Kevin Bruce: I See You

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  1. Kevin Bruce: I See You
    BlemBlam

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    Watching the 75 Rose Bowl. I see you and Batman. I see you shedding blocks. I see you scraping down the line, filling gaps. I see you pursuing Corny Greene and Arch Griffin ( yes, Curt Gowdy calls him Arch) like your hair is on fire.

    Man, I miss big boy football.
     
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    Allen Carter was really good too
     
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    Miss HC McKay
     
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    Seems like our LBs these days are getting smaller and slower.
     
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    That's Mr. HC McKay to you.
     
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    You are obviously not standing near some of the players now and then. I was in the same do dorm as Richard Wood. He was a fine physical specimen and a terror on the field, but there are dozens of kids in college football now who are stronger and faster.
     
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    They don't play like it {at USC}. Hope it changes with new staff.
     
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    I played in pick up basketball games with Batman, Parker, and Phillips on Friday afternoons. Wood could easily dunk a basketball. He looked to me to be about 6’1”, maybe 210-215. He was really quick on the court.
     
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    He could hurt people, on purpose, legally
     
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    Fly, I played on the same dorm basketball team as Richard; of course I was third string. Not only Richard, but James Givehand, Duck Smith, and a few other football players. We also had Andre Hawkins who turned down both a football scholarship and basketball scholarship to take an academic scholie. Andre was so smooth. When spring practice started, the football players wouldn't make the games until the second half. We'd be down by a dozen, we did have some pretty good players who weren't on the football team. But once the football players arrived we blew out teams and eventually won the intramural championship.
     
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    I’m talking about USC Linebackers. Watch the 2019 season and pay attention to the LBs.
     
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    I was one of the few local kids who scheduled classes and hung around the campus on Fridays. A lot of the football players stuck around, some I guess because they weren’t local or had Saturday practices?

    Those Friday afternoon pickup games were rugged. The football guys were great athletes. They could run and jump damn well. The only reason I got to play was they usually only had 6-8 players show, so to run full court 5 on 5 they needed me lol.
     
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    He looked better than Griffin in that game. He might have won a Heisman running in Woody's offense with that line.
     
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    I saw both him and Rod McNeil play in High School. It didn’t even make sense how much better they were than every one else.
    Our 74 team had AD, Allen Carter, Lighting Rod McNeil, Dave Farmer, Ricky Bell and Mosi Tatupu. Sick.

    oops I forgot Rod had graduated in 73. Dwight Ford was on that team though
     
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    And people stupidly question my contention that California has fallen off talent wise recently, when the proof is so very clear, and documented in this retrospective thread.

    If you went crosstown, UCLA had James McAlister and Kermit Johnson.

    We don’t even want to talk O linemen, past vs. present.
     
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    I watched Carter destroy my Bears in a high school game....people also forget he was a champion sprinter. He became a school administrator, so his education counted.

    AD was running behind both McNeil and Carter for most of 72. Both those guys were outstanding talents. And when AD and Carter were on the frosh, the unstoppable back was fullback Bill Fudge.
     
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    You wanna see some pickup games? Hang out in the parking lot at the Sigma Chi house. Mike Holmgren played an insane game of pickup basketball.
     
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    Not smaller, but on average the last 8-9 yrs, SC doesn't seem to have any Rb's with elite speed. You could say "Well, what about Adorree Jackson?". But he was rarely in the RB position and mostly as a WR when on Offense. Some of the lack of production at RB lately has to do with terrible run blocking. Clean that up and perhaps you'll see a RB or two put up 150+ yards in a game.
     
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    Ronald Jones had elite speed, and Kenon Christon s probably top 5 all time in straight ahead speed.
     

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