In case you haven’t heard, Matt Barkley is returning for his senior season. With he and “Big Hit” TJ McDonald returning – as well as the rest of our too-numerous-to-name all star cast – we’ll be looking to improve on the righteous beatings we laid on Washington, Oregon and – of course – ucla.
Check out the scene of Matt’s press conference at Heritage Hall:
Note that, for our press conferences, we don’t need a backdrop that says “USC Football.” The Cardinal and Gold, the Heisman trophies; where else could you be? ucla simply doesn’t have that kind of swagger.
Speaking of ucla – their new coach’s first order of business is to convince his players to show up for practice. As a commenter on that story pointed out – now that he’s got the tradition of ditching practice wiped out – he needs to work on eliminating the long-standing bruin tradition of losing football games.
Another ucla note – one of their fraternities received no punishment after someone died of a drug overdose in their house. Sounds like a page out of the “Chip Kelley discipline manual” to me!
On a related topic, I finished my Christmas shopping at South Coast Plaza yesterday. I stopped by the USC store, and ordered this t-shirt:
They’re out of anything bigger than a medium – but I was able to score a large online from the USC bookstore. Get yours today! In fact – buy 10. T-shirts wear out after 5 years or so – this is a shirt you’ll want to wear to EVERY SC-ucla game forever!
Merry Christmas, Happy “Other Holidays,” and Happy New Year! Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do! (Like wear powder blue.)