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Lessons learned from Matt Cassel

Quarterback Matt Cassel of the Kansas City Chiefs and USC Trojans showed up at a wet Rose Bowl Saturday morning to help with Steve Clarkson's Dreammaker competition, but it was good to see that Cassel was wearing a Chatsworth Chancellors hat.

Nothing has changed with Cassel. I've known him since he was 12 and playing for Northridge Little League, and he's the same energetic, friendly, sometimes goofy person who loves sports, thrives on competition and respects friends and foes alike.

I wanted to ask him about the lessons he learned being second string for so many years at USC and with the New England Patriots because many athletes don't want to stick it out at schools and instead transfer hoping a change will get them noticed.

Please listen to Cassel's response below. He has shown what can happen with hard work and patience.

-- Eric Sondheimer

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Hey Zeus

Matt sounds like a class act. And all you players transferring to other schools - you should heed Matt's words: if you're good enough to be noticed, recruiters will find you regardless of what team you play for. AMEN!


Some would argue that Matt was "at right place at the right time" in New England. And it would seem that he wasn't at USC.

But, how does a player get drafted by the Pats when he had minimal collegiate game experience? By persevering, working hard, and sticking to his character.

Great story, Matt.


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