At this point , beating ND and UCLA = successful season ?

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  2. 3rd Slide

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    Not by themselves.
     
  3. Troy70

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    Dreaming we beat them but some logic tells me no. Praying the buffs get food poisoning or stomach flu to give us a chance,lol
     
  4. Globe

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    I'm gonna say if we lose to Colorado, Utah, ASU, Oregon St & Cal then beat ND & UCLA to go 5-7 it would not be considered a successful season.
     
  5. Merlin4SC

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    change "&" Cal above to "or" Cal above. We lose to any of these and still beat ND & ucla then it wont be successful; ie not turning a corner. Caveat is Utah as that is a date circled on the calendar. They just beat Stanford convincingly albeit without another Heisman campaigner.
     
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    No.

    Beating the rivals is icing on the cake, but it’s not the cake itself.
     
  7. wyotrojans

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    Yes.

    The opportunity to ruin the domers perfect season and miss the playoffs. I would be ecstatic. The domers are legit, that means this team can play tough physical football.

    Beating the domers would be huge. Instead we’re going to see a soft Helton team quit in the second quarter and get beat 35-10 on their home field.
     
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    Getting rid of this woeful staff would be the bright spot on another lost year of USC football
     
  9. SoCalN8tiv

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    Absolutely not. USC has to win out and win the CCG plus make a major bowl and win it. Or they need sneak into the pseudo-playoffs as a dark horse.
     
  10. General Mayhem

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    Let's start with the Buffs and then the Utes, these two weeks will determine alot about SC's football future in my opinion.
     
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    Also win the NC
     
  12. Arhedge

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    No. But losing to UCLA would make this an irredeemable disaster of a season.

    Beating ND ... well unless the bubonic plague wipes out their starters, it’s hard to see that happening. The Irish are so much better than USC right now I’m hoping our guys can just make it somewhat competitive.
     
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    Thinking ND is the team that breaks Heltons home winning streak. Freaking aye
     
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    NO!
    My standards for what is a successful will not change for us, especially with the recent success we have had in the past two seasons:

    1. 10 win season
    2. Beat Notre Dame AND UCLA
    2. PAC-12 South title
    3. PAC-12 Championship
    4. New Year's Six Bowl Game

    This remains the same this season with all the nonsense that we have going on.
    We are still the most talented team in the South Division and we need to go out and prove it and make it back to our 2nd straight division title and Championship Game appearance.
     
  15. Trojanbus

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    No pads November wins? We’re just about as good as we’re going to get based on practicing.
     
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    With a frosh QB who is a level less than advertised and a beat up, personnel depleted secondary we should run the table?

    OK.
     
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    Broken record time...again, the "old guard" USC mentality has to change. There are too many who are ok with a 2-10 season as long as the 2 Ws are ND and UCLA. Rivals meant little in the BCS era and mean next to nothing in the CFP era.
     
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    Win P-12 South and beat UCLA. To me, that's realistic and my measure of a successful season based on where we stand now. Unless a much more disciplined, hard-nosed football team starts showing up on Saturdays, the idea of beating the Domers is a pipe dream.
     
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    I will say "NO". But if we lose to one of them, it will be complete failure and we will have new coaching staff next year.
     
  20. KnightsWhoSayNi

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    Revisit this question after the next couple games but success from this point looks like winning as expected against the inferior opponents upcoming and upsetting ND or North champ. Colorado should be a win at home. Utah would a great win for this team on the road. Cal, ASU, OSU and UCLA should be wins, so par for the course if so and very disappointing to lose to any. One win against either ND or north champ in championship game would be a pleasant surprise.

    Success is also playing hard nosed smart football with no quitting, which would result in winning when you should and, at worst, competitive in losses when the underdog.

    I predict 5-2 the rest of the way with losses against Utah and ND, with a meaningless bowl game to follow.
     
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