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The Golden Ruel

(Image by Phil/TrojanWire) Long overdue props to the man with the mustache. Pat Ruel has groomed offensive line juggernauts Ryan Kalil, Deuce Lutui, Sam Baker, Fred Matua and Winston Justice. His draw is comparable to that of Ed Orgeron and has helped him win many recruits outside his position. Possibly something that Carroll rubbed off […]

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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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That’s a draft

11 USC players were selected in the NFL draft — the most of any school. Reggie Bush – 2nd overall to New Orleans Matt Leinart – 10th overall to Arizona Winston Justice – 39th overall to Philadelphia Deuce Lutui – 41st overall to Arizona LenDale White – 45th overall to Tennessee Frostee Rucker – 91st […]

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Out for Justice

Coach John Fox of the Carolina Panthers noted that there are teams that actually like Winston Justice a little better than they do D’Brickashaw Ferguson of Virginia. “Some of the stuff he did was absolutely off the charts for a man so big. You don’t see those kinds of workout numbers from a 320-pounder. He […]

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Recruits to fall in line

The Trojans have landed 11 of the top 100 recruits in the nation. Texas has got 9. Florida has got 8. But there are 27 top 100 recruits still undecided, and USC is on the list of almost all of them, especially the big dogs. Here’s a run-down of potential players to welcome to the […]

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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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Fred Matua to enter NFL draft

A decision influenced for the most part by his mother’s battle with breast cancer and his family’s financial situation, Fred Matua will forgo his senior season at USC and enter the NFL draft. If Winston Justice heads to the NFL that will be the third starter to leave the USC offensive line, which was thought […]

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Talking about Bush

Ivan Maisel retraces the Bush fever that has swept over the country, and how it’s changed the face of college football. favorite Reggie Bush moments: When I was getting recruited [from Santa Rosa Junior College in 2003], I came down for spring practice. I watched [Bush] make a fool of a couple of different guys. […]

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Entire USC offense honored by Pac-10

Well arguably anyways. It looks like Dominique Byrd got snubbed at TE, but David Kirtman made it as a FB. So six first-teamers, two second-teamers, and three honorable mentions adds up to 11. Oh, and Reggie Bush was bestowed with Offensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive year. First Team Offense: QB Matt […]

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USC’s Whole Offense NFL-Ready

There’s been a whole lot of talk this spring that there’s USC, and everbody else. An NFL scout said that USC’s offense could be drafted today. Not down the road after some collegiate experience. Today. Everyone at every spot. That’s all 11 starting positions: QB, FB, TB, WR, WR, TE, LT, LG, C, RT, RG. […]

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USC Spring Pics

(Photo by Joe Andras) Two BIG reasons why USC will dominate. Fred Matua. And Deuce Lutui. USC Spring Practive – Day 4 [WeAreSC.com]

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