Former USC Walk-On Tim Lavin On His New Book “Walk-On U”

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Former USC walk-on Tim Lavin joined us live to talk about his new book “Walk On U” which gives an inside look at the disparities between scholarship and walk-on players.

Tim Lavin was a football walk-on at the University of Southern California in 1988.  He did it against the advice of almost everyone and literally fought his way into playing time and earned a scholarship.  He was a Trojan fullback with the nickname “Mad Dog”.  Following graduation, he received two NFL tryouts.  But his emotional journey left a lasting impression and he has written a new book titled Walk-on U that reveals the disparity in treatment between walk-on players and scholarship players.  He says walk-ons are treated as second-class citizens in most things, from playing time on the field to the food they eat.  He also wants to overturn what he calls unjust NCAA regulations for college sports.

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