Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Stable?

THE STABLE. That's the name that was given to USC's collection of H.S. All-American tailbacks. The Stable performed well in the season opener against Virginia where they amassed over 200 yards rushing and all but Broderick Green found the endzone. The Stable was put on the shelf in the Ohio St. game in favor of the McKnight Show. Where McKnight carried the ball 12 times for 105 yards against the Buckeyes. And now, after a disappointing loss last Thursday in Corvallis, I wonder if Carroll's philosophy behind the Stable can actually work.

I'm going to make the assumption that this concept was devised as a method of managing egos. You have six former H.S. All-American tailbacks, all of which were ranked near the top of their respective classes, they all believe they are the best at their position and they all want the ball. Now there's nothing wrong with this mentality. In fact, this is exactly the type of player Carroll recruits. If you don't think you're the best at your position and that you can beat out any other player, then Carroll wont even consider offering you a scholarship. This should be Carroll's guiding principle in formulating the game plan as well.

The week leading up to a game, whichever two tailbacks execute the game plan the best will play on Saturday. Its as simple as that. True competition. Carroll cannot simply say he wants players to compete, and not reward those competitors for "Winning." Its not a true competition if there's nothing at stake. If the coaches are going to try to get everyone carries on gameday anyway.

Let's look back at the Oregon St. game. Stafon and Gable were the two most productive backs in that game, each averaging over 6 yards a carry. If each of those two backs had carried the ball 15 times we would have had 2 100 yard rushers, not to mention a few rushing touchdowns. Giving each back 15 carries would also allow them to get into a rhythm. You cant expect to hit very many home runs if you're only given one at bat.

So enough with the managing egos philosophy. Only the best should play. And those on the bench can either choose to work harder, get better, and wait for their opportunity or transfer.

Fight On!

Beat the Ducks!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

USC Embarrassed in Corvallis Again

In a stunning upset, Oregon St. topped USC 27-21 tonight behind an amazing effort by RB Jacquizz Rodgers. The freshman ran for 186 yards and 2 touchdowns. Our All-World defense allowed a 5'6" 180 lb. FRESHMAN piece of shit to run all over the place. This game was a complete disaster with Rey Maualuga leaving the field late in the 2nd half with a leg injury. The loss leaves USC on the outside looking in as the rest of the country fights to get into the national championship game.

A lot of things can still happen this season, but the loss seems Stanford-esque considering how badly Oregon St. looked in losses to Stanford and Penn St. I guess USC can still look to get into the Rose Bowl... but fuck the Rose Bowl.

We lost to this guy...

Monday, September 15, 2008

USC 35 - Ohio St. 3

USC destroyed Ohio St. in the alleged "Game of the Year" this past Saturday, 35-3. In what was supposed to be a hard fought, close game, Ohio St. simply bent over and let USC have their way with them. Mark Sanchez threw 4 TD passes and cemented his place in the Heisman race.

We all knew Ohio St. sucked ass, but I guess we didn't realize the extent of the damage. "Star" RB Chris Beanie Wells sat out the game and ends his Heisman campaign in street clothes. For all of the Ohio St. fans trying to rationalize their miserable lives, face the facts: Beanie Wells would not have made a difference. USC dominated Ohio St. in every aspect of the game and unless Beanie can play at all 11 positions on the defensive side of the ball, his so called talents wouldn't have mattered in lessening the beat down this past weekend.


Star LB Rey Maualuga showed why he is the best linebacker in the nation with a great game that included his first career touchdown with a 48 yard interception return. Big Rey outplayed, out-hustled, and out-classed that piece of shit James Laurinaitis the entire game.

Fuck Laurinaitis.

In other great news, fucla still fucking sucks...

All in all, a great weekend for the Trojans. Next stop: at Oregon St. on Sept. 25.

Fight On!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Carroll Kills Tressel, Charms Girl

One of the most ridiculous videos I've seen. It's worth a watch...

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Fuck Ohio St. Part Deuce

I hate this man. And you should too...

Douche face.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Fuck the Buckeyes

Already one of my all-time favorite YouTube videos... This video was linked up on TrojanWire earlier today.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

R.I.P. Don Haskins

Don Haskins, former head coach of Texas Western and winner of the 1966 Men's Basketball National Championship, passed away today in his home in El Paso, Texas. Coach Haskins is credited with desegregating college basketball in the South and is in the Basketball Hall of Fame. The amazing story of the 1966 team was portrayed in the 2005 Disney film, Glory Road. A living legend while at UTEP, (formerly Texas Western) Coach Haskins mentored our very own Tim Floyd and countless others. "The Bear" will be truly missed.

R.I.P. Coach Don Haskins


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

No one has swagger like us!

Pete Carroll and Co. traveled across the country this weekend and swiftly destroyed the helpless Cavaliers. The Cavaliers were defeated as soon as the Trojans boarded their plane to Virginia. UVA didn't stand a chance. Mark Sanchez was on fire, completing 26 of 35 passes for 338 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Trojan offense amassed over 500 yards while the defense was as dominant as expected.

USC faces Ohio St. in two weeks in a match-up that could decide which highly ranked team plays in the BCS National Championship game.

Fight On!

Beat the Buckeyes!