Podcast: Former USC QB Leinart talks Trojans title run, Heisman Trophy on Outkick
JAN 08, 2014 8:29p ET
The 2004 Heisman Trophy winner recalls what it was like to lead the Trojans on an incredible run to back-to-back national titles — and nearly a third crystal football — and tells listeners who received his 2014 Heisman Trophy vote.
As an alumnus, Leinart says seeing the Trojans football program struggle in recent years was "difficult to watch," but he also explains why he's pumped for the future at USC, especially after a convincing win over Fresno State in the Las Vegas Bowl.
His prediction: "I look for 'SC to be back in the national championship picture hopefully in the next couple years, if not sooner."
Listen below to hear more from Leinart, including his thoughts on former USC coaches Pete Carroll and Lane Kiffin, past teammate Reggie Bush, and the challenges modern media poses to elite athletes.