View From The EDGE: USC

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The countdown clock is rapidly approaching an all zeroes reading, which means it’s time for football season at Virginia! The Sabre is enlisting an EDGE member every week to provide a pre-game look at the upcoming opponent. HooSingleBarrel is up first with a look at the Southern California Trojans, who visit Scott Stadium on Saturday for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff.

The band, seen here leading the Good Ol’ Song at Maryland last season, is one thing that’s exciting about football season.

The most exciting thing about USC this weekend … is …

I. Love. Football on TV,
Shots of Gina Lee,
Hanging with my friends,

And twins (Song Girls).

I love playing two-hand touch (again, Song Girls),
Eating way too much,
Watching my team win (at least ATS),
With the twins.

I love quarterbacks eating dirt (dirty San … ok, skip that),
Pom-poms and short skirts,
Fans who won’t quit (or bring signs),
And those twins.

Is there anything to not get excited about when we’re on the verge of another college football season? The song above (courtesy Coors Light) pretty much sums up the next three months of Saturdays. I am most excited about getting back to Charlottesville, watching the leaves change, and sharing Jefferson Reserve and single barrels of all brands (see my user name) with fellow Hoos. Arriving before the sun to roll out the Fire ‘N’ Ice and wake up to lemon-pepper bacon, eggs, and pancakes covered in syrup. I am excited about Oktoberfest tailgates of wurst, senf, schnitzel, and mini-kegs of German bier while piping drinking music out of the iPod.

But most of all, I’m excited about the people I’ll be sharing these moments with and the 60,000 Hoos rocking Scott Stadium. This weekend marks the first time in eight months we get to watch the band take the field, listen to Cavalier Fanfare, and view the Hoos in game action. This is the first game for another class of freshman players ready to represent the University; let’s welcome them in style. The first game of the season feels like Christmas, whether we’re facing Alaska State or USC.