Friday, August 17, 2007

[Ventre] Trojans retool, reload around Booty - MSNBC
It is a requirement of the quarterback position to anticipate change. Every look downfield for a receiver is slightly different than the last. Every situation has at least one or two wrinkles that require an adjustment. The signal-caller who is best at thinking on his feet is usually the one who avoids landing on his butt.

For the 2006 college football season, John David Booty of USC had to deal with one big delightful change. After sitting behind Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart for three years, he finally got the nod as a starter. His debut campaign was largely successful: 3,347 passing yards, 29 touchdowns...

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