USC and ECU fans have been tailgating since before noon. College St. full of fans five hours before kickoff. Getting to the stadium this afternoon a mess. Took almost an hour longer than usual. If I were mean, I'd say that a lot of fans aren't accustomed to paved roads. But I'm not mean. I'm nice. There's no traffic control.
Atmosphere cool outside the stadium. Fans congregating with their own beneath tents and banners and flags. They must be having a great time. Game begins in 10 minutes and Bank of America Stadium is little more than half full.