This is Mike Garrett's world, and nobody else is living in it. In Garrett's world, all logic is circular: USC is never wrong, therefore USC is never wrong.
Nobody else is buying the denials anymore. Nobody else is buying the delusions. USC went on a cheating spree, got caught and got sentenced, and Garrett is still playing the victim.
Judging from the way he has handled this USC scandal from the beginning, Garrett seems like the kind of guy who would sucker-punch you in a dark alley, then sue your face.