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The Once Proud Coliseum

Updated: Oct 15, 2021


It used to be that the Los Angeles Coliseum was a place for the Trojans to dominate. The tunnel and the fans united in an assumed victory every week. As the opponents would walk through the tunnel to the field of battle they sensed the vibe and then the band played on. The Trojans began their walk through the very same tunnel while the visitors watched and felt that feeling of power and pride coming at them. Flash forward to today and we are polar opposite to that once electric five minutes of build up.


Today when a team arrives at LAX and makes the trip from their hotel to the Coliseum they know that they can win today. They know that the Trojans are not invincible at home in the grand old Coliseum. Victory is possible and all too often that is what has happened. In 2021 that has been the feeling regardless of opponent entering the tunnel.


Last night on a perfect Saturday evening in Los Angeles the Trojans were in the game and mounting up strong statistics on offense while that feeling of here it comes was present on the screen or your own eyes if at the game. Utah was ready. They usually are and yet the Trojans are the great unknown with a QB that is a mere glimpse of his former self. Lost in his own state of mind where today he doesn't trust his former self. Kedon cannot get out of Kedon's own way. The Utes were rolling off 4 straight touchdowns and while the offense was racking up yards they were not cashing in with points. The defense was bending and breaking and then gets fooled on a trick play by Utah just before half. No halftime speech heroics on this day of loss for the Trojans.


Where this team goes from here is anyones bad guess. The staff looks settled in on it's over and just do their jobs but no more. No emotion. Just lets get it over as who ever becomes the new head coach will bring their own staff. It shows on their faces and its apparent that the players are also feeling the same or at least showing very little desire to right the very ship they sail to battle each week.


The opportunity for whoever is found out there is enormous. The USC Brand is still an attraction and always will be. The talent rich California coast is an opportunity of a lifetime to be a hero in La La Land.


Fight On - Notre Dame on the road in two weeks.

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First game of the season I could actually see on TV here on the east coast that was on at a respectable time and I have to say the first thing I noticed was all the empty seats! I would love to fly home to see a game, the excitement of the fans, the game in a whole. Not sure I want to spend the airfare & hotel expenses to fly out for a weekend where the excitement just isn't there! My grandparents owned a restaurant right across the street from the Coliseum and as a kid (mid 1960's) the excitement of the weekend was parking cars in the restaurants' small lot & seeing all of the fans in th…

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Oct 10, 2021
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My Dad and I would go to games and I remember trying to find off Coliseum parking on peoples lawns and anywhere you could find an open space. Back then it was 100k seats all getting lined up so seeing the games with under 50k is hard to watch. Im hopeful right now for. the future not this year. Team needs to let the youth gain experience and Bohn needs to step up with coach Williams and make that a KPI for him as head coach in an interim situation. Sadly, you could see the defeat on our sideline early in the 3rd Quarter.

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Oct 10, 2021

I truly believe that when they go out of the state of CA. The fresh air of freedom gives them the energy that is taken away from them at home. Trust me. I moved out of CA over 8 months ago and my physical mental emotional and spiritual health is NOT like it was in CA. These players have had isolation, mandates to scare them and are not getting the real college experience they deserve. It has become more political unfortunately than ever before. If you don’t believe me come to Mohave County. You will realize then… what has been taken away from you. My football🏈 guys deserve better. It breaks my heart Fight On✌️

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Oct 10, 2021
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Interesting observations and I don't doubt you are personally seeing the benefits of being out of CA. I would leave tomorrow if not for my Grand Kids.....Im still on the fence here as my finger pointing is at AD Bohn for not doing this last December and giving the staff a chance to hook up elsewhere and the new staff to be installed in Spring Camp and be fully installed by Fall Camp. To do this now in week 2 of a season creates fear uncertainty and doubt in the players minds and staff let alone the families of the players and Fans of the program.


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