Today started off like any other day. I was running late to work but not caring. I was stopped at the stoplight on the offramp, blasting my radio and singing. As I turned to my left to see who was stopped next to me, I noticed it was a grown man with tears running down his face. His face wasn’t contorted in anguish, but he definitely had tear trails on his cheeks. I began pondering what could possess a man to cry on his drive to work.
The only thing I could come up with was that he was a USC fan. Those poor bastards. It’s beating a dead, Trojan horse, but I have been saying all along that you would have to be an idiot to wait for a chance to play behind so many great starters. Mark Sanchez was one of the more notable idiots in the coveted quarterback position, but Booty’s horrible game may just be his chance. Even Carroll noted, “We could have made a change but we went with our guy. I don’t know about next week.” You can defend Booty and the Trojans, saying he hurt his hand during the game, but the end result is what matters.
This year’s NCAA football season is shaping up to be more like basketball. Many of the ranked teams are recording losses on their stats. Although LSU is still top ranked and undefeated, my money is on Cal this year. Those guys always have a way of upsetting the big teams.
I wish UCLA’s football team would do something like they our basketball team, but the fact of the matter is that we need a new coach. UCLA will never be a championship team with Karl Dorrell. He is good enough to keep our program from backsliding, but he does not improve our program. Beating USC last year was great, but it’s not reason enough to keep this coach around. It’s time for him to go.