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.