I’m old enough to remember Pete Carroll telling me that he called Urban Meyer at Florida to try and schedule a home-and-home series back in the glory days. Meyer declined. Carroll also tried to get Oklahoma to play a home-and-home series but the Sooners said no.
Now USC wants to play FCS teams.
Drum roll for the excuse brigade:
- USC plays a 9-game Pac-12 schedule!
- USC needs 7 home games!
- USC plays Notre Dame!
- USC has a lousy coach!
Also: I know a lot of SEC teams have easy non-conference schedules. But do any of you think USC would have a better record the past 10 years if it played in the SEC instead of the Pac-12?