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.
Here’s my ballot for this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll. And I will note who is missing. A team with a victory over Fresno State, who is proving to be a disaster, a victory over a Stanford team that self-destructed and a loss to a Boston College that steamrollered it:
My biggest question right now (still in the pressbox) is what does USC do when its game plan does not work? What is Plan B?
If you look at the Stanford game and tonight’s debacle, there did not seem to be a Plan B when USC faltered.