Lane Kiffin and the USC Trojans have another black mark on their season after showing up more than 90 minutes late to one of the most anticipated events of the Sun Bowl — the “Sheriff’s Posse Dinner.”
With the Trojans tardiness, their opponents, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, were understandably upset and decided to leave the dinner instead of waiting around to watch their foes for Monday’s game eat.
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It was a poor move by USC to stand up their opponents at the dinner, but the Sun Bowl took to Twitter to offer a simple explanation.
Then practice ran late and they had to haul 100+ people to the other side of town. Best scenario? No. Did GT leave? Yes.
— Hyundai Sun Bowl (@HyundaiSunBowl) December 27, 2012
That explanation still will not be enough to make Georgia Tech happy. The Yellow Jackets reportedly showed up a half hour early for the dinner before waiting and waiting… and waiting … for their opponents to show. During the wait, this photo made the rounds on social media:
— Duke Keith (@dukekeith) December 27, 2012
Of course, the Trojans eventually showed up in festive spirit like nothing ever went wrong. Head coach Lane Kiffin was event spotted walking around in a sombrero:
The Trojans appear to want no part in the Sun Bowl. Multiple players from the team have taken to Twitter to messages like “Georgia Tech!? El Paso, Texas!? New Years Eve!? FML” and “Out here in El Paso. [Expletive] city but glad I can enjoy this moment wit the USC family.”
Those types of comments lead you to believe the Trojans were in no hurry to get to the dinner.
Hopefully they decide to show up for the game on Monday.