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USC's Downward Spiral

By Kristofor Molson
Posted Nov 28, 2009 in Sports
This is a sad season for Trojan fans all over the world. This season USC showed us that they are in a rebuilding year and they need more work to be done with their team. With me being a real USC fan I am totally disappointed with this Pete Carroll team. Pete had to see something brewing with him wanting Jet's quarterback Mark Sanchez to come back and play another year.
The Trojans of 2009 started off the year great. They beat the Spartans of San Jose in there tune up game and then went to Ohio State and won the battle of the highly ranked teams, but the team fell with true freshman quarterback Matt Barkley. After he went down against Ohio State the following week was a true disaster and this is what got me. Aaron Corp was the starting quarterback till he broke his femur in practice, so why was it when he was the starter against the Washington Huskies he looked like the true freshman. Also why didn't Pete play Mitch Mustain a transfer from Arkansas. He could have probably did better than Aaron Corp against the huskies. Not to mention that the head coach and defensive coordinator had the upper hand by leaving the Trojan's staff just a year ago, but still that is no excuse.
So after that bump in the road USC went on a four game winning streak and was back in the top ten of the BCS rankings I just wanted to see USC and Boise State play each other in a BCS bowl game, but SC hit a wall. They first got man handled by the Oregon Ducks and was later embarrassed by the Stanford Cardinals.
Look I have great respect for Pete Carroll he has won the Pac-10 conference title almost every year he has been there and has won every big game except for the Rose Bowl against Texas. Pete has put more players in the NFL than any other colleges combined. Carroll has done a great job with a true freshman quarterback and has kept the Trojans in the hunt, but I must admit that I am spooked for the rest of the season.
The Trojans plays UCLA today who seems like a decent team when they are working on all cylinders and an Arizona team that is putting in work and almost beat the Oregon Ducks. USC has a great tradition and like all good things they came to an end this year, but maybe just maybe the Trojans of USC can be back in full force next year and make a run for the national title.

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