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So no problemo there anyways, so I want to talk a little bit about college football today because it's Saturday.
And that's the day that college football is played, typically, including today.
Eso a lot of interesting storylines going on around the country.
I'm just looking at the scoreboard here.
Let me pull it up here.
The n f the football scoreboard on ESPN dot com Um, some interesting things going on.
Florida leads Arkansas 42 to 21.
Washington State is leading Oregon 1914 in third quarter sm.
Use up on Tulsa Big something something brewing here that I think we could be near the end of the of the Jim Harbaugh era in Michigan.
We've got the Wolverines trailing Wisconsin 28 to right now. At halftime.
Would move Michigan Thio and three, uh, Notre Dame.
They're continuing to have a good year.
They played a lot of games.
They played eight games so far this year.
They beat Boston College today, 45 to 31.
Um, other scores.
Miami edged Virginia Tech 25.
I'm a little dyslexic, so this is kind of hard, but let me just roll down the list here.
One thing I kind of wanted to talk about was going on in the Pac 12, where we saw for one the big story.
Where I'm from, which is Salt Lake City, is that the University of Utah had canceled their second game of the season the week after they have had to cancel their first game of the season.
Um, do Thio Cove in 19 cases on the team, Um, which is not good.
That's not what I want to talk about today.
I wanna talk about another pack your program.
I wanted to talk about the U S C.
Trojans who just narrowly defeated Arizona today, Um, 34 to 30.
Um, they're ranked there, the 20th ranked team in the country, which a lot of people say is, um not accurate, not inaccurate, um, representation of where they stand This program.
Uh, let's just look at the box score to get a better idea.
I didn't watch this game.
I was just reading about it on Twitter, and yeah, um, kind of Let's see, it looks like e mean. Here's the thing.
Like got that kitten Slovis kid threw for 325 yards with a touchdown.
Um, defensively, they gave up three touchdowns by Arizona through the air, Um, a lot.
158 yards on the ground.
Um, you know, e mean, give give them some credit.
You know, the resilient team, you know, two weeks in a row, USC has mounted a late comeback and won the game.
You know, that's good.
You know, you know, the day when is the biggest thing, but USC is should not is kind of program that should not be messing around with Arizona, right, that there's no reason why this this camp should be even close because where USC should be as compared to where they are is way off its way, way, way off.
Um, see, I've got six years now.
I really gotta step it up.
Okay, so here's the thing.
I think I think I have a lot of friends here from Los Angeles area.
Have a lot of friends who are USC grads who are USC fans who are US members of the media out there in Los Angeles.
And, like the consensus is like, I don't really like clean my hands on right now, The consensus and it z sorry when you hear that the consensus that I think a lot of people have been saying is like for a talk to your program like USC should be with the kind of prestige of the program, with kind of like where they should be expected.
A lot of people feel like they don't have the right people in place to get them there and in particular, that starts with their head coach, Clay Helton and Clay Helton is a guy.
I mean, I don't know too much about Helen.
He I know he's been been the coach there for a few years.
He's got, ah, lifetime.
He's got ah U S t coaching record of 40 40 do in 22 right? And so they brought him.
He had last season.
He went eight and five with seven and two in conference play, which is pretty decent, but 85 on, then went seven and five the year before, right? Um, he's been ranked a couple times to end the year.
Here, here's here's my take.
Okay, Um, he's not.
He's not the guy for USC.
He's just not, You know, I think there's so many people that are clamoring that USC should be a top to your program.
It should be a perennial top five team up there with Clemson.
With Alabama with where Notre Dame is right now, there's no reason why USC should be in the mid twenties.
They've got all the money in the world.
They've got tons of resource is they can recruit kids in an unbelievable part of the country.
Southern California, right in their backyard, I mean, and they have that that pitch where they could say that any kid in the country say, Hey, come play for us and you can live and live and have fun in your early twenties Late teens in Southern California in Los Angeles.
I mean, what kid wouldn't want to go for that, you know, But they're not where they should be right now.
They're just not.
I mean, it's unacceptable that they are in.
There are a team ranked in the twenties, um, and that they even are playing close games against Arizona.
So I think it's e think it's time.
They've got to shake it up.
They've got to find a way to get back into the elite status of the team's Countrywide, and I think they really there really is only one guy who could do that.
And its Urban Meyer, for sure, and Urban Meyer's on my mind because I like her.
But I have, like, a lot of, like, personal history with Urban when he was the head coach of the University of Utah.
My dad was the beat writer for the Salt Lake City newspaper out there, and you know, I have these really great memories of being like 11 12 like a little kid.
And my dad would take me to Utah football practice, Um, pretty much every day after I got out of school, it just so happened every time I got out of school, like 3 30 or whatever.
That was time for him to head Thio football practice up of the University of Utah.
So I got to go to use that football practice like every day and I got Thio.
Coach Urban Meyer knew who I waas and it was super cool.
It's like it was just like, really, really fun experience.
So I Urban Meyer, in my mind, is just like a like a great guy.
I really, really like him.
And he was on my mind because he was.
He now works as an ****yst on Fox, and he was talking about teams that are underperforming right now, notably teams like Michigan, um, Penn State.
And I think there was another one I can't remember which one.
But he was talking about how to like diagnosis, like Like like, what's going on behind the scenes of teams that are underperforming.
And this was his take.
I thought it was I thought it was really good.
So let me just play it for you guys so you guys can listen.
They're just setting up right here.
