Will the fact Steve Sarkisian even hired Tosh Lupoi a factor that is weighed against him under the new NCAA guidelines that hold a coach responsible for rules violations by his staff? Lupoi already had a secondary violation at Washington before these latest charges and has been a controversial figure.
Remember the game? It’s hard to with all the coaching drama and NCAA allegations and everything else that seems to always be going on around USC. At least we know this will be a high-scoring game, right?
So who wins?
Vanderbilt coach James Franklin might yet land a plum job even though he couldn’t make much impression at USC. He’s being eyed by NFL teams according to ESPN.
USC remains a 6-point favorite in the Las Vegas Bowl.
Meanwhile, Steve Sarkisian spoke about whether he should be concerned about getting sactioned under the new NCAA rules that hold coaches accountable for staff violations.
“I don’t know if concerned is the right word,” Sarkisian said. “I know what I did on a daily basis and I know the environment I promoted there. If and/or when, I don’t know, that the NCAA wants to talk to me, I’ll feel confident in my ability to show factually the ability that I exhibited to promote that atmosphere.”
This year is basically one for Andy Enfield to rebuild and learn but at the same time USC should be better than this. Long Beach State won its first game of the season against a Division I team in 10 attempts.
Wait till Enfield gets a taste of the Pac-12. Oh, and he gets to go play at Dayton on Sunday. That’s not Long Beach State.
USC and Fresno State are at the Luxor Hotel tonight watching the hip-hop dance group, Jabbawockeez. If you want to see them perform, click here