Was Lane Kiffin A Failure With USC Football?

With a Rose Bowl date with Penn State just days away, the USC football team is dotting their I’s and crossing T’s to prepare.

Not only is the Rose Bowl an opportunity to play in what is typically the most watched college football game of the year, it brings forth a week of fanfare akin to the Super Bowl.

USC players spent Tuesday at Disneyland, Wednesday night at an improv comedy show, bring their appetites to Lawry’s Prime Rib on Thursday night for the Beef Bowl, and have an early Friday morning date with the press for Rose Bowl Media Day.

Head coach Clay Helton kept the week of festivities in mind when drawing up a plan for bowl prep. The agenda? Spend two mock game weeks prior to Christmas to install a game plan.

“Once you get into this type of atmosphere, there are distractions,” Helton said. “There’s a lot of fun that happens. You don’t want to be learning a game plan, you want to be reviewing it.”

It’s done a lot…