Did you watch the 1975 USC-Ohio State Rose Bowl on NBCSN last night?
It’s always remembered for Pat Haden throwing a 2-point pass to Shelton Diggs for the Trojans’ 18-17 victory.
But what was up with John McKay sprinting straight to the locker room after the game ended?https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
I guess I’ll look into it. I know after USC held off Wisconsin, 42-37, to win the 1963 Rose Bowl, an athletic dept. staffer who had been in the locker room during the fourth quarter and didn’t know who won asked McKay, “What happened?” and McKay shoved him and said, “Get out of my way.” McKay then chewed out the team for 45 minutes after they entered the locker room . . . for a game that just earned USC the national championship.
By the way, Haden’s legacy should be the pass to Diggs and the preceeding 38-yard pass to JK McKay for a TD (shown below). Instead, he became athletic director and forever tarnished his image.https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js