Some initial thoughts on USC’s football schedule:
It’s easy. It’s pretty easy. Or it’s fairly easy.
There is one patch of games that is “troublesome.”
USC goes to Notre Dame, hosts Arizona, goes to Arizona State and goes to Cal in a four-week stretch.
That’s the difficult portion of the schedule and it’s really not that difficult unless you factor in Clay Helton’s penchant for playing down to the level of competition. There are not even any Friday games.
I know some people are going to try to portray it otherwise. So here is one spin: But the non-conference games are tough!
San Jose State had a good season last year but lost coaches and players. BYU lost QB Zach Wilson. So that leaves Notre Dame. OK, one game that is guaranteed to be tough. Wow.
The dilemma, as usual, is that USC wins too many games to fire Helton.