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O’Dowd, Havili make Playboy pre-season All-American

Center Kristofer O’Dowd and fullback Stanley Havili have been named to the prestigious 2010 Playboy pre-season All-American football team. This marks the second consecutive year that O’Dowd has made the Playboy squad. USC has landed more players on the Playboy pre-season All-American team than any other school.  Since Playboy first picked a team in 1957, […]

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Lombardi watch list

Trojans Jurrell Casey, Chris Galippo and Kristofer O’Dowd were named to the preliminary Watch List of the 2010 Rotary Lombardi Award. Click here to read more about the award and see the full list.

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Depth chart news and notes

Here are some notes and analyses from our preliminary two-deep depth chart posted on Tuesday, again keeping in mind that it’s still January and the season is still more than seven months away): Officially, if the depth chart remains as is, USC will have 11 returning starters in 2010, plus four other starters who have […]

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A national brand

USC could make a strong claim to be “America’s Team.” The Trojans have become the antithesis of a provincial program, as the roster and, most notably, the starting lineup are loaded with players from around the country. Nine of the Trojans’ 22 starting roles are filled by players from out of state, continuing a recent […]

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USC’s Casey and Thomas return to practice

Posted by ESPN.com’s Ted Miller USC defensive tackle Jurrell Casey and cornerback Kevin Thomas, both starters, returned to practice Wednesday after missing the previous two days due to illness. It also appears likely that All-American center Kristofer O’Dowd will return to the starting lineup after missing the opener with a dislocated kneecap. The need for […]

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USC Offensive Line Dominates San Jose St.

(Photo by Icon Sports Media) Games are won and lost in the trenches. On Saturday the USC offensive line dominated. The Trojans’ line only allowed one sack and paved the way for an attack that racked up 342 rushing yards. San Jose St. coach Dick Tomey praised the Trojans’ line saying: “The best I’ve competed […]

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USC’s Kristofer O’Dowd out 3-4 weeks with a dislocated patella

Kristofer O’Dowd was injured last night in USC’s opening series during their scrimmage last night at the Coliseum. Starting center Kristofer O’Dowd, regarded as a linchpin for an experienced line expected to ease the transition of a new quarterback, suffered a dislocated right kneecap during the first series of a scrimmage Monday night at the […]

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2009 Depth Chart Released

The jury is out. Pete Carroll announced today his depth chart going into the huddle. Of course in traditional Carroll fashion, the competition for starting positions will continue throughout Summer workouts. But the Spring depth charts typically hold strong resemblance to the final list, come start of the football season. Follow the jump for the […]

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The Best in the Pac-10: Taylor Mays

(Photo via scplaybook.com) Ted Miller at espn.com has spent the past month ranking the top 30 players in the Pac-10. Not surprisingly, numero uno is USC safety Taylor Mays. Miller says of Mays: No one who regularly reads the Pac-10 Blog could possibly question ranking No. 1 the conference’s only returning consensus first-team All-American, the […]

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2008 All-Pac-10 team

Posted by ESPN.com’s Ted Miller OFFENSE QB Mark Sanchez, JR., USC RB: Jacquizz Rodgers, Fr., Oregon Sate RB: Jahvid Best, So., California TE: Rob Gronkowski, SO., Arizona WR: Mike Thomas, Sr., Arizona WR: Sammie Stroughter, Sr., Oregon State OL: Alex Mack, Sr., California OL: Max Unger, Sr., Oregon OL: Andy Levitre, Sr., Oregon State OL: […]

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Video: Holding down the middle

<!–start image–><!– end image–>Starting center Kristofer O’Dowd is only a sophomore, but already his leadership and communication skills have proved invaluable for the Trojan offensive line. Inside: USCFootball.com’s Stacy Bradley caught up with No. 61 to get his thoughts on his play so far and how he is preparing for a visit from Ohio State […]

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Overheard at USC… notes and quotes

Posted by ESPN.com’s Ted Miller LOS ANGELES — A full day’s worth of notes and quotes as coaches Pete Carroll and Jim Tressel talked to reporters on both ends of the USC-Ohio State showdown. RECRUITING BATTLE Carroll and Tressel don’t know each other personally but that doesn’t mean they don’t know each other. “We know […]

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