The freezing night temperatures only remind to thank USC and UCLA for allowing Saturday’s game to kickoff at 7:30 p.m.
I said during the offseason whenever asked about Lane Kiffin’s hiring that the true test of his coaching would be when adversity struck and how USC responded? Whether he could get the Trojans to bounce back and play with belief?
After getting routed by Oregon State, there was not an inspired effort against Notre Dame. And even the victory over Arizona State following the loss to Oregon, was an emotionally wanting performance. USC did respond to its loss to Washington with verve against Stanford.
So right now, the reviews are mixed at best.