So the question is this: Will USC be the pre-season #1? If so it does not bode well as only one team has ever gone wire to wire to win it all ('99 FSU).
In your shoes, I'd also be going for the win, yet be satified/proud if the game is close....Moral victories? Satisfied/proud? Like old Herm Edwards said, "We play to win the game". They will too. There were no Utah fans cheering that Utah was lining up to tie the game in the closing seconds last year. It was a heartbreaking loss.
Devil....how is that "dream job" working out for the new coach? Can you guys beat USC again this year? Did the loss to Oregon last year sink you guys or what?
Now, stop being thankful for being in the PAC. You will not have arrived until you wipe that feeling of "gee, we're so happy to have you" look off your face. You fans need to have a bit more of a killer instinct when the rest of the conference comes calling. Don't lose the hospitality, it's great. Just take more of an attitude that "ya'll are welcome and we'll also provide the bandages for your trip home".Devil Mike,