What to expect from day 1 of spring ball

LOS ANGELES -- Tuesday marks the beginning of the Steve Sarkisian era on Howard Jones/Brian Kennedy Fields. It will be a festive day and you expect the following on the opening of spring ball:

• While the rest of the nation attempts to thaw out, it will be 72 degrees and sunny in L.A., making the switch to Daylight Savings Time that much better. Did we mention shorts were the order of the day?

• Upon entering Goux Gate, new head coach Steve Sarkisian will have a smile on his face as wide as the distance from Seattle to Los Angeles.

• A fan will remark that Sarkisian never ages and looks more like an altar boy than a football coach.