Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Half Dozen Facial: Egging the PAC-12 after National Signing Day

As the dust from the most chaotic day in the college offseason settles, it is time to throw a few smelly eggs at the "losers" of National Signing Day.

Here at The Pacific Dozen, I'm awarding six rotten eggs a week to the teams/coaches/players that realize the "yokes" on them.

Let's get it started with this National Signing Day edition
One Egg:  Rick Neuheisel got hit by an egg courtesy of cross town Rival USC on National Signing Day, seemingly losing three star recruit OT Torian White to the Trojans late in the day.  However, the egg was only filled with confetti as White changed his mind again before the day was through, reverting back to his original choice to play for the Bruins. 

Two Eggs:  Chip Kelly launched an egg from Eugene towards Los Angeles early in the day with the intentions of finding the face of Lane Kiffin.  Although Five-star recruit CB DeAnthony Thomas originally committed to USC, the Oregon camp let some info leak out that he was changing his mind.

Thomas would not confirm which school that he intended to attend until a 7pm Press Conference. Just as Kelly’s egg entered the vicinity of Kiffin’s face, Thomas launched an egg of his own in the direction of the Kiffin’s nether regions, hitting the head coach simultaneously.

Despite the loss of Anthony, the Trojans still had an enormous recruiting class. While the loss should not greatly affect USC, it certainly still stings a little bit.

Three Eggs:  Washington State landed only one recruit rated four stars or higher in 2011, which is actually a down turn since the minimal waves they made in previous seasons.  The Cougars would only sign one athlete when National Signing Day was all said and done.  They certainly deserve these last three eggs tossed at their coach, players, and entire program.