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Spanos gets noticed, honored for work with Trojans

Dan Weber, Riverside Press-Enterprise What a long way Matt Spanos has come. Not in the five years since he left Corona for USC but just this fall. The 6-foot-5, 300-pounder went from starting center the last week in August to who knew where after tearing his right biceps at the end of preseason practice. He […]

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Injury Report

Wide receiver Patrick Turner missed the scrimmage with a bruised thigh but said he would return to practices later this week. Offensive guard Chilo Rachal (sore knee) did not play but is also expected back. Center Matt Spanos and offensive guard Alex Parsons sprained ankles but they are not considered serious.

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Center of redemption

Jonathan Kay, USCFootball.com Matt Spanos thought his right arm had broken. Instead, his triceps had torn. The tendon had ripped clean off the bone. Doctors diagnosed it immediately. Surgery was inevitable. The regular season, once holding the promise of his first collegiate start, was four days away. After missing the previous season – when academic […]

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TNYC Cal Review

It was wet and wild, here’s the review: Positive – Establishing the Running Game It was nice to see the SC offense go back to the basics and just pound the ball; to Chauncey’s credit, he did a fantastic job fighting for yards after the initial hit.  Establishing the run game also seemed to help […]

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Reflections By and On Pete Carroll

Some of you may be here after reading this Q&A that ran in today’s print edition. If you want more context, a longer transcript is available after the jump (welcome to the blogosphere, where column inches are so last century). I spoke with Carroll after practice on Tuesday to address some of the issues that […]

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Insider: O’Dowd’s defiant return

<!–start image–><!– end image–>Kristofer O’Dowd returned to practice and dismissed every notion that he might not be ready to play Saturday. Meanwhile, Matt Spanos got some work at left tackle. Also inside: John David Booty takes another step forward; Oregon State gets some good news; and USC ended up choosing an interesting day to put […]

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From 14 to 7, USC’s O Line on the Decline

USC’s offensive line wasn’t all that deep when it started in August with 14. But today on the way out to practice, that number will be seven — healthy bodies able to go all-out. With injured and limited players, make that 10, or one-deep Pete Carroll said, when the teams split up into offense and […]

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Injury Poll

If you’ve already had enough of the AP and BCS poll mess (South Florida? Really?), it’s time for a poll about a mess … USC’s injury situation.   &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href =&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;http://www.polldaddy.com&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot; &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Survey&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; – &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href =&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;http://www.polldaddy.com/poll.asp?p=121121&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot; &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Take Our Poll&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; You can add your own, but if you need a primer on the leading candidates … […]

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The Thin Red Line

Make that a thin cardinal line protecting USC’s backfield, which also happens to be hamstrung by injuries. While every team looses players during the season (Cal lost to Oregon State without their starting QB, Stanford beat USC without their’s), can anybody in the nation match up with the Trojan’s carnage? From USC football’s weekly press […]

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No Pinkard This Season

Tailback Chauncey Washington and wide receiver Patrick Turner have been flying around full-speed in practice and should be ready to go this weekend but Josh Pinkard looks like he’ll miss his second straight season. A year ago, Pinkard, a redshirt junior, suffered a knee injury in the opener at Arkansas and sat out the season […]

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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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