Without a doubt he's a top end coordinator. He's having to scheme around a garbage OLine, whereas our D doesn't have such a glaring weakness to deal with.
And still manages to put guys in advantageous situations all day long. The rare times you see otherwise it's forced due to a combination of down, distance, field position and game situation.
I'm hoping we keep him for as long as possible before we lose him to a HC gig (which I think is all but inevitable).
His last season at USC (after the Rose Bowl), he lost three of his starting offensive linemen…..then they freakin’ changed the offense he excelled in, which was basically letting Sam do his thing, to this funky “gumbo offense”…so bad, the entire offensive staff was fired a year after he left. He loved USC, but declared for the draft because he knew he wasn’t being coached well.
Then the poor kid gets drafted by the Jets. Frying pan into the fire.