Yeah, Reggie Miller, It's site right now.
Just listen to this Reggie Bush, Reggie Miller.
So let me turn my back on.
So I thought that was a Really I just like I love hearing Urban Meyer talk like I think he's got like, a like such a such an incredible gift for getting the most out of people and I think that's that's really what defines him as a coach in my mind where, like hey, really, like I always like.
I always like to think to like his days at at the University of Utah because, like, I had a really close view for that the that era where he was just remarkable to see, like, what he could get out of these people because he inherited a team that kind of have struggled under the coach before.
And, um, who was Ron McBride? Super cool.
Dude, I love around McBride, but near the end of his run, these teams weren't very good.
Um, that's why I got fired and replaced by everyone.
I want to read that to us.
Something interesting going on on Twitter.
I want to read that to home and read. I'm gonna click on that.
So it's, um I think I mean, it was just It was just like I mean, I think Let me just back to what I was saying.
Like, I think it was just It's urban Meyer.
It just has, like, this incredible ability to get the most out of people like, I think I think there's just so many examples of that.
I think, you know, like he elevated the careers of his assistant coaches for sure, like you look at guys like Kyle Whittingham has turned into one of the best coaches in the country.
He was an assistant under Urban Meyer.
Another assistant under Urban Meyer at Utah was Dan Mullen.
Um, there were a couple others who have gone on to have, like, really successful head coaching jobs.
Um, some haven't obviously like Mike Stanford, Mike Stanford, who? I'm sure he's there right now anyway, um, and you look at it and then you look at like the Utah's quarterback when Urban was there, Alex Smith.
You know, a guy who was not heavily recruited, obviously, because he ended up at a Mountain West school at Utah and he took that guy that just that raw talent, that raw ability that Alex Smith had, and he turned him into a guy who was a Heisman Trophy finalist and the number one overall draft pick and a guy who has played in the NFL for 15 years.
And obviously no one deserves more credit than Alex Smith for who Alex Smith has become.
But I think urban Meyer also deserves a fair share of credit for what he did to get Alex to that level and what he brought out of Alex.
You know, I just think I just think that that's just so emblematic of urban Meyer is in my mind.
He's just a guy who got the most out of people.
And, yes, there are so many things to criticize Urban Meyer for for sure.
Like like some people say he's a ****.
Some people, I mean, it's easy to criticize him for, um e don't know.
Maybe he cuddled Aaron Hernandez.
I don't at Florida.
I don't know the whole story there, you know, he had a murderer on the guy who became a murderer on his team.
Um, you also had a guy who was incredibly Christian.
That would've been incredible.
Like like all access Siri's to see the the characters on the on those Florida teams where you have, like the most religious at like probably the most religious athlete in the last 50 years in Tim Tebow, with probably the most infamous murderer since O.
Simpson on on that roster to athlete murderer.
Simpson on that roster to an urban Meyer, I would have been a fascinating inside look, but didn't I don't think they don't think there were cameras, really? So I don't I don't know if we'll ever get the full story on what was going on there.
But, man, what? I guess what my point is, er Meyer is really good at what he does like he knows how to coach.
He's probably without question the best coach, not coaching right now.
I just see I see a scenario when we talk about it.
It seems like every year since he's been out of coaching, um, we're like, I'm sure he's going to get like, a Jon Gruden ask deal where? I mean, they're gonna pull him out of the broadcast booth with, like, an insane amount of money and give him the opportunity.
Thio, Turn a story program around.
Um, you know, in Gruden's case, Gruden was an ****yst at ESPN, as everybody knows on day.
Then the the Oakland Raiders, now now the Vegas Raiders, came calling through a ****load of money at him through like $100 million at them.
Thio Thio be their head coach.
I could see a similar scenario playing out for Urban, where you know USC comes to him and they say, Hey, we've gotten the boosters together.
We've got a blank check.
Tell me, Tell me what? What it's gonna take to get you back on the sidelines and, you know, maybe that's a conversation they've had already.
I'm not plugged into the scene there in L.
But I'm I think they would be stupid to not have the conversation, you know, like he he's he's a brand name coach, you know He's national.
He's won three national championships.
He's taken tons of guys to the NFL.
Um, just so just so many so many stories, you know? And so just like the urban Meyer's resumes just so excellent, I think I think as much as like, he's probably enjoying being on television right now, not having to deal with the stress of being a football coach.
I'm sure Urban's like, really loving that life, but I'm sure there's a part of him to that, like really is itching to get back out there and and compete again.
And it feels like USCs the Onley place.
That would e mean it just it seems too perfect, you know, it seems like like he could be a star again there and USC would be back on the map and he could turn it around really quickly.
Um, you know, I just it just it feels too perfect to not happen sometime in the future.
So that's my That's what I have to say.
I would be really interesting to have.
Obviously, I think I think u S C I don't know a Clay Helton's contract Looks like I don't know if he has a buyout.
Just find someone who can who is willing to eat that cost.
Find a booster who's willing to buy him out and get urban.
Meyer, you know, put Urban Meyer in the Cardinal Red and Gold.
You know, I think that I think that it's just it's just too perfect to not happen.
And I'm sure it's something we will see within a couple of years, if not at the end of the season, depending on how things go for the Trojan.
So anyway, that's my take right now.
I just wanted to do a quick stream.
Um, just wanted to chat a little bit about this going on about 20 minutes here, Um, again, Thanks for watching those of you who did? Please subscribe.
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