Where does one begin when cataloging the many embarrassments, failures, and humiliations suffered by Lincoln Riley and USC football this season? There is a bowl game still to be played, but it won’t be significant in any profound sense. It will be a chance for 2024 players to get needed work and practice, particularly with a new defensive coordinator looking into the operation and gathering information for next year. In essence, USC’s season ended on Saturday. It could not have gone much worse.
Itemizing a number of specific failures might seem like piling on and just being mean, but no — we need to mention all of these failures so that everyone at USC absorbs them and gains clarity on how to avoid them in the future. The enormity of failure has to be confronted, piece by piece, in order for fresh accountability and meaningful change to emerge next season.
Here is a list of just some of the failures of Lincoln Riley and USC this season. We mention them not to repeat refrains or mantras, but to make the program aware of how badly it failed and how fully it must rethink its methods in the pursuit of transformation next season in the Big Ten.
Here we go:
USC will be 7-5 in year two under Lincoln Riley and will have lost 5 of their last 6 while Oklahoma is 9-2 on their way to a 10+ win season in year two under Brent Venables.
We were told USC got the better end of this. pic.twitter.com/VGDyOkVkA5
— 𝔽𝕚𝕥𝕥𝕖𝕕𝕊𝕠𝕠𝕟𝕖𝕣 (@SOONERSnFITTEDS) November 18, 2023
WASTED CALEB WILLIAMS’ SEASON
Question for discussion : did Lincoln Riley teams help Caleb Williams career or hurt it?
If nothing else he wasted the potential of what could’ve been.
— Sooners Insider (@SoonersInsider) November 19, 2023
Nov 18, 2023; Jason Parkhurst-USA TODAY Sports
Lincoln Riley not only lost to UCLA. He lost in a blowout to…
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Author : Trojans Wire
Publish date : 2023-11-19 02:05:58
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