Bowl guru Jerry Palm’s latest bowl projections place USC in the Las Vegas Bowl against BYU. The good news for USC players would be the game is in two weeks so bowl practices will be limited and the season will be over before Christmas.
The bad news is this is a nothing burger of a game. BYU? With lame-duck coach Bronco Mendenhall. Who will care? It’s a lose-lose matchup. If USC wins, no one remembers. If USC loses, it goes 8-6.
Here’s a sampling of the reaction to USC’s announcement of Clay Helton as head coach Monday.
USC rides Cameron Smith’s INTs to victory
Whicker: Don’t count out USC just yet, not after big win
Does Utah loss dash Kyle Whittingham’s chance for USC job?
PHOTOS: USC makes it look easy against No. 3 team in the nation
Defense leads USC to impressive 42-24 win over No. 3 Utah
Injuries pile up for USC after win over Utah
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Photos from USC spring football practice, Thursday, March 12.
Photos from USC spring football practice, Thursday, March 12.(Photos by Michael Owen Baker / Los Angeles Daily News)