I called it. It’s currently happening to USC. They’re slowly losing their ability to recruit the best players. It is not because of a lack of a good football program. Simply put, they have more good players than they know what to do with on their team. The kids are finally realizing that when they sit behind half a dozen running backs, they are not going to get to play. They are slowly transferring to other school’s in spite of having to lose a year of eligibility.
This is not USC’s fault. They accept players not knowing who will decide to attend their school. It’s the players’ faults for being stupid. It doesn’t matter how good the program is if you don’t get to play.
This is going to be USC Football’s slow decline. Other kids are going to realize a little earlier than their less than brilliant predecessors that it’s not always best to attend a good athletics program that offers little chance to play. Don’t get me wrong here. USC still packs plenty of firepower in its lineup in a lot of positions, but a couple injuries or disappointing developments and you have yourself a team that is no longer so dominant. What I still can’t figure out is how USC is still managing to hang on to so many quarterbacks. Those are your true idiots.