About That BCS Game

It is halftime and Alabama is winning by even more than I predicted. Watching that touchdown pass over the middle in the end zone made me wonder what happens if USC tries that play on its goal-line series against Notre Dame?

Defense and running the football wins national titles. That’s what USC needs to get back to if it wants to contend for a championship.

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  • http://4chan.org/ m00t

    So your prediction was wrong, and you thought playcalling was bad in one of our losses? Riveting insight.

  • Ted

    Seeing as how terrible Notre Dame defense is so terrible against Bama…That makes SC’s offense that much more horrible.

    • SoCal_Native_59

      Alabama has a NC winning player at QB, SC had a RS Freshman starting his 1st game, Teddy. Now run along and troll another blog

      • Ted

        you think if SC had Barkley playing it would have been different?

      • Ted

        you think if SC had Barkley playing it would have been different?

        • Ted

          By the way Stanford had a RS Freshman QB too…Then again Lane Kiffin coached SC team ain’t no Stanford!

          • SoCal_Native_59

            And ND beat Stanford too. If MB played it very well might have. I am very sure we would have scored more; not sure about ND.

          • http://4chan.org/ m00t

            A RS freshman who played the whole season, a similar effect is seen in college basketball where a team playing together for the first time is markedly better at the end of the year. That being said I think this is probably more to do with the line play than skill positions.

    • BearBryant3

      Norte dame seem like they could be run on, especially when they played SC and SC was able to run ball starting out accept they went away from and ofcourse the rest is history. Watch the yardage from alabama ran for 250 and pass for 250. Balanced just like pete carroll teams.

  • Cheap seats

    They did try it…

    Unfortunately, it was to your favorite player, Vainuku.

  • CheattheSystem

    You say run the ball = championship, then say pass?

    Did I miss something?

    If lane called a game conventionally, USC would win more games. He tries to get to cute with play calling. Reverse on 4th down. When the running game is working, he throws three in a row.

    • Cheap seats

      Agreed. USC didn’t have fundamentals right: oline, tackling, use of the TE in the passing game, etc.

      I laugh when some are thinking getting even MORE cute is the solution. (Scott W. thinks we should incorporate the spread eagle offense) Sounds as good as Mike D’Antoni coaching the Lakers!

      • BearBryant3

        Agree

  • dtksr1 @dslextreme.com

    What you or I will never see is a Trojan team playing the game like Alabama did tonight while Lane Kiffin is headcoach. What you saw tonight is a headcoach who had his assistants call all the plays while he managed the game.

    • L’Angelo Misterioso

      Can they do that ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/arturo.barajas.1800 Arturo Barajas

    When Alabama was under heavy sanctions 10 years ago, they stunk and it took them years to get back to the top….I think they only lost like 15 schollies TOTAL… Miami still stinks after their sanctions …i don’t think people, including myself, know how difficult the situation is..One example, Seantrel Henderson- aka # 1 player and OT in the country commited to SC but left once the sanctions hit. What ‘s been USC s biggest problem? The Tackle position on the atrocious OLine. Henderson would have helped..Everyone bashing Kiffin needs to reassess their comments and compare apples with apples..He is not Nick Saban but he is young and Talented…

    • WingsHD

      Apples are he sucks, oranges are he sucks, grapes are he sucks. Got the picture he sucks.

      • http://www.facebook.com/arturo.barajas.1800 Arturo Barajas

        Facts, just the facts…

        • WingsHD

          Facts are he sucks, what were you watching this year. Scholarship reductions didn’t hurt this supposed all-star squad he did. That is the fact.

          • http://4chan.org/ m00t

            You won’t hire a better coach than Kiffin while there are sanctions here. What part of that don’t you people understand.

          • betomas

            Exactly.

          • TrojanFan

            EXACTLY! X2

          • http://www.facebook.com/arturo.barajas.1800 Arturo Barajas

            Offensive line, offensive line…and I don’t mean that i am a pendejo..

          • http://www.facebook.com/arturo.barajas.1800 Arturo Barajas

            My points: One, you can’t practice without bodies. Two, you can’t run or pass without an offensive line.

    • ThaiMex

      Arturo is a PENDEJO!
      fit on pendejo!

