10 Thoughts on USC v. Notre Dame:

USC got smoked by Notre Dame 49-14. It was an overall despicable game. I was looking forward to a battle between highly ranked teams. It was super discouraging to see USC shot the bed.

  1. In the beginning of the game, the Notre Dame offense was nothing but sweeps and fades. They had so much success that they were able to pound it up the middle for the rest of the game.
  2. Listening to Mike Tirico and Doug Flutie suck on the tit of Notre Dame made me sick to my stomach.
  3. Sam Darnold is schizophrenic. He is brilliant and incompetent all in the same drives. He is so talented it is maddening. Then he has two more turnovers.
  4. USC needed a big game from RoJo. He had been the bellcow the last couple of weeks. Notre Dame shut him down. USC had -4 yard rushing in the first half.
  5. USC had so many mistakes, I am not sure whether Notre Dame beat them or they beat themselves.
  6. The Jack Jones punt flub was a punch in the belly.
  7. Brandon Winbush looked like Vince Young in the Rose Bowl in 2006.
  8. The receiving corps showed up big; but it was not enough. Steven Mitchell had some big plays. Deontay Burnett had the touchdowns.
  9. Uchenno Nwosu didn’t make the impact he normally does. He didn’t have a sack or even a batted pass.
  10. I am not sure why the defense never changed their game plan. They looked like they did not plan to face a running quarterback. Maybe they were too worn out by the turnovers and offensive inefficiency to fight back.

10 Thoughts on the Oregon State v. USC Game:

Bounce back game for USC.

  1. The more I watch USC football, the more I realize that Ronald Jones is the core of the offense. He should be the bell cow and carry the ball 25 times a game.
  2. Tyler Vaughns was featured on UCS’s first possession. He caught 3 passes including the team’s first touochdown.
  3. Jack Jones got another interception. He is slowly making a claim for best cornerback in the country.
  4. Oregon State looked out of sync early. They were shooting themselves in the foot on a consistent basis.
  5. USC had four more turnovers. Three fumbles (two by Sam Darnold) and an interception.
  6. You gotta love Rasheed Green. He stuffs the middle against the run and he puts pressure on the quarterback.
  7. Oregon State could not take advantage of the turnover when they missed field goals.
  8. Seth Collins is the one player on Oregon State who looked he was a real player. He made big play after big play.
  9. Matt Fink’s 51-yard run was very impressive. I am very excited about USC’s future.
  10. I was very happy that Jake Olsen got to make another appearance.

10 Thoughts From the #5 USC v. #16 Washington State Game:

In our previous podcast, I made some statements in my Two Minute Rant about how USC was going to beat Washingston State. That did not happen. USC lost to WSU 30-27. This was not the shoot out I thought it was supposed to be.

  1. The Washington State offense is a machine. They really throw the ball around the field and have some tough running backs. They almost had 500 yards against a good USC defense. Luke Falk is an NFL quarterback and he ran his offense with very few mistakes.
  2. RoJo was back for USC who needed his tough running and his 86-yard touchdown run.
  3. Washingston State needed some big plays to pull off the upset against #5 USC and they got them. There were some Sam Darnold turnovers and other USC penalties that shot them in the foot.
  4. It cannot be ignored that USC was missing three starting offensive linemen. The running game looked very stagnant and uncreative. They were obviously limited by the inexperienced of true freshmen playing.
  5. Stephen Carr didn’t have that many big plays but is speed is noticeable.
  6. Sam Darnold has almost as many interceptions as he has touchdowns. That is a scary statistic. Were it not for a couple of good throws in the fourth quarter, I would be very very concerned. Instead I am very concerned.
  7. The USC defense had to win this game, and while they made many great plays and kept the game close for the offense, they came up short.
  8. Uchenna Nwosu made another great play with a pass deflection/interception that set USC up on the Washington State 3 yard line. Unfortunately USC could not punch it in; a sign of things to come.
  9. The Washington State receivers dropping passed kept USC in the game.
  10. USC’s best weapon in the second half was the WSU punter who set them up with great field position twice.

Episode 8 – NFL Week 2 Wrap-Up

Langston Aron and Craig Aron break down Week 2 fantasy and NFL results for Week 2. They also bring back the Two Minute Rant. Craig Aron used the Two Minute Rant to do a victory lap for his teams. Langston Aron ranted about the Big Baller Brand.

10 Thoughts on the Texas v. USC Game:

Last week on the podcast, I thought USC had played their toughest game of the year when they beat Stanford. I had no idea that this game was going to be an instant classic.

  1. Both teams were a combined 0 for 5 on fourth downs. I don’t think I have ever seen that. Most teams stop going on fourth down when they fail the first time.
  2. The Texas defense was amazing and played the game of their lives. The middle of their defense was stout. Their safeties balled out. The middle linebacker, Malik Jefferson, was a missile. They completely shut the USC running game down.
  3. Uchenna Nwosu picked up where he left off in the Stanford game. He had a sack, a pass deflection and caused havoc in the Texas backfield.
  4. Early on Sam Darnold looked like a Heisman candidate and then he didn’t; and then he did again.
  5. Jack Jones made some big plays in the secondary. He had an interception and played tight coverage all game.
  6. I seemed like Texas only knew how to throw long balls. Collin Johnson caught 3 passes for 106 yards in the first half.
  7. There are too many dropped passes by USC receivers. I wonder how many dropped or deflected passes will result in a Sam Darnold interception. So far its three of his five interceptions.
  8. Deontae Burnett is a big time receiver.
  9. Porter Guston played an amazing first half with two screws in his foot. That boy has heart.
  10. Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger grew up during the game. He was a freshman in the first quarter and he wa a veteran by the fourth quarter.

10 Thoughts on the USC v. Stanford Game

  1. USC gave Stanford the “Stanford Treatment” in their 42-24 victory. They bullied the Cardinal in the trenches. They dominated the time of possession and they outrushed the Cardinal. They got dudes!
  2. Sam Darnold finally threw a touchdown pass. He actually threw four touchdowns.
  3. Bryce Love is Christian McCafferty 2.0. He had 144 yards in the first half. Good thing USC shut him down.
  4. Uchenna Nwosu looked like Von Miller against the Stanford offense. Stanford quarterback, Keller Chryst, was under duress the entire night.
  5. Stephen Carr is the 2017 version of Reggie Bush. 11 carries and 119 yards against what was supposed to be a formidable defense. Carr is averaging 10 yards a carry.
  6. The referrees tried their best but they could not swing the game for Stanford. Their were some ridiculous personal fouls and some missed pass interference calls. But USC was too much for Stanford.
  7. USC didn’t punt until there was five minutes left into the third quarter. That was the only punt USC of the game.
  8. Deontay Burnett is next in the line of great USC receivers. His Rose Bowl performance was not a fluke.
  9. Keller Chryst needs another year before he is ready to lead the Stanford offense.
  10. Too many interceptions for Sam Darnold. The interceptions were made by great plays of the defense; however I know Darnold can do better.

Episode 5 – Message to Dodger Fans, Fantasy Draft Results and NFL Divisional Predictions

In Episode 5, Langston Aron and Craig Aron discuss their fantasy draft in the No Fun League fantasy football league. Craig Aron makes an impassioned case for Dodger fans not to lose their mind with the current losing streak. Finally the Arons make predictions for divisional winners in the NFL.