Back on October 14, Notre Dame welcomed an undefeated and 10th ranked USC team to South Bend. The Irish were coming off a disappointing and embarrassing loss at Louisville while although flawed defensively, USC was thinking they may be crashing the College Football Playoff party.
We all know that Notre Dame dominated that night with a 48-20 victory. The Irish have been far from perfect since then but sit 8-3 overall with a trip to Stanford now awaiting.
Things have gone horribly wrong for USC, however. Since entering that Notre Dame contest 6-0, USC has gone just 1-5 since and finished their regular season 7-5 after being blown out at home by UCLA on Saturday.
As you can probably guess, the reaction on social media was strong in the direction of USC head coach Lincoln Riley and last year’s Heisman Trophy winner, Caleb Williams.
Check out some of the best reactions below.
I believe Lincoln Riley is an great coach, but 7-5 is completely unacceptable for a 100 million dollar coach with a Heisman winning talent at QB.
USC must get tougher and fix the defense before they’ll compete with the big dawgs
— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) November 19, 2023
An open letter to @LincolnRiley
I cannot thank you enough for leaving OU 2 years ago. Seriously, I’m beyond grateful you found USC the easier place to recruit, compete, and win. For real, I cannot even begin to express my profound gratitude.
All my love,
— Kurt Witten (@kurtjwitten) November 19, 2023
Undefeated or 5-7?
Lincoln Riley says we are only 3/4 plays away from being an undefeated team.
We are 7-5.
We are 3 to 4 plays away from being 4-8.
Colorado. UofA. Cal.
— Nico (@USC_Nico) November 18, 2023
“Flat out quit”
Life is different in Southern California for Riley
Lincoln Riley record at Oklahoma: 55-10
Lincoln Riley record at USC:…