Former USC running back Reggie Bush sat down for an interview with ESPN's Colleen Dominguez that aired on SportsCenter on Monday, answering questions concerning his puzzling offseason tweets and where he sees his future with the New Orleans Saints.
He also talked briefly and in broad terms about off-the-field issues in his three-year career at USC, which, of course, resulted in a two-year postseason ban for the current football team and a loss of 30 scholarships over three years. The Trojans also were forced to vacate all of their wins from the 2005 season, when Bush competed and was later determined to be ineligible.
Asked about what he's learned from everything that's happened since his days at USC, Bush was non-committal.
"I don't know," he told Dominguez. "I definitely would say that I'm a better person now for a lot of the things that happened in the past. You live and you learn, and you try to move on, and that's what I'm trying to do.
"All this stuff that happens at USC, it kills me. It eats me up every day."
Bush, 26, is in Los Angeles this week. He's been back to the site of his college career frequently during the NFL offseason for camps and community appearances, but he's yet to return to the USC campus, where all items commemorating his time with the Trojans have been removed from Heritage Hall.
Still, he says he retains favorable memories of his collegiate career.
"I went to USC," Bush said. "I still love USC. I still have a passion for it.
"What can I do other than try to move on and focus on the positives of it?"