USC Notes: Cotton Bowl Impacts Analyst’s Rankings

We haven’t even had the final AP poll yet but Brett McMurphy of Action Network has already done an early Top 25 for next season and has USC ranked 15th.

Maybe worse, he has USC ranked behind Oregon State (No. 13).

Did the Cotton Bowl sour McMurphy on USC that much? The Trojans return Caleb Williams and are trying to beef up the defense via the transfer portal.

McMurphy also has Washington No. 8 and Oregon No. 10. UCLA is No. 24. So he thinks USC is the fourth-best team in the Pac-12. Yes, the Cotton Bowl really did impact him. Let’s see what the AP poll says when it comes out Monday night.

  • Former USC wide receiever CJ Williams, who entered the transfer portal this week, has already visited Wisconsin and will visit West Virginia.

76 thoughts on “USC Notes: Cotton Bowl Impacts Analyst’s Rankings

      1. George —
        I bet we’d both feel better if we knew what the COACHING roster was gonna look……
        #[Actually,StrikeThat…
        #…WeMightFeelWorse]

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    1. Tulane wasn’t in anybody’s top 50 when the season started. Oregon State didn’t make the top 50 either.
      Everybody thought Texas would be a world beater.
      #ICouldGoOn…

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      1. HI MICHAEL
        TULANE BEAT KANSAS STATE AND THEY BEAT TCU. DAMN

        WITH A HEALTHY CALEB WE BEAT UTAH
        THEN MOVE TO NUMBER THREE AND IF IF MICHIGAN PLAYED THE WAY AGAINST US THE WAY THEY
        PLAYED AGAINST THE HORNED FROGS WE WIN EASILY
        TWO PICK SIXES AND A FUMBLE ON FIRST AND GOAL AT THE ONE
        GIMME A BREAK
        WE WIN EASILY AND PLAY FOR THE TITLE

        BIG UNDERDOGS THERE
        THATS TRUE
        BUT HEY
        ITS COLLEGE FOOTBALL
        ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN

        HERES AN IDEA
        IF GRINCH IS RETURNING WE ALL GO ON A HUNGER STRIKE

        MAYBE AN AGE EXCEPTION FOR ME AND TIM
        LOL

        WE COULD FLOOD THE ATHLETIC OFFICE WIRES AND PHONE CALL

        IF WE ALL CALLED TWENTY TIMES A DAY THAT WOULD GET SOME ATTENTION I BET
        AND LETTERS ETC

        LETS START NOW BRO

        WHADDYA SAY MG ?

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      2. I’d just like to hear LR say something…..whatever your future plans are, what’s the reasoning behind them? Are we expecting Alex Grinch to suddenly become Buddy Ryan between now and spring practice? He’s never really shown himself to be a great DC up until now…..why would things change in 2023? They keep saying that he needs more talent…..yes, if you want to go from 50th to 15th nationally defensively. But we had far more talent last year then we needed to finish 106th in the nation. Like I said before, our defense had two 5 stars and sixteen 4 stars. Tulanes defense had zero 5 stars and one 4 stars and they finished in the low 30’s in defense.

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      3. If I had my choice I’d rather have Malachi Nelson. He has all the qualities of Dante Moore but he is much more mobile.

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      4. You’re on! My in-laws are out here —As long it’s family-wide, I LOVE the hunger strike idea!
        #BetTheyDieBeforeIDo!

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      5. He’s really good. No two ways about it. Not exactly a Chip Kelly type QB because he is nowheres as near mobile as say Caleb or DTR.

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      6. Dante Moore is really accurate, has a great arm and a quick release but I don’t think that he is that mobile……..but, of course, that description could describe Tom Brady.

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    2. Anything coming out prior to week #5 during the season is pure opinion and a scientific wild ass guess. Look at last seasons polls, that proves my point. Who is Brett McMurphy anyway, never heard of him.

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      1. Please take Lincoln Riley’s Nutts out of your mouth for a minute, and stop being an Ass Lick Fanboy 😂😂 Brett McMurphy has more credibility then you’ll ever have, Ass lick Fanboy. Now go put Riley’s Balls back in your mouth

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    3. They mean everything Dumb Ass. You mean they mean nothing when the Trojans are ranked 15th 😂😂. Typical Ass Lick Fanboy. Take Lincoln Riley’s Balls out of your mouth for a minute, because you’re not think straight 😂

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    1. GOOD IDEA

      WITHOUT GRINCH
      A SHOT AT THE NATTY

      WITH GRINCH
      I DONT WANNA SAY.

