USC stands up Tech at Sun Bowl dinner

USC stood up Georgia Tech for a Sun Bowl dinner Wednesday night, reportedly showing up more than 90 minutes late for a function. By the time the Trojans party arrived, Tech had already left to return to its team hotel.

A later-than-scheduled practice was partly to blame, according to an online report from the L.A. Daily News.

It is another faux pas for USC in its relations with the host city of El Paso, Texas. Shortly after the team was chosen to play in the Sun, a Trojans linebacker sent out a Twitter message critical of El Paso. Another USC football player sent out a tweet Wednesday describing El Paso as an “(expletive) city.”

Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog

269 comments Add your comment

www

December 27th, 2012
9:32 am

lame kitten is a class act all the way, right?

ECMom

December 27th, 2012
9:33 am

First! What’s this about deflated tires??

www

December 27th, 2012
9:33 am

this should serve as additional motivation to kick some usc @$$.

what a bunch of punks and it starts with the head coach.

www

December 27th, 2012
9:35 am

ken, did denzel mccoy fill one of the 85 scholarship spots when he held a medical exemption?

the article on the POS stealing a purse wasn’t clear to me:

“While at Tech, McCoy received a medical exemption, which means that he has remained on scholarship while pursuing his undergraduate degree”

UGA Dawg91

December 27th, 2012
9:46 am

Not a GT fan but hope they kick USC’s a##. They knew the schedule so why didn’t they plan their “practice” accordingly? Total disrespect to the bowl, El Paso and not what college football should represent.

gunga din

December 27th, 2012
9:49 am

Who cares? another useless, piece of crap bowl game featuring two teams that are a joke and should not be in post season play !!

you can't fix stupid

December 27th, 2012
9:49 am

Enter your comments here

Drexel Gal

December 27th, 2012
9:50 am

Those of you who are old enough (or know history) should harken back to the Fiesta Bowl that followed the 1986 season (played in January of 1987), between Penn State and favored Miami. The Hurricanes were in their “commando” period then, and treated Penn State as though it was an afterthought. Several interceptions later, the Nittany Lions had a victory over Vinny Testaverde and the humiliated ‘Canes. Bobby Dodd often said, “Respect your opponent.”

you can't fix stupid

December 27th, 2012
9:51 am

I quess that’s about par for LK teams the way he left Tenn. He has no class

Paul's Johnson

December 27th, 2012
9:51 am

www – he was originally on one of the 85 scholarships, but when his medical condition was found the coach was able to move him to a non athletic scholarship and worked with the team doing filming and stuff.

What a terrible way for this guy go to.

Athens

December 27th, 2012
9:56 am

Hope one of GT’s players takes out Kiffin on the sideline.

Coach Richt

December 27th, 2012
9:56 am

It’s Tech, Why was USC practicing??

Buzzer

December 27th, 2012
9:58 am

Did Tech at least get to eat? Or did they go out and spend a bunch of money on a meal somewhere else?

Coach Saban

December 27th, 2012
9:58 am

It’s UGA, why did Alabama even try?

Will the REAL USC, please stand up ??

December 27th, 2012
9:58 am

Southern Cal, Blame Kiffen, his entire staff ave no respect for Georgia Tech, the state f Georgia, El Paso of this third rate bowl game. This game will be played before 12,800 screaming Boys Club, Orphans,, waifs that El Paso can give FREE TICKETS to.

UGA man here. with all of this negativity, GT will amass 400 yds rushing and 85 passing yards and will defeat THE REAL USC by a score of 31-20.

Go Dogs

juvenal

December 27th, 2012
9:59 am

i dunno-what was on the menu?

TN Dawg

December 27th, 2012
10:03 am

100% Dawg fan but I hope drops the hammer on USC. If the Jackets beat them by 40, that wouldn’t be enough for me.

Phillip Fulmer

December 27th, 2012
10:04 am

I still can’t believe UT fired me and hired this assclown Kiffin.

The truth and only the truth.

December 27th, 2012
10:05 am

Lane Kiffin showing his class…

Sutwiley

December 27th, 2012
10:06 am

Why does AJC list McCoy as a former GT recruit; sounds like AJC is trying to demean GT! Why isn’t it just news about a thief!

Class of '98

December 27th, 2012
10:07 am

Kiffen will no doubt blame it all on an error by a 20-year old student manager.

claytondawg

December 27th, 2012
10:09 am

‘Dog fan here. What a bunch of classless jerks at USC. Go JACKETS!!!! I agree with TN Dawg up above. Let’s take it a step further: If the Jackets beat them by 50, that wouldn’t be enough for me. Supporting the Jackets all the way!!!!! Run the Trojans in the dirt with your ground game.

Tex

December 27th, 2012
10:10 am

Remember when USC was a class act? Naaa, me either.

Saban never sleeps

December 27th, 2012
10:12 am

Did anyone from USC show on time?? Any comment from the Trojan AD?

Ben the Independent

December 27th, 2012
10:15 am

Looks like the team has taken on the personality of it’s head coach. (Lame something??)
His record at USC has not been good. I understand the head coach is rite proud of himself; however.

Redcoat Mom

December 27th, 2012
10:16 am

I hope this serves as motivation for GT to demolish USC!

BigGTMike

December 27th, 2012
10:16 am

Coughlin time = 5 mins early to everything
Kiffin time = hour + late to everything

TTT

December 27th, 2012
10:19 am

It’s nice to get some support from Dawg fans – thanks guys.

