As I kind of hinted at last night, it turns out the Huskies didn't do their Coliseum walk-through after all. They were delayed on the ground at LAX, got into La traffic and decided heading to the hotel was a better use of their time. Seems to happen pretty regularly here, where ever highway is Southcenter Hill at rush hour.
I beat the traffic this morning by arriving extra early. I am generally surprised about what a good gameday buzz SC generates. I generally think of this as a pro town, but there's lots of tailgating and the line out of the bookstore seems to stretch forever.
I'm in the press box now, and both teams are on the field warming up.
Speaking of warm, it's really just about a perfect day: probably around 70 degrees with a few puffy clouds and minimal smog. The "Hollywood" sign is visible in the distance.