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Sarkisian: Nice head start but early arrival no guarantee

Originally Published: July 31, 2007
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- With the benefit of four years of hindsight, USC quarterback John David Booty can see the folly.

Never mind that the Trojans were coming off an Orange Bowl victory and a top-five finish. Never mind that the guy who won the job, a third-year sophomore by the name of Matt Leinart, would go on to win a Heisman Trophy. Or that another quarterback, Matt Cassel, would be drafted off the USC bench by the New England Patriots in 2005.

When Booty arrived in ...

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