      • USC owns the Rose Bowl

        Idiot. Troll on a UCLA blog bro. Your team lost to baylor. We lost to gtech but we sucked. yall were supposed to be good. congrats on another average season of losing to good teams and beating average ones. see ya next yr!

        • USC owns the Rose Bowl

          also, you didn’t even play oregon.

  • realtrojan

    I’ll make you a personal guarantee right now. USC will NEVER, EVER win a national title under Lane Kiffin,

    • http://4chan.org/ m00t

      That’s a bold statement to make about a great program and a 37 year old dude.

      • realtrojan

        A great program? Yes, there’s no question about that. But the 37 year old dude? I honestly think we’ve seen what he is and isn’t capable of already. And I haven’t got high hopes in him no matter how blindingly positive I try to see it.. In fact, he’s the kind of guy I’d love to see on the opposite side of the field.

    • http://www.facebook.com/arturo.barajas.1800 Arturo Barajas

      Don’t be so cynical.

      • realtrojan

        Cynical? What makes you think I should be all excited?

        • http://www.facebook.com/arturo.barajas.1800 Arturo Barajas

          I’m just a Trojan fan who has been one since the mid 80s…times were worse and I’d rather have a positive outlook on a university that represents the city well.

          • realtrojan

            I’m an USC alum, and needless to say, I’d LOVE to be positive about the future, just like you. However, I just don’t see a bright future to the program that has Lane Kiffin in it. He just isn’t the one who’ll put us back on top again. Unfortunately, it looks like we’ll have to suffer another maddening season with him as coach. I’m hoping the time will come to pass soon enough until we get the “real” coach, instead of a poser.

  • WingsHD

    Hope Redfield has a great time with the Domers. Man was that ugly. But it does show USC how far there behind, hell we lost to that. That puts us about about 40 points behind Alabama. Is Kiffin still our head coach.

  • TrojanFan

    After watching the bowls, I feel Texas A&M and Alabama would of been the best match up. We need the playoffs NOW!

    • http://4chan.org/ m00t

      I would have preferred Oregon Alabama, but they probably would have just choked again.

  • ThaiMex

    RAH RAH’s continue to BLAH BLAH about so called TOP recruiting class EVERY YEAR….so what happened? Those so called “Character issues” pop up everywhere. Where’s my little buddy LBC popping off about the avg. star ratings for SCUm? I got news for you….NOBODY cares and it doesn’t matter. Of Alabama’s top FIVE (5) defensive line players…2 were THREE stars, 2 were FOUR stars, and 1 was a five star. THEY DOMINATED!…they aren’t products of The University of Spoiled Children. They play for a REAL HEAD COACH. Your program is a JOKE NATIONWIDE! Get used to it. The University of UN !!!!!!!!
    fit on torgan!

    • TrojanFan

      Isn’t this the same message you leave every Monday. Dr. T Bone is the man you need to seek out

  • http://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charles Bucket

    you are right on as usual, must be embarrassing for Southern Cal to have claimed to have a football “dynasty” with no BCS Nattys!!!

    HAWR-HAWR!!!

    3 outta 4 yrs! congrats to Alabammy!!!

    now win 7 in a row and 10 otta 12 yrs and we’ll talk about REAL DYNASTIES!!!

    AUUUUUU-WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    • SoCal_Native_59

      They’ll need popa Sam Gilbert to pull that off. Sam had the best team money could buy.

    • USC owns the Rose Bowl

      does winning 6 out of 7 (consecutive) BCS games including 3 straight Rose Bowl wins count as a dynasty? I still see that the Associated Press has USC as back-to-back champs!

      AUU-WOO!
      troll on, bro!!

    • TrojanFan

      Bucket, after listening to your pathetic rants day in and day out, I thinks it’s time for you to pull the old flag pole back out….OUCH!!!!!

      Wow! ruins had their best season in years and still couldn’t crack the top 25….

      AUUUUUU-WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

      I FEEL SO ALIVE!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/charles.smackula Vladimir Smackula

    Vay to go Crimson Tide! But vait, zis is not zee ONLY amazink achievement zis season!

    Don’t forget zee Trojinks vent from Vun to Un!! UND, zee Trojinks are zee first #Vun to finish wis SIX losses!!

    AH! AH! AH!

    Vhat a bunch of Doooshbaggers!!