This Is Worse Than Paul Hackett

Just when you think USC’s season cannot be more pathetic, Georgia Tech is running over the Trojans’ defense, probably because the offense has been dreadful all day with 4 first downs in the first 3 quarters.

I can’t wait to hear Lane Kiffin blame this loss on the wind. Or Matt Barkley’s injury. Or his scraped forehead.

At least Paul Hackett lost to LaDainian Tomlinson is the 1998 Sun Bowl. This is worse.

Georgia Tech 14, USC 7

I doubt special teams coach John Baxter sanctioned that low line-drive punt that Jamal Golden returned 57 yards to the USC 1-yard line. But hey, you never know. He is the best special teams coach in the country.

Last Burrito

Monte Kiffin’s coaching his last game today and when he came up into the pressbox at halftime, he made a quick burrito before going into the coaches’ box.

Halftime Thoughts

USC might win this game but the notion that the Trojans are a rejuvenated team following their regular-season spiral hardly seems valid. And Max Wittek might be struggling but is he much different than if Matt Barkley played?

Georgia Tech 7, USC 0

The Yellow Jackets score first on a drive that takes nearly 7 minutes. This game is fairly dreary so far and I’m not seeing that “it’s a new team,” theory that was being pushed by Lane Kiffin earlier in the week.