Ed Orgeron makes loud statement to stay as USC football coach
(Bill Plashke | Los Angeles Times)
He is Coach Ed Orgeron, and he orchestrated and inspired USC’s stunning 20-17 last-second victory over fifth-ranked Stanford on Saturday night in such a way that every question about his brief but dazzling tenure was answered but one.
Will he be allowed to keep his job?
Pat Haden needs to sidestep the rush to hire Ed Orgeron at USC
(Bill Dwyre | Los Angeles Times)
Take a deep breath, Trojans Nation. The canonization of Ed Orgeron is premature.
At least two games premature, to be specific.
Orgeron makes Haden’s search complicated
(Ted Miller | ESPN.com)
We could try to quantify how much better USC is under Ed Orgeron the past six games compared to Lane Kiffin during the season’s first five, but that really is pretty easy. We don’t need numbers. We need only three words:
Everything is better.
Bowl Projections: USC’s upset creates Pac-12 chain reaction
(Stewart Mandel | Sports Illustrated)
Most would agree the Pac-12 is, at worst, the second-best conference this year. But USC’s upset of Stanford likely cost the league a second BCS berth, since the Fiesta Bowl is not an option this year. That pushes all of the Pac-12’s other teams down a rung and could leave two or more eligible teams without a guaranteed spot. They could land anywhere from Dallas to Detroit to Shreveport.
Tweets of Note:
Following #USC‘s victory Saturday, Jaleel Wadood told me: “It definitely gives me something to think about.” The USC-UCLA battle is on.
— Blair Angulo (@bangulo) November 19, 2013
— Gerard Martinez (@gmartlive) November 19, 2013
If you bring 2 or more canned goods to the USC vs. Fullerton game Tuesday night (8 pm tip), you get 2 FREE tickets to the game.
— USC Men’s Basketball (@USC_Hoops) November 19, 2013
— Charles Power (@CharlesGPower) November 19, 2013