I mean John David Bootyâ€”do you like him? The best QB in the QB-rich PAC-10? Probably. Heisman Trophy winner? Quite possibly. The ability to lead USC to a national championship? He has it.Booty has a few things going for him. Thereâ€™s the obvious stuff, such as his 61.7% completion rate, 29 touchdowns to nine interceptions ratio and 3, 347 yards passing. Not a bad 2006 season, huh?
The guy is a calm and confident leader with a strong and accurate arm and great decision-making skills.
Oh, you sayâ€”but heâ€™s lost quality receivers such as Dwayne Jarrett and Steve Smith. But USC gathers top-notch receivers every year.
Booty is coached by one of the best in the businessâ€”Pete Carroll (65- 12 in six years). It doesnâ€™t hurt that USC also possesses one of the finest â€œDâ€? coordinators in the gameâ€”Nick Holt, who is back for his second season at that position. Heâ€™ll keep USC in the game, or maybe you could say other clubs out of it.
I like Bootyâ€™s chances. Partly because of what he brings to the field, partly because of the great coaching staff and partly due to the talent that surrounds him.