Backup not in plans

Am I the only USC fan who thinks Mitch Mustain is getting a raw deal? I root for the locals as much as anybody, but man, he is getting punked.

When Mark Sanchez went pro and Aaron Corp got injured, all the stars were aligning perfectly for the redshirt junior transfer, who was an impressive 8-0 as a freshman starter at Arkansas.

However, the guy is almost forgotten and has gotten only a few first-team snaps since Corp was hurt and is third behind freshman Matt Barkley and Corp. That's gotta hurt.

The silver lining for Mustain is that even if he never plays a down at USC, a degree from USC and living in L.A. are well worth it. I just think he deserves a real shot.

Mike Layana

Culver City

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