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The wide receivers

Here’s the 40 times for the wide receivers. David Ausberry 4.48 Brandon Carswell 4.49 Garrett Green 4.56 Vidal Hazelton 4.52 Ronald Johnson 4.43 Travon Patterson — did not run Patrick Turner 4.64 Damian Williams 4.46

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Damian Williams Interview

From SCPlaybook.com: Q: USC has a lot of very talented receivers on the roster. How do you see yourself fitting into the rotation? A: I am just going to try and be an all-around guy and try and fit in wherever they need me to play. I will learn the playbook and try and learn […]

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Hazelton Undergoes Surgery

Hazelton makes a one-handed grab in the 2007 opener. Frank Bellino/Riverside Press-Enterprise Sophomore Vidal Hazelton, who hauled in 50 receptions for 540-yards in 2007, has undergone stomach surgery to repair two muscle tears – according to Press-Telegram. The lanky, 6-3 wide-receiver was sometimes criticized for a lack of explosive speed during his breakout season, despite […]

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Last Words

I’m sitting in the official Rose Bowl hotel (Beverly Hilton) and can’t help but eavesdrop on the out-of-town media. It’s not so much that I’m trying to listen, but they’re excitedly shouting out various USC stats as they peruse the press kits. They seem impressed by the Trojan’s offensive line and think that if the […]

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Turner Update

Wide receiver Patrick Turner (bruised thigh) returned for a portion of practice but did not seem to impress Carroll. “He ran around a little bit. Not anything to make a dent,’’ Carroll said. “I know he really wants to play in the game.’’

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RoJo’s opportunity, McKnight hobbling

<!–start image–><!– end image–>With Patrick Turner unlikely to play a major role in the Rose Bowl, Ronald Johnson should have a prime opportunity. Also inside: Joe McKnight is back in a brace; Illinois evaluates USC’s offense; and Pete Carroll talks Rick Neuheisel

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Turner a Day Away

At last, Patrick Turner may get to practice in pads Saturday. The deep thigh bruise is loosening up and he did not need an MRI as anticipated Thursday and with treatment and medication, Turner said after practice Friday that he anticipated returning Saturday, the last possible day for him to get ready to play Tuesday […]

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McKnight’s hyped season; Illini talk spread

<!–start image–><!– end image–>Joe McKnight battled comparisons to Reggie Bush, homesickness and fumbles, before giving USC a few memorable moments in his freshman season. Also inside: Illinois’ O and USC’s D talk spread-option offense. Plus, things do not look good for Patrick Turner, who missed another day of practice

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Turner hopes to return

Mark Saxon, Orange County Register Patrick Turner continues to hold out hope of playing in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, but time is rapidly running out for USC’s second-leading receiver. Turner has not practiced in nearly two weeks because of a hematoma in his right quadriceps. He injured himself in practice diving for a […]

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Post-Practice Report

USC linebacker Brian Cushing bruised his knee and probably sit out tomorrow’s practice. Wide receiver Patrick Turner will not practice until next week to rest his bruised thigh. Tailback Chauncey Washington is still recovering from a hip-pointer.

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Ellis, Davis Share Trojan MVP

In a year with a number of talented starting seniors, it’s only fitting that the team MVP be shared by two guys playing opposite ends of the game. Mackey award winning tight end Fred David and consensus first team all American defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis earned the honors of co-MVP at the annual USC Football […]

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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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