What do I like most about the first two USC games?
It’s nothing really about the offensive scheme or the athleticism of Caleb Williams, which were already a given if you watched Oklahoma last season.
I just like the consistent competency. USC might make mistakes or do things that go against its game plan but Lincoln Riley’s instilled a miminum level of competence that was missing for a decade.
USC has a common goal and direction now. Mistakes get identified and corrected.
Even if USC eventually loses a game, it’s doubtful there will be the same confounding moments that haunted the fans during the Clay Helton Era.
Riley knows what he is doing. And a large part of it will get done. Some might not. But it won’t be because of incompetence. Or a lack of leadership.