McLaughlin: USC in Playoff Good for Future of Pac-12?

Spencer answers that fascinating question for fans of teams not named USC and UCLA

Posted on November 23, 2022

  By Spencer McLaughlin of Locked on Pac-12 for SuperWest Sports


USC has a real chance to make the CFP in year 1 with Lincoln Riley at the helm, a place where the Pac-12 has not been since Washington made it in 2016-17.

With the Trojans leaving the league ahead of the 2024 season, should fans of the 10 remaining teams be cheering for them in that quest?

On today’s episode of Locked On Pac-12, I answer that most fascinating question/conundrum for fans of teams not named USC and UCLA.

There would be benefits and drawbacks to the conference’s reputation if the Trojans were to end the year amidst the top 4 teams in the CFP.

Caleb Williams has been the catalyst for USC’s offense this year and is one of the biggest reasons (Lincoln Riley the other) why USC has gone from 4-8 to 10-1 in just one offseason.

The Trojans are doing their best to support his Heisman candidacy, and he belongs squarely in the mix to win CFB’s most prestigious award this year.

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