USC is already off to a rocky start in El Paso after showing up more than 90 minutes late to a joint dinner at the Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. A Sun Bowl official said Georgia Tech was furious it waited so long and Coach Paul Johnson took his team back to the hotel before USC arrived.
“They were pretty upset,” the official said.
USC started practice later than scheduled, which apparently helped account for the delay. This is Strike 2 for the Trojans in El Paso following linebacker Tony Burnett’s negative tweets about the city following the Trojans’ Sun Bowl bid.
And Strike 3 might be defensive tackle Leonard Williams’ derogatory tweet Wednesday that referred to El Paso as a “(expletive) city.”