It’s too bad college football, unlike major league baseball, doesn’t allow a closer. The USC Trojans could sure use a Craig Kimbrel or Kenley Jansen at this point. What an entertaining and frustrating Holiday Bowl proved beyond all else, is that after 13 games under Steve Sarkisian they still don’t know how to close. They allowed a very average Nebraska team to come from 18 points down to almost make it feel like Arizona State all over again. Only when Nelson Agholor — a wise insertion, by the way — batted away the last Cornhusker pass could Trojans fans sigh with relief. So what exactly did that wild 45-42 San Diego adventure actually mean in the whole context of Sarkisian’s first season?
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