USC is super stoked about being in the Sun Bowl. Yes, they are playing a 6-7 Georgia Teach team after starting the year #1 in the country, but they should be thankful for the opportunity to even play in a bowl game after their crappy coach "led" them to a 1-4 finish on the year.
USC was late to the bowl dinner last night, late to team practice today, and some of the players are showing uncommon contempt for their hosts in El Paso:
First LB Tony Burnett tweeted, "Georgia Tech!? El Paso, Texas!? New Year's Eve!? F*ck My Life"
Then DL Leonard Williams tweeted, "Out here in El Paso. Sh!t city but glad I can enjoy this moment wit the USC family."
I lived in El Paso for 5 years and can attest that the Sun Bowl Committee and the entire city treats the bowl teams extremely well during their time in El Paso (even going to far as to serenade them with mariachi bands upon arrival at the airport). USC is looking a gift horse in the mouth, and needless to say I don't see USC being invited back to the country's second-oldest bowl game for a while.
Midwest values are different, simple and plain. You know neither JT nor Urban would conduct themselves like this.