When I wrote Sunday about how foolish it was to compare this season to last season, I should have known the athletic dept. would embrace this argument.
And here it is:
We’re in November and @uscfb is ranked ahead of Alabama in the College Football Playoff rankings a year after going 4-8.— Jordan Moore (@MooreSports) November 9, 2022
I get having high expectations, but please, I beg you, recognize what this staff has done in less than a year. pic.twitter.com/VnBpfFaxZi
“I beg you.”
This is what life is about for some inside the USC bubble. Spinning. And it doesn’t end with the retirement of Tim Tessalone.
I can tell you from first-hand reports this week the coaches are not begging anyone to recognize their achievements. They are more upset about last weekend’s game with Cal and trying to figure out how to beat UCLA (and Notre Dame).
I cringe at any USC-Alabama comparisons. Do you think we would have such a comparison today if USC’s schedule had the Trojans going to Tennessee and LSU in a three-week span? Do you think Lincoln Riley wants that schedule?
So like I said Sunday, there’s plenty to enjoy about being 8-1. But if you want to align yourself with the fanboy, state-approved spin in the tweet above and start trying to bring Alabama into the argument, you too deserve a job in the athletic dept.
- If you were worried USC basketball might lose two games in a row, the Trojans play Alabama State on Thursday night at the Galen Center. Alabama State lost to Alabama-Birmingham, 111-70, on Monday.