USC heads into this Thursday night Pac-12 conference game 3-1 overall and 1-1 in the conference. Utah’s season, so far, has not gone as expected. Coach Kyle Whittingham expected to build on the 2011 season, but the “retirement” of QB Jordan Wynn and other factors have somewhat derailed this Utes squad.
Of course, thus far, USC has not lived up to their preseason hype either—which, given the history of the program, is not unusual. Trojan squads of late have been slow getting out of the proverbial gate.
That said, Stanford’s loss to Steve Sarkisian’s Washington Huskies struck the Trojan nation particularly hard this weekend. USC needed Stanford to win out and remain highly ranked to boost the Trojans’ chances of a BCS berth.
Bygones. Honestly, Stanford losing to Washington annoyed me more than USC’s loss to the Cardinal. After all, Trojan nation should be used to it by now (Don’t even go there—my rant on that is a whole other subject, my friends and readers).
USC also has an issue with Thursday night games, which I will address in a piece later in the week. For now, let’s look at the preview for USC at Utah.