Ohio State has played 6; Auburn, 5; West Virginia, 8; Florida, 12.
USC has played 13 “true” freshmen so far this season.
1.) Emmanuel Moody
2.) C.J. Gable
3.) Allen Bradford
4.) Travon Patterson
5.) Taylor Mays
6.) Shareece Wright
7.) Walker Ashley
8.) Alex Parsons
9.) Vidal Hazelton
10.) David Ausberry
11.) Garret Green
12.) Antwine Perez
13.) Stanley Havili
If any of these strike you as incorrect, let us know, you may have been studying the kick coverage more acutely than us. (The first 8 though all have game-related statistics.)
And then listen to this exchange, and Tim Tessalone’s classic response at the end.
One of the Trojans’ beat writers told me that by themselves, David Ausberry, Vidal Hazelton, Jamere Holland and Travon Patterson “are probably more talented than any other receiving unit in the country.”
“You mean, more talented than any other four freshmen on any other team?” I asked.
“More talented than any other team’s receivers, period,” he said.
“Hey guys,” said Tim Tessalone, the Trojans sports information director, who’d overheard the exchange. “Time to put the bong down.”
Trojan treatment [SI]