An Underreported Aspect Of The New Coliseum

I cannot believe more fans have not complained about the seats at the renovated Coliseum.

They are smaller than the old seats and when people sit on each side of you it is really a tight fit.

The seats are like those used in European soccer stadiums: Cheap and small.

If I got my seats moved following the renovation and paid for season tickets, I would be furious that these are the seats I’m expected to squeeze into every game.

And of course, the popular reply will be “no one goes to the games so there is plenty of room” but that’s not the point when the seats are smaller than before.

  • This is an extraordinary puff piece.
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68 thoughts on “An Underreported Aspect Of The New Coliseum

      1. He’s gonna hire Dan Quinn or somebody like him. Somebody who—while knowing football and being a solid coach — talks the bullshit that Carol lives for……
        #….Watch!

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    1. Unfortunately, we’ll likely have to wait until the end of the 2024 or 2025 season to know if the hire is any good.

      Look at how long the Bruins tolerated the Chipper’s losing program.

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      1. Yes, in some ways we’ll “have to wait & see.” In some other (important) ways we’ll know the first time the guy goes to the podium & gives “The Mission Speech” whether he’s “The Guy” or not.

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    1. I haven’t seen anyone denying Aranda’s interest in USC. But some of the LSU blogs think he will go to LSU. Despite the rumor that LSU offered Lincoln Riley close to $100 million for 8 years.

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      1. I don’t think we’re looking for someone who’s purely a great coach — I think we’re gonna try to combine (1) solid coach with (2) social warrior who talks Carol Folt “Path of Righteousness” B. S.
        And I think Mike Bohn is just the right guy to lead that kind of search. …
        #…ButIsHeTheKindOfGuyWhoCanTakeTheHeat…
        #…WhenHeFucksUp(Again)?

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    2. No. In his press conference after Orgeron was fired, he deflected when asked about other jobs, instead talking about how it was difficult news. I don’t think USC necessarily has to out-bid LSU.

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      1. Agree that USC may not need to outbid LSU. Hometown fella, plus Palos Verdes or Manhattan Beach or you name the SoCal location, versus Baton Rouge, which he knows, and which is virtually uninhabitable between mid-May and end of September.

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  1. Kris Richard was once (still is?) a hot Commodity in the NFL, interviewed for the Giants Head Coaching job a couple of years ago. Would he work at SC given his NFL Defensive Background (Legion of Boom and Cowboys?)

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      1. I just don’t think it matters, guys. I think USC is looking for a Social Warrior Coach. Someone solid….but also someone who talks Carol Folt talk every time he’s let loose.
        #DanQuinnAnyone?

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  2. I don’t trust Mike Bohn’s judgment for anything pertaining to football, because he did not have the ability to recognize that Clay Helton was running the program into the ground when he arrived. Bohn also thought Todd Orlando was the answer for the defensive coordinator position after Tom Herman fired him at Texas. And remind me once again why was it necessary to extend Graham Harrell’s contract ? Does Bohn have the ability to evaluate head coaching candidates?

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    1. Thank you Bill!!! When one sees the level of devastatingly incompetent decisions made by Bohn in the past, it is not comforting to believe he will make the right decision for a head coach. Anyone who would leave an idiot like helton in place to further destroy the program is not a good manager. Regarding Orlando, if they “looked at the Orlando Texas film” as helton liked to claim he would do following a game, it is clear Orlando is a non-creative poor coach who doesn’t seem to understand offenses well enough to provide a counter. As for harrell, Mike Leach is a genius and he has not made it to the National Championship, how could a copycat fool like harrell have success???

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    2. Bill —Bohn has already received his marching orders. Folt, being who and what she is, has tasked him with finding a coach who (1) can quote rap lyrics, (2) believes in something “new” when it comes to energy, (3) talks about giving everybody “space”, (4) knows his football well enough to talk to donors for hours.
      In other words, we are gonna get a better version of Helton. Nothing more, nothing less.
      #DoNotExpectAHomeRunHire…
      #ExpectSomebodyWhoFitsFolt’sViewOfTheWorld

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    3. Great questions.
      During Bohn’s tenure (more or less), Helton had 11 wins (mostly ugly) and 3 UGLY losses (two to Oregon, 1 to Iowa). Hard to fire a guy who is 11-3–even if the smell was stinky. The Stanford loss sealed the deal.

      And we’re moving on. You got Bohn for two more years, at least. If this new hire is not 9-3 very soon, then Mike will be retiring. This board has brought up some great names and some truly silly names for HC.

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      1. My money is on someone right in the middle between “great” and “silly” landing the job…
        #…&LetTheUSCSpinDepartmentTakeItFromThere…
        #That’sWhatTheyDoBest….
        #[UntilWon/LossRecordProvesOtherwise]
        P. S.
        Donte Williams Quote of the Day… “I probably coached myself out of my frontrunner status Saturday….but I’m not out of the race!”

