I was pretty critical of the USC defense for its performance vs. Stanford.
But I stressed the other day no more so than the coaches.
“We’re not fans,” defensive coordinator Alex Grinch said Wednesday. “We can’t be in a position where we’ll be fine as long as the offense scores. So we’ve got to be better, much better in the run game and in the pass game.”
That’s how you know if you are a fan. Or Pro Football Focus. You ignore the shortcomings of the defense and pretend USC is better than it is.
I do not because against a good team it will come back to haunt USC. My only question is when USC will play a good team?
Speaking of Pro Football Focus, here’s some mystifying ratings:
PFF’s Top Graded P12 Edge Defenders:— WestCoastCFB (@WestCoastCFB) September 15, 2022
1. Gabriel Murphy (UCLA) – 91.2
2. Trice (UW) – 85.9
3. Grayson Murphy (UCLA) – 85.3
4. Foreman (USC) – 82.4
5. Martin (UW) – 78
- USC received a commitment from tight end Joey Olsen of Lake Oswego, Ore. He is listed as the No. 10 in the nation by 247. Rivals lists him as a three-star.