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USC inquiry focuses on Reggie Bush's position coach

nfl_bush3.jpgAs pointed out by John Taylor of CFT, the hearings being conducted by the NCAA in connection with the potential wrongdoing of USC’s football and basketball programs have focused on Trojans running backs coach Todd McNair.

McNair, a former NFL running back, was interrogated for two days regarding the Reggie Bush “situation.”

It has been widely reported and believed for nearly four years that Bush and/or his family received money and/or other benefits while Bush was still playing football at USC.  The extent to which USC officials knew or should have known about these matters could potentially impact the program.

And there’s still a chance that Bush will lose his Heisman Trophy.  Although the NCAA has no jurisdiction over the award given each year to the player determined to have been the best in all of college football, folks from the Downtown Athletic Club said back in 2006 that a declaration that Bush had been ineligible for all or part of the 2005 season could result in the stripping of the award.

After all, if Bush wasn’t eligible to play college football, he couldn’t have been the best college football player.

If that happens, it would likely be an occasion worthy of an all-male shirtless Tequila party for Vince Young.

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25 Responses to “USC inquiry focuses on Reggie Bush's position coach”
  1. brasho says: Feb 20, 2010 11:31 AM

    Todd McNair, played RB for the Chiefs. Wasn’t his brother WR Fred McNair of the Eagles… and wasn’t his cousin that other guy… Steve… something?

  2. joelbcajun says: Feb 20, 2010 11:37 AM

    Hes got a Ring!!!! WHO DAT!!!!

  3. Gunther69 says: Feb 20, 2010 11:48 AM

    Right, Reggie Bush is the only college football player that received bennies for playing. There are quite a few that make the term student- athlete a joke. They are hired guns, plain and simple. I found the same thing in the service when I played baseball. I had to do my normal job. The team representing HQs only played baseball and got ringers from all over. It’s why I laugh when coaches state sports teaches you life lessons. What it teaches is the dirty little secret of life. People cheat to win.

  4. cheeseweasel says: Feb 20, 2010 12:03 PM

    more cheating Saints…

  5. jtk1519 says: Feb 20, 2010 12:05 PM

    And the Florio Vince Young obsession continues.

  6. Calir says: Feb 20, 2010 12:17 PM

    So if Young gets the “Best Offensive Player Award”, also known as the “Heisman”, when will the investigation begin on all the extra benefits he received while acting as a “Student Athlete?”

  7. SirSuperSouthern says: Feb 20, 2010 12:29 PM

    Bush can keep the meaningless Heisman, Vince has a national championship ring he all but personally took off Reggie’s hand. That’s all that really matters…

  8. Silver&Black666 says: Feb 20, 2010 12:36 PM

    Reggie Bush has one good game and the entire country wants to blow him.
    There is nobody more over hyped than Reggie Bush he is a situation player his salary is about to decrease.
    Mario Williams was the right choice!

  9. bullheel says: Feb 20, 2010 12:44 PM

    Id like to see Reggie Kardashian lose the Heisman for one reason and one reason only. Nothing like a a video of Vince Young pole dancing on the street corner. Vince continue to stay professional and being such a great leader.

  10. philwauke says: Feb 20, 2010 12:51 PM

    you’re a raiders fan. You’re not relevant.

  11. tnsteve says: Feb 20, 2010 1:04 PM

    “If that happens, it would likely be an occasion worthy of an all-male shirtless Tequila party for Vince Young.”
    Geez Florio, seriously, give it a rest.

  12. tom coughlin's coat holder says: Feb 20, 2010 1:45 PM

    i thought that pete carroll was the coach at usc?
    how does pete carroll get a pass on this?in real life the head of the company walks the plank when things go wrong,why not here?
    i know that carroll is no longer there but if something comes of these investigations,the findings should go into his coaching dossier.it bothers me when people can corrupt the system and get away with it.

  13. RayDaMayor says: Feb 20, 2010 2:17 PM

    *****YAWN*****
    How many years ago was this?

  14. RayDaMayor says: Feb 20, 2010 2:34 PM

    Silver&Black666,
    And how many playoff games or Super Bowls has Mario Williams been a part of?
    How many for Bush?
    That’s what I thought.

  15. shaggeez says: Feb 20, 2010 3:00 PM

    thats a little bit of a strange argument to determine who is the better draft pick by how many playoff games they’ve been a part of.
    i guess by that argument almost any player drafted in the last decade that wasn’t drafted by raiders, browns, lions, etc. ( you know the list) would have been a better pick than mario williams since they had at least one playoff game,including any punters or place kickers. pretty brilliant logic.

