Rule No. 1 if you coach at USC: Beat the archrivals. The playcalling against Notre Dame and UCLA was too conservative. But what happened to USC’s boundless energy during the Coach O era? Maybe too high for the game judging from that entrance by Willie McGinest.
It’s a bittersweet regular-season finale because Orgeron certainly could have been the popular choice had he won tonight. Remember Vanderbilt coach James Franklin is 15-4 in his past 19 games. Only Alabama is better in SEC.