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McCoy getting first crack at being the starting tight end

Fred Davis was so good last year — and the other receivers were so shaky — that tight end went from a bit part to a leading role in USC’s offense. With Davis gone, is it time for Anthony McCoy’s close-up? McCoy will get first crack at the starting job for next season, though redshirt […]

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Redshirt Candidates

While everyone focuses on freshmen like Joe McKnight and Kris O’Dowd, USC coach Pete Carroll pulled aside wide receiver Brandon Carswell, tight end Rhett Ellison and safety Marshall Jones and informed them not to expect to play against Idaho, because the coaches are still deciding whether to redshirt the players.

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Live Scrimmage No. 3

Welcome to the final scrimmage, where even Mitch Mustain is a team captain. And fans are restricted to one side of the stadium. Once again, we are brought to you by Roman Meal, the official bread of Peter Caesar Carroll. And after an offsides penalty, Chauncey Washington goes 63 yards on the first play before […]

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USC freshman TE Ellison is impressive

Scott Wolf, LA Daily News When USC releases its preseason depth chart, there could be a surprising name on the offense. Freshman tight end Rhett Ellison, the son of former USC linebacker Riki Ellison, continues to impress Trojans coach Pete Carroll, who thinks the 18-year-old is holding his own against the veterans at the position… […]

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Finding The Tight End

One of today’s points of emphasis was throwing to the tight ends, an area sometimes underutilized in recent seasons. “We really tried to get the ball to the position to see the guys behind Fred Davis,” Pete Carroll said. Freshman Rhett Ellison’s gotten off to a good start although it’s premature to think he will […]

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Upon Further Review

After watching films, USC coach Pete Carroll singled out Averill Spicer, Derek Simmons, Josh Pinkard, Joe McKnight, Ronald Johnson, Rhett Ellison, Christian Tupou and Michael Reardon as players who stood out.

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New Guys by the Numbers

New faces in familiar numbers: RoJo getting DJ’s #8 is the most notable. Kalil’s #67 is now freshman DE Michael Reardon. (Sophmore C.J. Gable and safety Taylor Mays have already switched to Steve Smith’s #2.) #4 – Joe McKnight, RB #6 – Malcolm Smith, LB #8 – Ronald Johnson, WR/CB #15 – Aaron Corp, QB […]

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TrojanWire Welcomes 2007 Class

Looks to be the year of the RB again. The rotation at that position for the Trojans is probably deeper than that of any school at any time, ever. Pete Carroll signed more 5-star rated prospects than any other university in the nation this year; but with many returning starters and limited scholarships, lost the […]

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