Answerfest

Ah, now we get a Mitch Mustain question.

Q: Is Drew Radovich related to William Radovich, the former USC football player who eventually sued the NFL (and won) on anti-trust grounds?
Is the NFL holding a grudge against William Radovich by not drafting Drew Radovich?

A: I don’t know if they are related but I never heard that he was. Perhaps a reader can answer this.

Q: Does USC have any chance to land UNC transfer Alex Stepheson or is he going to UCLA? Sonny Vacarro said on the Loose Cannons show that since the Tar Heels gave him his release he could play in the 2008-2009 season without sitting a year. Is this true?
Or does the sit out rule only apply to D1 football?

A: USC is aggressively recruiting Stepheson and is a co-leader with UCLA. Here’s his situation: the normal one-season, sit-out rule required for transfer players could be waived in cases when the player changes schools and the second school appeals to the NCAA for, and is granted, a waiver of the one-year residency rule. Medical considerations for immediate family members is one of the categories that can be taken into account.

Q: The description of Mitch Mustain as “the biggest playmaker” among the QBs is quite vague. Just what does that mean? That he can make a new play on his feet when the scripted play has failed? That he can make complicated plays while other QBs may have difficulty over anything that is not simple? Any clarification is appreciated?

A: It means that he comes up with big plays and making something out of nothing more than the other quarterbacks did in spring practice. Several times, when plays broke down, he ended up finding a receiver downfield for a big gain. It did not mean the other quarterbacks could not improvise. Mark Sanchez was probably the best at finding a second option while Aaron Corp’s speed allows him to always scramble for a gain. But Mustain did gain a reputation for big plays when little was expected.

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