USC Morning Buzz: More On `We’re Going To Play The Best Teams’

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Over the weekend I highlighted a Steve Sarkisian quote: “We’re USC, and we’re going to play the best teams. It’s not just Notre Dame. We’ve got some nonconference games this year and moving forward with quality opponents. That’s been that way forever. That’s not going to change.”

Now let’s look at that 2015 schedule: The Trojans play Arkansas State on Sept. 5, 2015 and Idaho on Sept. 12, 2015. How are those games going to be viewed by the College Football Playoff committee if USC is fortunate enough to be in the Final Four mix?

Pat Haden probably won’t mind leaving the room when that topic gets brought up by the committee. It certainly will be harder to deride Alabama for playing Louisiana-Monroe in 2015.

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  • john wolcott

    Well, of course, this 2015 schedule was worked out years ago, so I hope Wolf is not blaming Sark for it.

    • NOBSisdaMAN

      I’ll bet the Idaho game was a “favor” for Nick Holt when he was the HC there.

      • SUCC de trop

        The Over/Under number of SUCC excuses offered as to why SUCC’s 2015 FB schedule features back to back home paddycake games is 35.

  • Golden Trojan

    Well if SC is in the “Final Four Mix”, that would mean they beat Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, Washington, the rest of the south division and Notre Dame, to win the conference SC will have to beat Oregon or Stanford twice as well. Sounds like a tough schedule to me! You have to have some cream puff games to get the kinks out.

    • Helen

      Don’t confuse Scottie with facts.

    • SUCC de trop

      SUCC doesn’t play Oregon on its 2014 Pac-12 schedule. You might want to check that out GT.

      • Mike 70

        obsessed with all things Trojan SUCC. what JC did you go to? Or did you make it out of high school? What a little putz…

        • SUCC de trop

          Senility now!

          • Mike 70

            Typical. The best you got.

          • SUCC de trop

            No, but it’s good enough for you.

          • Mike 70

            That is the problem with you ucla wanna be’s. Just not very good. Did you write this on your break out in Rancho Cucamonga unloading Coca Cola trucks? Big mouth, no brains and no life. Obsessed with all things USC. Life is tough when you can barely get out of high school. Fight on putz.

      • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

        While your statement is true, it is irrelevant because the post is about the 2015 schedule.

        • SUCC de trop

          Actually the GT’s post is ambiguous. I gave him the benefit of the doubt he meant SUCC FB would be in 2014 “Final Four Mix.” You of course FtoV know better

          • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

            Stop running around in circles. You obviously didn’t comprehend what you read (shocker!). Wolf asked, “How are those games going to be viewed by the College Football Playoff committee if USC is fortunate enough to be in the Final Four mix?” in reference to Arkansas State and Idaho in 2015. Golden Trojan was clearly answering the question.

          • SUCC de trop

            Pigs know what pigs think, I don’t speak or think pig. Oink on piggy.

          • NOBSisdaMAN

            Easy, ask you wife. She’ll understand….clearly.

          • SUCC de trop

            Yes Nobs we can clearly see you wear SUCC’s colors, Ripple and Puke, majestically.

          • WESTWOOD ROB

            Helter Skelter!

      • marvgoux1

        Or Washington. But we do get Colorado, that will impress the committee.

  • Internal Monologue

    I wonder if Scott understands the logistics, not to mention the politics, of scheduling football games?

    • SUCC de trop

      Two new SUCC FB excuses: logistics and politics. Specifics please, talks to self.

    • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

      it doesn’t seen to be a problem for other teams, Cheap Lies…you are aware the school is free to schedule non-conference games at their convenience.

      also, it’s amusing that Kiff, i mean Sark insists “that’s been the way forever” when that is obviously not true. the trOXans went to scheduling non-conference patsies at least 10 years ago!! San Jose St anyone?

  • Helen

    While Scottie is busy manufacturing stories, Ted Miller at ESPN writes “The Trojans defense might be even better next season than it was in 2013, when it ranked among the nation’s leaders in many categories. Part of that is the rise of young players in key spots. On the defensive line, there’s juco transfer Claude Pelon and Delvon Simmons. At outside linebacker, there’s Jabari Ruffin. And in the secondary, there’s cornerback Chris Hawkins. While the offensive line — particularly OT — remains a question, it’s pretty clear that true freshman Toa Lobendahn and sophomore Zach Banner are ready to start or at least contribute.”

    • Fred Sampson

      Helen, your making Scott Wolf look bad ..lol

    • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

      leave the Sweeeet Scoooping to the wolfman, honey. the WOLFMAN decides what is relevant around here.

      or you can start your own blog. suggested names: Helen’s Hellhole. or Jealous Helen’s Scott Wolf Spite Site.

      • Cheap seats

        Like I said…THIN SKIN buddy. If it didn’t bother you, you wouldn’t be throwing tantrums like this post of yours above.

        • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

          SHUT UP!! SHUT UP!! SHUT UP!!!!!!

