Calling USC’s football season a disappointment would be a vast understatement. From No. 1 in the preseason polls to fifth-place in the Pac-12, nobody expected the Trojans to be playing their last game of the season in the Sun Bowl. But, alas, here we are, and the Trojans don’t appear to be enthusiastic about their situation.
First it was linebacker Tony Burnett ripping the city of El Paso and later apologizing. On Wednesday, it was the team reportedly showing up an hour late for the Sheriff’s Posse Dinner:
— Duke Keith (@dukekeith) December 27, 2012
The Sheriff’s Posse Dinner is part of the pre-Bowl festivities leading up to Monday’s game between USC and Georgia Tech. The Trojans were so late that El Paso Times reporter Duke Keith says Georgia Tech left.
The only plausible explanation for USC’s tardiness comes from the Orange County Register’s Rich Hammond, who says USC’s practice started late and ended late, while Georgia Tech didn’t practice.
I’m guessing Lane Kiffin, despite his obvious time management problems against Notre Dame, does indeed own a watch.
Don’t be surprised if the Yellow Jackets consider this a slight and use it as motivation in the game.