Ladies and gentlemen, the following public service message is brought to you by your friends from D-Generation X, who would like to remind each and every one of you that if you're not down with that, we've got two words for you... Well, it's refreshing to know that I can still hate USC with a clear conscience. There were guys out there that might have been worth dumping all the good will the Trojans built up in the last two months with the job Ed Orgeron did, but let's be blunt, Steve Sarkisian was not one of them by any stretch of the imagination. All this likely does is create a 2-for-1 special in pissed-off fanbases.
smark/net attack Advisory System Status is: Elevated (Holds; June 18, 2006) While the switch from Cena to RVD should alleviate some complaints, the inevitability of the belt's return to Cena (note where Summerslam is this year) and the poor initial showing by the new ECW are enough to keep the indicator where it is for now. The pieces are in place, though, especially on RAW, for improvements to be made to the IWC's psyche in the near future.
Yeah I don't think I'd be all that upset about him leaving. He was okay but wasn't going to get any better from what I've seen, and now it likely means USC won't get back to dominance anytime soon which also helps. But who knows, maybe he'll be great for SC.
More shocked that Grobe left Wake. He's done an amazing job at that school, no reason for him to go.
Originally posted by wmatisticYeah I don't think I'd be all that upset about him leaving. He was okay but wasn't going to get any better from what I've seen, and now it likely means USC won't get back to dominance anytime soon which also helps. But who knows, maybe he'll be great for SC.
As a Husky, I'm torn on the whole Sark-to-USC thing. I really liked Sark and I didn't want him fired or anything like many Huskies (who I think have a WAY over-inflated memory of how great the program was) did. I didn't think there was much of a chance Sark would go to USC, so I didn't really consider it an option. I'm not sure why you'd spend five years building a program just to make a (it could be argued) lateral move to "another program that isn't close to Stanford and Oregon". It's not like USC was great between the late '70s and the Pete Carroll era.
OTOH, Sark is a SoCal guy. He always tried to downplay that there was another job he'd leave for, especially another Pac-12 job. Recently he made the statement that he wanted to one-up Don James in seasons, Rose Bowls, and national championships...a statement that seems so silly in retrospect. But for his 34-29 record being unimpressive...UW was 12-47 in the 5 years before Sark got here. Does that make us a stepping-stone program now like, say, Mississippi State or Purdue or something? Maybe, for now.
I think ultimately UW is going to make a Godfather offer to Jim L. Mora to come up from UCLA. He's a UW alum (unlike Sark, who was a BYU alum but a USC assistant), and all the same stuff I might have said about Sark and why he would stay at UW is the same stuff UCLA fans are going to say about Mora. I'm good if Mora comes to UW. (Or if they promote Justin Wilcox from DC.)
(edited by JayJayDean on 4.12.13 0839) Holy fuck shit motherfucker shit. Read comics. Fuck shit shit fuck shit I sold out when I did my job. Fuck fuck fuck shit fuck. Sorry had to do it....
Revenge of the Sith = one thumb up from me. Fuck shit. I want to tittie fuck your ass. -- The Guinness. to Cerebus
Yes, you're right. However, you had the option to be reminded on more than one day of the week -- not that I did that, obviously. FWIW - New Orleans EDIT - I did this last year - I'm used to these being a "pick the loser" pool.