Weekly Musings – Stanford Edition

2-0. Bring on the Eagles. Beating the insanely radicalized Stanford Cardinal is just supposed to happen. But when playing 60 on 85, plus when playing with PAC12 refs at Stanford, well, the win is meaningful. And I'll say this too: this is not the Stanford of the last 100 years; it is the Stanford of the last 5 years. They're good. And we won again. Let's go around the country quickly then talk USC ... What can you see about SEC football (and Florida State, and Clemson) this last … [Read more...]

The Sarkisian Era Begins at Troy

Welcome to the 2014 season's inaugural musings from the biggest college football lover of all time. The reason I love college football is very simple: It is the best sport there is. And within my love of the incomparable sport of college football is a little school in south central Los Angeles that embodies the greatest things about the sport. I launch this year's musings with an unapologetic reminder of what these musings are for: My own reflections on the sport of college football, … [Read more...]

USC’s New Coach, Pat Haden, the Process, and the Spirit of Troy

It has been a pretty wild ride in Troy over the last 48 hours, and I would be remiss as a lover of all things Cardinal and Gold if I did not chime in on the new coach at USC. The general atmosphere in the USC chat board world can best be described as apocalyptic, though most folks who delve into the apocalypse carry more maturity and gravitas than the children who occupy real estate on today's chat boards. If one delves outside that cyber world they will see that where USC is and has gone over … [Read more...]

Weekly Musings – UCLA Edition

What an extraordinary week in the world of college football. My own beloved Trojans may have been outmatched and outplayed by the Bruins, leading to UCLA's 3-12 record against us over the last 15 years, but there was some stuff for the ages going on around the country. We'll start in Los Angeles and work around the nation from there. - USC was just outmuscled, outplayed, and outsmarted all night by the Bruins. USC may not be as good as I want them to be or as many in the "fan base" believe … [Read more...]

Weekly Musings – The Glorious Win over Stanford Edition

Now THIS is what a Saturday night, Sunday day, and Monday morning are supposed to feel like. THIS is why we love Trojan football. What an extraordinary night it was for the men of Troy - one of the great Trojan football games in our lifetimes. I could not be happier for the young men on this football team and these great coaches that have put all this together. It was a feeling they deserved to experience, and can carry with them forever. And frankly, this was a lot more than a mere win … [Read more...]