I think we’ve found Matt Leinart’s new life coach, Mark Sanchez. Leinart you remember stayed in school at USC through his senior year because he wanted to (apparently) continue to enjoy college life. (Had nothing todo with a stealth shoulder injury, mind you.)
(Sanchez proves Leinart could’ve co-oped coeds despite leaving SC)
Leinart was rewarded by losing the national title game to Vince Young (amid an SC defense Chock Full o’ Walk-ons.) Not to mention falling off the NFL Draft cliff, which cost him countless millions in guaranteed money.
(Mark to Matt: YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG)
Sanchez was faced with the same dilemma last Spring and took a different path, much to the delight of USC Coach Pete Carroll.
(Mark Sanchez’s girlfriend, Jennifer Mueller)
The NEW YORK POST this morning reports that Sanchez, in addition to leading the New York Jets to their best start since Wesley Walker was making rats miss in the Shea Stadium commissary, has snagged a scholarship sprinter at USC named Jennifer Mueller.
Mueller, who conveniently happens to also have grown up in New Jersey, reportedly also has family in California.
Mueller’s high school track coach, Shemayne Williams: “I have not met Mark, but Jen’s family is from California — she knew him through a cousin and a circle of friends. They knew each other before college and had a friendship for a while. They dated in college, and it evolved [into] a relationship now.”
(Mark Sanchez’s Girlfriend, Jennifer Mueller)
With Sanchez locked in the film room during the season, I’m sure his relationship with Mueller will continue to blossom. The big question will be this offseason. Can you imagine Sanchez keeping tabs on the anonymous Mueller with all the distractions he’ll face in Manhattan?
Just ask Leinart about his (former) USC coed girlfriend, Brynn Cameron, once he settled in as a permanent fixture on Scottsdale party scene.