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Carroll high on USC draft prospects

The Patriots haven’t been afraid to dip into Pete Carroll’s well of Southern Cal talent in the past, grabbing linebacker Oscar Lua in the seventh round of last year’s NFL draft. While Lua never made it on the field, suffering a training camp knee injury that ultimately led to his departure last month, it’s possible the […]

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Trojans in the NFL: Conference Championships

No matter what happens in two weeks, the Trojan Family will add some Super Bowl rings to the collection. Here’s how USC alums fared in this weekend’s NFL conference championships: Steve Smith (WR – New York Giants) made two caches, of 14 and 11 yards, in a 23-20 OT victory in Green Bay. Junior Seau […]

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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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Oscar Lua Injured in Final Preseason Game

From The Patriot Ledger: Promising rookie inside linebacker Oscar Lua violated the first rule of the fourth preseason game – don’t get hurt. Lua suffered a right leg injury on the opening drive of Thursday night’s preseason finale against the New York Giants and did not return. He barely made it off the field and […]

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The NFL Learning Curve

Charles Krupa/The Associated Press. As part of rookie hazing, the Patriots’ Zach West, left, and Oscar Lua had their hair buzzed by veterans… The game is bigger, faster and harder. With a whole new team and a whole new play-book, the incoming Trojan rookies are showing their youth when it comes to the NFL learning […]

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Countdown to Kickoff: 58 Days

As we continue on our daily countdown towards the 2007 season, we are now at 58. There is no question who should represent this number on the countdown…USC linebacker Rey Maulaluga!! The 6’3″ 250 lbs. middle (Mike) linebacker is the unquestioned leader of a Trojan defense believed by many say to be the best in […]

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TrojanWire Turns 1,000

Live from the Shrine Auditorium in the center of the universe — sunny Los Angeles, California — it’s the TrojanWire 1,000th Post Spectacular Special. Featuring appearances by Reggie Bush, Salma Hayek, Matt Leinart, Paris Hilton, Pete Carroll, Carson Palmer, Stephen Colbert, Junior Seau, Snoop Dogg, Marcus Allen, Ted Knight, Bacon-wrapped Hot Dogs, Keith Rivers, Henry […]

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LUA is unquestionably THE MAN

Rey Maualuga on Oscar Lua: “He’d always be there to help me out. Watching film, he’d break things down for me. Even though we were going for the same position, he didn’t care. He was helping me out.” Sportswriter J.A. Adande: Each lesson meant less playing time for Lua down the road. It’s like Bill […]

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The leader of the Trojan D

No one is questioning the physical freakishness or outstanding play of MLB Rey Maualuga, but so far (with little evidence to go from) it does seem like the D gels better as a unit under the leadership of MLB Oscar Lua. We are not sure who was calling for the defense to slant to the […]

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The Top 20

Pete Carroll has said that he could use 20 players on defense. Let’s look at who will make up that rotation. Starters first, in order of (our intrepretation) of Carroll’s favoritism: 1. Josh Pinkard, Safety, #36 2. Lawrence Jackson, Defensive End, #96 3. Oscar Lua, Linebacker, #45 4. Dallas Sartz, Linebacker, #42 5. Chris Barrett, […]

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TrojanWire GRIDIRON UPDATES

Five days until kickoff in Fayetteville! We have updated the TrojanWire gridiron (the NEWS BY PLAYER nav) according to the latest position battles. First we need to talk about junior offensive guard Drew Radovich because we’ve never even mentioned him here before. Shame on us — not even representing a good old boy from our […]

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