Grading USC after imperfect win at Stanford

Grading USC after imperfect win at Stanford

To be honest, this is a great Week 2 scenario for the USC Trojans: None of their offensive linemen (the most important non-Caleb Williams members on the roster) were hurt. The team scored an away win in a conference game against a coach, David Shaw, who spoke about this game, albeit indirectly.

The offense is generally working the way it should. Defense is a mess, but still making enough plays to smooth the way for Trojans during games.

An underrated “good” thing about this Stanford win is not a good thing on the surface: The Trojans were really sloppy – training and playing – in the fourth quarter. In addition to the defensive mistakes in the first half, that disorganized and careless fourth quarter gives the coaching staff a lot to think about going into Week 3, which is good. We don’t want coaches or players to think that this is all easy, or that someone has figured it all out. Not. We want mistakes to coexist with victories, so that everyone remains sharp, focused and urgent in the search for improvement and development.

Good wins early in the season have these ingredients. With that, on to the USC vs Stanford bulletin:

Quarterback

Quarterback

STANFORD, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 10: Caleb Williams #13 of the USC Trojans throws a touchdown to Jordan Addison #3 of the USC Trojans in the first quarter against the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium on September 10, 2022 in Stanford, California. Read also : Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, a cheerleader for Indian markets and an invaluable friend. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

As kids like to say these days, “Caleb Williams is HIM”. Enough saying.

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Running Backs

September 10, 2022; Stanford, California, USA; USC Trojans running back Travis Dye (26) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter against the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium. See the article : Remember the Hornets: Former R.A. Hubbard players, cheerleaders transition to life at Hatton. Mandatory credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

We love Travis Dye, the former Oregon duck who avenged his loss to Stanford last year. We love Austin Jones. These two guys are great. Raleek Brown was supposed to have won a first down last night, but instead of running north to south, he danced sideways and didn’t get the first down. That’s why this is an A-minus and not a straight A’s.

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Wide Receivers

STANFORD, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 10: Jordan Addison #3 of the USC Trojans runs for a touchdown against the Stanford Cardinal in the first half at Stanford Stadium on September 10, 2022 in Stanford, California. See the article : Arizona’s Bennedict Mathurin apologizes to TCU for postgame incident with cheerleader. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

If this is how Jordan Addison and Mario Williams play in the biggest games of the USC season, then the Trojans will achieve most – if not all – of their goals.

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Offensive Line

September 10, 2022; Stanford, California, USA; USC Trojans forward Bobby Haskins (70) celebrates with wide receiver Jordan Addison (3) after scoring a touchdown during the first quarter against the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

What have we been talking about this group? If the starters stay healthy – and so far they have – this offense will slay. This unit is as advertised so far.

Defensive Line

September 10, 2022; Stanford, California, USA; Stanford Cardinal quarterback Tanner McKee (18) plays the ball during the first quarter against the USC Trojans at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

We gave a D to the Rice game. This match against Stanford was no better. The good news: it wasn’t worse. The point remains, though: this group isn’t ready for Oregon State’s ground game in week 4. We have to see improvements in the coming weeks. That won’t do the job.

Linebackers

September 10, 2022; Stanford, California, USA; USC Trojans head coach Lincoln Riley during the second quarter against the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

When a simple end-around for the tight end results in a huge Stanford win, we have to wonder what Alex Grinch is teaching USC linebackers in terms of staying home and playing football. The defensive line hasn’t regressed since week 1 against Rice, but that’s because it was already pretty bad at the start. The linebackers regressed slightly. A few simple misdirection plays caught them off guard. Stanford’s “Wake Forest slow mesh” approach had something to do with this, but not everything. Let’s not exaggerate here. Guys just need to do their jobs and read their keys better.

Secondary

September 10, 2022; Stanford, California, USA; USC Trojans defensive lineman Solomon Byrd (51) and defensive back Mekhi Blackmon (6) celebrate during the second quarter against the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

As in Rice’s game, the secondary made big plays — interceptions, big hits — and didn’t get beaten from the top on a home run. All this is good. However, bouncers were constantly out of position, taking the wrong lanes in Stanford’s racing plays. In addition, many pass interference penalties filled the stat sheet.

YES, some of those pass interference penalties were called ticking, but guys have to know that the Pac-12 officials are going to call plays that way. Ceyair Wright was hit with a bad DPI penalty, but he has to know that if he puts his hand to his face, even for half a second, he has a much better chance of getting called than if he puts his hand to his chest or waist. . He put his hands up, and that’s going to risk a penalty. It’s fixable, but it’s still sloppy. It wasn’t a smart move, although the penalty was a bad one.

Offensive Coaching

September 10, 2022; Stanford, California, USA; USC Trojans head coach Lincoln Riley (left) shakes hands with Stanford Cardinal head coach David Shaw after a game at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

The first half was an A-plus, as good as any coach can guide an attack. In the second half, however, Lincoln Riley made two clear mistakes, and we noticed them. We won’t ignore it when Riley slips.

USC will need to show more discipline and focus on protecting leads cleanly and efficiently. If the Trojans lead by a mid-quarter score, can they play offense with ball control and keep the defense off the field? This remains to be seen.

Defensive Coaching

September 10, 2022; Stanford, California, USA; The young USC Trojans fan dresses like a cheerleader and cheers during the second quarter against the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

See that boy in front of the little girl who wants to be a USC cheerleader when she grows up? I’m sure he’s thinking, “When will Alex Grinch make his players do their jobs? The guys weren’t in their correct lanes all night. Why were this defense’s best plays inside the USC 5-yard line? Why did Stanford enter the USC 5-yard line in four of his first five drives?”

We’re thinking the same things, young man. Good questions.

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