Thoughts from around college football 

December, 5, 2013
They’re only college football opinions, but at least they’re all mine:

• My impression after attending the Steve Sarkisian-USC press conference is that Pat Haden would have made this move even if Ed Orgeron had beaten UCLA. And can you imagine the fallout if that had happened?

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Kirby Lee/USA TODAY SportsUSC's hiring of Steve Sarkisian made big news, but his introductory press conference didn't exactly create a big buzz.
• Sarkisian’s press conference was much like the announcement he’d been hired: It lacked any real carbonation. There was no buzz in the room at all.