Outside, it was warm. Refreshments were laid on the shelf of the podium for each Pacific-10 Conference football coach and appointed player at the conference’ annual preseason media day Thursday at The Rose Bowl.
Steve Sarkisian calmly sat down, surveyed the lay of the land – in this case, the number of media members in attendance – and about the time it was time to talk, he glanced in front of him.
A Gatorade bottle.
And a specific color.
“Got us purple Gatorade,” he said, seizing the opportunity to slide into his presentation. “I like that.”