On an early morning, in September of this year, former USC All-American and first-round NFL Draft pick Lawrence Jackson woke up to a surprising email request. A reporter he had never met wondered if he’d be interested in being interviewed for a story about the famed “Bush Push” game, the unforgettable matchup between USC and Notre Dame in 2005.Jackson’s response summed up how most still feel about the game a decade later.”What a subject to be writing about,” Jackson wrote back, before giving details on how he could be reached.What a subject it is indeed.”The Bush Push” game remains one of the greatest ever played, a matchup that featured a storied program trying to fight its way back to the top of the college football mountain, while its opponent, one of the greatest dynasties the sport has ever seen, was scratching and clawing to stay there. It served as a coming-out party for one Heisman Trophy winner, and a reaffirmation of the greatness of another. It proved that boring old sports clichés can be true — that you really can throw out past results when it comes to rivalry games, and that you never can doubt the heart of a… Read full this story
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