Yesterday & Today USC Trojans Footballby David Wharton
Call it Tailback U, call it the arch rival of UCLA and Notre Dame -- or call it the top NCAA football program in history, and you'll get plenty of agreement. The University of Southern California has produced 11 national champions, seven Heisman Trophy winners, and a legacy that leaves fans - and even foes - in awe. This lavishly illustrated book tells the USC story from its beginnings nearly 125 years ago through today's high-powered, high-stakes program.
Here are some of the fascinating stories included in USC Football: Yesterday & Today:
? The very first USC team, which started with victories -- no surprise -- over the Alliance Athletic Club in 1888 and St. Vincent's College in 1889
? The vaunted Howard Jones program of the 1920s and 1930s, which produced four national champions
? The second golden age of USC football under John McKay, who garnered four more national titles and had other milestones -- such as when his 1970 team became the first fully integrated team to play in Alabama, hastening racial integration at the University of Alabama with a 42-21 win
? The current Pete Carroll era, which has produced two national champions and three Heisman Trophy winners (Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart, and Reggie Bush)
? Insights into Trojans greats like Mike Garrett, O. J. Simpson, Charles White, Marcus Allen, and countless others, as well as descriptions of storied Los Angeles Coliseum
The history of USC football is almost too vast to tell, but USC Football: Yesterday & Today packs insightful text and compelling photos into a book every USC fan should own.
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