John L. Morris | Monday, October 12, 2009
We’re still losing to SC. If you’re like me, then you hate this. You hate them. The time has come for the Irish to resume their place in this rivalry. Southern Cal is the only program that matches our history and our mystique. That sentence does not please me. It is time to knock them down a few pegs. If you don’t think this game is important, then consider that nearly 20 recruits are going to be at this game. We go toe-to-toe with SC on recruiting nearly all of these men. We can beat them in recruiting and on the field.
A lot of it comes down to you. Starting Monday, show the team that you are behind them 100 percent. Newspaper ads, posters, signs, cheers at dinner, ‘greeting’ SC, seeing a player and letting him you know you will be there, etc. I cannot be there on Saturday, but my wife will attest to the fact that I will stand and cheer in front of my TV for the whole game.
The crowd at the 1988 Miami game helped the Irish win that day. You can do the same. Be loud. Be heard. Be Irish and fight for them all week long. Bury SC!
John L. Morris
class of 2002