3-0 through the first quarter of the season always has a good feel to it. After a couple pedestrian wins, the offense finally looked crisp last week, but the one consistency is this defense is playing like they did in 2008. Granted, the schedule has been soft, and there is definitely not the NFL talent that the '08 squad had, but it's good to see our defense finally resembling a Trojan defense again. Barkley has been amazing so far, but we really need to get a running game going, and Kiffin needs to pick a guy who is "the guy". I'm all for using multiple backs to keep guys healthy and fresh, but there needs to be one guy who is the clear-cut starter and go-to-back.
The next two weeks should provide a solid test: @ASU who always plays us tough at in Tempe- Vontaze Burfict is an absolute monster in the running game, so he needs to have two blockers on him at all times. Then a home game against Arizona and stud QB Nick Foles (one of my guys to watch this year NFL draft wise). We'll know a lot more about this team in a couple weeks. Two wins would have us at 3-0 against the Pac-12 South, and while we're ineligible for the conference title, it would still be nice to establish dominance of our division as we exit probation next season.