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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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New Trojan QBs No Stranger to Bumpy Roads

Road games at Ohio State, Washington, California, Notre Dame, Oregon, Arizona State and for some reason the media thinks the world is going to crash down upon the Trojans. Articles like “Tough road slate could derail USC in ’09” and “Don’t be surprised if … USC’s run of seven consecutive Pac-10 titles ends in 2009”, […]

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’08 Rookie Retrospective

Here we are, only minutes away from the ’09 draft. But before the clock starts running, how about a look back to the Trojans of ’08. How did they fare in their rookie seasons? Sedrick Ellis, 7th overall, Saints: 30 tackles, 4 sacks. Keith Rivers, 9th overall, Bengals: 37 tackles (in 7 games), a forced […]

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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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Your USC NFL Draft Briefing

This Year: USC had another huge draft weekend with ten players getting selected overall — the most of any school. They also led the way with four first round picks. Historical Perspective: USC has sent 446 players to the League via the draft. 42 have been picked in the 7 years since Pete Carroll arrived, […]

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NFL Draft Breakdown By Trojan

Draft footage of USC first-rounders: Ellis, Rivers, Baker and Jackson USC had a phenomenal draft. Nearly 13% of picks drafted in the first round were USC Trojans. USC owned 11% of picks through the end of the second round. USC had 10 draft picks overall, the most out of any school, including four in the […]

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New Rivals NFL Mock Draft

From Rivals.com: 4. Oakland (4-12)The Pick:  Sedrick Ellis, DT, Southern CalThe buzz:  Veteran tackle Warren Sapp has joined the retirement list, and Ellis is flying up the charts. 9. Cincinnati (7-9)The Pick:  Keith Rivers, LB, Southern CalThe buzz:  The Bengals defense has struggled with young linebackers, and Rivers is a proven playmaker. 19. Philadelphia (8-8)The […]

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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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11 Trojans to NFL Combine

A total of 11 USC players, 10 seniors and junior offensive guard Chilo Rachal, have been invited to the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Feb. 20-26. They are: * SAM BAKER * JOHN DAVID BOOTY * FRED DAVIS * SEDRICK ELLIS * LAWRENCE JACKSON * CHILO RACHAL * DREW RADOVICH * KEITH RIVERS * TERRELL THOMAS […]

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Senior Bowl exclusive: USC practice highlights

Day two of Senior Bowl practice in Mobile, Ala. was as good as it gets for the nine Trojan players on the North squad. Superstars like Sedrick Ellis and Sam Baker continued their impressive run, but even the late additions to the game like Drew Radovich and Terrell Thomas were turning heads. Check out these […]

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