August 25, 2007
I see where Emmanuel Moody, USC's second-leading rusher last season as a freshman, is leaving the Trojans as he apparently is dissatisfied with his playing time. "It's a business decision," he said. And all this time I thought he came to SC for the great college education he'd get and to prepare himself for a career and professional life after graduation. Silly me.
August 17, 2007 |
And then there were. . . nine. Emmanuel Moody's decision to transfer has diminished USC's depth at tailback, but not the perception that it remains bloated. According to Coach Pete Carroll, however, tales of a nine- or 10-deep tailback supply are greatly exaggerated. "That's not what we're practicing with -- it doesn't feel like that out here," he said Thursday. "We're having to take care of some guys and we're having to work our way through it. "The depth chart is not nearly as it appears."
August 18, 2007 |
For the first time in weeks, Emmanuel Moody appeared completely at ease. He walked away from Heritage Hall on Friday afternoon with no bags of ice strapped to his bruised knee and, perhaps more telling, sporting a grin. Moody, a sophomore tailback who was USC's second-leading rusher last season, said he was at peace with his decision to transfer to another school in search of a featured role. "I had to make a business decision for my future," he said. "I think it was the right thing to do."
September 9, 2006 |
The eyes of college football fans, including USC running back Emmanuel Moody, will be upon Texas tonight when the second-ranked Longhorns play host to top-ranked Ohio State. Moody, a freshman from Coppell, Texas, signed with USC after initially making an oral commitment to Texas. "Every day, to this day, I still get people asking me why," Moody said Friday after the Trojans' 6:30 a.m. practice. "People in California too, saying, 'What was up with the switch?'
August 11, 2007 |
By most measures, tailback Emmanuel Moody enjoyed a productive first season at USC. The sophomore from Texas started four games, averaged nearly six yards per carry and finished second on the team in rushing in 2006. But after missing the last four games because of an ankle sprain and sitting out nearly all of spring practice because of a hamstring injury, Moody sensed that he was overlooked going into training camp.
September 24, 2006 |
At USC, there aren't just streaks to continue, there are standards to uphold, traditions to maintain. So yes, it was important that USC won its 24th consecutive Pacific 10 Conference game, 12th straight conference road game and all that. But to keep some semblance of life as normal, the Trojans needed a running back to have the kind of game Emmanuel Moody produced Saturday night in USC's 20-3 victory at Arizona.