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USC spring wrap-up

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller USC Trojans 2008 overall record: 12-1 2008 conference record: 8-1 Returning starters Offense 9, defense 3, kicker/punter 0 Top returners WR Damian Williams, C Kristofer O'Dowd, OT Charles Brown, OG Jeff Byers, TB Stafon Johnson, TB Joe McKnight, FS Taylor Mays, CB Josh Pinkard, DE Everson Griffen. Key losses QB […]

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2009 Depth Chart Released

The jury is out. Pete Carroll announced today his depth chart going into the huddle. Of course in traditional Carroll fashion, the competition for starting positions will continue throughout Summer workouts. But the Spring depth charts typically hold strong resemblance to the final list, come start of the football season. Follow the jump for the […]

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The Best in the Pac-10: Taylor Mays

(Photo via scplaybook.com) Ted Miller at espn.com has spent the past month ranking the top 30 players in the Pac-10. Not surprisingly, numero uno is USC safety Taylor Mays. Miller says of Mays: No one who regularly reads the Pac-10 Blog could possibly question ranking No. 1 the conference’s only returning consensus first-team All-American, the […]

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Two Tackles

USC practiced with only two healthy offensive tackles — Tyron Smith, Matt Kalil — because Charles Brown and Butch Lewis were out with groin injuries. Nick Howell was already out with a pulled hamstring.

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Ranking the Pac-10’s 30 best players: No. 1

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller No. 1     Kevin Terrell/Getty Images   USC's Taylor Mays is the Pac-10's only returning consensus first-team All-American. Taylor Mays, S, USC: The good news here is no one will disagree with this one. No one who regularly reads the Pac-10 Blog could possibly question ranking No. 1 the conference's only […]

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Ranking the Pac-10’s 30 best players: No. 5

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller No. 5  O'Dowd Kristofer O'Dowd, C, USC: What's the deal with the Pac-10 and centers of late? California's Alex Mack and Oregon's Max Unger likely will be selected in the first two rounds of this month's NFL draft, and O'Dowd may shortly join them — he projects as being the first […]

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Ranking the Pac-10’s 30 best players: No. 7

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller No. 7 Damian Williams, WR, USC: Williams numbers from 2008 won't blow you away. He caught 58 passes for 869 yards, with his nine touchdown receptions ranking second to Arizona's Rob Gronkowski. This high ranking is based on three things: 1. He went nuts in the Rose Bowl, catching 10 […]

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USC football: Joe McKnight in a boot

USC tailback Joe McKnight, coming off a career game, missed practice Monday because of an injured right big toe. McKnight wore a boot on his right foot. He said he would undergo X-rays Tuesday and would try to practice. If McKnight has turf toe, it could put his status in doubt for Saturday’s game at […]

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Tackle Time

I mocked the depth chart released last spring because it showed Charles Brown and Butch Lewis at left tackle while Alex Parsons started at right tackle. And it took about five minutes in training camp for Lewis to take over at right tackle. He and Brown are established starters right now. Pat Ruel said Nick […]

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Brown striving for consistent performance

<!–start image–><!– end image–>If there’s one position on the football field enjoying a higher profile than ever it’s left tackle. They have to be athletes, and ultimately, they have to protect the back of the man taking the snaps. Charles Brown knows what it takes to play left tackle and he appears poised to be […]

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Insider: Battle at left tackle; tailback updates

<!–start image–><!– end image–>After four weeks off, Charles Brown has returned from his high ankle sprain, and he will compete with Butch Lewis for the right to protect John David Booty’s blindside. For Brown, the whole thing was a matter of terrible timing. Also inside: Broderick Green‘s foot is giving him trouble again, and see […]

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