Today, in back patting

Southern Cal won fewer games this season than in 2014, didn’t win the conference title game – hell, didn’t even win its division.

Still, Steve Sarkisian surveys all that he sees, and pronounces himself satisfied.

USC went 10-4 last year, and after Saturday’s game, Sarkisian was asked if winning nine games qualified as a successful season.

“It was a total success,” Sarkisian told reporters. “We won nine games, we were Holiday Bowl Champions.”

It’s all in how you set the bar, peeps.

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9 responses to “Today, in back patting

  1. reipar

    Last year USC got to play an extra game since they played Hawaii. That basically makes this year’s 9-4 the same record as last year’s 10-4 with the only real difference being trading 2013 win over BC for a 2014 win over Notre Dame.

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  2. Well, damn, if you listened to Jesse Palmer during their game the other night you’d know that USC is winning it all next year.

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  3. FisheriesDawg

    What’s awesome is that in the next 10 years, you’ll just be able to replace that statement with “we won nine games, made the playoffs, and gave the #2 seed a competitive game for three quarters on their home field, it has been a total success.”

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  4. Cojones

    Hey! He wasn’t fired on the tarmac, was he?

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  5. Nashville West

    9 wins in the second toughest conference with only 50 or so scholarship athletes dressing out each game (sanction hangover and injuries) ain’t bad. Especially when you realize that USC is a private school and the number of walk-ons is, therefore, fairly limited.
    USC could have easily had 10 or 11 wins, they lost to Utah and ASU on the last play of the game; approximately 12 seconds away from 11 wins.
    They should be better next year but the league schedule will be tougher and they will still be down 9 or 10 scholarship players, so a conference championship is a long shot.

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