Give the "Wild Bunch" love

Famed USC defensive line needs better tribute than the current small statue

Updated: July 13, 2012, 2:20 PM ET
By Greg Katz |
LOS ANGELES -- When I walk by the outside of Heritage Hall and see a statue that is best described as a "miniature" version of the larger-than-life original Wild Bunch, the Trojans' legendary defensive line, I unfortunately kind of shake my head and cringe.

Don't get me wrong: I am sure the current statue of figurines was a well-intentioned showcase at the time for probably the most feared defensive line in the history of USC football, but the size of this tribute looks more like a salute to the defensive line of the Lilliputians in Gulliver's Travels.

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