I think the news of Reggie Bush being welcomed back to USC demonstrated something important.
Forget about whether you agree or disagree with the decision, it created a moment of joy for many fans and reminded them what has been missing for too long from the program.
Days like yesterday were commonplace in the Pete Carroll era. But when was the last time you saw USC fans happy like yesterday? The 2017 Rose Bowl?
This is why I talk about raising the standards of the program. There should be frequent high points instead of a 13-12 record the past two seasons.
Big moments are part of the fun of being a USC fan. That’s what is missing.
The question is whether Clay Helton, with a revamped staff, can provide those moments? Winning nine games in a mediocre Pac-12 will not provide many opportunities.
Beat Alabama. Or Oregon. Or Notre Dame. Those games can produce moments. Not beating Arizona or Colorado.