John David Booty throws in practice for second straight day Print
Written by Admin   
Wednesday, 24 October 2007 16:30
NCAAF Headline News

 LOS ANGELES (AP) -John David Booty threw extensively without problems for the second straight day in practice Wednesday, prompting Southern California coach Pete Carroll to say the senior quarterback is ``real close.''
Booty sat out USC's last two games because of a broken middle finger on his throwing hand and was replaced by Mark Sanchez.
``If we were playing today, Mark would have started,'' Carroll said. ``I'm kind of surprised John felt so good today. We'll see what happens. He doesn't have full command yet. He could certainly function.''
Carroll said he wasn't sure when he'd pick a starting quarterback for Saturday's game at Oregon between the ninth-ranked Trojans and fifth-ranked Ducks. It will be the first matchup between top 10 teams in the 41-year history of Autzen Stadium.
``I really feel good,'' Booty said. ``The pain's going away, I'm getting feeling back in it. I feel like I threw better today than I did yesterday - accuracy, timing, velocity. My arm feels great, I feel as strong as I've been. It's just this little part of my body that's messed up.''
When asked if he thought he'd be well enough to start Saturday, Booty replied: ``I can't tell you guys how much I would love to be out there. It means the world to me. That's Coach Carroll's decision. I'm getting closer. I've just got to keep working at it, icing it.''
Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian said the most important thing was how Booty responds in the days ahead.
``You've got to look at the long haul here - how he's responding daily and evaluate him accordingly,'' Sarkisian said. ``I think he's learning to deal with the pain of it. It's good to have two good quarterbacks.''
Sanchez said while he hopes to get the start, he'll accept Carroll's decision.
``Whatever happens happens,'' said Sanchez, a third-year sophomore who passed for 130 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions in a 20-13 victory over Arizona and 235 yards and four TDs with no interceptions in a 38-0 triumph at Notre Dame.
``Of course I want to play,'' Sanchez said. ``I've wanted to play since I was a freshman when Matt (Leinart) was here. If it's not me, I'll be his biggest cheerleader.''
Carroll also said he was encouraged concerning left tackle Sam Baker (hamstring) and right guard Chilo Rachal (knee) - two key members of the offensive line.
``They would have played in the game today,'' Carroll said. ``We'll see how they feel tomorrow.''
 

NCAAFB Team Pages

Top NCAAFB Public Bets

View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

Recent NCAAFB Discussions

by Blade
Yesterday 9:58 am
by Blade
Jul-21-14 9:58 am
by Blade
Jul-20-14 9:00 pm

NCAAFB Futures

NCAA FOOTBALL TEAM BCS CHAMPIONSHIP ODDS CURRENT
FLORIDA STATE 11/2
ALABAMA 6/1
OREGON 8/1
AUBURN 9/1
OHIO STATE 10/1
OKLAHOMA 10/1
UCLA 14/1
GEORGIA 16/1
LSU 20/1
USC 25/1
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com