- USC has quickly become one of the villains of college football.
- Virginia transfer Bobby Haskins says he loves playing that role, which is bad news for the FBS.
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When USC football hired Lincoln Riley away from Oklahoma in November, it flipped the entire landscape of college football out West on its head. Top talent started flocking to Los Angeles through the transfer portal and the Trojans started signing some of the top recruits in the nation after years of mediocrity.
As a result of all of the movement, and the fact that NIL is playing a large factor in roster retention, recruitment and decisions to transfer across the country, there is a large target on USC’s back. The Trojans are expected to compete right away, and it is boom or bust.
Among the players who transferred to play for Riley and his new staff was Bobby Haskins, who spent his first four years at Virginia, is expected to provide a big boost to the offensive line. Literally. He stands 6-foot-7, 300 pounds.
Haskins recently spoke about the hate that the Trojans have been received over the last few months. He said that he kinda loves it.
Early in 2021, USC backup quarterback Mo Hasan started the ‘MOmentum Truck Podcast’ out of the back of a moving truck. He was the first to start an active college football podcast, meaning that he is still playing while hosting, and has on a different guest every week. Many of them are current or former USC athletes.
Bobby Haskins joined Mo Hasan on The MOmentum Truck Podcast last month.
During the conversation between Hasan and Haskins, they talked about how USC has quickly stepped into the “villain” role within college football. Especially as they continue to clean up and land top talent from the transfer portal.
Haskins said that he loves it. It gets him fired up, which is something of a warning shot to the rest of the FBS. They’re playing motivated.
While on the topic, Hasan and his co-host compared the transfer portal to capitalism, in a sense, to which Haskins joked about “the Invisible Hand.”
Here is the clip in its entirety, listen closely to the way Haskins says “oh dude”— you can just tell he feeds off of the haters:
As Hasan captioned the clip, they hate USC because they ain’t USC.