Mike Garrett says we don’t Lose Football Games at USC
Former Marlins 1st round pick and LSU quarterback, Josh Booty, was guest-hosting over the weekend on Fox Sports Radio along with Dan Moriarty and Denny Hocking. When the topic of Texas’ national championship win over USC in the Rose Bowl was brought up, Josh reacted adversely.
Obviously the issue brought up bad memories for Josh, whose brother John David is the starting quarterback for the Trojans. Josh got more specific and explained what that loss said about the USC program:
It took a lot of pressure off JD for this year because he didn’t have that long streak and there’s a lot of things that go along with that. But [Athletic Director Mike] Garrett came into the locker room after the game and looked at JD and said ‘We don’t lose football games here at ‘SC.’ And he looked right at JD and said ‘Don’t ever lose a game here.’ That was a tough one for JD to swallow, I know that.
Wow. “We don’t lose football games here at ‘SC.” Don’t ever lose a game here.” Not to put any pressure on you or anything. So by those standards, ’06 was a disappointing year for USC I gather. Man, talk about curbing your expectations, sheesh.