Clarity and Reality feel good BeachFAN Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 178 Likes Received: 229 Dec 4, 2019 #1 And now we have the clarity and cold water reality check that no one wanted, but it had to happen. Yes this sucks to hear and to learn.. view it like your two parents who have been arguing for 10 years announcing they are divorcing. Sure you knew this was a possibility you just didn't want to accept the reality. The analogy? USC WAS a great FB factory. Those days are now firmly in the past until last least 2023 (or longer). Forget about being a top 10 team, contending for NC's, landing multiple 5* recruits. That door has been firmly closed. And in an odd way it's refreshing and relieving to have this understanding. If actions speak louder than words the Pres. and AD. couldn't be more direct in their wishes. USC is an educational institution that will at times compete in D1 sports. That's it. We should get used to the Alamo Bowl, Frisco Bowl, Alamo Bowl, etc. We should expect to be 4-8 to 8-4. We should not expect to beat ND more than every 5 years We will beat UCLA every other year. Thank you Dr. Folt and Mr. Bohn for this dose of reality. While it hurts it's good to have. Oh and BTW, please don't count on my C&G renewal or my season ticket renewal after 20 years. But this is old news to you right? Im out SCBIGTIME, Area51Trojan and TrojanFireHorse12 like this.