How come you posters are so horrible at recognizing talent? flyfishintrojan Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 5,082 Likes Received: 3,180 Dec 28, 2019 #1 Ok, I am being a jerk, what a shock, but you can’t see the difference between Pac12 players and what we saw last night and definitely what we saw today? Ok, maybe some of it is player development, but virtually no one on USC today would play for any of 3 teams today. The physical differences are dramatic. Bigger, taller, faster almost everywhere. Michael Pittman would hold his own, but he might not stand out. Stepp could but he needs to play a full season to show ruggedness over time. Speed difference is ridiculous. USC is a slow team. Real slow, slow on offense, cement shoes on defense. But most Pac 12 teams are slow, or if fast, small. I do not understand why there is such a dramatic differential between West Coast football and the rest of the country. Every QB today could run, and even Iowas’s QB could stick it in there. But it isn’t just SC, we hold our own in conference, but we play out of conference against reasonably good teams and we get punched around. Oregon might be able to beat Oklahoma, but they would get blown off the field by the other 3. I think Oregon will be in a dog fight against Wisky, The Badgers can run the ball. I got no answers, but I know what I see. JC SOXX, bell and Butcher22 like this.