September 18, 2006 |
LenDale White had a decent showing Sunday in his debut as an NFL running back, but his most memorable and vigorous performance came on defense. Defending the reputation of former USC teammate Reggie Bush in the locker room, that is. "I don't follow it because I don't believe none of it," White said of a report that Bush and his family accepted benefits of more than $100,000 from agents while the tailback was playing college football.
August 14, 2005 |
Reggie Bush and LenDale White say they have not spoken to each other about it. They refuse to raise the issue, even kiddingly, with their coaches. But the USC running backs acknowledged that they watched last April when Ronnie Brown and Carnell "Cadillac" Williams of Auburn were chosen among the first five picks in the NFL draft. It was only the fourth time since 1970 that running backs from the same school were chosen in the first round. Bush said the feat could be repeated. Soon.
December 17, 2005 |
USC practiced for the first time Friday with two Heisman Trophy winners in the backfield. Tailback Reggie Bush, who won the Heisman in a landslide victory last week, and quarterback Matt Leinart, the 2004 winner, joined the top-ranked Trojans for their first full-squad workout since the regular-season finale against UCLA. Afterward, junior tailback LenDale White said he would try to win the Heisman if he returns for a final season of eligibility.
January 3, 2005 |
Sophomore running back Reggie Bush will start Tuesday for top-ranked USC against No. 2 Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, