USC’s New RB Coach, Kiel McDonald?

After a few twists in the road, USC’s next RB coach appears to be Utah’s Kiel McDonald:

38-year-old Kiel McDonaldin his fifth season as Utah’s running backs coach in 2021, has progressively elevated the running game in each of his four seasons. Utah led the Pac-12 in rushing in 2019 as senior Zack Moss achieved his third consecutive 1,000-yard season and became Utah’s all-time leading rusher.

The play of the running backs was key to Utah’s highly successful 2019 season that saw the team win eight Pac-12 games in a row and earn a second consecutive Pac-12 title. Moss was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year and earned All-America recognition from Pro Football Focus (1st team), FWAA (2nd team), CBS Sports (2nd team) and the AP (3rd team). He was a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award and the Doak Walker Award while setting six school records and tying two, and was selected in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft by Buffalo.

In addition to breaking Utah’s all-time rushing record (4,067), which had stood for 31 years, Moss broke career records for carries (712), 100-yard rushing games (18), rushing touchdowns (38), total touchdowns (41) and all-purpose plays (778), and tied records for career 200-yard rushing games (2) and single-season rushing touchdowns (15). Utah’s running backs scored 34 rushing touchdowns in 2019, two shy of the school record.

Under McDonald’s guidance in his junior year, Moss broke the 1,000-yard mark despite playing in just nine games because of injury. Moss averaged 121.8 yards per game (sixth in school single-season history) and was named second-team All-Pac-12.

In a shortened 2020 season, McDonald saw the Utah running back crew finished the season ranked third in the Pac-12 in average yards per rush (5.1), led by Ty Jordan, who was named Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year and all-Pac-12 second-team. Jordan, who tragically passed away after the 2020 season, also earned Freshman All-America honors by The Athletic after his 119.4 rushing yards per game ranked No. 1 among freshmen in the FBS (9th overall).

Before coming to Utah, McDonald spent five years at Eastern Washington from 2012-16, where he was also the co-special teams’ coordinator. The Eagles made the FCS playoffs four times during his time there and advanced to the national semifinals in 2012, 2013 and 2016.

While best known for its passing attack (Eastern Washington averaged an FCS-best 401.0 passing yards per game in 2016), McDonald quickly shored up its run game. Inheriting a run game that averaged just 79.0 yards in 2011, McDonald led the rushing attack’s improvement to 183.7 yards per game by his second season.

The EWU running backs also saw their yards-per-carry average jump from 3.0 in 2011 to 5.3 in 2013—the school’s best figure in a dozen seasons. In 2014, McDonald coached senior Quincy Forte to second-team All-Big Sky Conference honors when he rushed for 910 yards and nine touchdowns. In 2015, three underclass running backs combined to average 4.9 yards per carry.

McDonald gained previous experience as a graduate assistant offensive quality control coach at Arizona State in 2011, preceded by one season as the defensive backs and strength coach at San Jose City College in 2010. He also interned with the San Francisco 49ers in 2010. His first name is pronounced Kyle.

Playing Career
McDonald’s collegiate playing career started at Sacramento City College, where he was an honorable mention All-NorCal Conference cornerback as a sophomore. He transferred to Sacramento State, where he played in 2005, before graduating with honors (Cum Laude) in the spring of 2006. McDonald finished his career at Idaho, tallying 31 tackles (two for loss), an interception and five pass breakups in 2006.

Coaching Experience
2017 – Utah Running Backs
2012-16 – Eastern Washington Running Backs/Co-Special Teams Coordinator
2011 – Arizona State Graduate Assistant/Offensive Quality Control
2010 – San Francisco 49ers Intern
2010 – San Jose City College Defensive BacksStrength & Conditioning

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RialtoTrojan
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January 6, 2022 11:38 am

Talk about crazy USC Trojans. Com is reporting that a former Eastern Michigan player is offering Caleb Williams $1,000,000 to transfer to Eastern Michigan. I know about NIL but aren’t they supposed to wait until the player is on a team?

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January 6, 2022 11:54 am
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That is the rule from what I have seen. That is a violation. Miami and BYU are being investigated for the same. Now does the NCAA have the ability anymore to do anything about it?

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January 6, 2022 1:44 pm
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If the ncaa were to address the issue they would end up putting it in someone elses hands.

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January 6, 2022 10:34 am

LB help in the portal. Troy Brown from Central Michigan. He’s legit, I’m sure everyone will extend an offer

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January 6, 2022 11:51 am
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As near as I can figure there are another 10 scholarship redshirt seniors who are done with no future playing football. USC had 96 scholarship players for ’21 due to covid extensions. That number has to go down to the usual 85 max. So, 10 transfers out, 8 draftees, and 10 grads for 28 scholarship players out. Subtract the 11 over the 85 max rule leaves 17 scholarships available for ’22. So far SC has signed 7 commits and 3 transfers, leaving 7 more additions available, 4 more max from the portal. Bottom line, LR wants to replace 35, 28… Read more »

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January 6, 2022 7:47 am

Welcome to the new world of NILs. I just read an article that A&M has raised $30 million for NILs for its 2022 recruiting class. The process is boosters form a set of LLCs which support non-profit causes which the athlete then is paid to support. No longer necessary to pay under the table. The money is then paid out over the career of the player. Small wonder that A&M has the best recruiting class in the nation. SC is very much entering that world and, in addition to staff, must now compete on the NIL field. It is risky,… Read more »

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January 6, 2022 9:25 am
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I think (hope?) that Foreman was a victim of a coaching staff that didn’t utilize him and others properly. IE Drake Jackson dropping into pass coverage— a lot. I think (hope?) we will see relatively quickly if he is legit or not. I think (hope?) that Grinch has a plan and knows how to implement. Like many I am looking forward to getting 2022 season started.

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January 6, 2022 8:42 am
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This from USC web site:

The USC School of Cinematic Arts Office of Industry Relations in conjunction with the Marshall School of Business, offers a formal Graduate Certificate in the Business of Entertainment. The school offers courses taught by top industry professionals in specialized topics such as entertainment marketing, entertainment finance, representation, and the business interests of agents and managers.

How can USC not become the best in the country with NIL?

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January 6, 2022 5:42 am

With the signing of Bynum at WR out of the portal, is he any good?

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January 6, 2022 6:28 am
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Here’s his Washington stat board. Look mediocre to me.

https://gohuskies.com/sports/football/roster/terrell-bynum/13348

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January 6, 2022 6:30 am
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So he has one season left, perhaps LR thinks he is better than what he has to start out with.

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January 6, 2022 7:39 am
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Really do not know. Riley exchanged Manjack for Bynum. I will trust LR knows what he is doing.

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January 6, 2022 10:10 am
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I don’t think Manjack got a proper look-see at SC
He’s not fast like London, but he is more the Gronkowski type, run a good route and be open and get good YAC dragging tacklers with him.

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January 6, 2022 1:42 pm
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I sure hope they don’t lose Trigg.

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January 5, 2022 6:23 pm

Been reading some headlines on recruiting nationwide …….Gotta say over the last 24 months (or more ) I was starting to believe I would NEVER see even a hint of My SC Trojans mentioned as a top 5 in recruiting again SURE LOOKS ENCOURAGING ! ……….FIGHT ON !!!!!

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January 6, 2022 7:38 am
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I think this is #20.

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January 5, 2022 3:53 pm
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These rankings will sky rocket on Feb 3rd.

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January 5, 2022 2:53 pm
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Let’s all raise a glass of Sangiovese! Classico! Arrivederci Chianti Ingram! Fight On!

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January 5, 2022 5:27 pm
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Now that’s a farewell with a flourish!

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January 5, 2022 6:01 pm
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🍷

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January 6, 2022 7:37 am
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I think this is 19 removed from the 2021 roster. LR wanted 35 gone. 16 more to go.

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January 5, 2022 1:07 pm

I thought I posted here but it wound up on an older thread. I expect this staff of coaches will do more than look the part (Todd Orlando) and know that the definition of discipline is more than “the field of study In which you are engaged.”

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January 5, 2022 12:48 pm
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Finally, Trojan players are going to get Real development and pushed hard to maximize their ability. With LR being a top game manager, this program is going to blast off!

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January 5, 2022 1:55 pm
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First, it is amazing what a difference having an elite HC and an elite AD make. The only member of the Cat’s staff remaining is Donte and he stayed only because he is an elite recruiter who could immediately deliver a 5 star recruit.
Second, does anyone notice that the Cat’s OC, DC, RB coach, safety’s coach, special teams coach and TE coach have not gotten new jobs?
Third, Donte moved from being the only elite member of the staff to a middle of the pack member.
The last 13 years are in our rear view mirror.

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January 5, 2022 7:15 pm
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Did USC find sugar daddies? Or did they finally recognize how much money they were losing from the football program.

