December 13, 1986
Isn't it time the blame for the slight decline of the USC football program be placed where it really belongs--squarely on the shoulders of John Robinson and Marv Goux? These men were, in part, responsible for USC's three-year probation, then promptly left and didn't have to contend with the consequences. The student body had to pick up the tab for lost revenue and Ted Tollner had to pick up the pieces and try to rebuild a football program. I don't think he's done such a bad job, cleaning up the John Robinson legacy.
September 29, 1990
Great article comparing Buddy Ryan and John Robinson. Tim Kawakami writes with a style not often seen in the sports section, but it is obvious he has done his homework. BILL HALPIN, Los Angeles
December 21, 1991
Shed no tears for John Robinson. He can't be blamed for the failures of the owner and the front office. I believe that he will return to the college ranks, where his record at USC will follow him. GARY TRAXLER North Hollywood
January 16, 1993
Thanks to Larry Stewart for bringing a little reality to the McDonnell-Douglas scene. These critical clucks have the audacity to attack John Robinson's character while working for a UCLA station. Since when have character assassinations been part of sports broadcasting, anyway? CARL GARBE Eagle Rock
March 20, 1993
First USC hired back John Robinson. Now the Trojans are honoring John McKay as their "Celebrity of the Year." What decade are these guys living in, anyway? MICHAEL HANNIN Beverly Hills
January 4, 1986
OK, John Robinson, this is it. The playoffs. The time you've been conservatively waiting for. You know, the second season. It's time to get out your bag of tricks and pass out the goodies. A pass on third and 24 might really throw them off. DEAN L. ARMSTRONG San Bernardino
November 30, 1996
During this holiday season, John Robinson should give thanks for John Cooper, the only football coach in America who has choked in more big games. But Trojan fans, take heart. Be patient. John Robinson is a proven coach with a winning record, an ability to recruit top athletes and a great motivational speaker. Now is not the time to change coaches . . . but then again, I'm a Bruin fan. DAVID ALLEN TYAU Pasadena Based on everything I've ever known about John Robinson, I believe him to be a truly classy person.