The Peterson Principle: 9/5/2016

Tim Peterson

Tim Peterson

By Tim Peterson

Now we really didn’t think USC would beat Alabama, did we? If USC fans took a step back and looked at it realistically it was just too much to ask.

However, I did expect them to compete. Alabama beats UC Davis 52-6, not USC. The Crimson Tide rolls over Prairie View A&M by 46 points not the University of Southern California.

The Trojans made one thing perfectly clear Saturday night. They aren’t ready for the big time. They aren’t ready for a power like Alabama. After that performance you have to wonder if they’re ready for the PAC 12.

Joe T.'s High School football novel is available through Amazon.com “A literary snapshot of what goes on over the course of a high school football season…an awesome read and a story that truly will transcend time.”—Jim Singiser, AD/HC Arroyo Knights Football “Thrill, dread, anxiety, love, agony, success, and failure; basically all the emotions you feel as a football player/coach as you do in life, all wrapped up in a single book.”—Marc Paramo, HC Rosemead Panthers Football “I read the book and really enjoyed it a great deal. I would think coaches and parents could Learn a lot.”—John “Coach” Kentera, former sports talk host at Mighty 690 & Mighty 1090

Joe T.’s High School football novel is available through Amazon.com
“A literary snapshot of what goes on over the course of a high school football season…an awesome read and a story that truly will transcend time.”—Jim Singiser, AD/HC Arroyo Knights Football
“Thrill, dread, anxiety, love, agony, success, and failure; basically all the emotions you feel as a football player/coach as you do in life, all wrapped up in a single book.”—Marc Paramo, HC Rosemead Panthers Football
“I read the book and really enjoyed it a great deal. I would think coaches and parents could Learn a lot.”—John “Coach” Kentera, former sports talk host at Mighty 690 & Mighty 1090

On the bright side, if the Trojans, don’t throw a pick six, muff a snap on a punt attempt, blitz a safety and a corner on the same side leading to an easy score, blow several defensive assignments, and lose their cool leading to a critical unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, they’re right in the hunt.

I’m sure the Tide won’t want to schedule USC in future seasons, only because they want tougher competition.

And what’s with all the failed USC head coaches ending up on Alabama’s staff? The latest news has Steve Sarkisian all set to join the Crimson Tide. So can we expect to see Clay Helton as the DC next year standing next to Nick Saban?

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Josh Rosen threw three picks in UCLA’s loss to Texas A&M Saturday but one wasn’t his fault. Two were though and at some point don’t the Bruin faithful hope that somebody referred to as “The Chosen One” plays like he was “chosen” to be the Bruins quarterback? Good job by Rosen in rallying the troops in the fourth quarter but some of his decisions late were very questionable.

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There has to be concern in M-Town. The Wildcats are 0-2 against two teams that were very winnable games. When you get outscored 70-7 the opponents should be named St. John Bosco and Mater Dei not Burbank and La Salle. If the Lancers dropped 37 on the Cats what is an explosive team like Arcadia going to do this Friday night? The Apaches put up 51 last week on Bell Gardens.

Tough one last night,” said Monrovia assistant Jacob Ochoa on Saturday. “We are just not competing like we should be. We haven’t scored a point on offense. Burbank and La Salle were both senior teams with more talent. Our inexperience is really showing right now. We have conflicting reports on Richie (Schroeder, the quarterback who was hurt last week.) One says he will be back this week and another next week. So we’ll see. Good news is we aren’t eliminated from a league championship or the playoffs so we just have to adjust and keep getting better.”

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Charter Oak’s 63-10 rout of Colony makes Northview feel a little better.

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San Dimas’ Jarell Sykes runs, catches and leaps over Minutemen in a single bound.

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Based on the comments on our boards, Montebello and Schurr has become the most heated rivalry in the area. Circle Friday October 14 on your calendar. Somebody is going to get flipped.

That’s my principle.

Tim can be reached at tim@midvalleysports.com or on Twitter @tspeterson40.

20 Comments to "The Peterson Principle: 9/5/2016"

  1. Long Season Ahead's Gravatar Long Season Ahead
    September 6, 2016 - 12:32 pm | Permalink

    It’s sad that you ready to fire the staff after 2 games. I wasn’t around practice during the Maddox years. But I was during the Stevens years and my kid has got more coaching and attention to detail in one summer than he did in 2 years with Stevens staff. Truth be told the transfers and losing the starting QB the first game I don t care who you bring in with the non-discipline culture that Stevens left behind it would be the same results maybe worse.

  2. The Qb's Gravatar The Qb
    September 6, 2016 - 12:28 pm | Permalink

    Last I checked, Maxie Browne was rated as high as Rosen coming out of high school.

  3. M-TOWN's Gravatar M-TOWN
    September 6, 2016 - 11:49 am | Permalink

    Thats what happens when you have outdated coaches who cant keep up with the game the way it is today. They can not clean house fast enough to get a new staff in there. You dont fall from prominence to not being able to compete on the field that quickly without blame being placed solely on the adults running the show. Rescue monrovia football before its too late.

