It’s Christmas Eve, an easy time to get distracted, which is perfect from USC’s point of view.
So just remember it was less than a week ago in the Pac-12 title game that USC displayed all the usual weaknesses that characterize the Helton Era.
USC has a dilemma. It wants fans to be engaged but only in support of the program.
It has some daunting challenges for 2021 in terms of season-ticket sales and donations. And it doesn’t have much to offer disgruntled fans/boosters to come back home after a year off.
So expect a lot of promotion of Kedon Slovis, Drake London and Drake Jackson and other players and keeping Clay Helton is the background. No need to rile anyone up.
But it also won’t excite anyone.