Here’s my top 10 things USC must improve to beat Texas. Excerpt:
Fewer penalties: The Trojans average 92 penalty yards per game, which ranks No. 119 nationally. That is the sign of an undisciplined team. Is the motto, “we’re just too talented so it doesn’t matter” going to carry USC past Alabama?
Cheer less. Coach more: Sometimes the USC sideline looks like a pep rally instead of a brain trust. Granted, most of these young guys are not full-time coaches, but they shouldn’t be jumping higher than the players when Stephen Carr is racing down the sideline.