Which USC has NIETHER OF this season. Maybe in a couple years. SERIOUS. THIS year. LSU would SMOKE USC.Barkley has NEVER faced what he would see with THIS LSU D, and the LSU running game would eat USC up by the 4th Quarter.
I'm not so sure PJ. The more I see USC's defense develop (and it is a work in progress) the more I like it. They've been stonewalling the offense in practice, and that offense will put up a ton of points this season.
Coming into last season, OL was a concern, and it turned out OK. This season it was DL. They're performing better than expected (they're almost all RS FR & SO.)
For LSU, I feel if Mettenberger can keep defenses from loading the box then LSU can have a special season. The defense will be lights out as run stoppers, but will vulnerable against elite passing attacks.