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September 23, 2006
Brent Musburger and ESPN/ABC missed an opportunity for the perfect comeback to USC's complaint about the leak of privileged information during the USC-Nebraska telecast. All the ESPN spokesman had to say was, "We'll be handling this internally, as we do in these matters." DOUG THOMSON West Los Angeles If I was Trojans quarterback John David Booty, I know what hand signal I would show Brent Musburger the next time I saw him. TOM TURNER Dana Point
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November 26, 2010 | By Gary Klein
After more than three seasons of sitting and watching other quarterbacks start for USC, senior Mitch Mustain is expected to be under center from the beginning Saturday night when the Trojans play Notre Dame at the Coliseum. Mustain started eight games at Arkansas in 2006 before transferring to USC. He redshirted while John David Booty started in 2007, sat behind Mark Sanchez in 2008 and backed up Matt Barkley in 2009 and this season. Mustain, 22, acknowledged that he was frustrated at times.
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February 23, 2008
Reading the remarks of USC basketball players claiming over and over again that "we just beat ourselves" in USC's loss to UCLA last Sunday, it sounds as if the Bruins wasted their time in even showing up for the game. Martin A. Brower Corona del Mar -- Before his middle-of-the-pack Trojans lost to the conference-leading UCLA Bruins, USC freshman forward Davon Jefferson proclaimed that the Bruins needed to "bring it." Having contributed one point and one rebound for every 10 minutes he played in Sunday's game, Mr. Jefferson needs to "bring it" himself with something other than his mouth.
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November 26, 2009
With one glaring exception, USC Coach Pete Carroll has known overwhelming success against UCLA. Carroll has faced the Bruins nine times -- once as an Ohio State assistant and eight times with the Trojans. A look at how he has fared: 1979: Carroll was a secondary coach for Earle Bruce when 14th-ranked Ohio State defeated the No. 17 Bruins, 17-13, at the Coliseum. Carroll's defensive backs were largely untested by Bruins coach Terry Donahue's conservative game plan. UCLA's Rick Bashore completed six of 12 passes for 89 yards and a touchdown.
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October 27, 2007
Bill Plaschke is right when he writes that Mark Sanchez proves he can lead the Trojans, but that is not the point. John David Booty has earned the starting quarterback position and should lose it only if he is too injured to play well or he exhibits a clear failure to perform. What Plaschke needs to remember is we are talking about college kids. They will all have ample opportunities in life to prove themselves.
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January 1, 2007 | GARY KLEIN
No. 8 USC (10-2) vs. No. 3 Michigan (11-1) Today at the Rose Bowl, 2 p.m., TV: Channel 7. Radio: 710, 830 1 Protective measures: USC's offensive line must hold off a Michigan front seven that helped the Wolverines amass 41 sacks and probably has been salivating since watching the tape from UCLA's win over the Trojans. End LaMarr Woodley, the Lombardi Award winner, leads the charge for a line that will try to discombobulate quarterback John David Booty. Meanwhile, the Trojans' defense will try to replicate its 2004 Rose Bowl performance, when USC blitzed from all angles and recorded nine sacks.
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April 13, 2003 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
John David Booty, a quarterback from Louisiana who is regarded as perhaps the top high school football player in the Class of 2004, might skip his senior season and enroll at USC for the fall, his father said Saturday. Booty, who attends Evangel Christian High in Shreveport, La., made a verbal commitment to USC last month after observing two spring workouts.
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January 20, 2006 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
Darkness shrouded USC's campus Thursday when quarterback Mark Sanchez pushed through the gate at Howard Jones Field just before 6 a.m. A few minutes later, John David Booty arrived, joining about three dozen teammates trying to keep warm in a cold wind.
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September 1, 2007 | Gary Klein
Five questions facing USC heading into the season: 1 Can John David Booty take the next step? Booty's 391-yard, four-touchdown Rose Bowl performance against Michigan vaulted him to the forefront of Heisman Trophy discussion. His presence as a leader appeared to grow through spring practice, summer workouts and training camp. Now, with USC ranked No. 1 starting the season, Booty is the face of the program.
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July 21, 2007 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
Analyzing odds for upcoming games and events. College football's kickoff is only about a month away, so let the Heisman hype begin. The campaigns will soon start in earnest, trying to promote the top candidates for the Heisman Trophy, to be presented in December. The chances of some front-runners for the prestigious honor will crash and burn before September is over. The culprits could be a team defeat, an injury or poor individual performance.
