No Johnny Football Against USC

The chances of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel actually sticking around for his senior season were slim-and-none but it would have provided quite a game for USC in 2015 if he did stick around.

Now USC must scramble for an opponent. But what’s happened in recent years with the nonconference schedule. USC used to play Ohio State, Auburn, Florida State, Arkansas, Virginia Tech, etc., in nonconference games.

Not is facing Big East (or former Big East) schools like Syracuse and Boston College. Or Minnesota. Texas A&M’s decision to cancel the USC series means the next marquee opponent will be Texas in 2017-18.

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  • Charlie Bucket

    why not? the Pious Passer came back for HIS senior year!!!!


    • TrojanFan

      Pious Passer = Bucket’s true man crush…..ouch!

      He even went out and bought a #2 jersey

  • doug

    “Not is facing Big East (or former Big East) schools like Syracuse and Boston College.”

    perhaps this Scott gentleman should procure a computer with the interweb and search a word’s spelling. perhaps he should use a Microsoft Word program and adhere to the squiggly line. a His Girl Friday, perhaps, who taps him on the shoulder when he errs. i’m new here; however, i wonder, does he have a job as a writer? i am going to Google the gentleman on my computer, via the WWW, and find out about him. curious.

    • The Guv’nor

      Blogging is HARD…

      • TrojanFan

        Especially when you use 10 different handles

    • TrojanFan

      Bucket, is “doug” what you call your best friend?

      • doug

        and the jerk store called, and they’re running out of you. good one on the free cranium exams. really good.

      • TrojanFamily

        Champ, you might want to take the next few plays off.

  • dtksr1

    When USC & TAMU were scheduling the home & home, TAMU was not doing that well in football. But it would be a great game now and $Haden$$ (each $ represents a million dollars) has to find a replacement equal to a team that now is a threat to winning the SEC & the Heisman. Let’s all see how Max Nikias’ hero handles this…

  • socaldude

    That would have been a classic qb battle, Johnny Manziel vs Cody Kessler.

    I think Kessler might beat Johnny Football.

    Of course that would assume that Kiffen would play the best player. That is no guarantee. For some reason Kessler consistently outperforms Wittek and yet Kiffen would rather mess his pants than name Cody the starter.

    If Kessler had missed two weeks of Spring Practice and Wittek had performed like Kessler, he (Wittek) would already been named the starter. Instead Kiffin is bowing to the Mater Dei gods and is too scared to do anything but name Wittek the starter.

    We’ve seen Wittek. He couldn’t hit the ocean from the pier in the Sun Bowl and literally melted down. He threw two pics in the spring game.

  • RememberTheFreedomBowl

    The SEC continues to avoid USC. I predicted this a year ago.