USC does not play today and if you are like me, it brings a sense of relief.
I won’t be frustrated watching a game with the familiar penalties (unsportsmanlike conduct, personal foul, false start), debatable play calls or defensive breakdowns. And don’t forget the calamaties that are always a possibility on special teams.
Saturdays tend to be stressful affairs with USC’s tendency for sloppy performances.
But mostly, there is relief from not having to see Clay Helton‘s befuddled look on the sideline. With that in mind, the fans probably are just as happy for a day off as the players.