Here’s one that sort of revolves around an issue that bothered me last season, the tailback rotation.
Q: Many question why Chauncey Washington was given so many touches this past season and believe they would have been better spent given to the younger players. It’s safe to assume the younger players would have started 2008 more prepared than they will but do you think the program would have had the same level of success in 2007?
A: I actually think a more even distribution of the ball would have improved the Trojans’ performance in 2007. To me, a key factor in the Stanford loss was that someone else (Joe McKnight) did not get a chance to add a spark to the offense. Even Pete Carroll admitted he was reluctant to play McKnight and should of in that game. He might have had one good play to make a difference (like against Arizona). Or he might have fumbled. But it was clearly a risk worth taking considering the injury to John David Booty.