Celebrities will not be roaming the sidelines at the Rose Bowl. The Bowl Championship Series announced that each team will be given five wild card-passes that can only be given to former players.
Among the big names who were turned down for passes by Texas, according to the Los Angeles Times, were cycling champion Lance Armstrong, all-star pitcher Roger Clemens and actors Matthew McConaughey, Dennis Quaid and Rex Linn.
USC Coach Carroll protested the crackdown on celebrities, saying their presence adds to the atmosphere of the game. This season, the Trojans were visited by several celebs, including rappers Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, and singer Nick Lachey.
With all due respect to Snoop and Dre, what possible harm could come from a sideline appearance by the greatest Trojan of them all, whom according to the guidelines above, is very eligible for a pass?