The Most Extraordinary Day of College Football perhaps ever – Musings, ASU Week

It is only because of my love for college football as a sport that I am taking a positive approach in titling this week's musings, as if I kept the focus only on my beloved Trojans there would be far more angst, depression, and maybe even despair. I'll get to that insane meltdown in the Coliseum and miracle finish for Arizona State in a moment. But I am always and forever a lover of the sport of college football, and this weekend's activity essentially covered every single thing that actually … [Read more...]

Weekly Musings – Arizona State Edition

Another week, a UC win, a 3-1 record, and an undefeated conference record despite the utter debacle in Boston. I share most Trojan fans perspectives on the Boston College debacle: I am more concerned with the questions it forces upon our team and our actual capabilities as an offense (and defense) than I am the loss itself (which technically does not affect conference realities). The problem is that if the Trojan team is as good as the one that played in Boston we need not worry about … [Read more...]

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...]