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.


  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.


  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.”


  4. Cojones

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


  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.