How many victories will it take for Sark to make his mark?
How many games does new USC head coach Steve Sarkisian have to win this season to prevent the boosters from grumbling and the fanbase from booing? How many does he need to keep your basic, hard core Trojans supporter energized and optimistic about the future?
At almost any other school, a nice 7 or 8-win run with a decent bowl invitation would suffice, at least in year one.
But USC isn’t any other school. The demands here run as deep as the list of All-Americans and Heisman winners. There is no room at this place for “transition seasons.” In the shadow of the Coliseum, you have to prove you can win immediately.
So how many exactly will it take for Sarkisian in 2014?