All week all you heard how this year it was going to be different, Notre Dame was going to stop USC and stay in the game. Charlie Weis is a genius, Brady Quinn is a difference maker, and Jeff Samardzija is in the same class as Steve Smith and Dwayne Jarrett.
You know what we might be wrong, maybe the genius on the sidelines is USC Head Coach Pete Carroll. Maybe the difference maker was John David Booty, and there is no way that Samardzija is in the same class as any of the three receivers that USC puts out there.
Now on the to game Brent Musburger stinks. If you watched the game you thought it was a 3 and 1/2 hour ad for how brilliant Weis was.
At one point, Musburger called Weis the ""Lord of the Rings." Are you kidding me, its more like the "Lord of the Ring Dings.'' For all of the credit that Weis takes for being a great offensive mind, he has yet to pull out the win that means anything. He had his chance in the Fiesta Bowl last year and Ohio State closed the door, earlier in the year Michigan, and then on Saturday night it was USC.
For years football people and fans have been discrediting the job that Pete Carroll has done at USC. Everyone keeps going back to the job he did with the Jets and the Patriots as a way to talk down what he has done.
On Saturday night, Carroll showed the world what type of team, he and defensive coordinator Nick Holt are. Their defense made a guy that was supposed to be a frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy look like a Pop Warner quarterback.
Carroll took a program that was on the verge of falling apart after former Paul Hackett and has gone 55-10 with two national championship and five straight Pac-10 titles.