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WSU and USC: Moving in different directions?

WSU and USC: Moving in different directions?

AFTER NOT PLAYING in Los Angeles last year due to conference realignment, the Cougs will be at USC early this season, in Week Two. That helps explain why WSU coaches are recruiting the L.A. area hard during this May Evaluation period. Meanwhile, Bill Moos has done a 180 from last year, seeking to lower expectations for '13, saying 2014 is when it will all come together. Which begs asking...

Does Moos have a little possum in him? Oh, USC is going to be heavily favored over the Cougars, there's no doubt about that. And unbiased observers will point to the Trojans having better talent across the board. But is the gap really all that great so as to preclude a WSU upset? I don't think so. USC is coming off a season where they were the preseason No. 1 -- and proceeded to stumble badly...

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