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Seattle Theory

One thing I’ve heard recently at USC is that the Seattle Seahawks were keen to hire Jeremy Bates as offensive coordinator and wanted him to control which assistants were hired offensively instead of Pete Carroll. And this supposedly was one of the things the Seahawks told Carroll before they hired him. Now I find it […]

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Sport

Staff Firing

USC coach Lane Kiffin officially fired offensive line coach Pat Ruel, who he ironically offered the Tennessee offensive line job to last year.

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Sport

Even More Power

Now we hear that USC offensive line coach Pat Ruel will not go to Seattle because Jeremy Bates wants to make his own hire for the position. Again, is this the recipe for NFL success?

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Headlines

Trojans Compete at Slip N Slide

Jethro Franklin got the best of Pat Ruel to settle a 12-12 tie in Tuesday’s practice. Girls in bikinis also enjoy an occasional Slip N Slide (after the jump). TENSE TIMES AT USC, DONE COLUMNIST-STYLE [EDSBS] Fun in the rain [The RipsIt Blog]

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Headlines, Sport

HIGHLIGHTS: Washington State 2009

Sloppy win, but it’s a win nonetheless. The offense got off to a strong start, but they were inconsistent and fumbled more than they should have, but on the bright side, coaches opened up the playbook and allowed Matt Barkley to complete some deep passes. However this offense, and the receiving game in particular, needs […]

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Sport

Another edition of…

In case you missed it, Pete Carroll is back with another edition of USCRipsIt. This time he gives a lot of general sounding quotes previewing spring practice. There is some pretty good stuff in there, including the preliminary plan to move Jeff Byers over to center while Kris O’Dowd recovers from shoulder surgery. “The biggest […]

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Sport

Morning Buzz

Offensive guard Zack Heberer did not see action against Stanford but assistant coach Pat Ruel said he expects to play him in the final two regular-season games.

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Sport

Service team will be key to Trojan success

<!–start image–><!– end image–>With just three days before Ohio State University comes to Los Angeles to play the No. 1 ranked Trojans of the University of Southern California, offensive line coach Pat Ruel knows there is plenty of work left to be done. But, using tools that no other team in the country is privy […]

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Sport

CURIOUS INDEX, 9/10/08

Your forecast for the day: surreal. Yeah. Catlab. Ohio State versus USC. Just back away and make sure there aren’t any sharp objects around, okay? We’ll call that a pick for USC to cover in a landslide, metaphorically speaking. The L.A. Times goes fretting nelly with the USC offense, who believe Ohio State’s defense will […]

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Can USC’s offense decipher the 3-4?

USC’s offense will see something a little unusual when it steps on the field at Virginia: a 3-4 defense. The 3-4 is less popular than the 4-3, and USC won’t face another one until the Cal game Nov. 8. The biggest difference is the way the defensive linemen attack: They go head-up on the offensive […]

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Sport

The Weakest Link?

Here’s my feature on the state of the offensive line. Featured quote: “In the end, we will not be the weak link,” offensive line coach Pat Ruel said.

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