Some of you think I am too critical of USC. Well, Washington should be glad I do not cover them. I’ve already mentioned what a travesty I think their non-conference schedule is next season: Rutgers, Montana and Fresno State.
Rutgers is the worst team in the Big Ten. Fresno State is so bad it brought Jeff Tedford out of mothballs and Montana is . . . Montana.
If you want a reason to cheer USC, UCLA and Notre Dame as a group, it’s because they are the only three schools in Division I-A (Football Bowl Subdivision) teams never to play a Division I-AA school (Football Championship Subdivision).
Further, Washington does not play USC. Gets a bye. Has UCLA, Oregon, Utah and Washington State at home. Who cares what Huskies turned pro early with that schedule?
I’ve always applauded Washington’s hiring of Chris Petersen and always criticized Pat Haden for the way he handled his interview of Petersen. But it could be a long season hearing pundits fall over themselves talking about what a great job Petersen is doing next season. With that schedule, who wouldn’t?