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January 5, 2022 7:19 pm
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UCLA had its chance. SC had its worst coaching staff in the last 60 years for at least 5 years. That window is now closed. UCLA lacks the resources to rebuild. In fact, in the Pac only two schools have the same level of resources- Stanford and Oregon. Stanford will not invest them in elite football; Oregon will.

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January 5, 2022 7:07 pm
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Wonder who will coach special teams?

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January 5, 2022 7:13 pm
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I hope the DB’s last year were more a result of Helton than Donte.

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January 5, 2022 12:40 pm
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Interesting you bring this up. You know who was one of Robinson’s best friends was? John Madden and it may have pestered him to prove to himself he could coach the pros also just like his predecessor John McKay. Of course McKay was no doubt looking for a new challenge and nice payday and was offered a PC & Seahawk type opportunity (or vice versa). I really find it hard to believe Walker would have gone anywhere but Georgia being a homeboy. But Robinson may not have been in the same league as a Saban or PC in recruiting across… Read more »

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January 5, 2022 2:11 pm
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To follow your story, when you got in the recruiting business, at Colton High School Don Markham was winning most his games and McKay signed Tony Oliveria while Robinson signed Marvin Williams In 1984. Robinson came to the football banquet after Colton won the 3-A Southern section CIF title. Markham got JR to make a speech. He came in 5-minutes before his turn to speak and left immediately afterwards. I was a volunteer assist. coach and asked Markham what gives? Markham shook his head and said JR didn’t want any part of the banquet but came as a favor to… Read more »

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January 5, 2022 11:09 am

Allen, you only get to pick one. For me, the Redhawks!!!

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January 5, 2022 10:06 am
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I think the hire is super important for multiple reasons, but the biggest may be cultural. It’s good to have a Polynesian coach on staff.

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January 5, 2022 11:53 am
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Yeah, he looks at the top 5 DL coaches of the year and goes and gets one. Amazing. Of course he needs to be able to offer top dollar. Nice that Bohn is able to back him up financially.

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January 5, 2022 11:54 am
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Donte fell into the Cat’s lap because Donte already wanted to be in LA due to his parents’ health, so I don’t give the Cat much, if any, credit for that.

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January 5, 2022 7:20 pm
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Donte was begging to come home and Helton still couldn’t have gotten him. I have to believe that was all Bohn.

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January 5, 2022 8:11 am

Shuan Nua, DL coach at Mich rumored to be headed our way in same role.

https://sports.yahoo.com/michigan-assistant-coach-shaun-nua-152306461.html

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January 5, 2022 8:33 am

It is on Scoop also.

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January 5, 2022 9:14 am

He was getting $430K/yr at Michigan. Wonder what he and the other position coaches are getting? Sounds like a good hire.

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January 4, 2022 9:47 pm

I sure hope Riley has plan B ready to go because it sure seems every college is working the portal really hard.

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January 4, 2022 5:20 pm
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I have come to like the Washington Football Team as its name.

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January 4, 2022 8:17 pm
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Redhawks are a common predatory bird in the DC area. How is that so different than seahawks, falcons and cardinals? Eagles is taken. Just plain Hogs would be appropriate for DC. Foxes and Skunks are an option.

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January 4, 2022 9:38 pm
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I propose they acquire Eagles from Philly (bald eagle the national bird, and so on) and rename Philly the Philabusterers.

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January 5, 2022 7:27 pm
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Slime, worthless waste of space – there are a bunch of names that can be chosen for this area.

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January 4, 2022 9:36 pm
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I could learn to live with the WFT moniker, but I still at a quick glance associate those 3 letters with another 3 word phrase.

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January 5, 2022 9:28 am

😃

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January 5, 2022 10:23 am
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How ‘bout the new name be “redskins?”

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January 4, 2022 12:35 pm
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Let me send Zack my card. Geezus Mary & Joseph!

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January 4, 2022 12:37 pm
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Don’t bother, Allen chose to grab the worst of Henry’s photos.
henry and Crabtree will both be great analysts.
P.S. He got a partial bridge.

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January 4, 2022 12:50 pm
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Curious, Alpha–how do you know about Zack’s (pardon me) PARKER HENRY’s dentistry? Agree–I think Allen punked this nice young man.

It looks like he has a dental implant in place, ready to have its dental crown attached.

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January 4, 2022 4:51 pm
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Yes, it looks like that is an implant, but my point was he has Teeth. He’s not a Jack O’ Lantern

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January 4, 2022 12:42 pm
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Henry playing at Wassu…he’ll bring intensity to our team

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_bDLGDGcVQ

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January 5, 2022 7:29 pm
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Looks more like a hockey player.

