the past so go far off the rails everywhere?

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Liberalism

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It (liberalism) is the idiocy of using emotions to rule one’s judgements over rational thought. We used to only see this at Berzerkley, ucla & Stanfurd, but now it has a firm grasp at USC.

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Linkster, if situations were reversed, there would be a national uproar and social media firestorm over the perception of lack of due process and unfair dismissal.

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It’s a very good article and encouraging to me that donors are speaking loudly.

What a sea change though. Max Nikias wouldn’t talk to people who didn’t have social standing and a big check in their hand and now the BofT is at war with the big dollar donors and their dirty money. And UCLA, the pious university once steeped in political correctness, is listening to donors and throwing out money for their basketball and football teams, both which reek of toxic masculinity. Strange times.

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Man, I hope that is true because $$ is the only thing that gets attention in the USC Administration. But I think they will double-down on stupid rather than admit they made a mistake on Dean Ellis.

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The blogger noted the L.A. Times article below, but the idea I carried away is that sucla has passion for basketball but not football, and SC has passion for football and not basketball. Perhaps with the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation coming in to SC next year we will at long last view some real basketball passion at Galen Center.

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SC basketball– nice opening Pac-12 victory over a hapless Cal squad, but the Trojans are down to 5 quality players who had to play nearly the entire game. Not a good formula for future success. Porter was going to carry a load for this team, but he is out indefinitely. Weaver got hurt again last night, before the game of all things. And O’Bannon may not play this year. Still, Nick and Boat and Thornton worked together fabulously against the Bears. They will be needed again, and again.

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Thornton must have taken a basketball pill before the game. Cal’s defense was very poor, but Thorton looked confident and decisive the whole game. And Rakocevic didn’t blow a single layup. Pretty good showing IMO.