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July 24, 2012 | By Gary Klein
In the wake of NCAA sanctions the give Penn State players the opportunity to transfer without penalty, USC is pursuing Nittany Lions running back Silas Redd. The Trojans contacted Penn State about their intent to recruit the 5-foot-10, 200-pound junior, who rushed for 1,241 yards and seven touchdowns, said a source with knowledge of the situation. The source requested anonymity because he is not authorized to speak publicly about the situation. ESPN reported USC's interest in Redd on Monday night.
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March 5, 2012 | By Gary Klein
USC opens spring practice Tuesday. The Trojans will work out 15 times, concluding with a scrimmage at the Coliseum on April 14. All practices except the April 14 scrimmage are closed to the public. Here are five questions facing the Trojans: Is there anything left for Matt Barkley to work on? The senior said he would spend his fourth spring practice refining his footwork and throwing mechanics and becoming "a coach on the field. " That's fine with Coach Lane Kiffin.
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December 22, 2009 | Eric Sondheimer
Geno Hall, the most versatile and feared player for Crenshaw High's 14-1 football team, has been selected the City Section player of the year by a panel of sportswriters. He heads the All-City team after scoring six touchdowns on punts and kickoff returns, eight on receptions and one rushing. He started at receiver, where he caught 50 passes, and also played defensive back for a Cougars team that won the City Section Division I championship and became the first City team selected for a CIF state championship bowl game.
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September 4, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC safety Josh Shaw got a surprise when he walked into the McKay Center this week. Hanging on his shoulder pads inside his locker was jersey No. 6. "I started jumping up and down," Shaw said Wednesday. Shaw, a transfer from Florida in spring 2012, wore No. 26 last season and in this season's first game. He requested the change to No. 6 last spring. The single digit holds special significance for Shaw because of his relationship with former Trojans safety T.J. McDonald.
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October 23, 2012 | By Gary Klein
Cody Kessler is easily identifiable in the No. 6 jersey the reserve quarterback has worn in his two seasons at USC. So confusion reigned last week when Kessler played on special teams in the first half against Colorado - even running for an apparent two-point conversion - wearing No. 35, the same number worn by punter Kyle Negrete. In the second half, Kessler was back wearing No. 6. "We change jerseys all the time with our guys," USC Coach Lane Kiffin said Tuesday. "We'll change some more this week.
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April 18, 2014 | By Gary Klein
With USC preparing for its final spring practice Saturday at the Coliseum, Coach Steve Sarkisian on Friday released a depth chart that will look entirely different in the fall. More than 20 players -- including starters such as defensive lineman Leonard Williams, cornerback Josh Shaw and safety Su'a Cravens -- have been sidelined for all or part of spring workouts. They are among those not included on the depth chart. Sarkisian this week announced that Cody Kessler was the starting quarterback.
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September 18, 2009 | Ben Bolch
No. 4 Westlake Village Oaks Christian (2-0) at Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline (2-0), 7 p.m. , ESPNU -- A victory at Skyline might temporarily silence those who contend that Oaks Christian feasts on a weak nonleague schedule. The Totems are two-time defending Washington state champions who have won 30 consecutive games and feature Brigham Young-bound quarterback Jake Heaps. A triumph would give Oaks Christian Coach Bill Redell his 200th coaching victory in 22 years at the high school level.
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November 14, 2008 | Ben Bolch and Eric Sondheimer, staff reports
The Orange Lutheran Lancers secured a share of their third consecutive Trinity League title after defeating Santa Ana Mater Dei, 24-21, Thursday at Santa Ana Stadium when Parker Flynn made a 43-yard field goal with two seconds left. It was also the third consecutive year Lutheran, 8-2 overall, 4-1 in the Trinity League and ranked No. 8 in the Southland by The Times, defeated No. 5 Mater Dei (7-3, 4-1).
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September 12, 2009 | Ben Bolch, Staff Reports
The film session that awaits Los Angeles Crenshaw High's defensive players in the coming days could get ugly, with one exception. Top-ranked Crenshaw stopped Norco on a crucial fourth down in the fourth quarter Friday night on the way to pulling out a 47-44 victory in which host Crenshaw gave up 487 rushing yards. "When we needed to stop them, we stopped them," Crenshaw Coach Robert Garrett said. "We showed character at the end." Norco, ranked No. 22 in the Southland by The Times, had pulled to within 47-44 late in the third quarter on Kelsey Young 's 66-yard touchdown run and was driving again when it faced a fourth-and-four situation at the Crenshaw 12-yard line.
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October 19, 2008 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
During a fourth quarter in which the teams had already combined for 51 points, Simi Valley Grace Brethren High needed to move the ball only three yards on a two-point conversion to cap a stunning comeback against Malibu. But the Sharks made a rare defensive stop, holding Jack Gililand short of the goal line with 1 minute 10 seconds left to preserve a 51-50 victory Friday night in a Frontier League game at Moorpark College. "It was the craziest game I've ever seen," Malibu Coach Ray Humphrey said Saturday.
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