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WeAreSC On3 9/20/22: Arizona State Kickoff Time, Celebs in Attendance, and Colorado's "Vote of Confidence"

Adam Bradford09/20/22
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Linebacker Eric Gentry prowls the field in a USC win over Rice on Sept. 3, 2022. (Icon Sportwire / Getty Images)

WeAreSC On3 is a daily three-point briefing recapping news and notes surrounding USC Athletics. Today, we take a look at the kickoff time being announced for the Trojans’ matchup with Arizona State, several celebrities in attendance at the Coliseum on Saturday night, and a Pac 12 foe giving its head coach the dreaded “vote of confidence”.

Arizona State Kickoff Time

On Monday morning, the Pac 12 announced the kickoff time and tv channel for USC’s October 1 matchup with Arizona State. The game will kick off at 7:30 PM PDT, and will be televised on ESPN.

The matchup certainly comes at an interesting time for the Trojans. Following an embarrassing loss to Eastern Michigan on Saturday, Arizona State fired embattled head coach Herm Edwards. In addition, the Sun Devils will be coming off of a difficult matchup with Utah this upcoming weekend

Celebs in Attendance

While it certainly wasn’t the Pete Carroll days with Will Ferrell and Snoop Dogg on the sideline, there were several celebrity sightings at the Coliseum on Saturday night.

First, former USC linebacker Lofa Tatupu lead the Trojans out of the tunnel prior to kickoff. Tatupu starred on Carroll’s 2003 and 2004 national championship teams at USC, and would go on to play for seven seasons in the NFL.

In addition, USC alum Jaren Lewison of Netlix’s “Never Have I Ever” was on the sideline for the game.

In a personal claim to fame, I actually met Lewison on my first ever day at USC, before he became famous.

Colorado’s “Vote of Confidence”

Despite suffering an embarrassing defeat on Saturday and firing their coach, Arizona State might very well not be the worst team in the Pac 12 right now. That honor likely belongs to Colorado, who has lost all three of their games this season by at least 25 points.

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In November, USC will host a Colorado program that is currently in disarray. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

However, the Buffaloes did not follow in ASU’s path and fire head coach Karl Dorrell. Instead, Athletic Director Rick George gave Dorrell the dreaded “vote of confidence” that usually comes not long before a coach loses his job.

Colorado visits the Coliseum in November.