August 26, 1991 |
Quarterback Bryan Fortay said he would leave the University of Miami to transfer to another school after losing his battle with Gino Torretta for the starting job.
November 12, 1994
I think it would be fitting for Steve McNair to win the Heisman Trophy this season. I started thinking the award was pretty meaningless when they gave it to Tim Brown after his mediocre season in 1987. I was just about convinced when they gave it to Miami's fourth- or fifth-best player (Gino Torretta) in 1991. Why not give it to a junior college quarterback this year and remove all doubt? ROB OSBORNE Redondo Beach Steve McNair, the second coming of David Klingler.
September 4, 1997 |
The Seattle Seahawks added Gino Torretta, released by the team Aug. 11, to their roster as their No. 3 quarterback while starter John Friesz recovers from his broken right thumb. Friesz, injured Sunday's loss to the New York Jets, will be sidelined eight weeks. Warren Moon becomes the Seahawks' starting quarterback and Jon Kitna, who hasn't thrown an NFL pass, moves up to No. 2. To make room for Torretta, the Seahawks waived cornerback Dexter Seigler.
December 19, 1992
Just when I thought nothing could make me laugh as hard as Robin Williams, along comes the Heisman Trophy vote. Gino Torretta is a great competitor and team leader, but at best, he was leading his team in prayers from the sidelines when Florida State blew a last-second field goal, and when time ran out on Syracuse at the Miami three-yard line. Credit fate, a phenomenal Hurricane defense, a faulty field goal and Marshall Faulk's knee injury with giving Gino an award that should either go to the entire Miami team, or to a single player who truly personifies individual excellence.
January 10, 1993 |
On the headachy morning of New Year's Day, a suffering soul sprinkles aspirin over his corn flakes and straps his hand to the TV zapper. He then sees a Rose Bowl parade of six kajillion roses arranged in the shape of Idaho. He wants to take a shotgun to that ratzenfratzing battery bunny marching through the Bermuda Triangle. By midnight of a long, happy, hallucinatory day, the poor headachy football fool has seen 1,179 student-athletes do 8,759 celebrations.
August 30, 2003
Once again J.A. Adande [Aug. 28] strikes his singular note of being the poster artist of the "Gimme Mine" generation. Today's subject is Maurice Clarett. But before young Mr. Clarett decides to take Adande's advice and go running off to the NFL, he might want to talk to some other folks for additional opinions. He could start by talking to any number of "sure thing" college running backs who saw their pro careers evaporate in the blitzkrieg of NFL defenses. Rashaan Salaam is probably free to take a call, or Ki-Jana Carter.