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August 21, 1996 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Overheard at a recent USC football practice: "Geez, look at the size of that kid--he looks like a sumo wrestler." That's no joke. He is a sumo wrestler. The man had pointed to Faaesea Mailo, a growing, healthy 18-year-old lad who rises 6 feet 5 and weighs, depending on the time of day, about 350 pounds. He comes from the only high school in America with a sumo club, Kahuku High in Honolulu.
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September 3, 2000 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's called "Tank," and yes, there is a play in USC's book for Faaesea Mailo to carry the ball. Not that it will ever be called. "I don't think he's graduated to that yet," Trojan Coach Paul Hackett said. "But I guess someday my arm is going to be twisted enough."
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September 3, 2000 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's called "Tank," and yes, there is a play in USC's book for Faaesea Mailo to carry the ball. Not that it will ever be called. "I don't think he's graduated to that yet," Trojan Coach Paul Hackett said. "But I guess someday my arm is going to be twisted enough."
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August 21, 1996 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Overheard at a recent USC football practice: "Geez, look at the size of that kid--he looks like a sumo wrestler." That's no joke. He is a sumo wrestler. The man had pointed to Faaesea Mailo, a growing, healthy 18-year-old lad who rises 6 feet 5 and weighs, depending on the time of day, about 350 pounds. He comes from the only high school in America with a sumo club, Kahuku High in Honolulu.
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September 17, 1996 | EARL GUSTKEY
Further examination of guard Chris Brymer's broken left foot confirmed that he will be out at least four weeks, Coach John Robinson said. Robinson said backup right tackle Faaesea Mailo will take Brymer's left guard spot. Backup left tackle Grant Boelter will move right, to back up starter Ken Bowen, and backup center Mark Manskar moves left, to back up starting tackle Rome Douglas.
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November 2, 1999 | ROBYN NORWOOD
USC receiver R. Jay Soward's hamstring remains tight--a little like the Trojans' mood. "Everybody's uptight," Soward said. "Four straight losses--that isn't typical for USC." Soward, unable to play Saturday because he couldn't run in pregame warmups, is eager to return but remains day-to-day. * Quarterback Mike Van Raaphorst said he has been playing with a sore left--non-throwing-- hand and was to have X-rays to check for broken bones. . . .
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October 8, 1996 | EARL GUSTKEY
Coach John Robinson blamed his patched-together offensive line and poor pass blocking generally for his offense's inept performance Saturday in a 22-15 loss to Cal. "We had the ball six times in the first half and moved it once," he said Monday, after reviewing the game tape. "We self-destructed with our own ineptness. Seemed like if we weren't getting a holding penalty, Cal was sacking our quarterback. "Obviously, we don't pass block very well. We need our injured offensive line guys back."
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October 1, 1996 | EARL GUSTKEY
With four starters suspended, Saturday's Coliseum game with unbeaten Cal becomes much more interesting. The Trojans could actually be missing a fifth starter--freshman guard Faaesea Mailo, who injured a shoulder against Houston and still isn't practicing. Robinson said Cedric Jefferson will start at defensive tackle for Darrell Russell, Ryan Tyiska for Sammy Knight at weakside linebacker, Billy Miller for Larry Parker at wide receiver and Rashard Cook for safety Brian Kelly.
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September 26, 1996 | EARL GUSTKEY
Defensive players Taso Papadakis, Prentice Hill and Sammy Knight joined offensive starters Faaesea Mailo and Travis Claridge on the sideline at USC's practice Wednesday because of minor injuries. Papadakis, starting middle linebacker, seems to have the most troublesome injury: a high ankle sprain, which kept him out of the Houston game. * Junior safety Grant Pearsall has suddenly become one of the Trojans' best high-impact tacklers.
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September 25, 1996 | EARL GUSTKEY
Freshman starters Faaesea Mailo and Chris Claiborne got high marks for their first appearances against Houston last Saturday. Mailo, a 350-pound offensive tackle, started at left guard for injured Chris Brymer, and Claiborne started at middle linebacker for Taso Papadakis, who needed to rest a sore ankle and knee. Mailo played well, said offensive line coach Mike Barry, and Claiborne showed "major improvement," according to Coach John Robinson.
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October 29, 1999 | ROBYN NORWOOD
USC once had the highest-rated defense in the Pacific 10 Conference, but the last few weeks have changed that. The distinction now belongs to Cal. "Statistics-wise, they do," USC cornerback Antuan Simmons said. "We'll see who has the better defense this week." The distinction is dubious, given the state of the Pac-10. Cal, with the help of a shutout against UCLA, leads the Pac-10 in scoring defense at 25 points a game. That's 61st in the nation.
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August 6, 1996 | EARL GUSTKEY
There are 36 lettermen and 10 starters back from last year's 9-2-1 Rose Bowl championship team, and Coach John Robinson said he hopes "four to seven" freshmen can contribute this year. It appeared Monday on the first full day of practice that two of them--Travis Claridge and Faaesea Mailo--might be ready. "The Kickoff Classic [Aug.
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