I want to applaud CRN, the entire coaching staff, and our players for the spirited effort against the trOJans yesterday. I think the culture change CRN is bringing to the program is evident in effort and fight we see from the players
However, in the same way that coach CRN has brought change to the team, Dan Guerrero needs to bring change to all things affiliated with the program. A few ways to start:
1) The band was playing outside the rose bowl before the game while the SC band was in the stadium playing for their players for 20 minutes before the game. Anyone coming into the stadium early would have thought it was an SC home game. When they did come in, they waited for the SC band to finish before they started to play, even though we all know the SC band drones on and on forever.
2) The band decided to play west side story songs during the SC game. What the F is that? Was Lawrence Welk not available? How pathetic. Do they think that will do anything to get the crowd or football team involved? The band should be playing something upbeat that people under 65 will recognize.
3) Sound system and musical selections on the PA are outdated and not up to current standards. Can't hear anything, and when you do it is not topical or modern.
4) Who agreed to allow the trojan to stick a sword in our field? He should be banned from future appearance at the rose bowl. The fact that he wasn't removed from the stadium immediately is shameful.
5) Why do we allow their horse on our home field? He should be banned as well.
6) Season ticket holders whose seats are used by trojans should have those seats go back into the season ticket pool and have to start with seats again. If they can't use them, or find another bruin to use them, they should just eat them. If they aren't willing to do that, someone else should have access to those seats that will.
7) Do not schedule the game for "dead week" if you are not willing to make an exception for the anti-SUC activities including the bonfire. Either make the exception, or get the game moved.
If we are expecting more from our team, we have to expect more from our band director, the folks planning game time activities, and our fans. Its only fair.