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August 30, 2008 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Carson Palmer phoned a few days ago. Matt Leinart text-messaged the same day. John David Booty also checked in. The former USC quarterbacks offered Mark Sanchez similar advice for today's season opener against Virginia: Soak it up. Live it up. Remember this game and the ones that follow because these will be some of the best times of your life. Oh, and one other thing. "Don't get nervous," Sanchez says, recalling the message from the men who led the Trojans to six consecutive Bowl Championship Series bowl games.
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February 23, 2008
Reading the remarks of USC basketball players claiming over and over again that "we just beat ourselves" in USC's loss to UCLA last Sunday, it sounds as if the Bruins wasted their time in even showing up for the game. Martin A. Brower Corona del Mar -- Before his middle-of-the-pack Trojans lost to the conference-leading UCLA Bruins, USC freshman forward Davon Jefferson proclaimed that the Bruins needed to "bring it." Having contributed one point and one rebound for every 10 minutes he played in Sunday's game, Mr. Jefferson needs to "bring it" himself with something other than his mouth.
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October 27, 2007
Bill Plaschke is right when he writes that Mark Sanchez proves he can lead the Trojans, but that is not the point. John David Booty has earned the starting quarterback position and should lose it only if he is too injured to play well or he exhibits a clear failure to perform. What Plaschke needs to remember is we are talking about college kids. They will all have ample opportunities in life to prove themselves.
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October 23, 2007 | Bill Dwyre
Pete Carroll doesn't have a quarterback controversy. The rest of us do. The USC coach is handling this little wrinkle as he handles most others. With a smile and a shrug. This is a no-brainer. It is not a matter of who, but of when. This is John David Booty's football team. It has been since last fall and will continue to be, as soon as the broken middle finger on his passing hand is healed well enough for him to fire away again.
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October 21, 2007 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame Stadium has been the site of countless dramatic games and moments in the series between USC and Notre Dame. Two years ago, the teams played one of the epic games in an often epic intersectional rivalry, a USC victory that was not decided until the controversial final seconds. But on Saturday, the only drama revolved around whether the 13th-ranked Trojans would hand the struggling Fighting Irish their worst defeat in the 79-game series. USC accomplished its goal, and proved it still has some fight, with a 38-0 victory before a crowd of 80,795.
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September 23, 2007 | Chris Dufresne
The question after a 28-point win over Idaho was, "How could USC look so sluggish in its home opener?" The question after the bye week was, "How could USC be No. 1 when Louisiana State just crushed Virginia Tech in Baton Rouge?" The question after a romp over Nebraska last week was, "Nice running game, but when will the star quarterback and his passing game show up?" The only question after USC's 47-14 win over Washington State at the Coliseum on Saturday night was. . . . . . Next?
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December 29, 2003 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
Matt Leinart will be near the top of Heisman Trophy lists in 2004 and has apparently entrenched himself as USC's starting quarterback for the next two seasons. Is strong-armed freshman John David Booty getting ready to scramble? "I'm not considering transferring or anything, if that's what people are thinking," Booty said this week. Booty, who gave up his senior football season at Evangel Christian Academy in Shreveport, La., to enroll at USC, had hoped to challenge for the spot left vacant by 2002 Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer.
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November 4, 2006
Shame on J.A. Adande [Oct. 29] for suggesting that the Trojans have been masquerading as championship contenders, for it has been sportswriters, pollsters and oddsmakers who have been creating the unrealistic hype since the preseason. USC has not been a realistic No. 2 or 3 team. USC has some great players and fine freshmen, but they lost enough players (including juniors) to the pros to fill an NFL roster. Most teams in that situation would be said to be rebuilding. Any serious fan has known that we have not covered the spread since the first game, usually missing by two touchdowns.
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September 1, 2007 | Gary Klein
Five questions facing USC heading into the season: 1 Can John David Booty take the next step? Booty's 391-yard, four-touchdown Rose Bowl performance against Michigan vaulted him to the forefront of Heisman Trophy discussion. His presence as a leader appeared to grow through spring practice, summer workouts and training camp. Now, with USC ranked No. 1 starting the season, Booty is the face of the program.
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July 21, 2007 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
Analyzing odds for upcoming games and events. College football's kickoff is only about a month away, so let the Heisman hype begin. The campaigns will soon start in earnest, trying to promote the top candidates for the Heisman Trophy, to be presented in December. The chances of some front-runners for the prestigious honor will crash and burn before September is over. The culprits could be a team defeat, an injury or poor individual performance.
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