    • SUCC de trop

      Correct me if I’m wrong Helen, but doesn’t ESPN Radio broadcast SUCC games. So Ted Miller pumping SUCC’s FB program sounds like a hugh subjective ESPN conflict of interest. In essence Ted is shilling for SUCC, negating ESPN’s disinterest. SUCC and ESPN hand and glove business pardners bluring the line of objective ESPN journalism.

      • Independent_George

        OK. I will discount EVERYTHING Ted Miller writes, including posts about UCLA being the best team in the South and Brent Hundley being the best player in the nation. You have convinced me. He is clearly not objective. HE CANNOT BE TRUSTED!

        • SUCC de trop

          My work today is done. Screaming “He cannot be trusted,” drives home my point.

          • Independent_George

            Sarcasm. Wasted on the mentally challenged trolls. :(

          • SUCC de trop

            And yet IG, my comment isn’t wasted on “mentallly challenged” SUCCsters. Cheers.

        • WESTWOOD ROB

          Nobody in the media can be trusted except Alex Jones!

          • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

            says you and his number one fan and disciple, Jethro G. Sabbath!!

          • WESTWOOD ROB

            Why doesn’t the Wolfman report about the drones?

          • Jethro G Sabbath

            This coming from the new detective in town!!!

          • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

            i AM the new detective in town….and i haven’t been wrong yet!!

          • Jethro G Sabbath

            How would you know that?

      • Golden Trojan

        I guess nobody at ESPN can comment on any athlete in any sport since they broadcast everything from Aussie football to Zumba contests! You’re going off the deep end SUCC!

        • SUCC de trop

          Reporting the facts is journalism and shilling for SUCC’s FB program is subjective barking.

      • Jethro G Sabbath

        A local affiliate of ESPN broadcasts the games. Not exactly one and the same, genius.
        Think of something else to obsessively rant about.

        • marvgoux1

          There’s real separation between ESPN and ESPN-710AM there. Next you’ll tell us PA is an objective reporter.

        • ThaiMex

          LOCAL AFFILIATE? KSPN and ESPN are both O & O’s by Disney (you know …the same people who provided those swell Lamps and Clocks situated on campus to give that crime ridden wasteland a warm and cozy feel). Disney clocks and lamps, home of the Kid’s Choice Awards…it’s kind of like putting lipstick on a pig.
          fit Un!

          • Jethro G Sabbath

            Hey, You sure seem to know a lot about this. Do you have some kind of background in Sports talk radio?

    • B.Miller

      Told you Helen needed her own Blog!

    • http://www.10-commandments.org 10Commandments

      Wolf has done this now along the order of 4x. He must have it in his performance metrics a certain hit rate or he gets fired. Therefore he continues to post fake controversies to have the trolls flood the message boards.

  • Fred Sampson

    Why is USC being singled out on this topic ? Every top 25 school Schedules cupcakes , and it’s been that way forever !!! Why should the Trojans do it any different ? For what and for who ?

    • Golden Trojan

      Exactly, the NFL makes it mandatory, it’s called preseason game.

    • marvgoux1

      It would be one thing if we played Iowa or Northwestern or Vanderbilt. Just admit it, playing Arkansas State and Idaho in the same season is embarrassing.

  • Sarknado

    Didn’t TA&M just cancel a home and home with SC? Sometimes scheduling is out of SC’s control.

    • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

      Yep, and they scheduled UGLY instead. I guess they were looking for an easier matchup.

  • Ron Fleishman

    Wolf looks for anything to rip. Has he ever mentioned that schedules are made up 7-10 years in advance? Nope….typcially jounalistic fool who creates stories that do not exist. When was the last time Wolf ever wrote something regarding human interest? It pained him to write about Jake Olson.. don’t remember anything about the foundation that PC created that is still growing and doing wonderful things in the community today.. Instead he looks for trash to burn or people to drag through the mud. Sad…

  • Cheap seats

    20 years ago, I highlighted a Wolf quote: “I’m Wolf and I’m going to get laid someday…”

    Now, let’s look at the results after 20 years….

    • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

      you are so flagged.

      • Cheap seats

        Like I said, thin skin. Could dish it out, but can’t take it!

        • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

          DELETED!!!

          oh, Sugary Sweeeeet JUSTICE!!!

          Memo to Moderator: you’re doing a heck of a job, Gina-D!!!!!

          • Cheap seats

            You know the moderator by first name?

            More fuel to the Bucket IS Wolf theory!

        • SUCC de trop

          Cheap Lies you have thinish english syntax skills. Your second sentence needs an appropriate subject.

          • Cheap seats

            I think you fail to see the irony in a troll giving any kind of advise.

  • ProbationU

    There are only 3 schools that have NEVER scheduled an FCS opponent. USC, UCLA and ND. I hope that none of the 3 schools ever stoop to that.

  • LamontRaymond

    As long as Notre Dame is on the schedule, and as long as USC plays 9 conference games, strength of schedule will never be an issue.

  • SUCC de trop

    Knock yourself out.