USC Adds San Jose State; Drops BYU

USC will play San Jose State on August 26 at the Coliseum to open the 2023 football season.

This will replace the Trojans’ previously scheduled meeting with BYU in November, 2023. Presumably, this is because BYU is scheduled to join the Big 12 Conference.

USC will play San Jose State, Nevada and Notre Dame as its non-conference opponents in 2023. Scintillating!

But Lincoln Riley probably loves it.

48 thoughts on “USC Adds San Jose State; Drops BYU

  1. College scheduling is rather poor overall. I don’t know why they can’t make a weekend late in the season so the top 10,12 or 14 teams play a mandated game against another top ranked team. They should also never – never ever- count Victories against FCS or 2A teams. In fact maybe they should penalize the teams for scheduling them. Every year it seems Alabama has a tomato can game right before a key matchup

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      1. Ah, no Gabby, AP is a cupcake; SUCC FB is a tomato can. Generally, the term “tomato can” means a washed-up, has been opponent. That shoe fits Clown U perfectly.

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      2. Hey Gabby USC should be playing Bama or OU next year; not freaking san Jose st or Nevada. Or even Rice this year. Read my comment below. Sums every thing up about this!

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  2. So Vito——an organ grinder from Northern Italy——was working one hot afternoon along with his monkey that he called John. Vito decided to stop at a nearby bar for a tall cool one. He was enjoying his drink but his little monkey wandered down to the opposite end of the bar where our very own Michael was enjoying a beer. The little monkey immediately jumped up on top of the bar and promptly took a piss right straight into Michaels beer. Infuriated Michael raced down to the organ grinder. Grabbed him And said You idiot. Do you know your monkey just took a piss in my beer?? The guy said uh no. But if you can hum a few bars I’m a gonna try and play it for you !!!!!!!!!!!!

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      1. Hey rents!!!! With the skillset you possess, I’m sure you would make a terrific goat farmer. Here’s some advice, the ones with ribbons tied around their tails are kickers, don’t service those ones (crotch kick)

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      1. HAHAHA HAHA. OK MG. I BET IF I TOLD YOU I PAID A DOLLAR TO WOODY ALLEN FOR THAT JOKE YOU WOULD TELL ME I OVERPAID.

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      2. MG. Did you notice Wolf adjusted the blog to take away the five likes that that joke got ?? They were all there earlier. I saw them myself not too long after I had taken my meds.

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  3. Hey wolfman!!!! Alabama will play Texas, Utah State, UL-Monroe and Austin Peay as its non-conference opponents next season. Scintillating!

    Very comparable to USC

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    1. Gabby, you no doubt learned the “Goat Ribbon” thing the hard way: goats don’t like it in the kazoo.

      Cue: “Walk on the Wild Side.”

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      1. Rents, bestiality is some gross stuff and sexual assault. Your claim to the police officer that you were only helping the goat over the fence is beyond laughable.

        Cue: “Nothing could be tighter”

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  4. So much for the alliance. They should all just scrap all of their commitments and play each other OOC. They would own the first month of the season.

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  5. Hey Rents!!!!! Austin Peay is the classic example of a tomato can, within the context of D1 football; A lesser team looking for a large financial payout against a far superior opponent. You stand corrected!

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  6. The business model for major football programs today is one highlight/decent non-conference game, then some JV non-conf teams as the rest. They all do it.

    Georgia has Samford and Kent State, and Oregon as the highlight.

    Auburn has Mercer, Western Kentucky, and San Jose St.

    Ohio State has Arkansas State, Toledo, and Notre Dame as the highlight.

    The ADs have figured out that this makes the most money for them/gives them the best shot at the playoffs.

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      1. …I just did the math…
        8 losses to Old Dominion would take UCLA from 1 chance in 450,000 all the way down to 1 chance in 450,001…… to win their coveted first National Championship in football….

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      2. Hey mg. Scott e mailed me. He said it’s impossible to like that joke now. I’m not kidding. Try it and you’ll see what I mean !!!!!

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      1. According to Meat Loaf, “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad.” SUCC men’s BB is a hybrid “tomato can/cupcake” team.

        #excuses, excuses, excuses…..and still OOOOO forever.

