Fans trying to “Red Out” the Coliseum


The football team knows there’s a lot on the line in its next game against the No. 1-ranked Oregon Ducks on Oct. 30 in the Coliseum.

Apparently, fans do too.

A grassroots movement has started on Facebook and Twitter to “Red Out the Coli” — meaning fans would wear cardinal shirts to the game, which falls on Homecoming Weekend.

What began as a hash tag on Twitter has morphed into a Facebook page that has garnered more than 700 fans since its creation yesterday. Supports want you to know, though, that even if the movement is called #RedOut on Twitter, it all means the same.

“Whatever you want to call it, wear it!!” The group’s Facebook page reads.

It might not come as a surprise that a group of dedicated fans is trying to pack the Coliseum with Trojan spirit. In USC’s last game against California, the Coliseum was noticeably more empty than usual — the announced attendance was 72,368, short of the 92,516 capacity.

Thus, the group implores fans, “Come early, be loud, wear red, Fight On.”

And it seems like a certain head coach is taking note of what his fans are trying to do.

Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin): “Full day of preparation. Early practice, film study, oh and someone mentioned a “Cardinal” Red-Out for homecoming…sounds good. Fight On!”

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