From the diaries: Couldn't agree more with BR here. - Nestor
Two things really bothered me about yesterday's game. The first thing was our horrible defense in the first half. Division 3 teams can score on us. If the defense plays like that against SC, then we don't have a chance. At least the defense improved in the second half, allowing ASU to score only once.
This second thing bothered me even more. It's the Gatorade bath for Karl Dorrell. In case you didn't see it, the players gave Dorrell the traditional "dumping of the Gatorade on the head coach", something which is meant to congratulate the coach on an especially great victory.
This angered me to no end. Yes, being 9-1 is nice after two seasons of absolute mediocrity. We should be 10-0, but 9-1 is still very good considering where we've been. This was also a game we were favored to win. ASU may have an even worse defense than UCLA's and that's saying something. No congratulations are needed for beating the Sun Devils.
We still have two games left. The Gatorade bath was simply too early. This season is far from over. This is no time to celebrate.
If the Bruins beat the Trojans on December 3rd, then Dorrell will deserve three Gatorade baths. Why? They're probably going to crush us. That's why. If the Bruins can beat the Trojans this year in football, the victory should inspire a movie. It will be like when the US beat the Russians in Hockey. It will be a "miracle."
Yes, from what I've seen, their team is that much better. Although they have looked vulnerable against ASU and against Notre Dame, the Trojans are rolling right now. They just crushed both Bay Area teams, teams the Bruins struggled against. Beat the Trojans this year, Karl Dorrell, and you should be swimming in Gatorade.
Even if the Bruins lose to the Trojans, they can still win whatever bowl game they get into. Win that and then maybe you will deserve your Gatorade, Coach. You will be 10-2 and the season will be over. It was simply too early to celebrate this season after a win against ASU. You're not finished yet.