Tuesday, October 12, 2010

USC vs Stanford: Review and experiance

 So last week USC faced the Stanford Cardinal in what I thought was a Thrilling game. I went to this game and I have to say the energy was very Live. before I get into this I have to start with the positives. USC's Offense was very dynamic and couldn't be stopped.  Matt Barkley with 390 Yards Passing and thats something right there. he forced a few passes but he competed with Andrew Luck. Robert Woods is  a guy who i've been high on since I saw him play at Serra High and for a reason. He was incredable and I think he will have a great future with SC along with alot of guys.

 Now the USC D is out of hand officially. They can't stop anyone or anything. Forced Turnovers thankfully but they need to do more. USC couldn't even stop the game winning drive for Stanford or Washington and now we have to wonder whos at fault here. I don't know but everyone involved is at fault and If its not fixed then someone is going to lose their job. I can type a whole post on this D but I don't really want to say much without getting mad. Cal is this week and the SC D have to hold up and get it together or they're going to cost USC more games. Now people are wondering if the Trojans just don't care anymore. USC wants to win and beat people and they have the heart but we will see what happens. Another thing that I cought live was how bad the Pac 10 officiating was. They missed some calls for SC and Stanford but the list is longer for SC. Deffensive holding when Luck was sacked? PI on an uncatchable ball? The Clock wasn't ran when bradford got the first? and the OH SO EARLY WHISTLE ON THE TACKLE WHERE GALLIPO HIT THE DUDE LATE? Yes he shouldn't of done it but come one now. Stanford is a good team but if they we're better than SC then they didn't need those calls late in the game.

 Finally this is something that upset me and thats Stanford Fans Storming the Field and the class that they show. Im not saying all Fans don't show class and its cool to say your team aint going anywhere but If your a favorite and if you beat an Underdog don't rush the field. I always see this with Oregon and its classless. First off Stanford fans you we're a 10 Point against an Unranked Trojan team. If USC would have beat Stanford and if we stormed the field at Stanford Stadium then we would be looked at as classeless but thats the thing about us Trojan fans. We act like we've been there before and don't storm the field. Now Im not saying don't storm the field but if it was an upset and if USC was #1 then ok I can see but not as a favorite. Also Stanford fans you only had one good year so don't sit there and talk down other fans like Stanford won 11 National Titles. By far the most disrespectful Fan Base along with Oregon that i've seen so far.

All in all the Stanford/USC game was a classic even though USC lost. I enjoyed the tailgate experience and the game atmosphere. Lots of USC fans but SC fans we gotta get loud at away games. Don't just sit down get loud and cheer on the Trojans.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

USC vs Stanford: My Take Preview

 This is a game where Power football will come to mind. This Saturday USC will play a very physical and a very good team in the Bay. No Im not talking about CAL Im talking about Stanford. USC and Stanford have a long history with each other going back before Pete and Jim. Last year Stanford led by Toby Gerheart came into the Coliseum and Thrashed the Trojans 55-21. Jim Harbaugh haven't been scared of USC since he got the Stanford job and has improved Stanford alot but he has been egar to burry anyone including USC. I really can't say much cause you know the story here. USC and Stanford are coming off a loss and both teams want to make a point. As far as the score and prediction I cant give one but I will tell you that this will be a fun game to watch.

I know this isn't the usual but I will post alot more of these. Its called my take and it will be breef but will have lots of info.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

A Note to All Trojan Fans

 Last Night people are still feeling the effects of USC losing to Washington and with that theres tons of anger directed towards the Trojans. I hear fans saying that their not going to anymore games or other outragous stuff. Now Im here to clear the air because as a Die Hard Trojan fan to see some other fans stop caring makes me sick. USC's Deffense let the Trojans down lets get that straight and the Coaching wasn't to shabby either. Im not calling for Lane's Job just yet but something has to be done. Changes have to be made because Next week USC gets Stanford and they need to FIX ALOT of things. Now I refuse to say USC suck because they don't. The Deffense sucked and so did the kicker and the coaching that night. So before you say your not going to anymore SC game check yourself because if you say that your not a true fan. USC is out of the polls due to the loss but you must remember theres alot of people out there that waited to see USC fail. USC may not win the AP Title but they can ruin alot of dreams for others. People Focus on Stanford because their down and this is a good shot to beat them in Palo Alto. Remember we have yet to lose back to back games.

