Leinart Stays at USC
In a decision that will pretty much guarantee USC a pre-season number one ranking, quarterback and Heisman trophy winner Matt Leinart announced that he will return for his senior year. While most people felt he should have opted for the obscene amount of money he’d earn in the NFL, it was nice to finally see someone put college over a quick payday.
I went to graduate school at USC and was a TA to several athletes, so I harbor no illusions as to whether Leinart is returning for his “education” or for a chance at a second Heisman and an unprecedented third-straight national championship. Still, I hope this sends a message that there are more important things than a professional sports contract, among them the intangible benefits of a college education.