I can already see there is a segment of USC fans and fan media setting the groundwork to tell everyone they were right about how the Trojans perform next season.
If USC is successful, they will immediately offer an “I told you so” response because they alone knew the changes made would bring the desired results. They would have pounced with such an argument last season but Clay Helton didn’t give them the chance.
Here’s how you blunt that argument: USC can neuter Helton with new coaches and support staff. I’ve said I can easily see USC winning nine games. So they can’t tell me anything next year.
But when do they intend to raise the bar?
Alabama, Clemson, LSU and Georgia can win nine games with a stooge in charge.
But they aspire to be national champions. They make the College Football Playoffs. They don’t pat themselves on the back for meeting the lowest expectations.
They also have leaders of men in charge.
There will be a lot of talking about USC. But when will they get USC to the College Football Playoff?