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January 4, 2022 10:58 am

I am not sure how this college basketball season will play out but I can tell you at the high school level it’s a mess. Six kids on my sons basketball team tested positive for Covid, not one has a symptom. The other six are now going to play this week, apparently that’s the magic number. Quarantine is now only 5 days, so next week should be back to normal. Omicron working it’s magic, everyone catching it and nobody getting sick. At least in my little anecdotal circle.

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January 4, 2022 11:04 am
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San Diego is reporting record numbers of positive cases, ERs are reporting few with serious signs/symptoms, ERs are overwhelmed with people not very sick but want a test, hospitalizations for the Vid one third of this time last year. Like you said, everyone catching it, nobody getting sick, many people in a panic over nothing. Some reports people going to the ER everyday just to get a test!

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January 3, 2022 9:28 pm

I know it is easy to dunk on UCLA for losing Dillon Gabriel and think that Caleb Williams will be coming to SC, and would never play for Chip. But after the Trojan record of the past 5 years I think it might wise to pump the brakes just a bit. Hiring LR is a great first step. But it is just that, a first step. Hopefully the first of many. Fight On!

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January 3, 2022 9:52 pm
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I don’t disagree with you. The trajectory of SC football is clearly on an upward path. I agree that LR has already made any mention of CH irrelevant. Maybe instead of pumping the brakes I should have said humility. We can celebrate the impact LR has already had. But there are still any hills to climb and until then I am going to keep my enthusiasm in check. Not a lot, but just a little.

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January 4, 2022 6:50 am
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As bad as we have been, the bRuins have been worse. They couldn’t manage a way to recruit LA and become a winning team during the worst era of USC football. I feel no sympathy for them.

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January 3, 2022 10:30 pm
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Allen, SC during GH’s first year had three NFL starters as WRs and two NFL starting OL. Kedon looked great with all that talent. But, with all that talent, SC still went 8-5 and got routed by Iowa. Thank God the Cat is in the rear view mirror.

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January 3, 2022 10:23 pm
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I watched every game. I am not certain I agree. I thought Utah did fine against Ohio State. It was nothing like the mauling the Cat lead Trojans took in Darnold’s senior year. I was at that game. The score was not indicative of how badly the Buckeyes dominated SC’s lines, particularly the OL. My guess is it is as much coaching and conditioning as talent. Utah State dominating Oregon State (which totally dominated SC) was not the result of a talent gap.

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January 4, 2022 7:47 am
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I suggest that Utah’s 4th quarter collapse was a proof point for Kliavkoff’s premise. The smaller slower guys wore down as the game progressed and couldn’t get any pressure on the QB whatsoever.

And Cincy hung with Bama for a few minutes, etc., the season is littered with smaller slower athletes hanging in there for a bit, but eventually in the 2nd half, it catches up with them.

I say, bring on all the faster bigger athletes you can find, Coach LR.

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January 3, 2022 7:41 pm

Love that bruins lost Dillon Gabriel. They seem to think they are a real destination for Caleb Williams, which I think is a stretch.

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January 3, 2022 7:45 pm
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I don’t think chip is quite what Williams is looking for.

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January 3, 2022 10:35 pm
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Where would Chip go and make more than $4.5 million? Cannot think of a program that has the ability to pay that level of money that would take him. The only teams would be in the B10 or SEC. Chip played under .500 ball for 3 years in the weakest (by far) conference in Power 5 and his banner year in that same conference was 8-4.

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January 4, 2022 8:02 am
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Chip has failed every where he’s been since Oregon. Maybe he can go to the Sun Belt where he can beat up on The Cat some more. Agree on Williams, why on earth would he go to ucla? He already has a starting position on a top 5 team that will be in the hunt next year for the playoffs. He’s a big name on a big brand team. Going to ucla is a clear step down, or seven. I think he’s putting out feelers to see if an SEC team is interested, like LSU and Florida where the QB… Read more »

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January 4, 2022 10:58 am
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Allen don’t count out SC for NIL. Still not clear to me how those things are offered. Coaches salary comes out of USC’s pocket. NIL doesn’t. I won’t speculate on CW coming or not. If he does that would be interesting. It counts as a portal spot, leaving 3 left. If he does I would think some good O Linemen are coming from somewhere.

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January 4, 2022 12:42 pm
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The NIL topic is an interesting one. For USC, it’s a bit of a chicken-egg conundrum at the moment. I think USC has the potential to equal and surpass NIL opportunities in the SEC, but in order for that to happen, it has get rolling again somewhere close to the PC years. So, the NIL opportunities could be there with a rolling program, but a rolling program’s existence would accelerated with a compelling NIL offering.