  4. sgv's Gravatar sgv
    September 5, 2016 - 10:21 pm | Permalink

    I read the USC vs UCLA football game will be televised on channel 56 (KDOC) at 10pm (tape delay) on a Tuesday evening. APU vs Colorado College of Minds? is on channel 107 (comedy) that nite as well.

  5. Colt74's Gravatar Colt74
    September 5, 2016 - 8:52 pm | Permalink

    I HAD to grow up being a USC fan.

    My parents were not related before they got married.

    I was looking for a picture of the UCLA Football National Championship Trophy room.

    Cant seem to find one.

    Lots of pictures of USC Football Championship trophies though.

    USC owns LA. UCLA are just tenants.

    Deal with it.

    :)

  6. Real opponents's Gravatar Real opponents
    September 5, 2016 - 8:19 pm | Permalink

    Aren’t USC and UCLA the only schools to have never scheduled an FCS or D2 team?

  7. Heart over hype's Gravatar Heart over hype
    September 5, 2016 - 7:37 pm | Permalink

    @ colt45
    Bama really screwed up USC fans!! Not a USC flag in front of houses, no flags on cars, no t-shirts around town. Just the front page of the newspaper ” A TEXAS SIZED WHIPPING” tomorrow it’s gonna read ” USC OUT OF TOP 25″. LMAO!!

  8. Truth's Gravatar Truth
    September 5, 2016 - 7:10 pm | Permalink

    Colt74,

    Uh…I know what U$C stands for..

    U
    S
    U
    C

    #notouchdown #crotchkick #clowncollege

  9. Colt74's Gravatar Colt74
    September 5, 2016 - 6:49 pm | Permalink

    It’s sooooooooo easy to get UCLA fans riles up/excited. Just knock UCLA or take out shiny keys.

    Watch…

    ( jingle jingle )

    :)

  10. Colt74's Gravatar Colt74
    September 5, 2016 - 6:45 pm | Permalink

    UCLA fans are just upset everyone figured out the meaning of the 8 clap. One clap for each letter.
    U
    C
    L
    A
    L
    O
    S
    T

    :)

  11. September 5, 2016 - 6:40 pm | Permalink

    @D1 fan
    Cathedral follows that same model of scheduling… Then they play a legit team and get embarrassed quite the same way.

  12. D1 Fan's Gravatar D1 Fan
    September 5, 2016 - 6:02 pm | Permalink

    USC has scheduled JC’s for the last Ten year’s. The Cheaters are mortal now because the NCAAis watching them very close at everything they do. I think Mt Sac would have beat SC last Saturday for sure.

  13. I love football's Gravatar I love football
    September 5, 2016 - 5:58 pm | Permalink

    It’s crazy to see such a talented team as the cats have this happen to them . They only have 2 returning starters and 3/4 of the starting offense and defense are experiencing their first lil taste of varsity football . This week is a big week for the cats , they’re facing an explosive Arcadia and the matchups should be interesting . #21 Washington vs #6 Rowland should be everything . Both are quick and explosive and if allowed to get open will do some damages . Jalique Stephens vs Monrovia linebackers will also be interesting , no softies over there either . Oh and Alfonso Castillo will probably be a big factor too since Monrovia quarterback for this week is at question . This is definitely the most heated game this week and I think I’m going for Arcadia in this one ……. Oh yea and let’s not forget about the hashtag that Arcadia football players have trending right now . disrespectful I would be surprised if I see and repeat of calabasis and selesian with the no hand shake…..

  14. Lmao's Gravatar Lmao
    September 5, 2016 - 5:42 pm | Permalink

    Both teams are 0-1 you ruins have no business saying anything you lost to an unranked team..

  15. Heart over hype's Gravatar Heart over hype
    September 5, 2016 - 5:23 pm | Permalink

    @ colt 74
    USC not afraid just stupid! Or maybe your ex drunk head coach scheduled the season. Must be stupid n drunk!!! USC vs. Monrovia nail bitter lmao!!

  16. Truth's Gravatar Truth
    September 5, 2016 - 5:05 pm | Permalink

    @colt74,

    Love the scheduling up comment. Oh how the mighty have fallen. #falloftroy

  17. Colt74's Gravatar Colt74
    September 5, 2016 - 4:26 pm | Permalink

    At least USC wasn’t afraid to schedule UP.

    I hear UCLA is thinking about doing it next year. Heard they are going to try and schedule Mt. Sac.

    :)

  18. Muir?'s Gravatar Muir?
    September 5, 2016 - 4:19 pm | Permalink

    Muir 2-0. Muir vs la salle should be a good one!

  19. Truth's Gravatar Truth
    September 5, 2016 - 2:59 pm | Permalink

    @TP,

    I was standing on the sideline during the game when I heard a reporter say “at least the other team in the city played with heart, fought back, and didn’t have the deer in the head lights look!”

    Silver lining…Even though Rosen “the chosen one” played like crap and the receivers couldn’t catch a cold, they still had a chance to win in an away game in sec country. They are a lot closer than the JV in south central is!

  20. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 5, 2016 - 1:29 pm | Permalink

    I know it’s early and level of competition has everything to do with it, but it’s still weird to see San Marino, Monrovia, and TC at a combined 0-6, and South Pas and La Canada at 3-1.

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