USC Trojans Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

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USC Trojans Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

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USC Trojans Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

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USC Trojans Season Prediction, What Will Happen

Take a deep breath … take a deep breath … and another one … and another one …

There’s still rebuilding to do … there’s still rebuilding to do … there’s still …

Whatever.

It’s almost impossible to look at the all-star bevy of skill players brought in, the instant depth from other far reaches of the transfer portal, and all of it working around an already good base of talent and not think that Lincoln Riley is about to work wonders right away.

Of course there will be misfires somewhere, right?

After all, this is a USC program that lost five of the last six games, and this is a head coach that needed a minor miracle to get by Kansas last year and couldn’t push through the inconsistencies to get to the Big 12 Championship.

So yeah, take a deep breath … this isn’t going to happen right away … this isn’t going to happen right away …

Oh yeah it is.

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.

Fresno State is going to be dangerous, and going to Stanford – remember 42-28 last year – won’t be a breeze, but be miffed if the Trojans don’t start the season 6-0 before going to Utah.

After a week off, at Arizona, Cal, Colorado – anything less than 9-1 going into the finishing kick of at UCLA and at home against Notre Dame will cause parts of Trojan nation to break something tasteful.

The team has to leave California three times and has to leave LA for just four games. More than that, if all goes according to plan, it should be favored in ten of the 12 games – at the very least.

No, there is no grace period – not with this coach and all the talent brought in.

Go win the Pac-12 Championship.

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