I already made my prediction here, so now it’s your turn. With an early start, don’t wait till tomorrow. Can USC play to its level and not the level of its opponent? Make your prediction now!
This is worth repeating: USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin said Texas played faster against the Trojans than on films watched before the game. There’s only one problem with that: It’s not about them. It’s about you.
You think Alabama or Clemson will play faster than on film? It’s about raising the bar, not making excuses.
Here’s a USC-Cal game memory: In 2011, when the game was played at AT&T Park, Lane Kiffin came up to me after his radio interview on 710-AM and joked, “I made you famous.” After being congratulated for the victory, Kiffin said on air, “Tell Scott Wolf that. He’s acting like we lost by 30.”
The truth was Kiffin and I had just talked about how USC won but many questions after the game focused on the offense’s struggles. But he showed his sense of humor on the radio.
Since Saturday’s game is the Joe Roth Memorial Game, in memory of the beloved Cal quarterback, you might want to watch the 1975 USC-Cal game in perhaps his most memorable performance.
OK, I made my USC-Cal game prediction, talk about why there are depth issues despite a full complement of scholarships and among other observations make this one:
USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin said Texas played faster against the Trojans than on film. There’s only one problem with that: It’s not about them. It’s about you.
I can’t stop thinking about that third-and-1 play against Texas. Mainly because I didn’t realize until later in the week that USC actually had its third-and-fourth string tailbacks on the field for the play. Again, it has nothing to do with them. It has everything to do with keeping Ronald Jones and Stephen Carr off the field.
Does anyone remember the USC having Reggie Bush and LenDale White in a third-down situation in the first quarter in 2005 and running a play with Desmond Reed and David Kirtman?
Believe it or not, this was the Coliseum policy until 1974. “Women and children are NOT admitted to the press box.” Just to be clear, women referred to female reporters. So what happened if a female journalist wanted to cover a game? In the early 1960’s, the highly respected sportswriter Jeane Hoffman wanted to attend a USC game. She was given two tickets to sit outside the press box.