Wide receiver Marqise Lee just warmed up before the Sun Bowl and appeared to be OK. The bigger issue could be the wind, which was gusting strongly.
It’s finally Game Day in El Paso and the Sun Bowl will be the final game for some but others like Lane Kiffin could use a victory as a springboard toward next season. Link here
USC is now a 7.5-point favorite at many casinos in Las Vegas. The Trojans opened as 10-point favorites.
TCU assistant coach Randy Shannon, whose name was floated as a possible candidate to be USC’s defensive coordinator, was hired tonight as linebackers coach at Arkansas.
Here’s what local TV stations in El Paso are predicting: 47 degrees at kickoff. Winds at 20-25 mph with gusts of 40 mph
With an early kickoff, time to pick the score of the Sun Bowl. I already mentioned the Gold Sheet picks USC. Sports Illustrated predicts a 21-point USC victory.
Who do you pick?
Cornerback Nickell Robey said he is not taking the Sun Bowl lightly.
`The reason we feel like that as players is because this is our team and we can dictate if it is good or bad,” Robey said. “It’s about making a statement or sending a message.”
Time to finish up the reader questions with Manti Te’o and Lane Kiffin’s focus on off-field issues two topics.
Lane Kiffin was asked today if USC would be disappointed playing in the Sun Bowl against a team with a 6-7 record (Georgia Tech).
“Sometimes that would be an issue if we were sitting here 11-1 but not the way we played down the stretch.”