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Trojans in the NFL: Week 2

Matt Cassel (QB, New England) was the most watched Trojan in week two. Nothing spectacular, no mistakes, it was a simply a solid performance that got the job done. He completed 16-of-23 for 165 yards and picked up 7 yards on 2 carries. As he pointed out in a post-game interview, all that matters are […]

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Trojans in the NFL: Week 1

Reggie Bush (RB, New Orleans) is up to his old tricks, taking 8 receptions for 112 yards and a touchdown in addition to 51 yards on 14 carries. His score was the game winner (24-20 over Tampa Bay), and his longest playes were 26 yards on the ground and 42 in the air. Fellow running […]

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CFN’s Unit Rankings

College Football News ranks the different units from around the country. USC makes a splash on defense but not surprisingly they struggle to get a lot of recognition on offense. I am not going to comment on this too much as this is pretty accurate from an SC standpoint. This is more for just general knowledge. […]

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USC has a hole to fill in the middle

The last two starters at nose tackle — Mike Patterson and Sedrick Ellis — were All-Americans. Now it’s up to Averell Spicer or Christian Tupou to assume the responsibilities of anchoring the line. The nose tackle’s job — on a lot of teams — is pure grunt work. Absorb blockers, clog the middle, let the […]

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Sedrick Ellis: A Saint’s Ransom

The big man is worth his weight in gold. Or actually 11x his weight in gold really. After missing 6 days of training camp and twelve practices, 7th overall pick DT Sedrick Ellis is on his way down to New Orleans to attend today’s afternoon session. And was the hold out worth it? As reported […]

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Healthy Spicer in the mix at tackle

<!–start image–><!– end image–>Good things happen to those who wait. At least, that’s what defensive tackle Averell Spicer had thought. Backing up all-American tackle Sedrick Ellis for two years, Spicer knew it’d be his turn to fill those shoes when the Trojans entered spring ball following Ellis’ departure to the NFL. But, it didn’t quite […]

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Q&A with Chilo Rachal

Q: You faced an elite defender day in and day out in Sedrick Ellis, who was a top 10 pick this year. How did that help prepare you for this level? A: Aw man, if I didn’t bring it, he was going to bring it and embarrass you. At SC, Coach pretty much records every practice […]

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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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Draft odds

Bodog.com seems to think the Patriots might take Sedrick Ellis or Keith Rivers with the seventh pick. It’s the first draft choice in their “odds” that lists both players. Here’s their odds on the Patriots’ pick: Keith Rivers 9/5 Sedrick Ellis 5/2 Leodis McKelvin 4/1 Branden Albert 3/1 Ryan Clady 7/1 Other 9/5

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Palmer likes USC’s Ellis

Posted by ESPN.com’s James Walker   Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer is an avid fan of the NFL Draft and is “fired up” for this weekend’s festivities. He says he’s keeping up with other mock drafts and has his own mental notes of how things could play out. Who does Palmer like for the Bengals at […]

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