Red Wolves Are Respect Challenged

Dan Patrick asks Steve Sarkisian about playing AState.

The respect hasn't been flowing from Arkansas State's opponents this year. At SEC media day Gary Pinkel didn't express much enthusiasm about traveling to Arkansas State.

University of Southern California head coach Steve Sarkisian was on the Dan Patrick Show on August 7th. Patrick talking about the season mentioned that the Trojans open with Arkansas State and said, "Come on. Arkansas State?"

Sarkisian replied, "I didn't schedule that game." Both laughed about the comment. Sarkisian continued, "I'll say this, our first two games before we play Stanford are really good for our football team, we're very young and we're going to have to play a lot of true freshmen so we're going to have a chance to rotate a lot of guys early in the season."

USC plays Idaho after Arkansas State.

You can listen to the interview on the YouTube video below. The comments come at about the 4:18 mark. If you make it through that he has some interesting comments on multiple uniforms.