We know we are a UCLA fan site, but there is just so much to talk about with USC. We frankly, can’t resist it. Also, it is always good to have a historic record of Trojan activity, in case the USC marketing department decides to change history again.
In a season where USC has had more blunders than we can remember, they have out done themselves.
Let’s review the past three weeks at USC:
- USC’s Team Captain positioned himself as a hero when he lied about saving a drowning child. The Trojan marketing department gets it in every newspaper in the country and becomes a laughingstock because of reports like this.
- A fifth year senior quits the team, calling the head coach a racist.
- During the Stanford game, USC compliance Officials are caught illegally texting Athletic Director Pat Haden to come down on the field and confront the officials over a call.
- After receiving the text, Haden runs onto the field and across it to confront the officials. Haden, a member of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee, has an “emotional outburst,” tries to intimidate officials and gets fined $25,000. From the PAC-12 press release, “The conduct by USC Athletics Director Pat Haden was inappropriate,” said Pac-12 comissioner Larry Scott. “Such actions by an administrator in attempt to influence the officiating, and ultimately the outcome of a contest, will not be tolerated.”
- USC coach Sarkisian then gets hit with an unsportsman like conduct penalty. When asked about Haden’s attempt to intimidate the officials, Sarkisian replies with the immortal words “He’s a Trojan, man.“
- ESPN calls “USC a Clown College” and Hitler doesn’t like it.
- Washington Coach Chris Petersen criticizes how Sark left the program.
- Their star linebacker gets ejected from the Stanford game for targeting with his helmet Stanford’s best player.
- The Los Angeles Daily News calls USC “Drama U.“
And now we find the that Trojan program may have sunk to new depths in their epic loss to Boston College. This was a very emotional game for BC. They were honoring BC alum Welles Crowther. A volunteer firefighter who saved at least 12 people during 9/11. He gave his life going back into the South Tower of the World Trade Center a THIRD time to rescue trapped victims. A true hero and someone that deserved to be honored.
We wish that were the end of the story but according to multiple reports, USC players, instead of being humbled by what this man did, decided that it was a great opportunity to disrespect Boston College, its players, and everyone in attendance for this memorial. As the Boston College players were trying to come out of their tunnel before the game, the Trojan players blocked the entrance and “stood by the torch towers, dancing and taunting the large, gold BC banner behind which the Eagles stood.”
They would not leave until the referees came over and forced them to.
We have also seen references to the taunting at BC by USC fans who attended the game. Even the Trojan fans were embarrassed, if you can believe that.
Of course, this is not the first time we have heard of USC taunting and disrespecting opponents. It happened when they played Fresno State.
Yes, just another typical season at USC.