Wednesday, 27 November 2013 10:35
UCLA versus USC - This is the game that both local and international fans have been waiting for. USC lost last year, and their team is hungry for revenge. UCLA has had bragging rights for more than a year, and they enjoyed rubbing salt into the wounds of the Trojans.
This whole season has been a mystery shrouded in a fog. Who will be the next head football coach at USC? Will it be Ed Orgeron if USC wins? Will it be Ed Orgeron if USC loses? Early in the season, UCLA led by Jim Mora could do no wrong. USC had Lane Kiffin as the head coach, and they were simply pathetic. It seemed that the balance of power, so long held by the Trojans, had shifted to the Bruins.
Then, after a devastating loss, USC Athletic Director Pat Haden fired Kiffin. It appeared that he was conceding that this season was a bust, and was writing it off. He would use the remaining time to find a real coach, and in the meantime, he named Ed Orgeron to be the Interim Head Coach. A majority of the USC Alumni had strongly advised Haden to fire Kiffin before the season started, but somehow he was not listening.
To the shock and amazement of the Trojan Family, Coach Orgeron won five of the next six games, losing only to Notre Dame. He was unbelievable! He went up to Oregon and beat the Oregon State Beavers, and then he upset mighty Stanford, at the Coliseum. This unexpected victory ignited the fans in the Coliseum, and re-energized the spirit of Trojan fans all over the world. Everyone, or nearly everyone, is absolutely crazy about Coach "O". Haden seems to be reluctant to offer him the head coaching job. Some Trojans feel that Coach O may be too "down to earth for him."
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