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Rachal on the way out

<!–start image–><!– end image–>Coaches had hoped to talk All Pac-10 right guard Chilo Rachal out of leaving early, but they did not get the chance. Offensive guards hardly ever crack the first round of the NFL Draft, and Rachal’s status likely was diminished by the sprained knee that sidelined him for three-plus game

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Carroll `Disappointed’

Pete Carroll said offensive guard Chilo Rachal informed him that he would make himself available for the NFL draft. Carroll was disappointed Rachal did not consult him before making his decision “I asked him who he confided with and was real disappointed we were not part of the decision,’’ Carroll said. “There’s a lot of […]

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The Buzz

Offensive guard Chilo Rachal’s kept a low profile since the Rose Bowl and has not spoken to coaches regarding his possible early departure to the NFL.

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The Golden Ruel

Offensive line coach Pat Ruel is upset at agents again as offensive guard Chilo Rachal ponders turning pro. “These agents told Fred Matua he was going on the first day and Winston Justice he was going in the first round. They lie.”

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News Flash

USC offensive guard Chilo Rachal said he might turn pro. Rachal said his family’s situation is a key factor. His mother has a stomach tumor and is the process of getting insurance approval for treatment. “That’s been on my mind the whole season, I just didn’t want to go public until now,” Rachal said.

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Injury Report

Wide receiver Patrick Turner missed the scrimmage with a bruised thigh but said he would return to practices later this week. Offensive guard Chilo Rachal (sore knee) did not play but is also expected back. Center Matt Spanos and offensive guard Alex Parsons sprained ankles but they are not considered serious.

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Injury Report

Offensive guard Chilo Rachal injured his knee Friday but tests revealed no damage. He did not practice because his knee remains sore. Linebacker Keith Rivers (sprained ankle) is supposed to return next week. Wide receiver David Ausberry missed practice with back spasms.

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Back To Work

Offensive guard Chilo Rachal, who was sick Wednesday, returned to practice Thursday. Defensive tackle Fili Moala (concussion) was also cleared to play. However, linebacker Keith Rivers (sprained ankle) was held back because of soreness but he is expected to be available for the game.

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Post-Practice Update

Chilo Rachal did not practice because he was sick while Drew Radovich is also battling a stomach virus. Kyle Moore intercepted a tipped John David Booty pass, which drew comparisons to a famously tipped pass about a year ago. While yesterday’s practice bothered Pete Carroll for a lack of enthusiasm, today’s was considered much better.

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Quick Hit

Chilo Rachal did not practice but is expected to be OK for the game. Sam Baker still has an outside chance of playing and will be a game-time decision. As expected, John David Booty will start.

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TNYC Oregon Review

Tough loss, here’s the review: Positive – Defensive Play Even though the defense gave up 24 points (17 when you take away the TD after Havili’s fumble), I thought they played a solid game and came through with clutch stops when the offense needed a chance.  We held Jonathan Stewart (not counting blow-out games) and […]

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More Radovich

Offensive tackle Drew Radovich (sore back) said he thinks he will start unless his back locks up Saturday morning. Radovich said his back is not nearly as bad as during training camp and he’s confident he can play. Sam Baker and Chilo Rachal are ready to play.

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