I can see the headlines now: Demolition in the Desert. Trojans Trounced in Tucson. Kiffin Killed By ‘Cats.
And so on.
That was ugly, undisciplined, sloppy, immature football played this afternoon by the USC Trojans. It is inexcusable, unacceptable. It is an absolute waste of the talent the Trojans have on their sideline.
I’m resisting the powerful urge to title the slides: "Lane Kiffin Sucks." "Lane Kiffin is Arrogant." "Lane Kiffin is Immature." Etc.
It is tempting. Make no mistake, 90 percent of this loss has to be attributed to the coaching mistakes, which I will address shortly.
All is not well in Troy, not by a long shot. If something doesn’t change, the Trojans could be staring down the throat of a 6-6 season. I am not even joking—the team that took the field today will get demolished by Oregon, will get beaten by ASU for the second year in a row, will get crushed by crosstown rival UCLA and will get steamrolled by Notre Dame.
113 yards of penalties. USC cannot play that kind of football and win games against the teams left on its schedule.
Let’s just get on with the 10 Things We’ve Learned About USC today: