FOOTBALL Q&A: 'Neon Tommy' Sports Editor Talks Trojans
Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013
Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013 01:09
Freedman: No. If there’s one thing we know about Lane Kiffin, it’s that he believes his choice is the right one. He said he handled the quarterback situation the right way, and while he’s shocked by the ineptitude from the position last Saturday, he doesn’t appear to show much remorse. He’s spent three years with both Kessler and Wittek, so it wouldn’t be in his character to give up on making a system for Kessler to implement starting Saturday. Kiffin likely knows he’s going down with the ship if USC falters this season, and Kessler blossoming has the higher upside, and thus better chance of saving his job.
The Heights: Prediction?
Freedman: It won’t be pretty, but I think Kessler will show enough to get the job done against an Eagles squad traveling across the country.
Andre Williams and Rettig will move the ball down the field, but USC’s defense will make enough stops to keep the score low. It won’t be what Trojan fans like to see, but it’ll be enough to earn USC a win. USC 24, Boston College 17.