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Every day another negative report.. There were 28 Pac12 draft picks. Oregon 5, UCLA 4, USC 4, California 4, Stanford 3, Oregon St 2, Utah 2, Colorado 2, UW 1, Wazzu 1 and we get this treatment. I understand the Barkley comment but why throw in the other players. From Kiper's winners and loser article:
USC Trojans: Lane Kiffin's pitch to Matt Barkley was to stay for his senior year. The Trojans were thinking national championship. They finished 7-6, and the losses continue. Connecticut had a better 2013 draft class than the Trojans. Connecticut had five draftees, including three in the third-round -- cornerbacks Dwayne Gratz and Blidi Wreh-Wilson and linebacker Sio Moore. Everyone knows about Barkley's fall to the fourth round. Wide receiver Robert Woods went in the second round. Free safety T.J. McDonald went in the third round. The only other Trojan drafted was center Khaled Holmes, who went in the fourth round. Even more embarrassing for the Trojans was that Rutgers had seven players drafted, three more than USC.
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hahahaha isn't Kiper a huge ND fan? who cares what he says. this is the same guy that said Carroll picking Russell Wilson was a huge mistake and that he would never succeed in the NFL. he doesn't know jack sh*t.
We had very few players IN the draft
THAT is a facet of the last staff's recruiting hits and misses, not this one's
We had 1 WR and he was drafted
1 QB and he was drafted
1 O Lineman and he was drafted
1 legitimate NFL safety and he was drsfted
We had Two midget skill players who would have been drafted if they were bigger
Starling and Horton were NEVER going to be drafted
They are great kids but pretty average as players
We had two players, Jarvis Jones and Brice Butler who were recruited and played at USC AND drafted from other schools and another, Mondo Armstead who would have easily been a second rounder this year
How good would our D have been last year with Jarvis and Mondo?
The only thing that will change the perception trajectory towards USC is winning Rose Bowls and consistant Top 5 finishes
We have just as many potential First Round picks as anyone in the country and way more than anyone in our league
We just need to go back to being the badass fourth quarter team we were in the mid 2000's
We need to get mean again
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by BlemBlam3 12 months ago
4 draftable players got drafted. 4 non-draftable players did not, but all have signed free agent contracts with teams already. Three ex-USC players drafted who as you say were recruited and played as Trojans were drafted. Any school having a 50% draft rate would be doing great unless they are SC. Having the most players drafted ever, people are spoiled by the expectations and don't see the positives. Things will definitely pick up in the coming years and this year will be put in the back of everyone's minds. We are SC! Fight on!
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I wouldn't take it to heart. Mentioning USC right now still makes news.
Don't know if they compared Ohio St. or Miami's draft along with others that you heard that I'm sure are compared more poorly.
I do know along with the blame Kiffin for the Barkley slide I never heard squat about Stoops and his playcalling when and Landry Jones who was considered a 1st round lock 2 and 3 years ago slid even further.
Anybody catch Texas safety Vacarro wearing different jersey's every week, we know Stanford and others practice jersey switching, but the ONLY coach I've heard complained about is when USC/Kiffin has their field goal holder pull it off.
What number did Vaccaro wear other than 4 last year? If you saw him wearing #2 in his highlight tape, that's because he switched numbers after either the 2010 season or the 2011 season. I don't think he did it mid-game. Not that I care if he, or USC, did switch numbers mid-game, just pointing this out because every time I saw him last season he was in #4.
Getting drafted only gets you in the door. You still have to make the team. Kiffer is a borderline tool. NFL teams draft according to their needs, not Kiffer' laundry list.
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Never had any respect for Kiper, McShay or any of the ESPiN so called "Draft Experts" / "Experts" in general...l
This post was edited by Helen of Troy 12 months ago
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I was thinking about this yesterday but outside of a few redshirts, isn't this Pete's last recruiting class?
Bigtime medical retires
Last staff enamored with star chasing
Free agent departures
I expect this class and the next to be a little light considering all the above variables and the amount of redshirts Kiff slapped around his first class.
Cry Havoc; and let slip the dogs of war!
FWIW, I still think that we should be able to claim Brice Butler.
He graduated from SC. Just because he played his final season of eligibility at SDSU shouldn't count....
It should count.......to show that USC has such crazy talent at WR that this transfer was drafted. I may be wrong, but wasn't he losing playing time due to the other WR's on the roster being better? Didn't that lead to him transferring?
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