      HASHTAG
      FIRE GRINCH NOW AND GET QUALITY DEFENSIVE LINEMEN FROM THE PORTAL

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      1. TB, remind me, why should any hi-caliber D/Lineman, portal transfer decide to sign with the bozo FB program. I mean if any decent D/Linemen witnessed SUCC’s choka, choka, choka, choka choke job vs Utah and Tulane(!), what’s the incentive (Besides $$$$$) to xfer to Clown U?

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      2. OK OWNS
        HOW ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD A LIFELONG RELATIONSHIP WITH THE OL TIREBITER HERE

        I MEAN SHIT
        THATS A REALLY COOL THING OWNS AND I KNOW YOU AGREE !!!!!

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  1. I never thought I’d say this —but…. I’m glad we don’t have to face Oregon State in 2023. Rather play Oregon.
    Wish we didn’t have to face Notre Dame at South Bend.
    #BetCalebCreamsTheShitOuttaUtah,Though

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    1. MG, no bozo FB cupcake season in 2023. With essentially the same 2022 SUCC FB team LR and the bozos are looking at best a 9 – 3 season.

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  2. HI TIM

    JUST SAW YOUR POST TO ME

    BY THE PREVIOUS THREAD I JUST MEANT WOLFS PRIOR POST IN THE COMMENTS SECTION

    FOR SOME DUMB REASON ITS CALLED A THREAD

    CARMICHAEL HAD A NICKNAME
    AL HOAGY CARMICHAEL
    AFTER THE BAND LEADER AT THAT TIME WHO HAD THE SAME EXACT NAME

    LIKE YOU I REMEMBER STUFF MUCH BETTER FROM WHEN I WAS YOUNGER
    I REMEMBER THE TROJAN GAMES FROM THE FORTIES AND FIFTIES MUCH MUCH BETTER THAN SAY THE EIGHTIES ANDNINETIES

    I CAN NAME OUR STARTING ELEVEN FROM 1952 FOR EXAMPLE

    PEOPLE BORN IN 1952 WOULD BE 71 THIS YEAR
    LOL

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  3. Memo to: MG

    Sorry, 9-3 is my best prognostication….8-4 is also a fair possibility.

    BTW, Young Mr. Moore, UCLA’s 5 star QB recruit threw 4 TD passes to help the East defeat the West in the Under Armor AA Bowl. Moore was also elected the MVP of the game. Finally, UCLA got a really good QB with quality game skills.

    #I’m loving it.

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    1. Far be it from me to dampen any bruin’s enthusiasm –but—-I seem to recall another QB who starred in the Under Armor Bowl—–
      #HisNameWasMaxBrowneOrSomethingLikeThat

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    2. Do you sound pathetic! And he’s throwing the ball to whom? So he hands the ball off to what? And when they score, the defense is getting plays from which coach? Great kid, sent a shout out to Darmin and said any play out there could be fatal.

      He also said he wants to do something about the lack of crowds at games. Holy crap! Lets see how long this lasts. But there always will be basketball!!

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    3. Mr.Moore played against crappy highschool football players the WEst. They had No OFfense there Quarterback was Pathetic… And No No Defense… That is the TRUTH…with you can Not Handle the Truth because I Love EVIL….

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  4. Owns
    I hate to admit it but for one of the few times in your life, you have stumbled onto the truth. I agree. If I was a 4 or 5 star D-Lineman or a highly rated portal D-Lineman, I wouldn’t go to SC. For what?…..to have all the fans and pundants complain that you are letting the team down. I can see going to class each day and having classmates ask me “what in the world is wrong with you defensive players…..you couldn’t stop a really great high school team”?

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      1. Tackling would definitely help. But you have to have some kind of defensive scheme to put players in the best position on each play to make those tackles.

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    1. I heard some guys at the club talking about Grinch taking over the Rams ….and Lincoln hiring a homeless drug addict to take over USC’s D.

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      1. Hell MG, maybe foul, wino breathe will improve the bozo defense…you think?

        The Rams defense was at least fair to good; it’s the offense that lead to the Ram’s ugly year 2022. With a doubt, LR could improve the Ram’s offense.

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      2. Everybody know that Caleb is like a son to Lincoln —he’s not leaving until Caleb leaves….
        #…ButWhenCalebDOESLeave……

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    2. A real good friend of mine lives in Phoenix. Kingsbury may be on his way out and CLR may be on their list because of his relationship with Kyler Murray.

