(CTN News) – At this point, we are about three hours and some change away from the start of USC’s fourth Pac-12 matchup against the Arizona Wildcats.
Having said that, this will likely be the last time they play against the Wildcats for quite some time, since they are also going to be transitioning out of the Pac-12 and into the Big 12.
It was last season that the Wildcats put up a fight against Tuscon in late October, and they’re hoping to do the same this year, but with a different outcome.
As Arizona sits at 3-2, they’re likely to have some fire in their belly as they’ll have to face three former players who are now playing at USC: defensive lineman Kyon Barrs, cornerback Christian Roland-Wallace, and receiver Dorian Singer.
In the past few years, all three of them have spent time at Arizona under the tutelage of head coach Jedd Fisch. Having the transfer portal in full effect, it is inevitable that top players will want to leave for better situations, as was the case with Singer, Barr, and Roland-Wallace due to the transfer portal going into effect.
It is not a personal matter; it is a business matter.
There is no doubt that Fisch does not view it that way, as he was forced to use some choice words when discussing his former players and the matchup against the Trojans.
As long as they want a war, then that’s what they’ll get if they want a war. In a situation where a player has to face their former USC team, whether USC they didn’t want him anymore or he chose to leave, you know they will always give it their best shot.
Considering the three Trojans that have been mentioned earlier, I don’t think it will be any different this time around.
There is no doubt that this game is now getting juiced, and with Roland-Wallace and Singer likely to play significant roles in it, you can be sure they will do everything in their power to get it on the Wildcat.
As far as I know, the only message I have for them has to do with USC vs Arizona, not Singer/Roland-Wallace/Barr versus Arizona.
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