It was only a year ago when I was reflecting on my first communal endeavor in the Coliseum. The ensuing 7-6 campaign was an indication that I left too early (or a certain quarterback just stayed too long). Congratulations to USC's 2013 student-athlete graduates, and may we all unbiasedly Fight On.
USC: Hired Andy Enfield from Florida Gulf Coast after firing Kevin O'Neill during the season. Enfield may be the ultimate Big Dance Flavor of the Month, riding the first-ever Sweet 16 appearance by a No. 15 seed from the Atlantic Sun Conference to a high-paying job in the Pac-12. Consider: FGCU was clinging to a three-point lead with five minutes left against North Florida in the A-Sun quarterfinals – if that game gets away, Dunk City is a myth. We never hear of Andy Enfield. So there is a lot to prove for a guy who has been a head coach for all of two years and has one winning season. But what Enfield lacks in track record, he may make up for in the substance he showed during that NCAA run. USC has been a sucker job for years – everything is in place to succeed, but success rarely follows. It might have the right guy this time. Grade: B.