Steven Travers, a USC graduate, sports historian and former pro baseball player in the A's and Cardinals organizations, has written a book titled What It Means to Be a Trojan: Southern Cal's Greatest Players Talk About Trojans Football (hardbound, $27.95).
"The greatest Trojan players and coaches from the 1940s to present day were called upon to express why they are so proud to be a part of the storied tradition that is Trojan football," state the promotional materials from Triumph Books .
Frank Gifford, Jim Hardy, Craig Fertig, Tim Rossovich, John McKay, Clay Matthews, Keith Van Horne, Manfred Moore and Mark Carrier are among the Trojans who provided insights to Travers.
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Of course, had the book been titled What It Means to Be a Trojan Quarterback, the first insight would have been that you spent your high school years in Orange County, as was the case with the pigskin slingers depicted above.