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Lane Kiffin has lead USC to a 3-0 start, but I'll sell the Trojans while they're still ranked
USC couldn't have had a better record up to this point. The problem is that they have played three subpar opponents and haven't won convincingly in any of those games.
To open the season, USC took down Hawaii but yielded 36 points to the lousy Warriors squad.
In Week 2 against Virginia (who went 3-9 last year), the defense looked a lot better, giving up just one touchdown until a meaningless score with seven seconds left in the game. But the offense stagnated, scoring just 17 points, which allowed the Cavaliers to stay within striking distance the whole game.
This past week, the Trojans faced a Minnesota team that just came off a loss to FCS school South Dakota. The Trojans led narrowly by a score of 19-14 after three quarters. Although they did end up pulling away and winning, the victory was hardly impressive.
The game that will be very telling is at Stanford in three weeks. I'm selling this USC squad at 20 while they're still ranked.