December 3, 2005 |
USC hasn't lost a game at the Coliseum since John McKay's ashes were spread on the field there in the fall of 2001, which might say something about the power of the legendary Trojan coach. And even his star players could feel intimidated by him. In the 1964 game against UCLA, senior quarterback Craig Fertig, who spoke at Friday's Pasadena Quarterbacks Club luncheon, recalled that McKay, who liked and respected UCLA coach Bill Barnes, pulled the starters with USC leading, 34-0.
November 8, 2001 |
A consumer's guide to the best and worst of sports media and merchandise. Ground rules: If it can be read, played, heard, observed, worn, viewed, dialed or downloaded, it's in play here. What: "Life's a Joke" Author and publisher: Jack Fertig Price: $9.95 Jack Fertig, former USC assistant basketball coach under George Raveling and currently director of basketball operations at Fresno State, is a noted public speaker. He's also a funny man.
November 24, 1994 |
Think the Coliseum took a big hit last Jan. 17? You should have felt the old gray lady rockin' & rollin' late on the afternoon of Nov. 28, 1964. The aftershocks even rattled the golden dome in South Bend, Ind. On that day, USC registered one of its best remembered football victories, a 20-17 shocker over a Notre Dame team that was 9-0 . . . and 1 minute 33 seconds away from a national championship.
January 12, 1993 |
As an outstanding quarterback at USC in the early 1970s, Pat Haden did what it took to get the job done. He carried that trait into the classroom, where he became a Rhodes Scholar, and into the NFL, where he became the Rams' quarterback, although he was considered too short by pro standards. Haden is in charge of an altogether different task today, one that is as challenging as any before.
June 5, 1991 |
Jack Fertig, a former Washington State assistant coach under George Raveling, has been hired as an assistant coach under Raveling at USC, the school announced. Fertig, 42, replaces Brian Hammel, who left in May after seven years as an assistant under Raveling, five at USC, to become the head coach at Northern Illinois. Fertig is no relation to former USC football standout and administrator Craig Fertig.
October 1, 1989 |
USC has had many historic scoring drives in its 100 years of college football. Another one made the all-time list Saturday at Martin Stadium. Todd Marinovich, a redshirt freshman quarterback, led USC on a 91-yard surge in the final 3 1/2 minutes, and the Trojans beat Washington State, 18-17, before 38,434 fans on an overcast afternoon. Marinovich completed two fourth-down passes to keep the drive alive and with four seconds left threw a two-yard touchdown pass to Ricky Ervins in the left flat.