Action Jackson

December 27th, 2012
10:19 am

I’m sure this is all just a big misunderstanding.

Paul H

December 27th, 2012
10:20 am

I’m a Dawg but I side with Tech on this one. Typical classless USC who thinks they are better than they really are because of their name. And their coach fits the mold perfectly.

THWGT

December 27th, 2012
10:21 am

OMG THAT IS SOOOO AWESOME!

Stood up by that a pecker head, sweet!

On My Way

December 27th, 2012
10:21 am

@ Drexel Gal 9:50 – Jimmy Johnson never forgave Vinny after that loss. Never wanted him on his “pro” teams.

5150 UOAD

December 27th, 2012
10:23 am

Hayden………….has had ALL the Kiffen he needs. Lane is on a short lease and PAT is a Classy guy. He will not be Happy or USC Proud of this.

Bob Jenkins

December 27th, 2012
10:23 am

South Carolina should be more respectful than this. Steve Spurrier has no respect for Virginia Tech. Good riddance.

DIT

December 27th, 2012
10:25 am

Not surprised that Kiffin would pull that one off. Y’all know that this guy is better than anyone else out there right? Tech, kick this clown all the way back to Southern California! It’s obvious he has absolutley ZERO respect for GT.

Mike Davis

December 27th, 2012
10:25 am

No problem. Tech students are used to being stood up.

Athens Mike

December 27th, 2012
10:26 am

It’s rumored that Tech is behind USC being late, that they flattened the tires on their bus that afternoon, supposedly there are even pictures on Twitter. So low, Yellow Jackets. YOU’RE NOT REPRESENTING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE FROM GEORGIA!!!!

Jon Koncak

December 27th, 2012
10:29 am

I think the issue was that USC went to practice against local high schools to prepare for Ga Tech and the high school kids could only get to practice after school was out for the day.

Patrice

December 27th, 2012
10:31 am

The tire pictures on twitter look fake to me.

Orlando Dawg

December 27th, 2012
10:32 am

As a UGA fan, I hope that GT punches USC so hard they never want to come East again! Will be cheering for the Yellow Jackets in this one. USC just made this a must see game for me…Go GT!

Hilarious

December 27th, 2012
10:35 am

Jon Koncak, that’s the funniest comment I’ve read in a long time. I just busted out laughing at work.

Karen

December 27th, 2012
10:37 am

Typical of USC (University of Spoiled Children). They think they are so special that rules don’t apply to them. If we’re lucky, maybe they will show up 90 minutes late for the game. Wonder how the Sun Bowl officials took this shun of schedule.

Trailort

December 27th, 2012
10:38 am

I have been a Tech fan for fifty years but I don’t blame USC. to much, though in the South knows that Kiffin has no class whatsoever. Their absence might have been a protest over having to play a team so crummy that they got stomped by Middle Tennessee State. We did not deserve a bowl bid this year. I am hoping next year will be different but this year’s team is a joke. We will take a terrible beating and end up playing against the USC scrubs in the fourth quarter. I hope I am wrong, but I doubt it.

GeorgiaJacket101

December 27th, 2012
10:39 am

I hate all these Georgia fans coming to show us support. We don’t need it and don’t want it. Heres hoping Nebraska knocks you off your pedestal.

One headline reads...

December 27th, 2012
10:39 am

..”Former Tech RECRUIT arrested”…Ken’s article says “Former Tech SIGNEE arrested”…the story says “McCoy spurned offers from Florida State, Auburn and Notre Dame, among others, to commit to Georgia Tech in 2009. He was a redshirt freshman in August 2011 when it was announced by Tech coach Paul Johnson that the defensive lineman’s football career was likely over due to an undisclosed medical condition.”…

And the hits just keep on keepin’ on – sort of like UGA “thugs”, but this season they seem to be “related” to Tech…

Oh, and why are you surprised that Kiffin would pull a stunt like this – sure glad CPJ one upped him and left, too…

George Stein

December 27th, 2012
10:40 am

I’m pretty sure the tire jokes are just a reference to the Oregon game.

www

December 27th, 2012
10:41 am

LOTS of closeted georgia tech fans pretending to be poorly educated dwags fans on the blog today. glad to have u commenting on the tech blogs, boys.

jon koncak/mike davis/athensmike/thwgt, congrats! you’re now supporting a real institute of learning.

Yellow Jacket Fan

December 27th, 2012
10:43 am

Ugh…I hope that twitter picture is fake…

Biloxi Dawg

December 27th, 2012
10:47 am

Are we pretending Tech deserves any respect? There a joke of a team. We railroaded them this year, just like USC is going to do in the bowl game. I hope they run up the score on your sorry team. Go Dawgs!

Mark B

December 27th, 2012
10:48 am

Reminds me of the 1983 Sun Bowl between Alabama and SMU. WIth SMU being an in-state team and Bama having to travel across 3/4 of the country just to get to the game, there would have been a huge “home field advantage” for the Mustangs….. EXCEPT some of the players said SMU deserved a better bowl game than the Sun Bowl. I was there and do not believe there were 50 people in the stands pulling for SMU. Worked out well, though, since the Crimson Tide led 28-0 at half time and only gave up one touchdown in the second half to dominate what was “supposed” to be a better team.