The USC Friday Column Supplement

There weren’t an overabundance of recruiting services when Don Mosebar came to USC in 1979 but he was Parade magazine’s Outstanding Lineman in the Nation.

He also made Coach and Athlete magazine’s Super 11 (top 11 players in the country) and the Visalia, Calif., native was a unanimous pick as Northern California Player of the Year.

That’s a legitimate five star. No wonder he started for four years and became an All-American.

By the way, last weekend Parade magazine produced its final print edition.

72 thoughts on “The USC Friday Column Supplement

    1. Okay, Ed, Okaaaaay —
      I wish you hadn’t forced Scott’s hand on this one. He actually sent the Notre Dame Report Card [in the form of a personalized letter] to some of his closest friends 7 weeks ago [yes, that’s right —Scott filled in the grades BEFORE the Notre Dame game was played—-he sez he does this on occasion “for supernatural reasons” ]. Anyway, USC got all C’s on Offense, All C’s on Defense, all C’s on Special Teams….and a C for coaching [I could have saved time by just saying “all C’s” but after the long wait you put in I felt you needed a breakdown by unit].
      #NowLet’sDoTheHeismanBallot…
      #…[Hint:ScottVotedForSomeoneWho’sNoLongerAlive]

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    3. Scottie’s ND report card, and his Heisman ballot, are sealed in the Jan. 6 Committee records, due to potential national security issues should the information get leaked.

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  1. The Trojans just lost out on Dillon Wade who went to Auburn. Same story…..SC made the final 3 but he went somewhere else. Making the final 3 isn’t any better than making the final 130 if you don’t get the guy. HOUSTON….WE HAVE A PROBLEM….$$$$$$

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      1. MG
        You had better hope that nothing happens to Mike Bohn. If something does happen we might have the dems starting a congressional investigation into the Bohn murder with an FBI team breaking down your front door early in the morning while you are still in your pajamas. NOT!!!!!! That will only happen if you change your name to Mike Trump.

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      2. Ha! Like the scene in “Murder, Inc” where the detectives are wondering how Peter Falk landed so many feet from the wall of the building —“why, it’s almost as though someone threw him out the window, sir.”

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      3. The movie you mentioned was from 1960, before my days. But I recall as a young kid watching Columbo, everyone’s favorite Detective. I’m pretty sure at the time it was my dad’s favorite tv show.

        FYI….The first episode of Columbo as a series was directed in 1971 by 24-year-old Steven Spielberg in one of his earliest directing jobs.

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      4. Guys —I don’t really want anything to happen to gentlemanly Mike Bohn. [And I’m not saying that to keep the FBI away]. I have a feeling both he and Coach Riley secretly bemoan how weak and unimaginative the “Folt Collective” is […and I have a feeling they know their challenge is to work within it the best they can]. The experience has really aged poor Mike… I hope Lincoln can keep his youthfulness [& soul] amidst the institutionalized cowardice. My bet is he can do it w/o throwing anybody out a window.
        P. S.
        Gabby —
        I liked Columbo right up to the point Peter Falk began producing it. After that Columbo became omniscient —knowing the identity of the murderer from the second he met him or her…..then he just played Cat & Mouse with them for the next 59 minutes. The game got so cruel that I started siding with the murderer.

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      1. STILL THE MONEY…WHY DO YOU THINK HIS COACH WENT THERE,AND WHO GUARANTEES THE MONEY…it is always the money honey, if you want to get along with ??? The Lincoln came for the money and so did CW.

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      2. Goose,
        I like the $$$$ story much better….
        #ItHasIdentifiableVillains[Folt&Bohn]
        #[YourStoryDoesn’tHaveAnyNarrativeDrive]

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      3. We’re going after that O-Lineman from Washington State. He’s good…a definite potential to play at the next level. It’s down to 3 schools…..USC, Ohio State and another school from back east. He’s from northern California. I’m betting that we will lose that guy too.

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      4. The guys name is Jarrett Kingston. The 3 schools that are going after him are USC, Ohio State and Auburn. We’ve already lost one experienced O-Lineman to Auburn. Hopefully, we’ll win this one since he’s from Northern California.

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      5. There is a ton of tampering going on. All the coaches are saying it. Where is the NCAA? I guess the NCAA only rolls into action when they can find the slightest rule violation against SC. Then they throw the book at SC and later pay 8 million bucks to someone they may have wrongfully slandered in the process. Otherwise they just look the other way.
        Travis Hunter came right out recently and said on Twitter that Florida State contacted him before he ever entered the transfer portal. They have a name for that. It’s called tampering. Where is the NCAA? Do you think the con men at the NCAA would stay quiet as a church moose if one of the tranfers to SC had said that?

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      6. Whatever it was….money or whatever….it’s like I said….being in the final 2 or 3 is no better than being in the final 130 if you don’t get the recruit. Close but no cigar is only good in horseshoes and grenades. It doesn’t work in recruiting.

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  2. Scott:
    Don’t forget the main reason that Mosebar started as a true frosh. In his very first game against Texas Tech, the starter at LT was none other than Anthony Munoz. As good as Mosebar was, he was not good enough to beat out Munoz.
    In that first game, Munoz got hurt. So before Don had ever attended his first class at USC, he came in. At the end of the game, a Texas Tech defender was interviewed and was asked if he thought that they got lucky when Munoz went out. The Tech player said, not one bit. He said that when Munoz went out, SC brought in another guy who was just as big and there was absolutely no drop off—-none whatsoever. I remember that interview as if it were yesterday.
    When SC played in the Rose Bowl after the 1979 season, both Munoz and Mosebar were hurt. The 3rd string backup who started that game at LT was none other than Bruce Matthews, another true frosh that season.

