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Don’t rush judgment on Rachal’s decision

The Varsity Lounge in Heritage Hall stood quiet this week. As the deadline for players to decide whether to enter the NFL Draft or remain for their senior season passed, no media storms converged in the back room. It was an odd turn for a setting that had produced memorable moments such as Matt Leinart […]

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Rachal among those leaving early

Chilo Rachal, an offensive guard who earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors, will forego his senior season and enter the NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Times reported. Rachal, who started in 10 games last season and 22 games in his career, is the only underclassman who will leave USC, which has lost the likes of Dwayne Jarrett, […]

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Trojans in the NFL: Week 16

A number of USC fan favorites, including Reggie Bush, Justin Fargas, and Keary Colbert, sat out this week with injuries. LenDale White (RB – Tennessee) became the Trojan’s second 1,000-yard rusher this season thanks to a 23 carry, 103 yard performance. He’s up to 1063 on the season. The Titans beat the Jets 10-6. Carson […]

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Trojans in the NFL: Week 10

Justin Fargas (RB – Oakland) ran for 81 yards and had five receptions for 23 more, but the Raiders lost to Chicago 17-6. He also lost a fumble.Reggie Bush (RB – New Orleans) wasn’t a huge factor in the Saint’s 37-29 loss to St. Louis. Coming into the game with a knee injury, he had […]

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USC offensive coordinator Sarkisian under fire from fans

Phil Collin, Daily Breeze It’s fourth-and-9 at Notre Dame, and USC’s brain trust scrambles during a timeout to find the right combination to somehow keep a championship dream alive. After consultations between the offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach and head coach – and with a final reminder for the quarterback to look for one tiny defensive […]

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Sport

Being A Bad Guy

Here’s a theory: Last night someone at USC told me there needed to be more “bad guys” on the coaching staff willing to call out players. That reminded me former offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin might have served a purpose after all. Remember last year when he took wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett to task after the […]

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Trojans in the NFL: Week 4

Justin Fargas (RB) was a surprise star for Oakland, picking up a career high 179 yards on 22 carrier with a long of 48. He replaced injured starter LaMont Jordan just before halftime. Matt Leinart (QB) started for Arizona, was replaced by Kurt Warner, then returned in the fourth to lead a touchdown drive that […]

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Washington wants to return

Mark Saxon, OC Register USC tailback Chauncey Washington said team doctors told him he has a Grade 3 sprain of his right shoulder, an injury more severe than the one that kept receiver Dwayne Jarrett out of two games last season. Nonetheless, Washington said he intends to play in the Trojans’ next game, Sept. 15 at […]

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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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Jersey Boys

Ben Malcolmson, USCRipsIt.com It’s known as the “Garden State” for a reason. USC has harvested and then cultivated some of New Jersey’s top talent in recent years, and it’s becoming a trend. First, it was Dwayne Jarrett, a heralded wide receiver from New Brunswick, N.J., who arrived at USC in 2004 and left three years […]

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Comparison Compulsion

There’s been a lot of comparisons between Patrick Turner and David Ausberry to either Mike Williams or Dwayne Jarrett. Pete Carroll even compared Turner to Mike Williams and Jarrett in today’s Daily News (linked in Morning Buzz). But here’s one opinion on the difference between Jarrett and this year’s starters. “Jarrett ran nice routes and […]

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