WeAreSC All-Time USC Trojans Team -- QB selected, on to RBs

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    SoCalN8tiv Junior Member


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    Exactly. I have Marcus and the Juice...but by a coin flip over Charlie White
     
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    If by QB you mean Mitch Mustain, then agreed!
     
  4. ErikMcKinney

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    I thought Reggie would be an easy choice and I’d struggle with the second. Surprised myself when I wound up not picking Reggie at all.
     
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    Don't know which was more difficult.....not voting for Jon Arnett or picking O.J. Finally settled on O.J. and Ricky Bell.
     
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    OJ and...Anthony Davis, the Notre Dame killer. Dude scored 11 (yes, eleven) touchdowns against Notre Dame in three years, ignited the second half comeback in arguably the greatest game in USC football history, led the team in rushing three straight years, won five national championships (including his three baseball) and single handedly changed Heisman trophy voting. It is difficult to overstate how much he accomplished on the field during his time.
     
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    OJ and Reggie would scare me the most if I was DC or defender lining up opposite them.
     
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    Sorry, Arnett had more than bush
     
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    Here's my test: put Arnett against 2005 defenses, and Reggie against 1955 defenses. Not even close. Out of all the RBs listed, OJ in 2005? Most definitely he'd still dominate.
     
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    Anthony Davis...one more reason to hate Ohio State.
     
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    Helping us win a NC has to count for something. Charles White, OJ, AD and Reggie did that. If I had to pick one I go with Charles White. Ricky Bell was great too.
     
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    You would be right to be scared . I wouldn't want to be in the same town with either one of those two crooks.
     
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    Anthony Davis is the one and Marcus Allen is next. nly.
     
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    Not sure I get your meaning....but Arnett was not only a great runner with terrific moves and balance, but also a great receiver, a good passer, great kick returner, and a place kicker. No matter who was playing defense, all of that was more than Reggie Bush.
     
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    My point is along the lines of the debate folks have about whether Ruth, Gehrig, Williams, and Cobb would be as dominant today as they were in there era. I stand firmly in the camp that sports 40+ years ago was suffused with less overall talent and athleticism, as modern training and nutrition regimens, end of segregation, and internationalization of the talent pool mean the modern gane is way tougher than it was back then. Arnett was impressive in that clip, but I don't think he would have been nearly as effective against the defenses Reggie played against. Meanwhile transport Reggie back in time onto those 1950s USC teams and he would've made the defenses of that era look even sillier than Arnett did.
     
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    Scotty, I’m not sure he was playing against the same speed and size that Reggie or even OJ played against. I’m not doubting his overall versatility but the size and quickness of defensive players has really changed. IMO
     
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    OJ & AD, ND killer.
     
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    those comparisons are always flawed...they assume that the guy from the 50's would not have taken advantage of the trauning and diet knowledge that mosern guys do.
     
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    It's not about Arnett getting better nutrition and training, though it's going to be hard to convince me that Arnett was or ever could have been as great a pure athlete as Reggie was. Instead, it's the fact that everyone Reggie was playing with -- and against -- is bigger, stronger, and faster than what Arnett dealt with in 1955. Reggie proved himself against much better competition, and I'm just not convinced that Arnett would have been as proficient as Reggie had he been dealing with the far deeper gene pool of athletic talent that we have in modern times.
     
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