It’s Notre Dame-USC week and I recommend any fan who has the time/money attend a game in South Bend if possible.
But here we go again with the usual dilemma for USC fans: Of course you want to beat your traditional rival, especially in Notre Dame Stadium. The first time I saw USC beat Notre Dame there in 1997, it was such a big deal that Hue Jackson jumped on the back of a reporter (not me, thankfully) in his post-game celebration.
However, if USC beats Notre Dame on Saturday, what does that do for Clay Helton? Some insiders tell me nothing. But beating the No. 9 team in the nation on their home field on national TV has to mean something.
So do you want to win?
Or do you want to get rid of Helton?
Personally, this is no dilemma at all. Just watch the lame Pac-12 to see how quickly a good coach could dominate the conference with USC’s talent. And that talent is declining if Helton stays.
- Notre Dame is a 10.5-point favorite over USC.
- Do you think Florida regrets not hiring Chip Kelly? The Gators are 6-0 this season and 16-3 under Dan Mullen, who got hired after Kelly turned down Florida for UCLA. Kelly is 4-14.