Dept. Of Irony

One of USC’s leaders this season was tight end/fullback Rhett Ellison, a first team special teams selection on the all-Pac-12 team. So it was even more ironic that during his senior year in high school, then-assistant coach Lane Kiffin recommended removing his scholarship offer.

Versus Conference

The Pac-12 still has a ways to go despite its new TV deal and football title game. An example is the fact the Pac-12 does not hold its title game on a neutral field. That means the Pac-12 joins Conference USA holding its championship on a school’s home field.


In today’s installment, it is worth noting that whoever UCLA hires as its next football coach, it is important not to make a snap decision on whether it is a good or bad hire. Remember there was an outcry against Pete Carroll when he got hired.

T-Shirt Blues

The team that won the Pac-12 South (USC) made its own T-shirts. The team that represents the South (UCLA) cannot get the Pac-12 to make a shirt.
And the general public, which wants to buy those USC shirts, can’t get one either. Time to place a call to Max Nikias.

Timing Is Everything

A little less than two years ago, Jack Del Rio was in the mix during USC’s coaching search to replace Pete Carroll. But Del Rio did not want to forfeit money he was due from the Jacksonville Jaguars. So his chances dimmed and USC hired Lane Kiffin.
Two years later, Del Rio is out at Jacksonville and Kiffin’s comfortably placed at USC.


Back by popular demand, a forum that will probably focus on the UCLA coaching search. I mentioned Utah State coach Gary Andersen’s name on twitter because he might be one of those “realistic” choices that emerge after Boise State’s Chris Petersen says no.