Here is what is going on in the land of Troy….
Keary Colbert is stepping down as tight ends coach to try and make a comeback in the NFL.
Colbert told USC:
“After spending a year working with the tight ends at USC as a graduate assistant, it ignited my passion and fire to compete at the highest level. I’ve been training and getting myself physically prepared to make a comeback in the NFL. I plan to be a great veteran addition to any team’s wide receiver corps.”
Colbert was a second round pick in the 2004 draft. He played five seasons and caught 121 passes for 1540 yards with 8 TDs. His last season was in 2008.
Linebacker Devon Kennard will probably miss all of spring practice after undergoing hip surgery.
Redshirt freshman receiver Kyle Prater broke his foot. The injury is not considered too serious but he will miss some if not all of spring practice. Prater was a demon on the scout team that terrorized USC’s starting defense last year. Many project him as a possible starter for the 2011 season after being a highly touted recruit from Illinois.
Many are wondering why defensive end recruit Steve Dillon has not signed his official letter of intent yet. Dillon is supposed to be the 31st member of this years recruiting class. Reports are coming out that Dillon is having academic issues and once they are resolved he will commit to USC. He has until April 1st to qualify for the 2011-2012 season.