Reggie Bush’s return to the Coliseum on Friday night had USC football fans and former players celebrating his presence as well as a win.
If anyone was wondering how USC football fans and former players feel about Reggie Bush, the former Heisman winner who has been indefinitely disassociated from the university, Friday night’s upset win over Utah cleared up any questions.
The Trojan family still loves Reggie.
That was clear as the now-Fox Sports analyst appeared on the sidelines on Friday night as part of his studio broadcast duties with the network. Before the game began, fans in the stands let him know their appreciation for his contributions to Trojan lore by shouting his name and holding up his jersey.
Then during the action, the Coliseum crowd took pleasure in starting multiple “Reggie! Reggie! Reggie” chants.
The moment of the night for Bush and USC was Markese Stepp’s touchdown in the fourth quarter. After barreling into the endzone, the bruising running back found his feet and had a moment with the Trojan legend.
All-American linebacker Uchenna Nwosu wanted to know why the refs took offense to Stepp’s gesture:
He wasn’t alone.
The media and fans on Twitter certainly enjoyed the moment:
By the game’s end, Trojan players were paying tribute to Bush and he to them:
Bush’s backfield partner LenDale White used an emoji to express his feelings on the No. 5’s return to the Coliseum:
All-American safety Taylor Mays and former USC linebacker Olajuwon Tucker kept it simple with a hashtag:
All-American defensive lineman also made good use of the #FreeReggie movement but had more to add:
Former Trojan linebacker Scott Felix also jumped in with that message:
Terrell Thomas, former USC cornerback, retweeted this Barstool SC tweet:
Good feelings were all around when it came to Bush’s return to the Coliseum sidelines.
The next question is, when will the NCAA let him do that again?