Leinart 'miles ahead' of last year

Originally Published: October 6, 2004
By Bruce Feldman | ESPN The Magazine

Practice already had broken up. Most of the USC players had filed off the field. All except Trojan QB Matt Leinart who stood at the far end of the field Tuesday afternoon lofting up corner route after corner route to USC receivers. A few feet away, QB coach Carl Smith and Trojan offensive coordinator Norm Chow each observed like proud parents as the All-American quarterback floated the ball into the arms of his targets. Leinart wasn't perfect, though, and when he overshot Willie Buchanon, the ...

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