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Idaho…USC da’ Pimp

After throwing a pass, Idaho quarterback Nathan Enderle, left, is hit by USC’s Lawrence Jackson and Rey Maualuga. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) The final score: USC 38, Idaho 10. The USC Trojans were dominant throughout Saturday’s season opener, beating a better than expected Idaho Vandals. It wasn’t the trouncing everyone had expected from a number one […]

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Joseph, Reed the Return Men

Cornerback Vincent Joseph will return kickoffs, Carroll said of the speedy sophomore who impressed in the preseason scrimmages. And Desmond Reed, as expected, will get the call on punt returns with Ronald Johnson also getting his shot there, Carroll announced at the end of practice.

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Trojan DePo: Tailback Report

Chauncey Washington may miss the season opener against Idaho due to a sprained shoulder. Image from bluegraysky.blogspot.com Frequently touted as “Tailback-U” for the blue-chip crowded backfield, USC has taken yet another hit at the position with leading rusher Chauncey Washington side-lined with a sprained shoulder. A fifth-year senior, Washington lead the Trojans with 744 yards […]

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TNYC Fall Scrimmage Report

Watched the scrimmage today and these are the things that jumped out at me: Best Player:  Stafon Johnson I was going to say a tie between Stafon and Chauncey, but I really liked the way Stafon hit the holes.  When Stafon scored his 2nd TD, you saw a little bit of everything:  setting up a […]

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Live Scrimmage No. 3

Welcome to the final scrimmage, where even Mitch Mustain is a team captain. And fans are restricted to one side of the stadium. Once again, we are brought to you by Roman Meal, the official bread of Peter Caesar Carroll. And after an offsides penalty, Chauncey Washington goes 63 yards on the first play before […]

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Bye Bye Moody?

If tailback Emmanuel Moody carries through with his transfer plans, it has to be the first time a college athlete made the move on the very day he also made the cover of Sports Illustrated. OK, even a regional cover. But it makes sense. USC does have too many tailbacks. And Moody last week was […]

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Friday Practice Notes

The USC football team suited up in full pads today, for this time this fall, and entertained the crowd. The team went through their usual routine of individual position drills, but lined up for some live scrimmaging for much of the 2nd half of practice. PCbestever and I were able to attend the entire practice, […]

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Say What?

Did anyone notice this line from highly respected NFL anaylst Gil Brandt on former USC defensive back Eric Wright? “When you talk to him, he will convince you he did nothing wrong and his roommate was to blame (the police found over 100 ecstasy pills in his apartment).” Wright’s roommate was USC tailback Desmond Reed. […]

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PC Press Luncheon: 11.21.06

Pete Carroll the jokester — gets it going. “Sorry I’m a little late. I was reading Charlie’s press conference quotes (room laughter).” Last year’s game — one of the greatest or just another win. “I think it was a pretty special win because of the heroics at the end and the “against all odds” kind […]

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Desmond Reed Back on Punts

Good news (as far as we’re concerned) on the special teams front: After experimenting with 6’5″ wide receiver Patrick Turner returning punts the last two weeks, USC Head coach Pete Carroll announced Saturday that tailback Desmond Reed will resume punt duty full time on Saturday when Notre Dame comes to the Coliseum. You will recall […]

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Sunday night’s scrimmage

The passing game finally found its rhythm, albeit against the scout defense. John David Booty completed 10-of-12 for 98 yards and a TD. Mark Sanchez was 6-of-7 for 79 yards and a TD. Freshman tailback C.J. Gable had two scores on the ground. Defensive end Kyle Moore had a sack, a forced fumble and a […]

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Special teams starters

Punt returns will be handled by Desmond Reed. Backing him up will be freshman speedster Travon Patterson. Cary Harris and C.J. Gable will be returning kickoffs. The punter and holder will be Greg Woidneck. Kickoffs are still to be decided — Troy Van Blarcom is now matching David Buehler’s end zone boots. Special Teams Set […]

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