USC basketball is well-scripted

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When coaches and athletes talk about being on the same page, this is likely what they mean.

The ruckus swirling around USC’s basketball team needed to be addressed, after guards Daniel Hackett and Dwight Lewis got in each other’s faces after a loss to Washington Saturday. Coach Tim Floyd met with the media, then both players were trotted out today. The conversation got a bit redundant.

Scene I

Floyd: ‘That’s over. It’s done with and we’re moving on.’

Lewis: ‘It’s over. It’s behind us and we’re moving on.’

Hackett: ‘We’re moving on from this.’

Scene II


Floyd: ‘It was juvenile behavior between players and they will learn from this.’

Hackett: ‘We have to act in a more mature way. We have to learn from this.’

Scene III

Floyd: ‘I think it was frustration, the process of losing and the poor performances.’

Lewis: ‘It was from the loss and the individual performances.’


Floyd: ‘I think they do care for each other.’

Lewis: ‘We’re friends.’

Hackett: ‘We care about each other.’

... and CUT!

And people thought the USC band played the same tune over and over. But in college sports, when it comes to coaching, apparently it’s not only ‘do as I say,’ but ‘say as I say.’

-- Chris Foster