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.
November 15, 1996 |
Athletic Director Mike Garrett says his declining Wednesday to comment on Coach John Robinson's conditional offer to step aside should not be interpreted as an indicator of Robinson's status. "There are a lot of rumors being tossed around out there about the USC football team and John Robinson, but it's not appropriate to respond to rumors," he said in a statement Thursday.
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
November 9, 1991
In that commercial where John Robinson screams, "Outta the locker room!" it's just too bad that he is not looking in the mirror. The sooner Robinson is out of the Ram locker room, the better. PAT NELSON Fullerton
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