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USC has a hole to fill in the middle

The last two starters at nose tackle — Mike Patterson and Sedrick Ellis — were All-Americans. Now it’s up to Averell Spicer or Christian Tupou to assume the responsibilities of anchoring the line. The nose tackle’s job — on a lot of teams — is pure grunt work. Absorb blockers, clog the middle, let the […]

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Healthy Spicer in the mix at tackle

<!–start image–><!– end image–>Good things happen to those who wait. At least, that’s what defensive tackle Averell Spicer had thought. Backing up all-American tackle Sedrick Ellis for two years, Spicer knew it’d be his turn to fill those shoes when the Trojans entered spring ball following Ellis’ departure to the NFL. But, it didn’t quite […]

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New Trojan Nose?

The race to replace All-American Sedrick Ellis is one of the top storylines for the Trojans this spring. At least it was until heir apparent Averell Spicer was sidelined with a lingering knee injury. Now a youth movement is on at nose guard with several players vying for practice repetitions. Inside: Kyle Moore, Nick Holt […]

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TrojanWire Welcomes 2005 Class

Four 5-stars, eleven 4-stars and five 3-stars. This was the year of the linebackers for USC, led by Rey Maualuga, but the Trojans also managed to snap up the best player in the nation at quarterback, wide receiver and defensive end. DT Walker Ashley 4-star 6-4/283 (Eden Prairie, MN) OL Charles Brown 3-star 6-6/249 (Pomona, […]

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