I believe we’ll get there, just not in one year or as quickly as I’d like. I do love the current trajectory though!

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January 3, 2022 7:17 pm
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Good. They’ve all benefitted and delighted in watching Troy go up in flames for the past decade. Now it’s time to rise from the ashes and dish out some payback.

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January 4, 2022 11:12 am
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I like what I see in these above posts, including what Kliavkoff has said in part. But I am not about to give him any applause when he throws in excuses. The coaching needs to be upgraded throughout the conference and that means upgrading your football program budget, pure & simple. You’d think the way this conference performs, all it is interested in is Olympic sports. i like what Nick Saban said earlier this week that expanding the playoff will not enhance it.. Only those who truly deserve to be in it should so. Having a conference champion that lost… Read more »

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January 4, 2022 12:54 pm
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The P11 definitely underestimated the “rising tide lifts all ships” principle, or in the conference’s case, a lowering tide lowered all ships. The P11, like it or not, has to accept that USC is the conference’s moon with great tidal influence.

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January 3, 2022 10:27 pm
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What pro QB prospect has Chip developed since coming to Westwood in the weak PAC 12? DTR will not even get drafted. No Heisman winners (Riley has two); and zero pro starters (Riley has three). Does Gabriel going to OU mean DTR returns for his 5th year as a starter?

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January 3, 2022 4:43 pm
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3 transfers down, 4 to go. A couple veteran OL would be nice if they are out there.

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January 3, 2022 2:55 pm

Picked up transfer WR from Washington today. I don’t remember him, but we didn’t play them. Again I trust LR.

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January 3, 2022 1:26 pm

Caleb Williams in transfer portal. We shall see, but I am betting he is the Georgia starter next year.

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January 3, 2022 1:48 pm
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Count me in. I like SC’s chances, simply because can you imagine how much money the kid will make if he is a star here!

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January 3, 2022 1:58 pm
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Yes! If Riley wants him here than do do I. He’s certainly a gifted QB.

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January 3, 2022 5:30 pm
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I’d bet the farm he is coming to USC. I just don’t own a farm.

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Steveg(@steveg)
January 3, 2022 5:19 pm
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Absolutely take him and if he wins the starting job he must be good.

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Rock2112(@rock2112)
January 3, 2022 9:49 am

I’ve been subsumed with work, but I guess the upshot is we didn’t pull in any of the major commitments we were hoping for at the AA Bowl?

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Golden Trojan(@golden-trojan)
January 3, 2022 10:45 am
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The story says 19 are in the portal. The current roster shows 22 redshirt seniors. Will all of these guys be gone? That’s 41. Is that accurate? That is a lot and if LR can only add 7 in the portal, hope February signing is a big haul of 4-5*s.

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Golden Trojan(@golden-trojan)
January 2, 2022 11:39 am
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Remind us again who is supposed to announce from this game?

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Golden Trojan(@golden-trojan)
January 2, 2022 12:29 pm
Reply to  Allen Wallace

RB Jovantae Barnes commits to Oklahoma, new Sooners coach Venables keeping running backs coach DeMarco Murray on staff sealed the deal. Barnes had USC and Florida State in his final 3 with the Sooners.

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UtahTrojan(@utahtrojan)
January 2, 2022 1:52 pm
Reply to  Allen Wallace

Coach O is available to be the DL coach and he is a great recruiter. 😉

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UtahTrojan(@utahtrojan)
January 2, 2022 4:17 pm
Reply to  Allen Wallace

It was listed tongue in check, but if there were no issues and he was will to take that kind of step back would be awesome.

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Steveg(@steveg)
January 2, 2022 4:51 pm
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I think he would be welcomed by the fans, not sure what madam Folt would say. He would be an asset for sure.

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Clay(@clay)
January 2, 2022 9:21 am

Key words, “appears to be…”

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Golden Trojan(@golden-trojan)
January 2, 2022 11:38 am
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Buying the best position coaches away from the rest of the Pac12 is one strategy.

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January 2, 2022 9:42 am
Reply to  Allen Wallace

ITS had a rough year, really rough. I know he’s a good athlete, but that didn’t translate on the field. Hope he succeeds at next level.

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Steveg(@steveg)
January 2, 2022 4:53 pm
Reply to  Chris

I think he is nuts when he has a shot to learn and play under quality coaching. I think if anything he will go free agent then maybe practice squad.