Now that 'roundball' is done....thank goodness, we can get to real sports...FOOTBALL...
First off, despite being a long time Trojan fan, I am a big admirer of the Tide. I have seen first hand the incredible support Alabama gives their
I'm not really 'up' on all aspects of the Crimson Tide regarding this HUGE game.
From a Trojan perspective, I see this game as the most important game since the Trojan-Longhorn championship game.
It is the first game of the season and will have a huge audience nationally. 'Bama' is right there as an elite/top five, at least, program and the
recruiting reflects it. USC is on the slowish recovery process from the NCAA 'shaft' they suffered.
A win by the Trojans would put them right back amongst the elite, recruiting-wise, immediately.
On paper, the Tide has the edge. The O-line/running game is world class....
However, the Trojans can win this game! If coach prepares in a similar fashion as coach Carroll did. Very intense training camp and comes out of the
gate flat out better prepared. Carroll's OOC record is unbelievable.
Next, stack the box and stop the Tide's running game. Even eight men. That leaves one on one coverage on the recievers! The Trojan secondary is a
returning group and experienced. I believe this will be the first start for 'Bama's QB and with pressure his timing will not be established as it
will later in the season. The Tide can be stopped with sufficient pressure and well drilled coverage.
Offensively, the Trojans are a match at the skill positions with any team in college football. Some fast and early scores forces the Tide out of a
predominately run based offense.
Yes, the Trojan QB will also be a first time starter. if it's Max Browne, it will be his senior year....
So if your a wagering individual and the spread is more than, say, 3+, take the Trojans and the points.
The Trojans need this win more than 'Bama does.......