If you think USC playing an FCS school is no big deal, ask Washington fans if they regret their school doing it for the first time in 2011?
It’s not that the Huskies only beat Eastern Washington, 30-27. It’s that Washington lost a point of prestige for its program. It was one of only four schools to never play an FCS school. That changed under Steve Sarkisian, who also wanted USC to wear white alternate uniforms. He wreaked havoc everywhere he went.
- Former USC defensive backs coach Willie Mack Garza (pictured) has been hired as an assistant at Wyoming. He was fired by USC after the NCAA uncovered recruiting violations while he worked for Lane Kiffin at Tennessee.
It’s been a long road back. Garza spent the past two seasons at Dixie State, a Division II school in Utah. He had been hired by Texas A&M-Commerce earlier this year. It always seemed to me that Garza got a little bit of raw deal because he was punished and Kiffin was not for the violations.
- Washington State did not even wait for the baseball season to end to fire coach Marty Lees, who is in his fourth season. USC should move that fast sometime.
- The NFL Network and Conference USA have agreed to a four-year deal that will broadcast 10 games each year on the network. Can you imagine the Pac-12 striking a deal that makes this much sense?
- The No. 1-ranked USC women’s golf team lost to Arizona, 3-2, this afternoon in the NCAA quarterfinals.