Here is my column from the game on how USC won but the same problems do not get corrected.
Excerpt: The Trojans flirt with disaster on a weekly basis, but Helton always reassures the faithful by citing the “wonderful men” he coaches. Meanwhile, fans are on edge as they see the Trojans’ College Football Playoff hopes dangle with each anemic performance.
“We would like to have less close games,” USC quarterback Sam Darnold said.
Darnold fumbled against Utah. Darnold threw touchdown passes against the Utes. These are the plays that suck up the oxygen during games. But they should not mask the deficiencies that get less attention.