USC's D fails again as Huskies beat USC Again 32-31

 I've decided to just post this instead of the usuall review because all of you guys seen the game. Washington for the second time in a row have betten the USC Trojans in LA 32-31. Washington showed that they wanted this game more and that they wanted to beat the Trojans in their own home. It was Deja Vu all over again as the kicker Folk made the game winning FG AGAIN as the Huskies Beat down the USC D who played like crap the whole game. I read the USC blog and they gave USC's D a C grade. I'd give USC more of an F because they just couldn't get it done. If USC had stoped them on the 3rd and Long and 4th down then they would deserve a C but in my eyes an F because the Offense did their Job but the D let the Trojans down. Lane Kiffin also appered to have caved in when Washington was driving. Use your damn timeouts to at least give the Offense a shot to win it and Joe Houston just quit the team. Before USC heads to Stanford I suggest this Deffense try to find themself and Tackle because if USC continue to play like this then USC will obviously lose to teams like Arizona, Oregon, Stanford, Oregon STt if they dont pick it up. I dont have much to say but I will post on sunday or monday

Friday, October 1, 2010

USC vs Washington Preview

 Saturday USC will have a chance to get payback against one of the teams that beat them. The Washington Huskies. USC players have been looking foward to this game for the whole off-season and USC is at home which should fire up the Trojans. Last Year USC was coming off a epic win against Ohio St and Aaron Corp was starting in place of Matt Barkley who was injured. USC jumped to a 10-0 lead but Washington took over and managed to stun the then #3 USC Trojans 16-13 which exposed SC for the rest the year in Coach Sarks first year. This will be USC first test against a true team after playing the 4 games against non stellar teams. USC is going into this game ranked #18 coming off an improved performace against Washington St. USC's D-Line has been playing alot better and will need to play up to their full potential against Washington. Chris Polk is no joke and if SC don't stop the run like they have in their last two games Washington will run all over them. The Secondary will also have to be ready for the pass attack against the Huskies or else Jake Locker will tortch the Trojans through the air. The Offense on the other hand will need to cut the turnovers. In the last two games Matt Barkley have thrown a combine 4 INTS and can't afford another Int in this game. Allen Bradford also fumbled last week against Washington St which got him on the bench but I'd look for Allen Bradford to get the carries along with Baxter and Marc Taylor. I think USC should pass the ball on Washington more and go to Havili if hes effective. The Huskies D gave up 383 on the ground and 150 Through the Air against Nebraska but Nebraska doesn't pass. USC is more of a balanced attack that Washington is use to seeing.

Last Year Washington Shocked #3 USC 16-13 in Washington
Can the Trojans get payback or will Washington stun USC in
Los Angeles
 The Huskies on the other hand they're looking to bounce back against USC after that killing that Nebraska gave them. Washington is coming off a bye which is very helpful for the Huskies taking on the Trojans. Coach Sark will look to pull the same magic he did last year by beating the Trojans but he will be inside the Coliseum trying to pull it off. Jake Locker is also looking to over come a 4-20 71 Yard Performace against a Nebraska team with 6 Very Fast Corners. This week Jake Locker is a big threat against the Trojans Secondary who are just now finding themselves(I hope). Jake Locker can also get it done on the ground which will have Ed Orgeon and Monty Kiffin losing sleep. The D being coached by former Trojan Cordinator Nick Holt will have The Huskies Defense ready for USC's offense. No doubt Washington will come in to this game ready to give USC a fight in LA

 Now heres the fun part for me. My prediction on the game. I think USC will come into this game with payback on their mind and had this game on their mind for a while. Jake Locker and the Huskies will make this a game and will take the lead a this game before USC kicks in and run away with the win. Jake Locker will Improve and give this USC Defense fits and the USC Offense will show their consitancy hopefully but USC wil have to cut down on pentalties and Turnovers cause if the Trojans come out too fired up and if the Huskies make the big plays on them then the energy will be gone and deflated.