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      1. That would work for Az. C. Williams doesn’t need LR to complete passes. And as I’ve said before, CW could skip 2023 and just train for the 2024 NFL draft. Why risk a very average year, or injury and ruin a secure top 3 (#1 QB) NFL selection befitting a H/T winner.

        Surely Williams must be familiar with Matt Leinart’s Sq. Dance blunder and his NC defeat at the hands of Tixas, and what it cost Leinart in his draft selection….a lock 1st rd. choice down to I believe, the #10 or slightly lower NFL choice. Mucho $$$$$$$ separate #1 vs #10 or lower.

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  5. What I don’t get is all the talk about trust. What the hell does trust have to do with leaving it all out on the field. If Grinchs schemes are so bad nobody can trust them, that should tell you something right there. They suck and do not work. Trust has nothing to do with it.

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    1. I think it’s maybe time for us all to face facts—-Lincoln is pretty much a one man band — no superstar D.C is coming to save us….
      #It’sGonnaBeThe”New,Improved”GrinchIn2023

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  6. They had better decide what changes that they are going to make with this defense because next years schedule is much harder than this years. If they went 11-3 this year, they will go 9-5 next year without some serious changes.
    If they replace some position coaches, bring in some people who can both coach and recruit. Of the 25 top recruiters in the country, SC has one(Donte Williams). Texas A&M has 5. True…a lot of these recruiters are having their job made easier by the money that the school is offering but I’m not convinced that this staff has great recruiters.

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  7. Damn So Cal, Biden isn’t golfing at his own resort and charging the US public for the multi-millions expense. Those Mar-A-Lago golf expenses always landed in Trump’s pocket.

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      1. MG, still waiting to know what exactly the Biden’s did. With all due respect, any Ratpublican political accusations are fraught with tons of deliberate lies & an ocean of BS.

        For Instance, how many people were indicted/convicted by Trey “Gooseegg” Gowdy’s fiasco, the Ratpublican House Select Committee on Benghazi hearings?….Just asking for a friend.

        As far as I know, Hillary is still unindicted. She at least honored the Committee’s with her testimony and gave the Ratpublicans AH’s the finger.

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      2. Nothing at all, Owns. Countries & corporate entities all over the world pay drug addicts millions to serve on their boards and provide other invaluable services.

        I can’t imagine why Joe lied about not knowing any of Hunter’s business associates, even though there are several pictures that prove otherwise. And there’s certainly nothing at all shady about Joe & Jim expecting to get their 10%.

        Not to mention Hunter selling paintings at prices comparable to Picassos. I mean, what else could the purchasers be paying for, other than the incredible artwork itself?

        Last but not least, there’s nothing at all suspicious about Joe leaving that voicemail to Hunter, “I think you’re clear”. I wonder what he could have reviewed or considered to give that assessment, since he knows nothing about Hunter’s business dealings.

        The Bidens are as squeeky clean as they come. Nothing to see here.

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  8. IF WE GOT QUALITY DEFENSIVE COACHES
    QUALITY DEFENSIVE PLAYERS WOULD FOLLOW

    LIKE

    BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME

    HASHTAG. FIELD OF DREAMS
    BUT IN OUR CASE
    ITS NOT DREAMS
    ITS REALITY !!

    FIRE GRINCH AND THE ENTIRE STAFF ON DEFENSE

    AND HURRY IT UP !!!

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  9. Where at this point is ol’ Scottie I have not paid attention since the season ended

    But I am excited about the true ‘Super-Bowl’ in my mind
    and this year the mighty ‘Goliath’ aka Georgia meets the timid ‘David’ of TCU
    armed with only a slingshot-quarterback that works magic–

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    1. HI JOHN

      SO

      WHO YOU GOT IN THR GAME BRO ??

      IM MILDLY FOR THE FROGS
      BUT IM TAKING THE DOGS AND GIVIN THE POINTS
      🐶 🐩 🐕 IN A BLOWOUT IM GUESSING

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      1. I am only reading your question now, George, after the fact of 65-7.
        SC would have at least scored more points against Georgia than TCU
        but probably would not have been nearly enough, that Bulldogs’ offense was “ok” too led by “true” Heisman Trophy winner
        “The Walk-On”, 2 National Titles like Tebow, who both are reveled in the South. but of course Mr. Walk-On did not always have to score bushels of points with the 2021-2022 Georgia defenses being in the college Alltime Top-10 defenses

        [No one is going to read this as Scottie is already on to a half-dozen more topics so I will plug it in to his latest “thread” or segment

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  10. 50% of Russian military capacity has been depleted because of the US giving 5% of defense spending to Ukraine. Trump never would have confronted Russia and we all know why. Biden is typical dirty s.o.b. but he ain’t afraid of Russia or China like Trump was.