  16. Geaux Saints 78 says: Feb 20, 2010 3:11 PM

    SirSuperSouthern says:
    February 20, 2010 12:29 PM
    Bush can keep the meaningless Heisman, Vince has a national championship ring he all but personally took off Reggie’s hand. That’s all that really matters…
    Guess what, Reggie has a Super Bowl Ring, so let’s weight that, National Championship ring playing against the best of the best from High School or a Super Bowl ring playing against the Best of the Best PERIOD!
    Something tells me Reggie comes out on top of that one!

  17. Bious says: Feb 20, 2010 6:15 PM

    Bush won the damn Heisman
    This “He will lose it” crap is worthless
    Why would Vince even accept it?

  18. slipkid says: Feb 20, 2010 6:16 PM

    rick gosselin rated the saints STs pretty bad. so how good could bush have been?
    the team carried him…
    pls no more uncle rico instructional videos on how to be a jackass…

  19. LSU Rocks says: Feb 20, 2010 7:06 PM

    there’s dirty work involved with basicly every single 5 star recruit, in the nation…so who care’s what USC gave Reggie Bush….you think the university of Alabama isnt paying the bills for mark Ingrahms family….guess again if you think not
    he’s been every bit of the NFL player he’s capable of being, a few injuries and playing in the Saints offense where Sean Payton likes displaying a different play maker every week has limited his production, but jesus christ people were expecting him to be Barry Sanders and Marshal Faulk rolled into one coming out of collage, there was no way for him to live up to expectations
    but only a real imbecile, complete moron, blooming idiot, a fat a$$ jealous of Kim, or a nimrod without any knowlege of the game would lable Reggie a bust

  20. Juveputazo says: Feb 20, 2010 7:22 PM

    # SirSuperSouthern says: February 20, 2010 12:29 PM
    Bush can keep the meaningless Heisman, Vince has a national championship ring he all but personally took off Reggie’s hand. That’s all that really matters…
    How about Bush already has a National Championship ring and a……….oh yeah a Superbowl Ring? Vince Young will never even get close enough to smell one in his lifetime. HAHAHA

  21. Juveputazo says: Feb 20, 2010 7:23 PM

    and that sir super southern is all that matters….

  22. nps6724 says: Feb 20, 2010 10:33 PM

    Even if they take it away, everyone will remember him winning it. It’s the same with a newspaper retraction; no one EVER remembers the retraction.
    “rick gosselin rated the saints STs pretty bad. so how good could bush have been?”
    How does a PR make the entire ST (which consists of kickoffs, FG tries, punts, kick returns, AND punt returns) better? A PR can’t make his blocking better.

  23. whitestar19 says: Feb 21, 2010 8:43 AM

    [b]“hought that pete carroll was the coach at usc?
    how does pete carroll get a pass on this?in real life the head of the company walks the plank when things go wrong,why not here?”[/b]
    Good point, although CEOs outside of Japan do not take responsibility anymore either. Captains go down with their ships – if they are responsible for the ship getting sunk, eveybody else gets a seat in the lifeboat first. But (American) college sports coaches are the biggest bunch of selfish cowards in all the world. People idolize them and treat them with respect, but they are the pile of dog crap on the boots of society. If aliens ever show up at the Earth and ask for some people to probe, we should hand over college athletic coaches first.

  24. Tiger with Fins says: Feb 21, 2010 4:40 PM

    For all those that won’t to say Reggie’s SB ring is come kind of validation of his greatness, get real. Reggie is not even the equivalent of a Dante Hall. Seriously, the guy couldn’t rush for a 1,000 yards in a 20 game NFL season. A SB ring means Reggie was part of great team and he is not even the best RB on that team.
    As far as possible sanctions go, the USC homers that think USC isn’t at fault because it wasn’t boosters giving out the benefits are in for a rude awakening. Not only did Reggie cost the USC a mythical NC with his bonehead lateral against UT, he is also going to cause the paper champs to get stripped of 2 MNCs as well as Vince Young’s heisman. Cheat on!

  25. Ilovefoolsball says: Feb 22, 2010 4:52 PM

    Silver&Black666 – Yeah you’re right Mario Williams was the right choice! I mean look how many playoff games and Superbowl runs the Texans have had since they drafted him! —-> BIG FAT ZERO!
    Meanwhile the Saints have been 3-1 in playoff games and 1-0 in the Superbowl since they drafted Reggie Bush! Glad it worked out for the Texans!
    SirSuperSouthern – As someone else mentioned, Bush has a Heisman and a SUPERBOWL RING! Young will never take a team to win the Superbowl.
    Look at the 2006 draft:
    1. Mario Williams
    2. Reggie Bush
    3. Vince Young
    4. D’Brickashaw Ferguson
    5. AJ Hawk
    6. Vernon Davis
    7. Michael Huff
    8. Donte Whitner
    9. Ernie Sims
    10. Matt Leinart
    wow what an impressive list huh? Other than Williams who the Saints had no shot at anyways, who else could they have drafted in that top 10 that would’ve made a bigger impact to the team? No one.

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