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IMHO Sunday: Reinventing or restoring USC football?

Greg Katz06/12/22
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In my humble opinion, cardinal and gold thoughts on what I see, what I hear, and what I think from Los Angeles: Reinvention or restoration: Considering all the generations of greatness, success, and legendary players of the storied USC football Trojans, “reinventing” the Men of Troy by Lincoln Riley, as inferred by some, seems like the ultimate eyeball roller. How do you reinvent cardinal and gold stats like 11 national championships, 34 bowl victories, 170 All-Americans, six Heisman Trophy winners, 516 NFL players, 17 Pro Football Hall of Famers, 46 College Football Hall of Famers, and legendary coaches like Howard Jones, John McKay, John Robinson, and Pete Carroll?   Reinvention or restoration – Part 2: Reinventing USC football may not be the correct term as much as maybe restoring Trojans football greatness. There is no argument that for the past 15 seasons - much having to do with the aftermath of NCAA sanctions, misguided coaching selections, athletic director selection debacles, and administrative university decision-making - the unruly bed that USC football has been sleeping in has been the unholy convergence of a series of highly regrettable chain of events.   

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