I’ve been saying for months that USC is going to win games next season, maybe too many to fire Clay Helton. And Reason No. 1 is the Pac-12 is not a great conference.
You think the over/under would hover around 8.5-9 if USC played in the SEC or Big Ten?
Now CBS Sports is weighing in that USC is better than you think: “If USC could manage to go 5-0 against Pac-12 South foes last year while dealing with so many injuries and a porous defense, what might it do against them this season?”
This is why Helton would not cry any tears if USC does not play Alabama or Notre Dame.