A troubling turn at USC: Lincoln Riley talk with Antonio Morales, USC beat writer

A troubling turn at USC: Lincoln Riley talk with Antonio Morales, USC beat writer

A troubling turn at USC: Lincoln Riley talk with Antonio Morales, USC beat writer for The Athletic.

Guerin Emig

By Guerin Emig

| Oct 19, 2023, 9:00am CDT

Guerin Emig

By Guerin Emig

Oct 19, 2023, 9:00am CDT

Sellout Crowd columnist Guerin Emig can’t get inside the head of Lincoln Riley right now, so he does the next best thing on this episode of Mind Games – he picks the brain of Antonio Morales, USC beat writer for The Athletic since 2018. Morales shares his insight into the Trojans’ stunningly lopsided loss at Notre Dame last week, and how everyone should have seen it coming. That leads to a discussion about USC holes beyond Alex Grinch’s woeful defense (see: offensive line), and that leads to how Riley is handling all of this. Some of the head coach’s reaction, and stubbornness, will sound familiar to those who recall Riley’s five-year tenure at Oklahoma.

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Guerin Emig is a columnist for the Sellout Crowd network. Read his work at selloutcrowd.com and guerinemig.com. Reach out with feedback and/or ideas at [email protected] or (918) 629-6229. Follow him on Twitter at @GuerinEmig and Instagram at @guerin.emig. .

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