USC Player Quotes

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USC Quarterback John David Booty
(On getting WR Dwayne Jarrett the ball tonight)
"You are always trying to get the ball to DJ, he just always makes the plays. You know if you throw it up to him, he is going to bring it down. You always want to get him into the game plan."

(On his take on the progress of the offense)
"I’m pleased with our offense. We’re not as quick as we were last year, yet, but it’s a scrappy bunch. The main thing is that we are winning. Regardless if it is by one or by 40. It’s just a work in progress and will definitely get better as the season goes on."

(On the loss of FB Ryan Powdrell)
"To lose Ryan is really tough. He is so good blocking and receiving the ball out of the backfield. I hate to see that happen to one of my best friends on the team."

USC Receiver Dwayne Jarrett
(On breaking the USC career TD reception record)
"I didn’t even know I broke it. I knew I was close, but really, I’m not concerned with that. I just wanted to get the victory for this team."

(On his improvement from last game)
"I’d say it was a combination of what the defense gave us tonight and me responding from the challenge from (Coach Lane) Kiffin. Last week I was not 100 percent, but this week I was definitely much better with my speed and releases out there."

(On the effects of Coach Lane Kiffin’s comments)
"I didn’t take it personally. Kiffin and I have a great relationship out there. He wants to motivate me out there. I took his comments as a challenge and just wanted to have a good game."


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