In October 2005, USC quarterback Matt Leinart scored a late rushing touchdown with some help from running back Reggie Bush to lead the Trojans to a 34-31 victory over the rival Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
It seems Brady Quinn, the Notre Dame quarterback on that fateful night, still isn’t over the “Bush Push.”
While appearing on an episode of the BTN Take Ten Podcast released on August 4, Quinn discussed that famous play:
“They cheated. They know it. He knows it. I’ve always told him, though, that if you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying. I would hope my running back would’ve done the same thing for me if I couldn’t have gotten in on a quarterback sneak. But given my track record of quarterback sneaks, I think I probably would’ve been more successful than that.”
That USC vs. Notre Dame game in 2005 was one of the best college football games of all time. Sure, it wasn’t as great as ‘THE BAND IS ON THE FIELD. THE BAND IS ON THE FIELD.’ but it was still a nail-biter between two of the best teams in the country and annual rivals.
Did Reggie Bush cheat by pushing Matt Leinart into the endzone after he got stuffed at the goal line? Will yea, duh. But that’s the Pete Carroll USC culture. Pay for players. Cheat to win. Ruin Brady Quinn’s life. Wash and repeat.
Sounds like someone over looks paying players and illegal plays….
— Brady Quinn (@3rd_Goal) August 8, 2017
Love this Brady Quinn Matt Leinart beef. This is why we need MTV to bring back Celebrity Death Match now more than ever.
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