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Kiffin Coaches the North, Nine Trojans

The nations top seniors are convening in Mobile Alabama to begin preperations for the 2008 Under Armour Senior Bowl, January 26th 2008. The NFL scouts are showing up right behind them. At first report there were 7 Trojans playing in the bowl, now it’s up to nine! It’s a familiar coaching scene for the Trojans […]

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Eight Trojans to Senior Bowl

Eight USC Trojans are headed to the All-Star Senior Bowl on January 26th, a chance for the top draft prospects to showcase their abilities to eager NFL scouts. That’s out of 14 total Pac-10 participating athletes. According to AL.com, USC’s eight players are the most to participate from any single team since Auburn sent nine […]

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VIDEO: David Baker thoughts

Garry Paskwietz, WeAreSC David Baker, the father of senior offensive lineman Sam Baker, shares his thoughts about the final regular practice of Sam’s career at USC and what five minute walk he will miss the most now that the season is over… continue

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USC’s Baker thinking beyond NFL

Mark Saxon, Orange County Register There are long-term plans and then there are longer-term plans. Sam Baker has both.  The Trojans’ left tackle, a three-time All-American, would like to coach high school football once his playing days are over. He might have to wait a while, as he is projected to go in the middle […]

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Baker: No regrets

<!–start image–><!– end image–>Sam Baker has played through injuries this season and will not have much time to nurse his sore ribs and hamstring before the draft. Although his draft status has fluctuated, Baker and line coach Pat Ruel insist the senior made the right move in returning. “You don’t get your degree, you don’t […]

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Ellis Keeps Streak Alive

The College Football News always tries to do things differently — and so they did with their All-America team this year. But one thing they didn’t do differently was keep USC nose tackle Sedrick Ellis’ All-American streak alive. He’s been named first-team on every single one released to date. But naming Oregon’s Dennis Dixon as […]

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Ellis Makes AP First Team All-America

Photo: Terry Pierson/Riverside Press-Enterprise, TributetoTroy.com First Team: Congratulations yet again to Pac-10 defensive player of the year Sedrick Ellis. In addition to the Pac-10 accolades, Ellis, a defensive-tackle for the Trojans, was one of only four players unanimously selected to the AP first team by a panel of 12 media members. With 8.5 sacks on […]

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Baker To Start, Rivers Not

USC will start All-America offensive tackle Sam Baker, after two weeks out with a strained hamstring, against Arizona State Thanksgiving. But linebacker Keith Rivers, also a senior All-American, will not start. Junior Kaluka Maiava will step in at weakside linebacker with Rivers backing him up.

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Insider: Maiava set for first (OK, second) start

<!–start image–><!– end image–>Kaluka Maiava has started before — sort of. Thursday, however, should be his first time remaining in the game after the first snap. The two-time special teams player of the year will deal with several new challenges. Also inside: Updates on Keith River, Sam Baker and Kyle Moore. Plus, Will Collins takes […]

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Maiava, Griffen Start

Kaluka Maiava starts at linebacker for the ailing Keith Rivers, who is officially available. Sam Baker starts at tackle and will be backed up by Butch Lewis. Everson Griffen starts at defensive end for Kyle Moore, who will play but is still bothered by a bruised nerve in his arm.

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