Just as we all predicted, Korey Foreman made the defining, deciding play of USC’s victory over UCLA this past weekend.
No one needs to tell USC fans how improbable that outcome is or was. USC fans have been begging and pleading for something, anything, to happen from Foreman this season. No one expected that moment to come, and most of all not in a 48-45 shootout versus UCLA, a game with barely any punts and with very few defensive stops in the second half.
It did happen, however. It’s now a part of USC’s story and this season’s journey. What do we make of this? What perspectives are worth amplifying in the aftermath of Foreman’s remarkable play?
CLICHE TO REALITY
Coaches tell players to be ready for that one moment when they might be called upon.
Players hope to be inserted into the lineup in an important moment after weeks (months?) of being minimally involved.
It all seems like a cliche, or like a fantasy … until that moment actually happens. This was a real-life example of “be ready, your moment might come,” and the player being ready, and then making his moment.
It’s Hollywood, but with substance, because the fantasy became reality for Korey Foreman.
Let’s stop and realize that Alex Grinch had to call Korey Foreman’s number. That’s number one.
ALEX GRINCH PART TWO
Grinch put Foreman in pass coverage, not as an edge rusher. This was a total plot twist, and it saved USC’s season. It’s not just that Grinch put Foreman in; he used him in a way many didn’t expect.
Korey Foreman had to adjust to a role in which he did not have much experience. He made the adjustment so fully, which is part of the surprise factor.
This was not an average interception; it was a high-level interception.
GRATITUDE AND TRUST
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Author : Trojans Wire
Publish date : 2022-11-21 23:27:34
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