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TNYC Fall Scrimmage Report

Watched the scrimmage today and these are the things that jumped out at me: Best Player:  Stafon Johnson I was going to say a tie between Stafon and Chauncey, but I really liked the way Stafon hit the holes.  When Stafon scored his 2nd TD, you saw a little bit of everything:  setting up a […]

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Special Teams’ Turn

With the defense trying to get its game going, the special teams stepped up for a score to start the second as Thomas Williams blocked Billy O’Malley’s punt for the first team and Kaluka Maiava scopped the ball up on the nine and took it in for a touchdown. First team 21, Second team 3.

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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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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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With Havili healthy, fullback in good hands

Mark Saxon, OC Register It wasn’t that USC was so besieged with injuries last year, but that so many of them came at one vulnerable position. The first three fullbacks went down because of season-ending injuries in the first three weeks, leaving the job to a 200-pound former walk-on (Mike Brittingham) and a converted linebacker (Thomas […]

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Countdown to Kickoff: 52 days

As we continue our daily countdown towards the 2007 season, we have arrived at #52. Wearing #52 for the Trojans next season will be redshirt sophomore Luther Brown. From the looks of things the only thing keeping this guy off the field is the current depth at linebacker. I can assure you there isn’t a […]

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The ongoing USC fullback saga

Rifling through fullback options like Maurice Clarett in the vodka aisle of a liquor store, will Pete Carroll find some of the Goose in Thomas Williams? It worked while it lasted for Ryan Powdrell — a linebacker converted to fullback. “We’re continuing to look for a physical presence at that spot and he’s tough,” Trojans […]

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The Top 20

Pete Carroll has said that he could use 20 players on defense. Let’s look at who will make up that rotation. Starters first, in order of (our intrepretation) of Carroll’s favoritism: 1. Josh Pinkard, Safety, #36 2. Lawrence Jackson, Defensive End, #96 3. Oscar Lua, Linebacker, #45 4. Dallas Sartz, Linebacker, #42 5. Chris Barrett, […]

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Freshman linebackers are ‘scary’

When one starting linebacker couldn’t play because of injury (Oscar Lua, knee) and another (Thomas Williams) went out with a knee injury in the first quarter, the Trojans turned to two freshmen and a sophomore. Rey Maualuga, who played in the middle and made the defensive calls, was the standout with six tackles, a sack […]

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Thomas Williams to go under the knife

Linebacker Thomas Williams is scheduled to have arthroscopic knee surgery today, but said he intends to return for the UCLA game. He was injured in the Cal game while filling in for middle linebacker Oscar Lua. Lua says his knee still felt “shaky”, but Carroll intends to play him if healthy (or probably if he […]

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Getting More PT in 2005

These guys are seeing significant more time this year: David Kirtman, Frostee Rucker, Lawrence Jackson, Justin Wyatt, John Walker and Thomas Williams.

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