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Photos: Beautiful day for players-only practice

<!–start image–><!– end image–>Senior Kevin Ellison is now the elder statesmen of the secondary with the departure of Terrell Thomas to the NFL. ‘Be the best’ can be clearly seen tattooed on Ellison’s shoulder, describing perfectly the goals he and his mates in the secondary have for the 2008 seaso

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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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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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Rose Bowl Champions

USC 49 Illinois 17 USC dominated the Granddaddy of ‘Em All and wrecked an outmatched Illinois team. We finally got to see the team that we had all hoped USC could become back in August. The game was never in question and it was basically over when the plane that the Fightin’ Illini were traveling […]

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Illinois Offensive Preview

Erik McKinney, WeAreSC USC cornerback Terrell Thomas described the Illinois offense as “run, run, play-action pass” during Friday’s media day.  He admitted that he was probably oversimplifying things, but when you break down the numbers, he’s pretty much right on.  For the season, Illinois has run the ball on 66% of their snaps, or as […]

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USC Ruins UCLA Bruins, 24-7

Chauncey Washington powers it in for a touchdown in the 2007 USC-UCLA rivalry game. AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill It was bad news bears, or Bruins rather, for UCLA head coach Karl Dorrell. He had hoped to go into the Coliseum and repeat last year’s upset win over the Trojans. Instead he left the Coliseum with […]

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Canyon Springs’ Rucker will be remembered on Senior Day

Dan Weber, Riverside Press-Enterprise Senior Terrell Thomas will be running out of the Coliseum tunnel Saturday for the last time, and he’ll have a little extra inspiration with him. Drean Rucker, his good friend and would-be roommate, will be there in spirit. “I’ve got his No. 54 tattooed on my arm,” Thomas said. Rucker, a […]

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TNYC Cal Review

It was wet and wild, here’s the review: Positive – Establishing the Running Game It was nice to see the SC offense go back to the basics and just pound the ball; to Chauncey’s credit, he did a fantastic job fighting for yards after the initial hit.  Establishing the run game also seemed to help […]

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It’s All About the Washingtons

Washington breaks through for a 36-yard touchdown against Cal. (AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez) It was a dark and stormy night. Rain drenched the 72,516 sell-out crowd. The ball was water-logged. Fumbles were lost. Tackles were slipped. The field was slick. And Cal’s defense again and again saw a dark figure pounding out of the backfield. Guess […]

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Thomas prepares for a showdown with Cal’s DeSean Jackson

Cornerback Terrell Thomas will be making his first trip to Berkeley on Saturday, but he is well aware of the problems posed by Cal’s dynamic offense. After missing previous trips to Memorial Stadium, Thomas and USC’s other defensive backs face the task of matching up against Cal’s talented trio of receivers.

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Injury Update – Notre Dame Week

Here’s the update: John David Booty – Threw with a glove today and looked better than expected.  Could possibly play this Saturday but will likely play a back-up role.  Rey Maualuga – Listed as doubtful due to hip pointer.  Thomas Williams would start in place of Rey.  Brian Cushing – Coaches are playing it cautious […]

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Schedule Poster Jinx Too?

It was a cool idea, and well-executed too. That full-color USC schedule poster featuring 16 Trojans in action poses showed the strength and numbers of this year’s USC team. But if you look at it closely, or did so at the end of Saturday’s Arizona game, of the 16 original starters on that poster, guess […]

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