The Las Vegas Bowl, without a Pac-12 team, had its best rating since 2012. And the game was a blowout as San Diego State routed Houston, 34-10. Another reason why DirecTV does not need the Pac-12 Network.
The Chargers switched from the Dodger-influenced L.A. logo to a more-appropriate power blue and yellow version Friday. But then, they switched to a completely different logo on their twitter account (below). This move to Los Angeles seems to be about as well planned as when USC hires a football coach.
Also finished JuJu’s film. His struggles to separate vs. man sticks out like a sore thumb. I’ll be pretty surprised if he is drafted top-32.
— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) January 12, 2017
Justin Wilcox, the incoming Cal coach, is Mr. Bland. Unless he is in a coaches’ booth yelling profanity on the headsets during a game.
So the top priority for him is to hire good recruiters on his coaching staff. Tosh Lupoi, the controversial former Washington assistant currently rehabilitating as an Alabama assistant, is a frontrunner to become defensive coordinator. So Wilcox needs some offensive assistants who can recruit. And someone who can call plays. And someone who can motivate the team. And . . .
It’s going to be fun watching this unfold the next couple seasons. Plus I get to run that picture about 1,000 more times.
About two weeks ago, I cautioned about comparisons between this USC basketball team and the 1971 edition, which went 24-2 and was ranked No. 2 in the AP Top 25 poll. After last night’s loss to Utah, USC is 2-3 in the Pac-12 after five games.
And here’s the real stat: USC coach Andy Enfield is 0-7 overall against Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak.
Justin Wilcox must have a different personality for job interviews than he did with the media. Or maybe Cal is making a mistake (again!). Wilcox is expected to be officially hired by the Golden Bears in the next day or so. He must have blown them away during his interview.
Like I said before, he seems well-suited for the Big Ten, but remains a question in the Pac-12. And I haven’t even mentioned his ability to be a leader of men. At USC, that was never really shown. Maybe he changed at Wisconsin. Remember, Clay Helton saw fit to make Wilcox one of his four firings the day after the Pac-12 title game last year. So he didn’t like what he saw.