Forget Tailback-U. According to linebackers Keith Rivers and Thomas Williams, USC is the new LB-U. Just take one look at 12x Pro Bowler Junior Seau, 2x Pro Bowl, 3x Super Bowl Champ Willie McGinnest or 3x Pro Bowler Lofa Tatupu. Not to mention the likes of Richard Wood, Jack Del Rio and Chris Claiborne. And now, with Rivers and Williams heading out to the NFL and the beast Maualuga to follow in a year, USC looks like the spot to be for top LB-talent.
But as these two humble guys will tell you, it’s not just about the raw talent…it’s how you mold it. And USC LB Coach Ken Norton Jr., their “father away from home,” has helped shape Tatupu, Rivers, Williams and Maualuga into the players, and people, they are today.
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