Tales from the USC Trojans Sideline (Hardcover)
A Collection of the Greatest Trojans Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team)
Sports Publishing, 9781683582830, 216pp.
Publication Date: September 3, 2019
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His story in Southern California starts with the recommendation of Jack Buck that he be hired as Chick Hearn’s color man on USC football and basketball games in 1961. During Kelly’s forty-plus year run, the Trojans boasted five Heisman Trophy winners, won five national championships, and played in 14 Rose Bowls and 24 overall bowl games. Kelly, who won five Golden Mike Awards and was named California’s Sportscaster of the Year three times, was inducted into USC’s Hall of Fame in 2001.
With an introduction that touches on the Trojans’ drive toward a hoped-for twelfth national championship, Tom Kelly’s book includes stories and anecdotes that are sure to become a must-read for all USC fans.
About the Author
Tom Hoffarth, a USC graduate and former assistant sports editor for the Daily Trojan, covers sports media for the Los Angeles Daily News, where he has worked since 1992.