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Darnell Bing draft diaries

Fox Sports has USC’s Darnell Bing and UCLA’s Maurice Drew writing about their experiences leading up to the NFL draft. Here is a sampling from Darnell: I was so glad when the owners and players reached a new agreement on the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The NFL can continue to thrive and the media could stop […]

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Mel Kiper: Reggie, Matt go 1, 2

ESPN’s resident draft guru, Mel Kiper, has USC’s first rounders go like this: 1. Reggie Bush to the Texans 2. Matt Leinart to the Saints 16. Winston Justice to the Dolphins 17. LenDale White to the Vikings 31. Darnell Bing to the Broncos Of course draft predictions are far from an exact science (Kiper predicted […]

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USC has most underclassmen in NFL draft

USC has 5 underclassmen heading to the NFL. Tops in the nation. Next is North Carolina State with 4, and Florida has 3. Darnell Bing S USC Junior Cornell Brockington RB Connecticut Junior Reggie Bush RB USC Junior Brian Calhoun RB Wisconsin Junior Antonio Cromartie CB Florida St Junior Vernon Davis TE Maryland Junior Maurice […]

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2005 USC All-Americans

First Team: RB Reggie Bush WR Dwayne Jarrett S Darnell Bing Second Team: QB Matt Leinart G Deuce Latui Third Team: RB LenDale White T Sam Baker Bush headlines AP All-America team [ESPN]

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Preparing for battle

SI’s Austin Murphy makes some observations after an afternoon at USC practice: …[Mark] Sanchez, a 6-4, 215-pounder who is scary good. Sanchez has an inch and 20 or so pounds on Booty, and a little more on his fastball. His release is so quick, it’s a blur. A big, bruising tailback with a gliding, upright, […]

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Carroll to hold NFL seminar

Carroll to conduct seminar for draft-eligible players in December. Possible early-entrants: Reggie Bush, LenDale White, Winston Justice, Steve Smith, Darnell Bing and Lawrence Jackson. “I’ve talked to all of the guys to let them know it’s OK to talk about it,” Carroll said. Mike Williams: “I have all the money, I’m a pro athlete and […]

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Defending the defense

So many great little quips in this article, we’re just going to highlight them all: ..six Pac-10 teams rank in the nation’s top 20 in scoring. Only one SEC team and two Big 12 teams rank in the top 25. USC’s defense looks vulnerable because it plays in the Pac-10, and Alabama and Texas’ defenses […]

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In Need of a Gunner

When Desmond Reed went down Saturday with a torn knee ligament, USC not only lost a quality kick returner and a shifty runner, but also a key component of kick coverage. With two punts having been returned for touchdowns against them this season, Coach Pete Carroll was auditioning basically anybody and everybody for the position […]

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Trojans Insure NFL Riches

The Trojans may be the most highly insured team in college football history. Matt Leinart paid $20,000 for a $1,000,000 policy last year, and is expected to be covered in the $5,000,000 to $10,000,000 range against a career-ending injury this year. The families of Bush and White, both juniors, along with those of senior tight […]

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NFL Deadline Is Friday

Will Matt Leinart go? Will Tom Malone go? Will Lofa Tatupu go? Decision day awaits… to see if they will join the score of other professional Trojans in the NFL. Darnell Bing and Winston Justice also meet the three-years-removed-from-high-school-graduation requirement, but have publicly stated their intentions to return for a third-straight national championship. [UPDATE]: Leinart […]

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Cutting down the trees

The TrojanWire was on-field for the Trojans come-from-behind victory over Stanford. After an 82-yard rushing touchdown to end the first half–putting the Cardinal up 28-17, Carroll and company’s defensive adjustments dominated their opponent–holding the Stanford Cardinal to just 36 total yards and 0 points in the second half. Here is a good article from <a […]

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Ware to Start Against Rams?

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that safety Scott Ware could get his first action as a Trojan starter on Saturday. With Darnell Bing nursing an ailing shoulder, Ware may step in at free safety, with Jason Leach being moved to strong. Ware commented on having his first game-time experience coming as a starter: “Experience […]

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