USC Morning Buzz

bush-pushIt’s already been eight years since the famous Bush Push, where USC defeated Notre Dame, 34-31. It is considered one of the college football’s greatest games and here’s the key moment featuring Matt Leinart, Reggie Bush and . .  . me (in the blue shirt to the left).

I’ve never experienced a more electric atmosphere inside the stadium than on the final drive and you could feel the crowd’s emotions coming out at you in the final minute. The crowd even stormed the field thinking the game was over and Notre Dame won before the officials fixed the clock and USC scored the game-winning TD.

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  • rusoviet

    The 2005 game was indelible unless you’re on the losing end- i.e. Game 4 1986 ALCS Angels vs. Red Sox.

    I remember John McKay’s remark prior to the infamous 1967 game about how fair the officiating was when one played @ So. Bend-IN. “…back there the officials have a game they play called ‘drop the hankey’.”

    Both squads look evenly matched with a slight edge to USC’s offense and a slight edge to ND’s defensive secondary. Edge USC because they have nothing to lose.

    • gotroy22

      Remember the 1989 game when the refs denied us the obvious first down on a Todd Marinovich run late in the 4th quarter, we had to punt and we ended up losing 28-24? The look on Todd’s face when the ref took the ball and placed it a full yard back will always haunt me.

      • Trojan Hoarse

        I agree….. that was a painful injustice……

      • Stu Azole

        he was high.

  • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

    You look so excited!

    • http://4chan.org/ Charlie Bucket

      Wolf seen in the blue shirt, showing the same enthusiasm that he has for this blog.

      • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

        faux bucket…..and by the way, wolfman is the hardest working blog master in the business!!!

        • B.Miller

          Are you two dating?

          • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

            Brother, if i could find a guy as charming, witty, and handsome as i am, i’d probably turn Gay just to be with myself!!!

          • http://4chan.org/ Charlie Bucket

            Apparently Gay is a proper noun, like America, or Tommy.

      • Joe Blow

        Gee, bucket, you’re FINALLY wising up.

  • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

    this play really sums up the whole trOXan decline in one picture!!!

    the cheating; the forfeit; Reggie, the man who cost Southern Cal so much due to his greedy and selfish nature…and of course the wolfman, seeing all and telling some!!!

    thanks for the GUMBALL, wolfman!!!

    • Trojan Hoarse

      Yes, Bucket…..and don’t forget the primary catalyst of our demise…….the guy wearing the blue shirt to the left…. with the protruding gut……..

      • gotroy22

        It’s Scott Wolf’s fault Kiffin sucked as a coach when Kiffin was handed a BCS champion team last year?

        • Trojan Hoarse

          Apple and oranges, you fruit…Kiffin’s incompetence does NOT justify Wolf’s ineptitude…..at least not in my mind…..it obviously does in YOURS since you constantly defend Wolf on this blog, using rah-rah “arguments” and “Kiffin apologists” as your smoke screen…..

          • Hey SUC’s

            ……yawn……

      • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

        that is just a recent issue that wolfman is rectifying (he pulled a hammy and hasn’t been able to play club soccer for 3 mos)

        but this pic shows wolfman in his prime complete with washboard abs.

        • Trojan Hoarse

          …. hasn’t been able to play club soccer for 3 months?…gimme a break…..he pulled his hammy when he tried to dine-and-dash at a local Denny’s after devouring a couple of orders of “Moons Over My Hammy” meals, after insisting that he get them for FREE, claiming it was his birthday…..everyday is “GUT” check time for Wolfie….URP!!!

          • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

            some say the wolfman INVENTED the bicycle kick….only he did it while actually riding a bike!!!

          • Trojan Hoarse

            I hate to correct you, Bucket, but please take a knee….Wolfman actually “invented” that kick at Radio City Music Hall in NY (Hence, Radio Radio) while auditioning to be a Rockette…..Scottie slipped on a banana peel during an aggressive kick, with Pele sitting in the audience, and the rest, as they say, is history……

          • Cheap seats

            LOL..it’s comments like those that make me come back here.

            “Inside USC — where the blogs are only the backdrop to Bucket bashing..”

        • Tom Oday

          Washtub abs!

    • Joe Blow

      Just remember Woodie, his hooker Nellie Belle and Papa Sam. I’ll take Reggie & Co. any day.

      • Stu Azole

        No, don’t actually remember them because I’m not 100. But really, you have no choice but to take Reggie et al. – you know, with the worst sanctions ever and all.

        • Joe Blow

          Snore.

  • Stu Azole

    as a bruin, even I can say that this was one of the most entertaining games ever.

    • Hey SUC’s

      But, SUC had to cheat to win. Bush, SUC’s highly paid SS, illegally pushed Matty Whiner into the end zone. Cheat on SUC.

      • Stu Azole

        Indeed.

      • B.Miller

        What was the score of FUCLA / USC game that year?

        • Golden Trojan

          Neither counts thanks to dear ol’ Reggie, but it was 66-19. Good times.

          • Stu Azole

            yeah, the only way Trojies can win! CHEAT ON!

          • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

            was USC cheating during the classic 50-0 game?

          • Cheap seats

            And of course, nobody dares to take away Auburn’s NC from the year Cam Newton played.

      • Tom Oday

        Do you actually ever watch a football game.

      • TROY WINS BIG

        Reggie never played shortstop!

      • Jack B

        You must be as stupid as that guy Bill who also posts here. The “pushing a player” penalty is NEVER called and goes on constantly. Whine on Little Gutty! You can’t beat ND ever, no matter what you do. HAR, HAR, HAWWRRRR!!!

    • B.Miller

      Love to see all the FUCLA fans supporting, watching and going to the USC games.. Appreciate it..
      If they arent playing USC, I never watch UCLA games

  • TroyFan52

    Wolfie, I got cut off in the picture but my red jacket is at the top. Have it framed at my house….

  • B.Miller

    Damn your still balled and fat

  • Brad Hutchings

    That’s a really cool moment for you Scott. Fight On!

  • Jethro G Sabbath

    Scott,

    What negative spin did you go with when you covered this moment live?

    • Trojan Hoarse

      They should have called a bubble screen and they left too much time on the clock…….typical Scottie…..

  • Arturo

    Watching Leinart to Garret on that ultra-gutsy play call ranks right up there with the Kirk Gibson HR.

    • Trojan Hoarse

      Dwayne Jarrett?

    • sureshot32

      4th and 9 baby!