How many games will the USC Trojans win this time around?
There are a ton of changes from last season’s four-win group, including Lincoln Riley replacing Clay Helton as head coach.
The Trojans are receiving plenty of national attention and could find a way to win the Pac-12, although the Pac-12 media picked Utah to repeat as conference champions.
Pete Fiutak of College Football News gave his prediction for USC this season, and this is an encouraging sign after a rough few years of USC football that have suddenly gone in the rearview mirror.
SET THE USC TROJANS REGULAR SEASON WIN TOTAL AT … 10
Okay, let’s change it to this – there’s no reason what this can’t happen right away, and by that, USC has to set the goal at Pac-12 Championship appearance or bust.
Maybe Oregon is just that amazing, and maybe UCLA has it all put together, and/or maybe Utah keeps on doing what it does and one of those three pulls off the Pac-12 title. But if we’re talking several months from now about whether or not anyone saw a USC College Football Playoff appearance coming …
Yeah, it’s not crazy. And that’s partially because the schedule just isn’t that awful.
There’s no Oregon and there’s no Washington. That’s a plus.
If the Trojans can win 10 games this season, that is a tremendous turnaround and the Lincoln Riley statue might be getting measured out pretty soon.
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