Silver Lining For 2013

Most of the way-too-early top 25 polls for next season do not include USC. And why would they? USC has a new quarterback, new secondary and the same coach. But here is where Lane Kiffin could be happy; There are no expectations. Just like in 2011.
He clearly gripped up in 2012 and the Trojans fed off his stress from being ranked No. 1. That won’t be his problem next season. We won’t have to hear excuses or that stats don’t matter.
Only one thing will matter: Winning.

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  • He’s clearly shown that he can’t handle the pressure of being ranked number 1 nor can he handle the pressure of crucial game situations. Being unranked and having no expectations is not what USC football is about, basketball, yes, football, no.

    • gotroy22

      The question is will Haden pull the trigger in mid-season like he did to Kevin O’Neill.

      • TrojanFan

        The boosters can become squeaky wheels

    • marvgoux1

      When will this nightmare end?

  • Spedjones

    Sorry Scotty, there are expectations still. He has to win 8 games or he’s gone. Even Lane’s smart enough to understand this, ranked or not.

    • gotroy22

      The schedule is the easiest in SC history so 8 games will be no problem even though we’ll be starting all freshmen in the secondary. I think 10 is doable since we don’t play the Ducks or Huskies.

      • Spedjones

        it’s good the schedule is easy because SUC’s team sucks. And at best OSU in place of UW is a wash.

  • I think wolf misunderstands what silver lining means.

    • steveg

      You could have just said “I think wolf misunderstands” and been right.

  • Bill

    Boy, have the Women of Troy sank to a new low! I don’t hear about Alabama, Florida, Notre Dame, LSU, or UCLA happy because there is no pressure; they just plug the next group of studs in and go win championships! Pansy On!

    • TrojanFan

      Bill, the game of football is waaay too complicated for you……How’s that breakfast sandwich selling

      • Ted

        WTF…you insult gays and now people who work for a living selling breakfast? You are the biggest troll if you ask me.

        • TrojanFan

          Sorry!… I didn’t know you worked for the golden arches….how about the third finger in

    • >Alabama, Florida, Notre Dame, LSU, or UCLA
      >Notre Dame, LSU, or UCLA

      We’re talking about football here man.

      • Spedjones

        38-28, and Kiffin is still there. 90’s all over again!

        • steveg

          thats back when jucla was winning all those championships, right.

        • Paraphrasing what I was questioning was him saying “UCLA just plugs in the next group of studs and wins championships”. Tell me more about your UCLA championships.

  • Bill

    Hey Browney or Witlick, remember your left tackle for the next three years is going to be Max Turd! Look out for Number 11!

  • WingsHD

    Looking at USC’s schedule there are 6 games that USC could easily lose. Locking them in at 8 to 10 seems a bit of a reach. The game you are all missing is Utah State11-2 last year. The two games they lost were by 5 points total to Wisconsin and BYU. Beat #20 Louisiana Tech and won there bowl game big. Lots of key returners. After a 3-0 start USC could be 3-4 with that block of teams they are playing.

    • Thanks to my selective amnesia, I don’t remember last year. Starting there, I see 3 games we might lose: ND, @OSU (we haven’t won there in forever), and Stanford. Both Arizonas are flawed, ooc is pretty weak, and utah/cal are rebuilding. And we should always beat UCLA. *Should*

  • Lane is now like Scott Wolff. No expectations for a lousy year

  • The Monopoly Is Over Here 2.0

    Are you sure it’s not Jennifer Lawrence?

  • Why are there always more UCLA fans on here commenting than USC fans? Does UCLA fans not have a ‘INSIDEsocal’ blog site?

    • TrojanFan

      It’s closet fans, part of a underground fraternity lead by spudjuice. I think pledge week is right around the corner, should be interesting