Watching 79 Rose Bowl

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    Best of Coach JR’s teams. Power football with Charles White. NC team. What an OL . On a team full of great players who was your fav?
     
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    I was at that game. When White broke the plane to score the winning TD I found out watching news that night a small quake also struck at that moment.
     
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    Too.many studs on that team, but off the top of my head...

    Offense - Charles White, workhorse.....
    Lyn Cain - unsung hero.....McDonald - terrific game manager...was Hoby Brenner on that team? That Oline was nasty.....Brad Budde and Keith Van Horne, with of course Anthony Munoz, although wasnt he injured?

    Defense was lights out... Chip Banks, and of course Lott and Dennis Smith as safeties....dont remember the names on the Dline, maybe Gary Cobb?
     
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    Im not sure if any college team has ever assembled an Oline like that squad....damn.....
     
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    Munoz missed most of the season. He was huge in Pasadena, performance may have upgraded him to first round
     
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    Watch the last drive of the 80 Rose Bowl .. that is what makes legends
    OL
    Kieth Van Horne
    Anthony Munoz
    Brad Budde
    Roy Foster
    Bruce Mathews
    Don Mosebar
    I cannot remember the center but know he played with thee Vikings in the NFL
    Tight Ends
    Hoby Brenner
    James Hunter
    Backs
    Charles White
    Marcus Allen
     
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    I think Chris Foote might have been the center. Kevin Bug Williams was another offensive star on that team. I think Michael Harper, who did play in the NFL, was a back up rb.

    Dennis Johnson at ILB had a pro career too.
     
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    Thank you .. Chris Foote .. outstanding center
    I believe Larry McGrew played in the NFL as well
     
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    That was 80 Rose ... amazing team, offense was best ever only one damn half vs Stanford. And dropped FG hold.
     
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    DJ, Riki Gray, Chip Banks, Larry McGrew, Steve Busick , Eric Scoggins ... all linebackers that played in NFL
    Secondary was Lott, Dennis Smith, Herb Ward, Joey Browner, Kenny Moore, and Jeff Fisher.
     
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    Played for the Pats if I remember correctly.
     
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    Both teams were fantastic. USC was loaded with talent.

    Saw every home game and both Rose Bowls in person. Wasn't Michigan State the night game where the cards were thrown by the student section after the card stunts? The comeback against Montana and ND. The tie with Elway and Stanford in the Coliseum hurt.

    The 70s set my expectations for USC football. Somebody needs to show these games to Folt and Bohn so they will understand what the standard is for USC football.
     
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    Turk Schoenert was the qb for most of that Stanford 21-21 tie, which USC led 21-0 at one time.
     
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