The USC Trojans are making a serious change after their loss to Washington on Saturday, and it’s one which will likely be welcomed by many followers.
The Trojans fired defensive coordinator Alex Grinch on Sunday, in response to a number of experiences. The transfer comes after Grinch’s protection allowed 52 factors and 572 yards in a loss to the Huskies.
The choice to fireside Grinch is one which many Trojan followers will see as lengthy overdue. The USC protection has struggled all season, and gave up at the least 30 factors in every of the final six video games and 40 or extra in 5 of them. The Trojans misplaced three of these video games, ending their playoff hopes regardless of constantly strong offensive play and the efforts of reigning Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams at quarterback.
USC’s protection struggled in 2022 as effectively, prompting requires Grinch to go on the finish of final season. Coach Lincoln Riley decided against that, and that loyalty has not paid off.
The Trojans have a street recreation in opposition to Oregon subsequent week, then shut the yr at dwelling in opposition to UCLA. If their makeshift protection can not maintain agency in these video games, they might be dealing with a vastly underwhelming 7-5 season.