There are three games on tonightâ€™s college football schedule, but, letâ€™s face it: Only one matters.
Thatâ€™s because the #10 Utah Utes visit the Mausoleum tonight for a game against the USC Trojans at 6 pm PT on Fox Sports 1.
Sure, Florida International visits Louisiana Tech starting at 5 pm PT, but that game really has no interest for Bruin fans. The third game tonight features the Air Force Falcons visiting the #20 Boise State Broncos at 6 pm PT on ESPN2.
But only the game between the Utes and the Trojans will be of interest to Bruin fans. Itâ€™s an interesting time for collegiate sports fans in Los Angeles with both the UCLA and Southern Cal football teams not playing well and both schools in the market for a new athletic director.
With Dan Guerreroâ€™s retirement announcement, UCLA almost certainly will now keep Chip Kelly until at least the end of the 2020 season. That could mean that Southern Cal will take a shot a hiring Urban Meyer if Clay Helton is fired this year.
Of course, as Bruin fans, we want Utah to win tonight. But some may think a Southern Cal will help Clay Heltonâ€™s job status.
Iâ€™m here to say, â€Donâ€™t fall into that trap.â€
There are a lot of other factors at play across town. This week, USCFootball.com mentioned that Dan Patrick said he has a source who says it will be hard for Southern Cal to hire Urban Meyer.
The bottom line is simple: NEVER root for Southern Cal, even if you think doing so could help the Bruins.
Hereâ€™s tonightâ€™s slate:
College Football Friday, September 20, 2019
|Florida International at Louisiana Tech||5:00 PM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|#10 Utah at USC||6:00 PM||FS1||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Air Force at #20 Boise State||6:00 PM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
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