Tales from the USC Trojans Sideline: A Collection of the Greatest Trojans Stories Ever Told [NOOK Book]

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Tom Kelly, the legendary signature voice of USC sports for nearly five decades, combines with coauthor Tom Hoffarth of the Daily News of Los Angeles to take Trojan fans on a journey of memories and previously untold anecdotes from and about many of the great coaches, players, teams, and games in USC football history, as well as other sports. His story in Southern California starts with the recommendation of Jack Buck that he be hired as Chick Hearn’s color man on USC football and basketball games in 1961. During ...
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Tales from the USC Trojans Sideline: A Collection of the Greatest Trojans Stories Ever Told

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Overview

Tom Kelly, the legendary signature voice of USC sports for nearly five decades, combines with coauthor Tom Hoffarth of the Daily News of Los Angeles to take Trojan fans on a journey of memories and previously untold anecdotes from and about many of the great coaches, players, teams, and games in USC football history, as well as other sports. His story in Southern California starts with the recommendation of Jack Buck that he be hired as Chick Hearn’s color man on USC football and basketball games in 1961. During Kelly’s forty-plus year run, the Trojans boasted five Heisman Trophy winners, won five national championships, and played in 14 Rose Bowls and 24 overall bowl games. Kelly, who won five Golden Mike Awards and was named California’s Sportscaster of the Year three times, was inducted into USC’s Hall of Fame. His stories and anecdotes will become a must-read for all Trojan fans.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613213780
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 11/13/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Tom Kelly was the lead television and radio broadcaster for USC sports for more than four decades. During that time, his voice became synonymous with Trojan sports in Southern California. He is a member of the USC Hall of Fame and the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.

Tom Hoffarth, a USC graduate and former assistant sports editor for the Daily Trojan, covers sports media for the Los Angeles Daily News, where he has worked since 1992.

Craig Fertig was a Trojan through and through. Star quarterback for USC in the early 1960s, Fertig quickly began a coaching career with USC shortly after graduating. After working with the Portland Storm and Oregon State University, Fertig returned to USC to become assistant athletic director.

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Table of Contents

Foreword vi

Introduction: The Month was June; The Year Was 1961 ix

Chapter 1 Ashland, Ironwood, Duluth, Des Moines, Peoria 1

Chapter 2 Southern California, 1961 11

Chapter 3 The Football Coaches 16

Chapter 4 Other USC Notables 38

Chapter 5 The Notre Dame Mystique is No Mistake 55

Chapter 6 A Dozen Games, Plays, and Players for the Ages 64

Chapter 7 For Your Consideration 91

Chapter 8 Unforgettables: Players Who Deserve Recognition 101

Chapter 9 The Near Misses 111

Chapter 10 People, Places, and Things 117

Chapter 11 Longtime Fans 156

Chapter 12 Kelly's Colleagues Speak Up 159

Chapter 13 As Usual, Kelly Gets the Last Word 185

Acknowledgments 190

Index 195

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2014

    Wonderul, a must-read, a fantastic book!

    Amazingly told, unknown.these words descibe stories that are finally revealed in...Tales from the USC Trogans Sideline. A must read for anyone who enjoys USC football!!!

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