USC needs a dose of reality
OK, a) people do call San Francisco, just Frisco and b) I've ever heard North Carolina called North Car.
You don't hear Cal-Berkeley getting all self-righteous. Heck, it says Cal right on the side of their helmets for crying out loud.
The latest case of self-importance came Tuesday when USC formally complained to ESPN about Brent Musburger's revelation of signals the Trojans use. See it's typical for schools to meet with a TV crew a day or two before the game for background information.
So, John David Booty reveals to his royal blowhardiness Musburger that his signal to his receiver that there's one-on-one coverage is to flash the "Hang Ten" sign. Musburger, sensing what an great insight into the game Booty has provided, talks about it during the USC-Nebraska game. USC goes nuts.
Wait a minute. What's the big deal? USC can't change their signs? Is there a Pac-10 by-law that prohibits teams from changing signals? John David is a big boy. He is handling the pressure of being USC's quarterback. Switching hand signals shouldn't be too complicated.