When USC wins games like Saturday in such an ugly fashion, what do people on the inside think?
What does the coaching staff think? I spent some time Sunday on this issue following USC's 31-20 victory over Colorado.
"It's a s--t show," one coach told me.
"There is a discipline problem and that is why you see so many penalties and mental mistakes getting the right number of people on the field," the coach said.
"No one is going to be held accountable or punished when they keep committing the same penalties," he added.
If you wonder about this, just think for a second: Chuma Edoga had two holding penalties. Ajene Harris had a personal foul and unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. USC had two defensive offside penalties. USC had a penalty for 12 men on the field and then called a timeout for having 10 men on the field on another play. Iman Marshall had two pass interference plays. Velus Jones didn't even know how to run in motion properly and got a penalty.
These are mistakes that happen every game.
"The truth is, the players are treated like royalty by the head coach," he said.