Since the Holiday Bowl, I’ve seen comments about USC having a tough schedule in 2020.
Now that I see it laid out, here are some thoughts:
There are a lot of “if” questions?
- If Stanford isn’t awful again, Arizona State lives up to hype, Utah doesn’t collapse and Cal keeps Chase Garbers healthy, that could be an interesting three-game stretch. Remember too, that Pac-12 teams that play Friday night road games usually struggle. USC at Utah is a Friday night game.
- The last four games are better if Oregon and Washington find a QB; UCLA gets a pulse and Notre Dame does a better job against the Air Raid than last season.
- And here is the biggest if: If Clay Helton gets his team to play with discipline and avoids playing sloppy football. Too much to ask, I know.
In other news, USC swim coach Dave Salo will retire in March after 14 years. Will USC go cheap in hiring a replacement like it did on so many other recent hirings?