When Will a Head Coach Opt Out of a Bowl Game? It’s Only a Matter of Time

The USC Trojans have struggled after an impressive season last year, with 17 members of the team entering the transfer portal. Head coach Lincoln Riley faced criticism after a 7-5 campaign and a weak defense. The team’s 42-28 win over No. 15 Louisville was seen as necessary for Riley and the Trojans. Despite the victory, Riley’s ability to develop quarterbacks and the direction of the program is still in question. Meanwhile, rookie Connor Bedard made history as the youngest player in Blackhawks history to score an overtime goal on Wednesday.