The Rice Marching Band Took Some Halftime Shots At "U$C"S

Thanks to Logan who sent in this photo of the Rice MOB (Marching Owl Band)'s performance at halftime of last night's season opener against UCLA. It seems, judging from Twitter, that the entire show was USC-themed—maybe some common ground with their Bruin opponents, or maybe just taking advantage of the Owls' only game against a Pac-12 team this year.

The joke's an oldie but a goodie, as the MOB broke out the "$EC" formation just last season (that performance also featured a Rick Perry lookalike chasing a Barack Obama impersonator). Hell, all these old routines are gold. We hope to have video of this one up in a bit.

Don't weep for poor, defenseless USC. Just yesterday, Lane Kiffin announced the Coliseum won't be available to visiting teams before gameday.