Monday, September 27, 2010

USC vs Washington ST Review.

 Yesterday USC opened Pac-10 play im Pulman Washington to face the Washington St Cougars. USC going into this game was expected to make a Major statement against a weak Washington St team. At the Start Washington St jumpped on SC at the start but came SC's Drive USC showed why they were USC with Stanley Havili's 56 Yard Run. The first half was shakey with turnovers left and right. Barkley threw two INT's in the first half and Allen Bradford fumbled to put him on the bench. The halftime score was 28-13 but came second half it was Old School USC all the way. USC managed to get there act together and outscore the Cougs 22-3.  USC took the win 50-16 going into the Washington game in LA.

 USC to me played alot better than the last few previous games. The First was shakey with the turnovers and all but once the second half hit USC played alot better. The secondary still needs some work. They gave up too many yards in the air but they are also getting turnovers and INTs. Nickell Robey after getting beat for the Opening TD made up for it with two INT's. TJ McDonald also got a Pick on Jeff Tuel as well. The D Line was outstanding for the Trojans only allowing 67 Yards Rushing and Sacking the QB 3 times. I loved the pressure that the D Line got but I feel they need to do better getting to that QB making him make mistakes. The Offense on the other hand was all Stanley Havili. What a performance from him on Saturday. Other than Stanley Matt Barkley had a some what good day but He needs to stop forcing passes. He threw 2 Picks from bad passes. Dillon Baxter some what brokeout and Bradford Fumbled which got him on the bench. Overall USC play better and moved up to 18 in the AP Polls. Now USC prepares for their first Revenge game against Steve Sarkisain and the Washington Huskies. This will be an intresting game for the Trojans but that will be for another post.

Friday, September 24, 2010

USC at Washington St Preview

 Tomarrow USC will be on the road once again in Pullman Washington to take on the Washington St Cougars. USC is coming off an improved performace against Minnesota. While the D Line made massive improvements the Secondary will need to make a point in this game. Offensively USC will look to sharpen the Passing Game. Last game Matt Barkley passed for 192 threw 2 Picks and 2 TDs. USC also had a big game running the Ball. Marc Tyler got a TD on a play where he never quit. Allen Bradford went on a rampage Rushing for 131 Yards and breaking out a 59 Yard Rush against Minnesota. At Practice on Thursday the team looked energetic and thats what USC needs going into a tough conference schedule. People are saying this will be easy but Lane Kiffin said it best, Teams that aren't motivated are prone to get Upset. As long as USC stay focused and plays motivated Football then USC will win big but If they struggle then what happens?

 Washington State on the other hand is coming off a loss to SMU and come into this game 1-2. They let Montana State hang in the game that they played against them and were blown out by Oklahoma St 65-17. Washington St is looking to make a statement in the Pac-10 Opener by hanging with USC or beating them. QB Jeff Tuel came into the game against the Trojans before in USC's 27-0 win against Washington St. This season he only thrown 1 INT. Marquess Wilson the freshman WR is a Playmaker and could provide a challenge for the USC Secondary and could be the Key for Washington St. The Washington St Defense has given up alot and hasn't done much at all but will try to improve. The Offensive line from what I hear is not all that either.

In the last two meetings USC has destroyed the Cougars but USC has lost to straight Pac-10 Openers ( 2008- Oregon St and 2009 Washington) USC will come into this game motivated and looking to make a statement. Im looking for USC to Blitz more on D and Go deep more and Pound the ball on Offense. USC needs to stay motivated and use this game to show that their ready for Washington and Stanford but they also shouldn't look ahead.

Washington St-10