Reggie Bush, who is officially part of Fox’s new pregame college football show (11 am eastern), was on Colin Cowherd today and just said, “there will be a time and a place,” when he will actually address what happened with him to ruin his USC ending, because he’s never really talked about it in any detail, to say the least. In reality, he’s never really spoken of it period, other than to say early on he “did nothing wrong” and much later that USC people bailed on him.
Reggie on USC today: “USC will always have a special place in my heart because I made so many relationships with players who are still some of my best friends to this day, with coaches, who are still some of my best friends to this day, you know — people who still work there at the university are people I still talk to. It was a great place for me. it was a great landing spot.
“It was truly meant to be. I believe that me going there was, was fate. I believe that it was meant for me to go there. And I go back to the recruiting trail, because I didn’t take all my recruiting visits because I had five and I only went to — Washington was first. I hated it, and didn’t like it. It was raining and cold.
“And then I went to USC and it just felt right. And there was something about the intuition and the feeling in my gut that, you know this is where I was meant to be, and I committed right there on the spot.
“And fast forward to a couple years, and you know I was able to win a Heisman Trophy, was able to play in a lot of great games. You know, I said in college, and I said in high school, that I was going to win the Heisman Trophy. So this wasn’t something that was just on my mind when I got to USC. This was something I was thinking about, and that I had put out into the atmosphere long before I got to USC. And it is true that words do have power.”
Reggie on Kyler Murray: “I think for Kyler Murray, all he’s been told his whole career, his whole life probably, is he’s too short, right, he’s too small and look how far he’s gotten to this point now. You don’t win the Heisman Trophy, you don’t get drafted in baseball, and soon to be the number one pick in football by not having tremendous leadership, tremendous work ethic.
“All the things that he was getting knocked for in the combine where he went and did some of those interviews…to me, talk to the people who know him. Talk to his head coach. Talk to his his family. Talk to the players who play with him because they all say something different. They all say that, ‘This guy can play and he makes the guys around him better.'”
And so to me, when I turn on the film, I see a great player regardless of his size. I see a guy who can create space with his legs, who can extend plays and extend plays to the point to where he can find open windows, right? If he can’t sit back in the pocket, he can move to where he can find that open window.”
Reggie on the new Fox CFB show: “I’m excited. I’m excited to be here. I can’t wait to help be a part of this show and hopefully take it to the next level. I’m lookin’ forward to it.”