To no one's surprise Bill Splashme is crying over his beloved Petey and Trojies getting humiliated on their home coming (no link for this poodle):
Said Carroll: "I don't know what they were thinking with that."
Said Harbaugh: "I felt like our line was in a groove. . . . We went for it because we thought we could get it."
I then asked Harbaugh if he was concerned that such a move would tarnish the victory and send the wrong message, but he gave the identical nonsensical answer about his line being in a groove, totally avoiding the issue.
So, fine, I'll ask Harbaugh again.
This is what you teach? This is how Stanford wants you to coach? Aren't you both supposed to be better than that?
By the time USC gets another crack at Stanford next season, Harbaugh probably will be gone to someplace like Michigan, leaving the kids to feel the brunt of their coach's lack of class, and isn't college football grand?
Uh ... Billy ... lemme give you a little reminder. Do you remember the following sequences from fourth quarter of Southern Cal-UCLA game at Rose Bowl in 2002 when the result was already well decided:
U 2-11 H18 Start of 4th quarter, clock 15:00.
U 2-11 H18 Fargas, Justin rush for 8 yards to the UCLA10 (Page, Jarrad).
U 3-3 H10 Palmer, Carson pass incomplete to Williams, Mike.
U 4-3 H10 Killeen, Ryan field goal attempt from 27 GOOD, clock 14:43.
USC TROJANS 45, UCLA BRUINS 7
ball on USC31.
--------------- 5 plays, 25 yards, TOP 02:16 ---------------
U 1-10 U31 USC TROJANS drive start at 12:27 (4th).
U 1-10 U31 Palmer, Carson pass complete to Williams, Mike for 12 yards to the USC43,
1ST DOWN USC (Emanuel Ii, Ben).
U 1-10 U43 McCullough, S. rush for 4 yards to the USC47 (;Reese, Marcus;Havner,
U 2-6 U47 Byrd, Sunny rush for 8 yards to the UCLA45, 1ST DOWN USC (;Emanuel
Ii, Ben;Reese, Marcus).
U 1-10 H45 Byrd, Sunny rush for 2 yards to the UCLA43 (Reese, Marcus).
U 2-8 H43 Byrd, Sunny rush for 1 yard to the UCLA42 (Phillips, Sean).
U 3-7 H42 Dennis, Hershel rush for 4 yards to the UCLA38.
U 4-3 H38 Dennis, Hershel rush for 38 yards to the UCLA0, 1ST DOWN USC,
TOUCHDOWN, clock 09:09.
Killeen, Ryan kick attempt good.
USC TROJANS 52, UCLA BRUINS 7
[...]U 1-10 U31 USC TROJANS drive start at 07:59 (4th).
U 1-10 U31 Dennis, Hershel rush for 1 yard to the USC32 (;Morgan, Steve;Phillips,
U 2-9 U32 Dennis, Hershel rush for 4 yards to the USC36 (Brant, Kevin).
U 3-5 U36 Cassel, Matt pass complete to Dennis, Hershel for 15 yards to the UCLA49,
1ST DOWN USC (Morgan, Steve).
U 1-10 H49 Dennis, Hershel rush for 1 yard to the UCLA48 (Faoa, Asi).
U 2-9 H48 Dennis, Hershel rush for 1 yard to the UCLA47 (Phillips, Sean).
U 3-8 H47 Cassel, Matt pass complete to Dennis, Hershel for 2 yards to the UCLA45
U 4-6 H45 PENALTY USC illegal procedure 5 yards to the 50 yardline.
U 4-11 U50 Cassel, Matt rush for 1 yard to the UCLA49 (Tautofi, David).
You see the passing attempts there Billy?
Read that chart closely again. That's right. Your beloved Pete Carroll had his backup QB pass throw two passes to rub UCLA's noses in it on its home turf, while up 52-7 late in the fourth quarter.
Now let me take you back to 2005 game when Petey's bunch was up 52-6 to start the fourth quarter against UCLA:
T 2-4 T22 Start of 4th quarter, clock 15:00.
T 2-4 T22 Bush, Reggie rush for no gain to the USC22 (Havner,Spencer).
T 3-4 T22 Leinart, Matt pass complete to Byrd, Dominique for 19 yards to the
USC41, 1ST DOWN USC (London,Justin;Velega,Byron).
T 1-10 T41 Bush, Reggie rush for 3 yards to the USC44 (McNeal,Eric).
T 2-7 T44 White, LenDale rush for 20 yards to the UCLA36, 1ST DOWN USC
T 1-10 B36 Leinart, Matt pass incomplete to Smith, Steve.
T 2-10 B36 White, LenDale rush for 23 yards to the UCLA13, 1ST DOWN USC
T 1-10 B13 Timeout USC Trojans, clock 12:21.
T 1-10 B13 White, LenDale rush for 5 yards to the UCLA8 (McNeal,Eric).
T 2-5 B08 Booty, J.D. pass incomplete to Byrd, Dominique.
T 3-5 B08 White, LenDale rush for 8 yards to the UCLA0, 1ST DOWN USC,
TOUCHDOWN, clock 11:28.
Danelo, Mario kick attempt good.
You see that Billy?
Petey again had his back up QB throwing to rub it in against his arch rival even when he was up by a score of 52-6. It was 52-6 and Petey had his backup QB throwing in fourth quarter.
Where was your concern for sportsmanship at that time? I don't remember reading anything about that in your paper the day after Billy.
We knew Petey's time was coming. What has been happening to Trojies this year is only the beginning. While I am enjoying their fall, I am also enjoying how bandwagoning losers like Plaschke are working so hard to rally around their beloved Trojans. It's predictable, pathetic and right now delightfully comical.