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Half of the best

Astoundingly, USC players make up exactly half of ESPN.com’s Pac-10 All-Decade team: QB Matt Leinart, TB Reggie Bush, WR Dwayne Jarrett, C Ryan Kalil, OT Sam Baker, DT Sedrick Ellis, DE Kenechi Udeze, LB Rey Maualuga, LB Keith Rivers, S Troy Polamalu, S Taylor Mays and P Tom Malone. Advertisements

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Kalil to the Pro Bowl

Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster, joining linebacker Clay Matthews and wideout Steve Smith as the three Trojans who will be in the NFL all-star game in Miami on Sunday (4:30 p.m. on ESPN). Also, rookie linebacker Brian Cushing was originally on the roster but had to […]

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And the nominees are …

Some familiar names are on the ballot for this year’s NFL Pro Bowl. Check out the former USC players under consideration: Ryan Kalil (C, Carolina) Deuce Lutui (G, Arizona) Sam Baker (T, Atlanta Falcons) Matt Cassel (QB, New England) Carson Palmer (QB, Cincinnati) Justin Fargas (RB, Oakland) LenDale White (RB, Tennessee) Reggie Bush (both as […]

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The Golden Ruel

(Image by Phil/TrojanWire) Long overdue props to the man with the mustache. Pat Ruel has groomed offensive line juggernauts Ryan Kalil, Deuce Lutui, Sam Baker, Fred Matua and Winston Justice. His draw is comparable to that of Ed Orgeron and has helped him win many recruits outside his position. Possibly something that Carroll rubbed off […]

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Bruce Feldman’s Final Draft Analysis

A great weekend for the USC program cemented just how amazing the Trojans’ 2003 recruiting class was. Sedrick Ellis, Sam Baker and Lawrence Jackson are the three latest members of USC’s 2003 class, which I think should go down as the best recruiting class in modern college football history (i.e. when teams couldn’t sign as […]

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Fat Man Football

You may watch this little Friday night walk-through tradition, and wonder how USC ever wins any games at all. But O-Line coach Pat Ruel does have 34 years of experience in both college and the NFL, and has molded such talents as Sam Baker and Ryan Kalil, so he must be doing something right. And […]

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‘Meat Market’s’ Feldman Signing at USC Saturday

ESPN.com’s Bruce Feldman is doing a book signing for his look at college football recruiting, Meat Market, at the USC Bookstore Saturday before the Oregon State game. The book’s main focus and character is former USC assistant head coach/defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron, now in his third tough season at the University […]

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O’Dowd makes impact

Mark Saxon, OC Register After three years with All-American Ryan Kalil, USC got used to a fast, intelligent, but occasionally undersized man in the middle of its offensive line. Now, it’s got an entirely different kind of center. Freshman Kristofer O’Dowd has manhandled opposing defenders through the first two games. Against Nebraska, he cleared what seemed […]

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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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Trojans in NFL Training Camps

From Wednesday’s ESPN.com article, Washington Redskins: LB Dallas Sartz (strained hamstring) was sidelined morning Wednesday… Seattle Seahawks: Backup fullback David Kirtman broke his hand during practice Wednesday morning…Kirtman, a fifth-round draft choice from 2006 out of Southern California, was participating in a running plays drill with backs and linemen when he suddenly walked off the […]

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Exit Interview: Ryan Kalil

LQ Singian, WeAreSC In this latest installment of our Exit Interview series, WeAreSC sits down with Ryan Kalil to discuss his Trojan career, his recent engagement, the prospects of his younger brother playing at USC and the role Keary Colbert has played in welcoming him to the Carolina Panthers. Click below to read more on […]

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Matt Kalil: Already Pissing on Bruins

Does lightning strike twice? It does if you’re USC. K2, the younger brother of Ryan Kalil, had a great Nike Camp — winning all of his 15 one-on-one reps. “The only guys I remember calling me out were the UCLA d-linemen, but I killed those guys.” The 6-foot-7 Kalil is rated #16 on the Rivals100, […]

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