We’re always trying to bring new and innovative ways to explore our college football landscape. In this effort, we are starting a new series called “Sunday Social” where we collect some of the best and funniest moments from Saturday’s football action on social media.
Of course, the games haven’t started yet, but with all of the colorful characters in college football and all of the passionate fans out there, we didn’t think it would be too hard to find some great stuff on inter-webs.
We were right.
Sunday Social, Week of August 23rd – The Sark is all Briled Up
Los Angeles is a place accustomed to drama. Hollywood, the bling of Bel Air, and the antics of the head coach at USC. First Pete Carroll brings in Snoop Dogg and Will Ferrell to the sidelines. Then Lane Kiffin brings a special kind of swagger to the sideline. Now, it looks like second-year coach Steve Sarkisian is trying to keep the big top atmosphere going at USC with a Saturday night buster speech fueled by several swigs of something powerful.
Yahoo’s Pat Forde pointed aptly pointed the irony of it all:
You can change guys, but clown shoes apparently still part of the coaching uniform at USC.
— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) August 23, 2015
Even Lane Kiffin thought Sark’s strategy might be a little bold:
— Terez Owens (@TerezOwens) August 23, 2015
And of course this Bruin fan site couldn’t help but pit one Trojan against another:
You stay classy! @CoachSark
— UCLA Nation (@UCLA_Nation) August 23, 2015
But, in our 24-hour news cycle, Sark’s outburst was quickly replaced by some other news-worthy sage advice from one of Pro Football’s elder statesmen. The folks over at Lost Letterman think Sark owes Cris Carter a debt of gratitude:
Steve Sarkisian should send Cris Carter a bottle of Cutter Sark for stealing his headlines.
— Jim Weber (@JimMWeber) August 23, 2015
Of course, USC’s Sarkisian wasn’t the only coach in the spotlight this weekend. While the Sam Ukwuachu situation is nothing to joke about, watching several coaches go after one another has a certain kind of irony to it. Art Briles has found himself in the crosshairs of a few coaches, including Charlie Strong:
Charlie Strong killed Art Briles with a trident http://t.co/alLLZ0NySZ
— russell page (@russellpage) August 24, 2015
And the disagreement with Washington’s Chris Petersen has our own LWOS’ Bear Hazard reminiscing about old TV clips:
— Doug `Bear' Hazard (@BearlyDoug) August 21, 2015
Apparently, Cris Carter is trying to help more than one college coach this weekend:
So today's big question is did Art Briles follow Chris Carter's advice and have a "fall guy" in his entourage? pic.twitter.com/WT61Ld1efb
— SouthTexas AG Backer (@AlamoCityBrowns) August 23, 2015
The AP released their Top 25 poll this weekend. What was the reaction like on twitter? Looks like the Hokie paper is hoping for an even bigger upset than last year. I see what you did there:
— VT Hokies Daily (@VTHokiesDaily) August 24, 2015
Here’s an Alabama fan putting forth another schedule question to Ohio State. Another dangerous tweet in light of last year’s OSU-Bama match-up:
— David Ikard (@davidikard) August 24, 2015
And while Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan team didn’t appear in the Top 25, several Jim Harbaughs did appear at the Detroit Tiger’s game on Sunday.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 23, 2015
Of course, college football wouldn’t be college football without all the passion of the fan bases. Tennessee landed a commitment from the nation’s #1 rated 2017 quarterback (yes, 2017) and their fans started to troll Alabama. Might want to be careful there.
— Nathan (@ndl1324) August 23, 2015
So, for an out-of-season weekend, there was plenty to talk about on social media. As the season approaches, you can be sure that things will only get more creative and a little more heated.
Until next Sunday, stay salty my friends.