Following the spring game, USC head coach Steve Sarkisian was asked about the number as well as McGinest’s comments.
"It’s a great number and it’s a historical number," Sarkisian said. "A lot of great players have worn that number and hopefully as we move forward we continue to have great players to put that number on.
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"It’s a great deal of respect to guys like Junior and Willie and Chris Claiborne and Keith Rivers, all of those guys. A lot of great guys have worn it."