Steve Sarkisian was asked if he needs to defend USC’s schedule because the Trojans open the season against Arkansas State and Idaho.
“Sometimes,” he said. “At the end of the day, they’re on our schedule. We don’t practice harder Tuesday based on who we play Saturday.”
So far, 60 percent of those who voted in today’s poll are against USC wearing an alternate uniform in 2016. That is a pretty clear indication the fans are against it. But is it enough to influence Steve Sarkisian and the USC administration that does not mind wearing something different for one game?
Picked No. 1 in Pac-12 media poll. Now there is no excuse not to perform, right?
This was a Steve Sarkisian quote that drew attention at Pac-12 media day.
“We’re not going to take the field in 13 different uniforms in 13 different games this fall. We’re going to wear cardinal and gold.”
So is that consistent with wearing an alternate uniform in 2016? Is it OK as long it’s not every week?
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh seems to like his special teams coach, John Baxter.
“He’s just a heck of a guy to be around,” Harbaugh said. “Have you been around him? He’s awesome.”
I wonder if the people at Michigan entrusted to make the Survivor-style TV show flags and big hammers feel the same way about all his requests.
“ We know the importance of it. We know the value of that game. Do I want to win? Yeah, sure, I want to go win that game,” Sarkisian said. “But that’s not going to define our season. That game’s not going to define our season. The entire 12, 13, 14, 15 games we play, that will define us. That game is going to be a piece of the puzzle. Do I want to win it? Of course I do. But one game won’t define us.”