Before I forget, why did USC think it could handle Kayvon Thibodeaux without double-teaming him, like every other opponent that faced Oregon?
I know the brain trust (Graham Harrell, Clay Helton) has to adhere to Air Raid philosophies at all times, like snapping out of shotgun formation on fourth-and-inches.
But for the most part, poor Jalen McKenzie had to deal with Thibodeaux by himself and that is not fair or smart.
And then people wonder why I get exasperated?
Oregon rolls into USC’s home stadium without its best secondary players, without the nation’s best lineman, with a first-year QB and with two losses. And wins!
Just like I feared.
Because USC makes the same mistakes every week, every year. Penalties were a huge problem two years ago and a huge problem Friday night. Nothing changes.
On the great interception by Jamal Hill, Kedon Slovis threw a poor spiral. Something was wrong with Slovis all season but USC would not admit it.
It’s so frustrating when you can see these problems and Helton doesn’t fix them and then Mike Bohn tries to gloss over them with hype videos and extra support staff.