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USC linebacker Tony Burnett apologized for several tweets he sent out expressing his disappointment going to El Paso for the Sun Bowl, including “I’ve been to El Paso no one wants to be there New Year’s Eve.”

Another said, “I won’t apologize this is fact. Been there done that.”

USC is promoting the twitter monikers of football players this season but this is not the type of publicity it hoped to generate. Burnett’s apology and initial comments here.

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  • realtrojan

    The shameful saga continues for USC football…this is what we get when we’ve got a coach that really shouldn’t be there. And I’ll guarantee you that next season will never be better, either, if he stays. Have you ever seen a football program that turns around a season after once it spirals down like USC did this season with the same coach and staff? I sure haven’t.

    • SCin93

      Well, lets see John McKay went 10-0-1 in 1969 then went 6-4-1 (6th place in conference) in 1970, 6-4-1 in 1971, (people were calling for his head) then 12-0 in 1972. So it HAS been done before. If Kiff hires a real DC and a real OC this team is STILL loaded and Wittek CAN deliver the ball. Those ARE big “ifs” though.

      • SoCal_Native_59

        There you go, introducing facts, are you sure you are on the right blog? This is a hate on Kiffin and team 24/7 blog
        Didn’t you hear LK hurt wolf bags feelings.

      • gotroy22

        John McKay had already proven himself with national championships in 1962 and 1967. Please don’t tell me you are seriously comparing a coach that was fired from the Raiders after one losing season for being a liar to the late, great John McKay?

      • rusoviet

        McKay was about to be fired in 1962 ‘cept he won a NC the same was rumored beginning of 1967 but a certain RB from SFCC arrived.

        Problem is McKay was a quick learner a shrewd strategist and the players worshiped him – Sadly, Kiffin has none of the three save his graduate rate is way way up to his credit.

      • UCLA Owns the Rose Bowl

        Time for a Bruin to stand up for a Trojan: LK is not now, nor ever will be–even REMOTELY–in the same class as John McKay.

      • EncinitasBruin

        Oi. It should be illegal to write “McKay” and “Kiffin” in the same sentence.

  • ThaiMex

    ANOTHER GREAT MOMENT IN TORGAN HISTORY…..Brilliant Torgans….another one of those FIVE STAR RECRUITS with those dreaded Character issues. Bonehead Coach + Bonehead Players= no Bueno!
    This guy needs to have a special plaque placed inside heritage Haul (or maybe …WAY UP THERE next to those Drapes and banners) for his fine contribution at LIMBO U!

    With the team filled with these kinds of kunckleheads, Your 75 is really down to 25-30…and not nearly as good as U-C-L-A’s scout team.

    fit on torgan!

    • BearBryant3

      I don’t think burnett was recruited by usc for football, I think he got his schlorship with track.

    • TrojanFan

      Bucket, please report to the tree house, bruinrob said, the cadre is loooong over due for a circle jerk session…. please don’t shoot the messenger, i value both my eye’s

      • UCLA Owns the Rose Bowl

        Are you actually a pron star? You talk like one.

        • TrojanFan

          …..just the messenger, penis breath!

    • tacotuesday

      You do realize we’re both going to end up with the same number of losses right?

      • UCLA Owns the Rose Bowl

        Silly Trojan. SC dreams of 9 wins…nice try, though.

        • tacotuesday

          It’s not saying much but the line is 10 points.

  • ThaiMex

    SUCks missed a golden opportunity….Instead of having someone in P.R. write the apology for Tony, you knuckleheads could have had Torganfan pen a brilliant response. MERCY NURSE!!!!
    fit on torgan

  • Spedjones

    So Arkansas, Auburn and Tennessee were all hunting for Mora as their new HC. From what I can tell, nobody is asking for Lane, not even his own team.
    38-28 aside, I think it’s safe to say the monopoly is over. LOL.

    • steveg

      You can be so proud, USC had to have a terrible season to bring some equality between the schools. It must really suck to be a fuclan.

      • UCLA Owns the Rose Bowl

        Actually, it’s quite awesome. Great university, wonderful campus, excellent football team, and a great bowl game in lovely San Diego against a high-flying Baylor team. Oh, and plus that part about the Victory Bell. Ding! Ding!

    • tacotuesday

      >Win one game
      >Hurr durr monopoly is ovurrrrrrrrrr

  • Golden Trojan

    Burnett is only saying what everybody else is thinking and saying. This is one of the worst of several bad bowl games coming in the next month. Here’s a Yahoo sports quote(Are You Ready for Some Bowls), “a Sun Bowl featuring a team with a losing record (Georgia Tech) and perhaps the most underachieving squad in all the land (USC)…This (the bowl season) is nothing more than a bunch of meaningless contests between mediocre teams…Maybe if the fans stop watching, there will be a true playoff. Maybe if the fans stop buying tickets, all these meaningless games will wither up and die. There’s no better time to start than now.
    Happy Bowl Season!
    Now, go do something else.”

  • The kid tweets the truth and then has to apologize, only in today’s America.

    • maze949

      If he wanted to go to a better locale, his team probably should have won more games, instead of being a whiny POS. THAT’s the truth.

      • tacotuesday

        Are you saying he can’t do both? Or maybe they’re mutually exclusive in the public’s eye. Whatever. I’m not too happy either.

  • wow! now that’s an apology!!

    you trOXans are so soft and weak. it was evident when your tommy trOXan asked for permission to stab the rose bowl field. when permission was denied, any man would done it anyway!

    maybe Kiff should apologize for kicking the wolfman out of practice….oh wait he did!!!!


    the arrogance is gone, replaced by….gentleness.

    • steveg

      so where is yours, arrogant SOB.

    • tacotuesday

      I don’t think we asked – i think we were sick of guerrero’s mom writing us angry letters.

  • oneillwatch

    Maybe the Daily News should change the name of this blog to “Dirty Laundry: All the [raw sewage] that nobody else bothers with.

  • rusoviet

    Burnett should be left home as a cannon shot across the bow for the rest of the players – this was a stupid statement in the era of ’24/7′ internet transmissions. If a player from another team had said that all of you would be all over him for such a remark. Poor sportsmanship anyway you look at it.

  • ThaiMex

    Here’s a kid who list’s his HOMETOWN as WATTS knocking El Paso?
    Someone should let him know Gin n’ juice is also readily available in the SouthWest.
    fit on torgan!

    • FightOnForever21

      His family lives in Lakewood actually . That’s the hometown prick.