Young, Bush rivalry?

first_imgBEVERLY HILLS – If Texas quarterback Vince Young and USC running back Reggie Bush aren’t the enemies the press has spent the past month making them out to be, they aren’t exactly friends either. The usually articulate Bush stumbled through his words Sunday while trying to find diplomatic answers to questions about a potential feud brewing between the two. “I wouldn’t say there was an edge,” Bush recalled when asked about their first meeting in New York for the Heisman Trophy presentation, “but just that competitive nature inside of you. You want to win and obviously you don’t want the other guy to win, but I don’t think I was giving him the cold shoulder at all. I was sitting there talking to him.” Young finished a distant second to Bush in Heisman voting and has come under fire for comments he has made to the media regarding Bush’s selection. Some reporters noted Young nodded to USC quarterback Matt Leinart but ignored Bush during the teams’ trip to Disneyland on Thursday, though that might have been more conjecture than fact. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonAsked about his impression of Young, Bush said, “I didn’t see anything negative about him,” but added, “I surely didn’t expect him to make the comments that he made in the paper.” Bush’s most direct response came when asked if he would have behaved differently had Young won the Heisman instead of him. “It wouldn’t have affected me at all,” he said, “because I don’t feel like – although it’s the most prestigious award in college football – I just don’t feel like any award is going to dictate to me who I am as a person.” Bush said he would watch as much of the Houston Texans-San Francisco 49ers game, dubbed the “Bush Bowl” in the media because the loser likely would have the No. 1 draft pick, if it didn’t interfere with practice. The Texans lost 20-17 and finished with the worst record in the NFL. After reviewing the tape, Longhorns linebacker Rashad Bobino said he believes USC’s offense could be the greatest in the history of the sport. The redshirt freshman said he was most impressed by the speed with which the Trojans score. center_img “Watching the game film, it’s like this is a highlight tape,” he said. “This is not a game film. “Watching Reggie Bush run people over, Matt Leinart squeezing through holes, Dwayne Jarrett, LenDale running through people, tight ends dragging and the guards, oh my God, taking linebackers and just throwing them 15, 10 yards back. Looking at them, it’s like, `This is a team. Man, I see why they’re No. 1 in the nation.’ ” Bobino used his time with the press Sunday to try out his skills as a stand-up comedian. Among his best lines: A reporter asked Bobino about how he bowls in anticipation of the Longhorns’ Sunday night trip to a bowling alley. “I put a little spin on there, call it the Bobino spangle. Y’all come out to the bowling lanes and I’ll show you how to do it.” A reporter asked Bobino if Texas would deserve the title of greatest defense of all time if it found a way to shut down the USC offense. “Well, if A equals B and B equals C, you can do the math.” Added teammate Tim Crowder: “I think that about solves it.” LenDale White won’t decide if he is turning pro until after the Rose Bowl. But the junior running back said Sunday he is leaning toward returning to USC for his senior year. “I’m 60-40 staying in the University of Southern California,” White said. Legendary announcer Keith Jackson, who will call Wednesday’s game for ABC, said Sunday he learned early in his career that his top priority is to help viewers understand the game. “I got a letter,” he said. “Oh, it must have been 40 years ago, from a lady in Rock Springs, Wyo., who wrote, `I like the sound of the broadcast. I think you’re a nice man. But I seldom understand what you’re saying. Will you keep it simple?”‘ Jackson, whose homespun wit has been a staple of college football for generations, said he has held onto the letter as a reminder of his main goal. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2239 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img


first_imgLarissa in actionSIX NATIONS winner Larissa Nolan and her proud family will get a hero’s welcome in the Rosses tonight.The Tir Chonaill Rugby Football Club are hosting the Woman’s 6 Nations trophy in Careys Viking House Hotel in Kincasslagh between 7pm and 8pm.“We are the first team in donegal if not Ireland to host the trophy and are very privileged and honoured to bring Larissa and her family and this special international trophy to the north west,” said Eddie Sharkey from Tir Chonaill. “It was a massive achievement for the Irish ladies to win this prestigious trophy and everyone is very proud of the Donegal representation in Larissa Muldoon and also Nora Stapleton.”Everyone is welcome to come along to get your photo taken with the trophy and also Larissa herself ,also on the night there will be an event held by the local relay for life team. RUGBY QUEEN LARISSA BRINGS GRAND SLAM TROPHY TO THE ROSSES was last modified: May 3rd, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:RUGBY QUEEN LARISSA BRINGS GRAND SLAM TROPHY TO THE ROSSESlast_img read more