In this segment, a soccer, football and basketball question all get answered.
Q: .mownyc said:
What did you think of the red card against Kompany in the FA Cup against Man U?
A: I thought it was harsh but from some angles I could see why the referee might have given one. I thought it should have been overturned on appeal but it looks like tackles are being judged harsher this season.
Q: spedjones said:
still feeling confident in Ellis McCarthy Scott? I suggested he would be a bruin and I still think so. For more fun, do you think McCarthy will trip and if so, will SC be one of his visits? I say yes but no.
A: I’ve heard he still might visit USC but is still scheduled to visit Cal on Jan. 27 so time is running short. I know USC was surprised he committed to Cal and he keeps his commitment it will probably go down as the biggest loss in recruiting this year.
Q: LambdaChiTrojan said:
What will it take for ‘SC to fire Kevin O’Neill? Haden had a great window last year after Drunkgate, but showed mercy. Will the current five win season and empty Galen seats give him enough reason to make the move?
A: I’m not sure what Pat Haden will do after the season regarding basketball. I don’t think he wants to make a change if possible. Hiring a basketball coach is not his area of expertise, just like Mike Garrett. But I do think if O’Neill returns, next year is the year to perform. And there will not be any excuses with all the eligible transfers and return of Jio Fontan. With all that Pac-12 money, USC would have no excuses for not hiring a big-time coach if it does make a change.