    That 1979 USC team, which went 11-0-1 (they tied Stanford after blowing the lead) was likely the most talented college team in history not to win the national title. Members of that team included guys like the 3 linemen mentioned along with Charles White, Marcus Allen, both who won Heismans, Brad Budde, the Lombardi winner, Roy Foster, Keith Van Horne, George Achica, Ronnie Lott, Dennis Smith, Joey Browner, George Achica, Chip Banks, Jeff Fisher, Hoby Brenner, Paul McDonald, August Curley, Ray Butler, Byron Darby and Chris Foote among others. 21 guys from that team played in the NFL.

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      1. That 1979 team and the Stanford tie broke my heart, Mr. Davidson, they were so good and that Indians’ game was a fluke as I believe SC was ahead 21-0 at one point but let it and the Season slip away

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    1. Yeah, and the combo of John Robinson and Paul Hackett damn near screwed up the year for USC. The Trojans shouldn’t have had a close game that year and blown everyone out. But when you have a Head Coach that plays not to lose when you get a lead and an offensive coordinator that’s trying to show everyone how smart he is, this is what you get.

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      1. Your comment about Robinson and Hackett screwing up that game against Stanford rings very true to this day. If I am not mistaken, USC was up 21-0 in that game.
        Living in Philadelphia at that time, I was an intern and I thought when I finally got to sleep all would be ok. Then I woke up and finally found out the final score. In those days it was not always so easy to find West Coast Scores till late the next day.
        When I learned that USC “lost” 21 to 21, I was livid. The Trojans literally gave away the national title by playing not to lose. What was so hard to accept is that this incredibly talented SC team should not have had a close game, never mind blowing a 21 point lead to the Stanford Indians as they were known at the time.

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    2. Great post, Michael. That game against ‘Furd was not J Rob’s best coaching effort. Despite USC beating #1 OSU in the Rose Bowl, Alabama is voted the natty that year, despite hardly throwing a pass the entire season. The west coast at that time was way ahead in the passing game. Turk Schonert of ‘Furd probably threw as many TDs to tie USC that game (2) as ‘Bama threw the entire season. The SEC teams ran the ball ad infinitum out of the wishbone at that time.

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      1. I was at that game and USC was manhandling Stanford in the first half. In the second half JRob puts the offense into a shell, allows Stanford to get back into the game and tie it at 21. He did the samecshit in the 77 Rose Bowl against Michigan. Up 14-0, sits on the ball, and hold on until the end. During his second stint USC was up on Utah 28-0 at the half and JRob pulls the same shit and hangs on 28-21.

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      2. Great call. I was at that game. Was mad as hell. Robinson blew that game after leading 21 to 0 at half. I remember going on the Bud Furillo radio talk show a few days following that game and vented my displeasure about the game and Robinson’s lack of coaching. Bud Furillo kept saying to me that Robinson was a great coach, to which I said, that McKay was a great coach. A great coach would not blow a 21 to 0 with all the great players we had on that team.

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  3. Mosebar. Unfortunate accident with his eye. I don’t blame USC (or any school for that matter) who will not pay a signing bonus for players who haven’t proven themselves at the collegiate level. One of the reasons Texas A&M fell apart was the fact that veterans were upset that new players were being given more NIL resources than established players under the Head coaches direction. I can see the same scenario being played out at Oregon, Auburn and definitely Miami. I don’t blame Vorhees for leaving if he knows the new guys will make more than him for playing for the same school. Only the most devoted could accept that arraignment.

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    1. “Only the most devoted” is the inscription on the medals given to the fallen at the Charge of the Light Brigade……

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      1. The World: I don’t blame Vorhees for leaving if he knows the new guys will make more than him for playing for the same school.

        MG…..my reply was based on the above comment. I was under the impression he thought Vorhees had another year of eligibility available.

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  4. Well, when the Season is over the ‘Season is Over’ for me
    I’m exhausted’
    But a hail-out to all the ‘hangers-on’ the Wolf blog
    You are a merry bunch of men who I bid a very Merry Christmas
    Happy Hanukkah and ‘equal-respect to all faiths who seek-out God–
    As we join hand-in-hand together this eve of Christmas Eve 2022
    feeling how we are all one together mysteriously interconnected
    through this Unknowable Spirit

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      1. I sincerely hope that means you’ll be back soon…
        #….OtherwiseSomethingUniqueWillBeMissing…

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      1. We’ll survive —it just won’t be as much fun. [And we’ll be way less “interconnected”]….
        #John:ComeBackForTheBigGame,Ok?

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      2. You look as if you have ‘taken to’ surviving on your own Georgie
        keep up the good work at least through the 2023 Season
        We friends we take life one year at a time if granted to us

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    1. “The law enforcement agencies were closely involved in Twitter’s decision to suppress content that was troublesome for the Biden campaign, the truthful New York Post reporting about emails on Hunter Biden’s laptop that suggested a pattern of influence peddling by the Biden family.”

      Those of us with any sense knew they manipulated the election. But the mental midgets called it a Big Lie and thought it was only about the ballots…”the courts have ruled, blah, blah, blah.”

      Idiots.

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    2. It’s hilarious how many whiny bitches are quitting Twitter because of Musk. Heaven forbid not being able to shut down thoughts expressed by the Right, the way they have for years.

      Free speech, democracy, the Constitution in general? They don’t care about any of it. Agree with us or you against democracy. Amazing how many buy it.

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