Southern Cal quarterback Todd Marinovich, who threw three interceptions and fumbled once in a one-point loss to Michigan State in the John Hancock Bowl, says he needs to think seriously about his future with the Trojans.
"I need to think about things," the sophomore from Balboa, Calif., said Monday after USC lost to the Spartans 17-16. "I'm going to take a vacation and think about things."Marinovich, who was considering turning professional after this season, added, however, that his future would not be the NFL.
"My decision to stay at USC stands," he said. "I'm not turning pro."
But he made it clear he was not happy with the way he was treated at times by Coach Larry Smith this season, and in Monday's game. Smith pulled Marinovich late in the game in favor of Shane Foley.
"You'll have to ask (Coach) Smith," he said about being taken out of the game. "I was ready to play."
During the season, Marinovich was suspended from the team for missing class and did not start two games.