    Riley has too much foolish pride so he has to get more humiliated before he can become the best coach in college football.

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    1. What other world you coming from? Trump stood up to China and Russia, and the hermit kingdom. The US military is depleted with orders skyrocketing for more munitions. Biden loves war, no kidding.

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      1. Comedy. Trump ordered a runway blown up in Syria. He sided with Putin over his own intelligence officials. He never punished China for not holding up their end of the agreement they made with his office. North Korea is a barking Chihuahua. No bite at all.

        Every time China messes with our troops, we have a major show of force. Now Biden is faulty like a Southwest flight but he’s not neglectful teenager like Trump.

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    2. Yeah, Steve. It’s amusing they try to make that argument, even though Putin WAITED UNTIL BIDEN WAS IN OFFICE to invade. That was merely a coincidence.

      They have so much blood on their hands.

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  11. what difference is the rank if grinch is still around? what everybody does not understand is that even WITH talent he was horrid. idiots state he needs better personnel but he did at oklahoma for three years and he sucked. give me a break.

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  12. Here are a few of ($350 million net worth) Nancy’s accomplishments:

    ** Most radical pro-abortion Speaker in US history
    ** Supported abortion up to the birth of the baby
    ** Supported late-term abortion
    ** Frequently corrupted Bible verses to push her demented vision for America
    ** Ten times Nancy Pelosi repudiated her Catholic faith
    ** Pushed vicious lies – she knew were not honest – about President Trump and Russia
    ** Used government aircraft as a private taxi for family and friends
    ** Worst spender in US history
    ** Created the worst inflation rate in 40 years
    ** Left economy in shambles – worst bond-stock markets since 1871
    ** Increased taxes on working class
    ** Slandered the Tea Party
    ** Slandered Trump
    ** Slandered Trump voters
    ** Secretly decreased security at US Capitol on Jan 6th
    ** Refused National Guard on January 6th
    ** Lined up a film crew for January 6th
    ** Led war on fossil fuels
    ** Responsible for energy prices at record highs
    ** Pushed radical energy policies
    ** Worst gas prices ever
    ** Broke government
    ** Supported open borders
    ** Supported sex education to grade schoolers and toddlers
    ** Pushed “voting rights act” to destroy elections in the US forever
    ** Pushed Obamacare – raised healthcare costs to record levels
    ** Led the Defund Police movement
    ** Supported violent and destructive BLM 2020 movement
    ** Got rich with insider trading
    ** Escorted her family around the globe with her to seek business deals for personal wealth

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    1. OK CALSEVENTYFIVE
      BUT DO YOU LIKE HER ????

      HAHA
      JUST KIDDING BRO

      SEEMS LIKE YOURE DOING WELL

      DID YOU EVER CHECK OUT MARIO SAVIO

      OR PAPPY WALDORF

      MAN WALDORF COULD RECRUIT LA LIKE MAD.

      PS. HANDS OFF OUR WOMENS BASKETBALL TEAM BRO

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      1. Do you like Folt GT? is that all you got old man? Going on 5 instead of 85 and pointing fingers. Last time I checked those 2 you mentioned don’t or didn’t have the power to affect so many people and line their pockets at the same time. Like pelosi has done for years. Comparing apples to oranges.. stop pointing fingers to defend a total scumbag and her $25 a quart ice cream. I guess you can’t handle or still deny, the facts that Cal-seventyfive posted. Get a clue and stop being a blind sheep still. Especially with the Twitter file dumps exposing the FBI; as paying social Media companies to stir their bogus agendas.

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    2. Facts facts and more facts about skeletor Pelosi’s lying agenda for the people. Let them eat cake or was that ice cream? Thanks cal75, but morons on here still defend the lying lush; former speaker of the house. Maybe she can go to Betty Ford clinic, now she’s got plenty of time on her hands. Her husband can go to sex rehab also for being EXPOSED as a switch hitter! Wow, How things have changed real quick. How The roosters are coming home to roost!

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  13. Back to football for a change, there are going to be some important visits this month. Roderick Pleasant is taking his last official to USC. That is a good thing.

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  14. If U had the Football Receiver s to throw the football to in the All american football game…that Donte Moore had… U could have thrown 4 Touchdowns…. What fricken joke….

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