1. The Coliseum is an incredibly neat Venue and worth the visit. The history of it is something to behold and the peristyle and lighting the Olympic Torch above it in the 4th Quarter was pretty cool to see. 2. Because the place is so huge the level of suckitude for which the visitor seats is at an all time high. The football field is only a fraction of the size of the venue so those lucky CU folks get to partake in the game about 50 yards behind the back corner of the endzone...that being stated, the video boards are massive and my seats were high enough that it wasn't that bad. 3. 90K people makes the tailgating scene that much more crazy. Most all open fields on campus were lined back to back with USC tents and parties and it was a trip to behold (take Franklin Field scene and stack the rows closer together and then multiply that to cover all of Farrand Field, the grassy area East of the B-School, and much of the Quad). It was parents weekend which may account for all the large sponsored events everywhere as well, but ultimately the tailgating scene was enviable and you could tell there was a LOT of money around that school, especially the closer you walked towards the Coliseum. 4. I've never heard such a quiet stadium that holds so many people....granted these are Californian's so nobody reached their seats until the end of the 1st quarter, everyone is too "Laker Cool" to cheer, the stadium probably isn't conducive for loudness, and then a very large portion left by half time, but the place was not rocking by any means at all 5. Their band is enormous and do some very good coordination with the students in playing certain songs....very entertaining halftime show as well (not to knock our band, but I wanted to tell our little pep band to shut up so I could enjoy the Real Deal a bit more) As for the game....my only comment will be that if you take out the 5 redzone turnovers, that was the best performance from our offense the entire season. A solid QB and that game is not nearly as bad as the score shows. Defense is a whole other story that we know and won't go down the road, but again if we can find a higher caliber QB somewhere this team goes from being the worst of all BCS schools to the middle of the road (which I think we'd all take at this point).