Moments after Matt Leinart twisted and turned his way to victory at Notre Dame, his coach stood smiling. Leinart led the Trojans, pushed to the brink for seemingly the first time since the Pat O'Hara era, to a victory in the tall grass at Notre Dame Stadium. (And not to say that the grass was extremely tall at Notre Dame. But some veterans watching the game were having flashbacks.) Leinart woke up the echoes with a graceful pirouette and his coach was beaming all night on Saturday and well into the night on Sunday morning. Well-wishers and fans stopped by to offer the coach congratulations, a hug, or a well-earned pat on the back.
And why not, she deserved it.
"I am so, like, totally excited that Matt was able to win that game against those guys at Notre Dame," Leinart’s 21-year old ballroom dancing coach Kaitlyn said. "Like oh my, gosh. We totally could have lost that game if Mattie had not remembered those moves that I taught him. When I saw him make that first twist, I told shouted to my roommates, Catelynne, Kaetlynn, and Brittanee, saying that it was the move that I had taught him, like, just this week. It was, like, totally unbelievable."
College coaches around the country are now starting to take notice and have ordered players to now take ballroom dancing. Texas coach Mack Brown, fueling his USC-inferiority complex, already has gone on the offensive. Brown said that not only was Vince Young a much better ballroom dancer than Leinart, but he had his quarterback already working on his "jazz hands." UCLA coach Karl Dorrell, however, was a little confused and ordered his team to sign up for "polka dancing," proving once again that the Bruins are always one step behind.
Give credit to the "gutty little Bruins" for their epic victory over a great Washington State team. How does it feel to be a UCLA fan today? Nobody cares about their 21-point comeback over a very average football team. While places like the National Sports Bar in Orange were watching USC and Notre Dame, there were three fans watching the Bruins game on a watchman taped up to the wall next to the rest room.
Who was working the clock at Notre Dame Stadium, Doug Eddings?