On top of everything else that happened at Boston College, there are also accusations USC taunted the Eagles before they came out of the tunnel for the kickoff. The referees clearly were forced to come over and keep the Trojans away from the tunnel before the game.
Initially, I thought this was to keep USC from going into the end zone to pray because it was directly where Boston College emerged between two towers of fire in a big production. But this account mentions “the Trojan stood by the torch towers, dancing and taunting the large, gold BC banner behind which the Eagles stood.”
Steve Sarkisian mentioned the offense having identity problems. Perhaps a good place to start fixing that is to get more touches for Juju Smith and Adoree Jackson. Smith caught six passes last night but most were short and did not put him in a good position. Jackson disappeared after catching a short pass behind the line for a loss.
Steve Sarkisian told the team and then the media that the season was far from over. “The goal, obviously, of being Pac-12 champs is very alive for us,” he said last night.
Do you agree? What changes need to be made? At the game, I heard comments critical of USC’s defense and halftime adjustments. That figures to be a relevant topic in Pac-12 games as the Trojans face spread teams. Thoughts?
It is always easy to find fault after a loss but the troubling aspect of last night’s setback was the way the Trojans wilted in the trenches. Especially when so much has been said this offseason about the strength and conditioning program.
“They wore us out,” Steve Sarkisian said.
That’s something USC is supposed to do to other teams.