Days of Whine and Neurosis

Friday, January 14, 2005

USC Interview

I interviewed this morning at USC, and it was a great experience. My interviewer was extremely nice and made a concerted effort to make the conversation comfortable. We talked for about 45 minutes and she was genuinely engaged in our conversation and interested in my life and goals.

I came away with a great impression of USC/Marshall. I spent about 30 minutes cruising around the campus after my interview. It's a really nice campus, and it helped that it was a beautiful day in LA. It was one of those 10 or so days a year when I can get on the 10 freeway headed east from Santa Monica and see the snow-covered mountains east of LA in detail.

Then I got home and saw that Matt Leinart was staying at USC for his senior season. Irony? I don't know. I sure as heck wouldn't pass up a $20 million signing bonus if I were Leinart, but hey, it's his decision. As a 49er fan it's kind of bittersweet. We have the #1 pick this year and we need a fact, we need an entire team. Come to think of it though, the cheap dog who owns the niners will probably trade the pick for a handful of 2nd and 3rd rounders anyway.