Friday, finally, we got an appropriately exasperated reaction from a member of the 2005 USC coaching staff to Reggie Bush’s handling of the recent forfeiture of the Heisman Trophy. And that reaction didn’t come from just any member of that staff.
University of Washington head football coach Steve Sarkisian was assisant head coach and co-offensive coordinator of the USC Trojans in 2005, the year Reggie Bush won the Heisman Trophy at USC.
Friday Sarkisian said of Bush, who Thursday asserted that his returning of the Heisman Trophy was “not an admission of guilt“:
“He had a chance to apologize, look like the good guy. But in giving it back and not apologizing, he just looks like an idiot again.
“No matter how much money he got paid, that didn’t affect how we prepared. We weren’t the best team in football because of what he or his parents took.”
So the coach who was second-in-command to head coach Pete Carroll in 2005 is now calling Bush “an idiot again.”
Meanwhile Carroll most recently said of Bush, “I support whatever he’s doing. I’m sure he’s figured it out and he’s living it. I wish him the best and hope they figure it all out”
Obviously there’s disconnect between the 2005 USC brain trust as to how Bush is handling the loss of his Heisman Trophy. I’ll leave it up to you to draw a conclusion as to who is more accurately portraying how the USC administration and fans really feel about the now-disgraced Trojan running back.
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