Fight on, Part Two.
A day after my speculation that UTEP head coach Tim Floyd laid into USC's Andy Enfield mostly because of what Enfield's comments in the Men's Journal did to sully the reputation of his city, his school and Floyd himself, Floyd stated that was exactly the point.
Then he took it further. A lot further.
Miners head coach Tim Floyd talked about UTEP's 56-54 loss to the No. 252 Memphis Tigers for awhile, then offered a brief statement on the LA Times story in which he stated he talked with USC athletic director Pat Haden about the Trojans' head coaching job.
Sports Spin with Andy Lee and SportsTalk with Steve Kaplowitz (with Chad Middleton on both) will have the latest on the breaking news about Tim Floyd this afternoon. Check 600ESPNElPaso.com for all the latest including post-game interviews and more as the Miners take on the No. 25 Memphis Tigers at the Don Haskins Center.
Is there any team in America that took a bigger nosedive than USC? From pre-season Number 1 to a 7-6 finish after getting bounced by Georgia Tech, 21-7, in the Hyundai Sun Bowl, the Trojans looked like they were sleepwalking. It sure didn't help that the team didn't seem very happy to be in El Paso. Either way, head coach Lane Kiffin had this message for the city of El Paso and USC fans.
It looked like popcorn. Gold and white helmets bouncing on the sidelines, a fresh batch being popped every few minutes.
Georgia Tech danced and bounced throughout the afternoon; partly to keep warm on a wind-chilled day, partly to celebrate its biggest moments in a 21-7 Hyundai Sun Bowl win over USC...
It was a first, that's for sure. After having to wait over 40 minutes for Utah at last year's Sheriff's Posse Dinner, Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson wasn't about to accept another Pac-12 diss to start his second straight Hyundai Sun Bowl experience. So, after waiting 40 minutes for USC to show up for the annual kickoff feed and talent show, he put officials on notice -- 10 more minutes and t