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    4. “Bohn also thought Todd Orlando was the answer for the defensive coordinator position after Tom Herman fired him at Texas.”

      My only hope here is that Bohn knew no DC worth his salt was willing to take the SC DC job knowing that Helton was ultimately out the door. Orlando took it because he had the advantage of not currently being employed.

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      1. No great defensive coordinator or any great associate coach would work for an idiot like helton and add to that the devastating duo of bohn and folt. I don’t think they could find anyone who would take the job.

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  3. Papadakis has made Kartje his bitch for the past two years. Kartje started out his LA Times career as ball washer of Clay Helton and now he’s onBohns’s jock.

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    1. trojnfn4 you are absolutely right. I guess LA Times believes SC fans are as stupid as the majority of their dimwitted writers. We are not and we are offended by their candy coated reporting for those they favor.

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      1. Yes, Carra! Hope USC fans see the Times for what it is. A joke.
        [I’d love to see the texts going back and forth between the Times and USC].

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  4. I guess the question of the day was how tiny are the Coli seats.
    A rejoinder also may be that the American @$$ has grown enormously.

    I hate to agree with Just Owns, but the Coliseum should have been blown down after the Raiders left town. At least we have SoFi now.

    1. Rebuild the football brand
    2. Demolish the Coliseum, before it crumbles during a 5.9 richter

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      1. Likely the suites are larger and more grand for the BOT and their buddies. I always remember Haden said Petersen was “not country club material.” I think their priorities are skewed. Petersen is a remarkable coach that can develop players. At Boise he made 0 star players into 5 stars. helton reversed that trend to make 5 stars into 0 stars with BOT watching.

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      1. By winning, UCLA keeps Chip Kelly on. Even by winning, they find some way to lose. Better stock up on cookies before the Chipper makes his run on them. USC is in a bad place, but UCLA is doomed to continue to walk in their purgatory of mediocrity. That is just the way it is, until the end of time. Don’t blame me, blame the laws of nature.

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      1. Most agreed in advance they’d be out by halftime…..
        #[WhyWouldAnyoneStayPast3rdQuarterOf2021USCGame]?

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    1. I was there. I would say on the SC North side, which was pretty packed, there may have been 30,000. The south side had an incredibly low 5,000, maybe, and the closed west end maybe another 4,000, so I would say about 40,000 or so, slightly more than half full.

      I did not notice the smallness of the seats, but then again I don’t have a large fanny.

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  5. Mike Bohn Quote: “Making an early move has allowed us to conduct an extremely thorough and comprehensive process,” Bohn said. “More people are talking about USC football every day right now than they would otherwise. I think back, you look at the 24 hours after our leadership change, USC football was the No. 1 most talked-about sports brand in the world. I believe there’s value not only in that day but since then.”……MESSAGE TO MIKEY: Losing to your arch rival 62-33 when having a Bye Week to prepare has people talking about USC too.

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    1. Only an idiot would make those remarks. BTW the ONLY reason, mikey, they were talking was they remembered the days when SC was a blue blood………..nothing you or f*&king folt has done to give us good press.

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  6. Yeah we are all talking about USC football, but most of the conversation is about how poor a job the new athletic director is doing. I believe his name is Mike Bohn who promised all these new resources including the new seats at Coliseum would pay dividends.

    What’s the point of going to a game if the seats are uncomfortable, and the product on the field is impossible to watch.

    Just curious Mr. Bohn please explain what you have accomplished in two years at USC. If I were you it’s not too late to put your home in Manhattan Beach on the market as someone including yourself has to pay for all the mistakes that have been made in the last two years. If you think your job is secure at USC you are completely wrong. You said recently it is impossible to make everyone happy at a university my problem with that is you are not making anyone happy.

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  7. I posted a thoughtful piece this morning but disappeared I guess the thoughtful flies better on the other blog. Still maybe the moderator thought someone knew my email password and two references needed every time I post because I am often not thoughtful.

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  8. Carol will do anything to make Mike happy…………..and I mean everything. Mike, will do everything to make Carol happy.

    Both don’t care, and don’t know how to make the fans happy as long as they have each other.

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  9. JUST NOTICED OWNS IS NOT ANYWHERE TO BE FOUND ON THE BRUIN BOARD.

    Is he really a Trojan and just a plant on this board to get the fans irritated. Perhaps, he has a BS degree from UCLA, and has plenty of time to appear on the USC board after picking up his unemployment check.

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    1. tommyd, amateur P.I., who knew.

      Did you try the UCLA 62 – Mighty, mighty SUCC 33 blog? Or, the new “Ring the Victory Bell loudly 62 times” blog?

      #Cue: “Creep”

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  10. That’s why the fans and the donors and the boosters and the ex-players have to scream like hell because these administrators at SC don’t like to spend money especially on the football team.

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