        Cue: How Much is that sh*tty Chihuahua in the Window

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  7. Good move on SCs part substituting San Jose St for BYU because BYU cleaned the Trojans’ clock last year. Of course, a lot of teams cleaned SC’s malfunctioning clock

    Oh, and did you notice how as soon as Wolfie went from the blog’s poorly-received basketball news back to football the posters came alive again?– “And the hits just keep on a-coming”

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    1. To Paraphrase from “My Favorite Year” —“We’ve done the basketball sketch 13 times and it died every time. Basketball equals death.”

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  8. When I played at USC 1966-69, our non conference games were Michigan State, Miami, Minnesota, Northwestern, Texas, Georgia Tech, Nebraska in our 1969 opener, and Notre Dame.. Coach McKay seemed to schedule lots of Big 10 Teams.. I was always fun, and I really enjoyed the travel to various stadiums.. We never really had any easy opponents.
    We always won!!
    Bob Jensen #51

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    1. Well, there was that ’66 loss to sucla’s second string quarterback,
      and the ’66 51-0 debacle vs Neuter Dame
      and Oregon St loss I believe in ’67 and
      Loss to Ohio St in Rose Bowl in ’68

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      1. No regular season losses to Big 10 teams…..
        #AndWeAvengedOurOhioStateLossInTheRubberMatch
        #OverAllPrettyAwesomeTime…

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      2. I didn’t play in the 66 season because I was a freshman. We were undefeated 3-0!
        Sophomore year we lost 0-3 to Oregon State in a mud bowl.. we still ended up National Champs!!
        1968 we lost to Ohio State in the 1969 Rose Bowl for the National Championship!
        1969 We undefeated 10-0-1 and Beat Michigan in the 1970 Rose Bowl!
        Overall, my teams went 32-2-2
        Stick those stats up your fat ass!
        You Twit!

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      3. I didn’t play in the 66 season because I was a freshman. We were undefeated 3-0 on our Frosh team.
        Sophomore year we lost 0-3 to Oregon State in a mud bowl.. we still ended up National Champs!!
        1968 we lost to Ohio State in the 1969 Rose Bowl for the National Championship!
        1969 We undefeated 10-0-1 and Beat Michigan in the 1970 Rose Bowl!
        Please stick those stats where the Sun
        Doesn’t Shine and you never wipe!

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  9. Why didn’t they schedule Alabama or OU instead? Challenge yourselves to be the best like USC was use to doing when scheduling games, back in the past. None of these cupcakes like Rice this year. Or San Jose st and Nevada next year. I don’t care if Nevada has a solid program and makes bowl games here and there. They’re still not a blue blood. Time to make USC great again! No short cuts or cupcakes! Fight on!

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  10. Michael. You were late coming on to the board this morning. I was afraid you would miss that joke. I was relieved when you finally showed. Thank God.

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    1. GT, I was referring to the 1968 team, and of course you are literally correct, it was the January 1, 1969 loss. It is always tricky in describing a team’s record for a certain year when they play an additional game in January.

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      1. LJ. I kinda thought that was what happened The blog has been screwed up today a little. Dunno what happened.

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  11. As part of the brilliantly executed Mike Slive attack on USC, consider this item (one of many):
    2009: Big 12 Texas A& M and Pac 12 USC arrange for home & home series to be played in 2015 & 2016.
    July 2012: Texas A&M joins the SEC
    May 2013: Texas A&M cancels the Home & Home Series with Pac 12 USC due to “SEC scheduling demands and conflicts”.
    2015: Instead of playing Pac 12 USC, they played Pac 12 Arizona State
    2016: Instead of playing Pac 12 USC, they played Pac 12 UCLA.
    July 2014: Prior to his retirement in July 2015, Slive allows established Nat’l Power Alabama to play a much weaker USC (52-6)
    This my friends, is SCHEDULING.

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  12. Of course he loves it. And he should love it. First get this program to the top and then think about playing the Alabama’s and Georgia’s. Who did Pete Carroll play in his first 2 years? Get the program rolling. Then worry about playing the big Kahunas.

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  13. Doesn’t anybody realize who is scheduling the games . It’s none other than our own “Lincoln who called me?” Mike Bohn. These teams are like; hey “Riley got away with it maybe we should call the Bohn and schedule a game.” There’s gotta be a better way.

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