The USC Trojans' 2012 regular season came to an end Saturday with a loss to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in front of a huge national television audience in primetime, and the performance in the Trojans' fifth loss of the year left fans wondering how a team ranked No. 1 in the preseason had fallen so far.
Over at Conquest Chronicles, the reaction was short and to the point as the regular season came to a close. The bloggers were quick to take blame away from the players and place it squarely on the coaches. And they held no punches.
Once again, this is all on Lane Kiffin.
We knew what we were getting with Monte, we have seen that all season. But Kiffin, once again folded like a cheap suit.
The reaction keyed in on a lack of adjustments, and not surprisingly, the goal line stand that all but sealed the Fighting Irish victory Saturday night.
No Adjustments, poor clock management...and those play calls with USC on the 1-yard line.
Thank god this season is over. I could care less about the bowl game.
I can't blame the players...I can't blame Wittek. He played great for his first start in a pressure packed environment.
I can live with Wittek's two picks. The kid has a cannon for an arm, the future (if Kiffin gets out of his way) looks bright.