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Regarding Tatum

Officially, linebacker Josh Tatum needed a fresh start and never got started in the year he spent at USC, which caused him to transfer last week. Pete Carroll believed he needed a new chance and opportunity. We also heard there were off-field issues that contributed to the decision, including academics and some other minor incidents […]

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Trojans lead the nation in starting true freshman

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 […]

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Josh Pinkard Out for Season

The Trojans’ defense got some shitty news today — Josh Pinkard is officially out for the season, after an MRI on Tuesday revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Pinkard told reporters that he heard his right knee “crack” while covering a punt against the Razorbacks last Saturday night, on a play […]

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The Top 20

Pete Carroll has said that he could use 20 players on defense. Let’s look at who will make up that rotation. Starters first, in order of (our intrepretation) of Carroll’s favoritism: 1. Josh Pinkard, Safety, #36 2. Lawrence Jackson, Defensive End, #96 3. Oscar Lua, Linebacker, #45 4. Dallas Sartz, Linebacker, #42 5. Chris Barrett, […]

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New guys, by the numbers

The incoming 2006 recruiting class has its numbers for fall. #6 Antwine Perez – One of the early enrollers, he has been wearing Tim McDonald’s old number throughout the spring. #7 Vidal Hazelton – Lucky number 7 for Vidal. #13 Stafon Johnson – “The Prince” will be #13. #19 David Ausberry – Will be wearing […]

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‘Tis better to give than to receive

AL SCHELL/Courier-Post file USC’s Antwine Perez on a trip back home to New Jersey is seen here giving back to his community. When asked why he prefers defense (to offense): Perez wondered why anyone would get hit when he could be the one doing the hitting. Then he grinned and said: It’s better to give […]

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The hard-hitting machine

Early-enrolling freshman, Antwine Perez, is as tough as they come. Perez has long been mature for his age. He was forced to grow up quickly when, at 9 years old, his 23-year-old brother, Louis, was shot dead after falling in with the wrong crowd. With the departure of Darnell Bing and Scott Ware, and the […]

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First spring practice report

Booty and Sanchez both looked good. Hershel Dennis, the most likely starting tailback, injured his hamstring and sat out the practice. Petros Papadakis says while there certainly is new talent for the Trojans to tap into, Hershel Dennis is the only one who can pick up blitzes and understand the offense. 5-star recruit, and now […]

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Winter workouts: Booty or Sanchez

(uscfootball.com) On Thursday the players held a voluntary practice in shorts and t-shirts. John David Booty led the offense. Dallas Sartz the defense. Hershel Dennis was the main guy running the ball, but Whitney Lewis also lined up in the tailback spot. Newcomers Antwine Perez and Gerald Washington were present. Photos from March 2nd winter […]

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TrojanWire Welcomes 2006 Class

When your lowest-rated recruit looks like this. When you lose Thunder and Lightning and pick up the Prince. When you sign not only the fastest and most talented, but also the deadliest. You get something special like the USC Trojans. RB Kenny Ashley 4-star 5-8/210 (Venice, CA) WR David Ausberry 4-star 6-4/213 (Lemoore, CA) LB […]

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Army All-American recruits like USC

Two more five-star committals: linebacker Allen Bradford and receiver David Ausberry. Four-star running back Emmanuel Moody de-committed from Texas, and was looking at Miami or USC, and he came away a Trojan! USC also landed a four-star O-lineman from Colorado in Butch Lewis. This puts USC squarely in position to come away with the #1 […]

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