I can remember writing that there were times USC players under Pete Carroll were too demonstrative after making a big play at the risk of getting an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.
Now USC celebrates even when it doesn’t make a play.
It seemed like the defense was always celebrating against Utah. I remember after Utah’s QB bounced an incomplete pass to a receiver, the USC cornerback started jumping up-and-down like he made a play and he wasn’t even close to the ball.
This isn’t the first year USC’s been acting in an embarrassing manner during games but I thought the entirely new defensive staff would stop the over-celebrating. Instead, it seems to be getting worse.
“It’s hard to change the culture when the person at the top doesn’t want to do it,” said a USC coach.