Bumped. The world finding out what we already knew about Pom Pom. GO BRUINS. -N
I was tempted to entitle this post, "Dirty" Sanchez, but I just couldn't do it.
Here's the blubbering QB giving his goodbye speech:
"It has been my dream since I was just a little kid to play in the NFL and thanks to this great academic institution and football program, I have the opportunity to realize that dream," said Sanchez, dapperly dressed in a business suit.
"It was with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to this university. But I can't tell you how excited I am for this dream to come true," he said.
This is good news for us. I never thought Sanchez was all that great, but now SUC has to start with a new guy next year.
With Tebow and Bradford staying around next year, it made sense for Sanchez to leave now.
USC coach Pete Carroll was extremely ungracious during the Mark Sanchez press conference. He stormed out of the room and did not even sit at the table before Sanchez addressed the media. Something he never did when Matt Leinart, etc., announced their decisions.
Carroll never sat down at the table but stood with his palms on the table. His anger was clear if you spend time around him.
Not a great moment.
UPDATE II (N): Here is the priceless shot from the LA Times making Petey look like disgraceful, classless individual that we all know he is:
Photo Credit: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times
I am sure this will not be lost upon recruits. You can caption the photo for yourself in the comment threads. GO BRUINS.
"The facts are so strong against this decision," Carroll said. "After analyzing all the information, the truth is there — he should’ve stayed for another year."
Carroll cited a study that shows 62 percent of underclassmen quarterbacks who declare early for the Draft eventually don’t pan out in the NFL. He also pointed to Sanchez’s NFL Draft evaluation, which projected Sanchez as a second-round selection.
"Mark’s chance to increase his value and become the top player in college football next year would have been worth $10-$20 million or more — likely more," Carroll said. "One more year of running a team is almost priceless, so he lost the chance to fully prepare himself and become the very best he could be before going to the NFL.
"That’s why there’s a 62 percent failure rate for underclassmen quarterbacks."
During the press conference, Sanchez repeatedly referred to achieving a lifelong dream as to one of the reasons he made this decision.
"We have always been in full support of Mark pursuing his dream," Carroll said, "he just should have postponed realizing his dream another 12 months."
Petey also went out of his way to diminish Sanchez's prospects:
“He also pointed to Sanchez’s NFL Draft evaluation, which projected Sanchez as a second-round selection.”
Grab some popcorn on draft night. Imagine what a liar Petey will be exposed as if he goes in the first. GO BRUINS.
It's a shame that, on this day, the message from nation's premier college football program was all about football, and not the least bit about college.
I wonder when exactly Bill thought the message from the program of "Senora Ross" and ball room dancing courses was all about "college"?