Trojans Essential: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Real Fan!

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A one-stop record containing everything Trojan fans want to know about their favorite Southern California football team, this resource is packed with never-before-told stories and anecdotes, history, explanations of traditions, statistics, trivia, and photos.

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Overview

A one-stop record containing everything Trojan fans want to know about their favorite Southern California football team, this resource is packed with never-before-told stories and anecdotes, history, explanations of traditions, statistics, trivia, and photos.

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Meet the Author

Steven Travers is a sports historian and sportswriter who is the bestselling author of numerous books—including One Night, Two Teams and Barry Bonds—and has also written for StreetZebra magazine, the San Francisco Examiner, and the Los Angeles Times. He is a former professional baseball player with Major League Baseball teams the St. Louis Cardinals and the Oakland Athletics. He lives in San Anselmo, California.

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Table of Contents


Foreword     vii
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction: "You're a Bruin for Four Years, but a Trojan for Life!"     xiii
USC Replaces Notre Dame as the Greatest Football Tradition in History     1
Trojan Excellence in Broadcasting, the Law, at War, in Outer Space, Social Justice, Academics, and Hollywood     7
How Good has USC Gotten under Pete Carroll?     12
USC in the Pros     20
USC's Numbers Don't Lie     24
The Tradition of Troy     30
USC and the All-Time Best Teams     37
A Football Coach Named "Gloomy Gus"     45
The Head Man     48
Gwynn Wilson and the Notre Dame Rivalry     52
The Duke     57
Johnny Baker and the Comeback at South Bend     62
The Thundering Herd     67
Nave-to-Krueger     72
1939: Jones's Last National Champions     77
The Giffer: Everybody's All-American     82
Mr. Trojan     87
The "Little White-Haired Man"     92
Fertig-to-Sherman     97
Mike Garrett: USC's First Heisman Winner     100
Juice     105
The City Game: "It's Not a Matter of Life or Death. It's More Important than That"     109
Woody vs. McKay     114
Turning the Crimson Tide     119
The Greatest College Football Team Ever Assembled     124
It Wasn't a Football Game. It Was a Sighting!     130
Alabama Redux     134
Anthony Munoz Goes Hollywood     138
"Young Juice"     141
All Right Now     144
The Promised Land     147
Re-Pete     151
Three-Pete     156
The Four Horsemen of Southern California     162
2005: Quest for History     167
The Ring of Fire and Those Most Worthy of All Foes, the Texas Longhorns     175
Carroll, USC, and the Future     180
All-Time USC Football Team     185
Answers to Trivia Questions     187
Bibliography     192
University of Southern California Football Letterwinners     198
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