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The Trojan rookie boon

Inarguably, USC lost a lot of talent to the NFL Draft following the 2008 season. A closer look at the stats reveals just how incredibly much. The 11 Trojan draft picks from last year have played in a combined 95 games and racked up a combined 54 starts during their rookie seasons this fall — […]

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2009 Pro Day at USC

Former Trojans participating in today‚Äôs Pro Day at USC: QB Mark Sanchez WR Patrick Turner LB Brian Cushing LB Clay Matthews Jr. LB Rey Maualuga LB Kaluka Maiava S Kevin Ellison CB Cary Harris DL Fili Moala DL Kyle Moore DL Gerald Washington P Greg Woidneck K David Buehler TB Hershel Dennis TB Desmond Reed […]

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2009 USC Recruiting Dinner

Here are our thoughts on the guys that stood out in last nights presentation. Full bios and direct quotes from Pete Carroll after the jump. John Martinez, OL, 4-STAR Just a nasty, pancake blocking guard. He can get down field too (a la Jeff Byers). Highlight after highlight he would pull from his guard position, […]

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Welcome back

Pete Carroll was eager to point out that the Trojans were looking replenished on Monday. "A bunch of guys returned to the practice field," he said. "I don’t know if you could tell, but it was like a busload of guys came in today! It was kinda’ fun and it feels different — the energy […]

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USC football: Joe McKnight in a boot

USC tailback Joe McKnight, coming off a career game, missed practice Monday because of an injured right big toe. McKnight wore a boot on his right foot. He said he would undergo X-rays Tuesday and would try to practice. If McKnight has turf toe, it could put his status in doubt for Saturday’s game at […]

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T-WIRE SNAPS: OHIO ST 2008 Pt I

Sort of a where’s Waldo shot of the USC student body. First person to guess the number of #10 jerseys in this shot correctly, gets a free TrojanWire T-shirt. Send your answer to scoop@trojanwire.com. *** EDITOR’S NOTE *** Congratulations to Mark who correctly guessed 14. Shareece Wright lined up. Ready to explode. The USC linebacking […]

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CFN’s Unit Rankings

College Football News ranks the different units from around the country. USC makes a splash on defense but not surprisingly they struggle to get a lot of recognition on offense. I am not going to comment on this too much as this is pretty accurate from an SC standpoint. This is more for just general knowledge. […]

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Maiava waited for chance to impact

<!–start image–><!– end image–>Like most of the people on the Trojan football roster, Kaluka Maiava became accustomed to success. He came to the mainland after a highly decorated prep career, Hawaii’s top prep player came to USC with big plans. He wanted to be the man. Unfortunately for Maiava, one was already there. Go inside […]

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Molding A Spot for Clay

Shortly after Clay Matthews redshirt season in 2004, he watched as USC coaches signed one of the greatest linebacker classes in team history, as Rey Maualuga, Brian Cushing, Luthur Brown and Kaluka Maiava all committed to the Trojans. Four years later, Matthews watched as USC coaches spent spring practice finding ways to get him on […]

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Practice Insider: Linebacker Battles

<!–start image–><!– end image–>One of the more interesting position battles this spring will be between the young linebackers. Brian Cushing, Rey Maualuga and Kaluka Maiava are almost guaranteed to be starters, but there will be plenty of reps for the less seasoned guys. Inside: Hear from Luthur Brown and Jordan Campbell plus tons of practice […]

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USC linebacker Maiava out of spring practice

Scott Wolf, Los Angeles Daily News USC starting linebacker Kaluka Maiava will miss spring practice next month because he will undergo wrist surgery. Maiava injured his wrist in November and then broke his thumb in the Rose Bowl, when he made a key play forcing a fumble in the third quarter that ended an Illinois […]

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