I've spent numerous years in and around LA. Lakers fans can be on the level with a Buckeye fan. But let me say that USC fans tend to be pretty cool on the whole. As a tOSU fan you can go to Texas in Austin and throw your crap and weight around. But in LA people don't care for people lost in some need for football superiority bro. They already know they are good and they just kick it and have fun being number one. There's no big struggle just more opportunities to have fun. This seems to be tOSU's biggest achilles heel. In big games on neutral sites, people don't care or understand what planet the average buckeye ascended from. And neither do they ever, ever, ever wanna share his or her plight. My friend said the other day he saw a father son buckstache land at the airport and he said they looked crazy. As though they were going into,"enemy territory." He said they had matching jump suits, matching silver chains and weird glasses on and the TSA people likened them to eastern european junk arms dealers or something wacko. I do not know if they were there early for the game though. We were just talking about ROJO's td the other day and how DE Everson Griffen looked. Everson was in AZ high school when I was out in AZ. I told him if Rich Rodriguez is coaching MI theres an even better chance that people like ROJO stay home and not go to USC. Besides USC is in the ghetto! Nice school, but in the ghetto!My point is, no one really gets it and cares for it, tOSU's madness that is especially on the west coast. tOSU fans love a huge struggle, it's psychological, they have to win on all fronts. But USC just sees it as football game. Almost giving Buckstache nothing to fight for. Like Lt. Dan he's robbed of his glory! Now I don't know USC this year and I really do not know tOSU. Two quality teams and any of the two could win. But in some ways a win could be disaster for tOSU because it will set them up to be number one going into the NC game and another possible loss. I think all of the tOSU faithful would flip with all their returners if they lost another NC game. It's tough to beat a school like USC though because they play to win but don't really need the win and in some wasys don't really care if they do not win. USC has handled their business and is the pinnacle top team in college football since the BCS in my opinion. Them or maybe LSU. tOSU is up there with Texas but to win the PAC-10 I'd have to say USC takes tops in BCS overall. I'd say USC in late surge and the bucks fall.I know there's probably some Wolverines in LA who will read this and say the opposite or USC can suck it. But on the whole I think from the Rose Bowls they were a good opponent and had good carefree fans.
This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.