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Injuries can befall any great team

Despite the dark clouds hanging overhead, the scene Monday at Howard Jones Field was perfectly clear. The usual assembled media flanked Pete Carroll as he fielded questions that seemed to be directed solely at the health of his wounded players. How hurt is Terrell Thomas? Will Sam Baker play? Is Cushing ready? How about Rey? […]

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Maualuga adds his name to injury list

Already ravaged by injuries, USC could be without three All-America candidates Saturday at Notre Dame. Middle linebacker Rey Maualuga, left tackle Sam Baker and corner Terrell Thomas were all hurt against Arizona and did not practice Monday at Howard Jones Field.

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The Thin Red Line

Make that a thin cardinal line protecting USC’s backfield, which also happens to be hamstrung by injuries. While every team looses players during the season (Cal lost to Oregon State without their starting QB, Stanford beat USC without their’s), can anybody in the nation match up with the Trojan’s carnage? From USC football’s weekly press […]

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Defense follows leader

Veteran cornerback Thomas becomes a motivating force after returning from injury. USC cornerback Terrell Thomas is not planning a speech this week.

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TNYC Washington Review

As usual, here are my thoughts: Positive – Winning the Game Honestly, the only positive I can take away from last night’s game was actually winning the game.  It happens every season, we go into a game expecting to blow out the opponent and suddenly all hell breaks loose and your expectations drop to a […]

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Rivers is living up to his billing

The Trojans senior is playing like one of the top linebackers in the nation. USC linebacker Keith Rivers leaped to break up a pass play, then collided with cornerback Terrell Thomas and fell to the turf.

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Moore makes up for tardiness

Mark Saxon, OC Register Kyle Moore lost the opening-game start at defensive end because he was a few minutes late for the team bus. After Saturday night’s performance, they could let Moore drive it.¬†On a defense thirsting for turnovers, Moore became USC’s defensive playmaker to fuel the 49-31 romp at No. 14 Nebraska. Moore tipped […]

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Move Of The Day

We’ve discussed this since spring and today USC coach Pete Carroll acknowledged that safety Josh Pinkard will play a lot at cornerback and perhaps even start. “Josh is an incredible athlete and he seems to be a more dominant athlete on our practice field at corner.” Pinkard will rotate with Terrell Thomas, Cary Harris and […]

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Live Scrimmage No. 3

Welcome to the final scrimmage, where even Mitch Mustain is a team captain. And fans are restricted to one side of the stadium. Once again, we are brought to you by Roman Meal, the official bread of Peter Caesar Carroll. And after an offsides penalty, Chauncey Washington goes 63 yards on the first play before […]

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Thursday Practice Notes

Yet another beautiful day for football, unfortunately I couldn’t stay for the entire practice. I left about half-way through practice when the players and coaches took a quick break to get hydrated. Here are a few notes from Thursday’s practice… Apparently Scott Wolf was incorrect in reporting that Pete Carroll would miss today’s practice as […]

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Wednesday’s Practice Notes

It was a beautiful day for football practice today, and what made it even more beautiful was the sound of helmets crashing. Today the team wore helmets & shoulder pads in what was supposed to be a day of light contact. Light contact? The only light the players saw was a green light for lighting […]

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2007 CFB Awards Watchlists

There are number of Trojans on the various awards watchlists as the season approaches. Websites are linked. Here is the list so far. Mackey Award – Top tight end     * Fred Davis Bednarik Award – Top defensive player of the year     * Brian Cushing     * Keith Rivers     […]

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