USC should find out its bowl fate around 1-2 p.m. (PT) today.
It looks like the Trojans will face Iowa in the Holiday Bowl.
I know Iowa travels extremely well. USC has a good reputation for traveling to bowl games but this is a different animal this year. I’ve already had fans tell me they won’t go to the game and they hope USC loses to make the USC administration look more foolish.
“I live in San Diego County and I have zero Interest in the game,” a USC fan wrote me. “Perhaps I will watch it on TV. And I’m predicting 12 penalties for 135 yards because our team is so undisciplined they will taunt and act like they are were in the College Football Playoff.”
- It’s pretty funny that in covering USC for more than 20 years, I always heard, “we can’t talk about recruiting” from coaches.
One time, Dave Roberts, who was interim athletic director, lectured the media in Heritage Hall and said coaches are only allowed to answer if they are recruiting a prospect. A “yes or no” question that really serves little purpose.
So what does atheltic director Mike Bohn, who values integrity and compliance, do Friday? He violates NCAA rules by saying “We also picked up four commitments that haven’t been announced yet . . . in the last four or five days and so I’m inspired by that.”
Bohn knew that was a (minor) violation but he obviously thought it was worth it to try and get fans off his back.
Good luck, pal! I’m still getting inundated with angry emails, texts and calls from USC fans over the outrageous decision to bring back Helton.