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Admiration expressed

Observer Viewpoint | Tuesday, November 15, 2005

My name is Joe Horton, and I am a junior at USC, columnist for The Daily Trojan, ardent Trojan football fan and son of Kurt Horton, member of the 1973 Sugar Bowl Irish National Championship team.

I am writing to you today to express my admiration of your football-fandom. This year, ours was a game for the ages, and luckily for us, we eeked out the closest of monumental wins. We’ll take it.

But luckily for you, you have a terrific football team, and the meteoric ascent you have waited for is imminent (no Willingham phantom “return to glory” here).

But most importantly, you have continued to uphold the qualities of character that have so defined your school. Charlie Weis is the ultimate sportsman, and I know I don’t need to tell you that.

The Southern California-Notre Dame rivalry has never been better. In a couple of years, when you are more than likely trouncing the Trojans, come to L.A. and catch the game. They’ll be plenty of seats.

Fight On.

P.S. Can you sneak Texas onto your schedule by any chance?

Joe HortonjuniorUniversity of Southern CaliforniaNov. 14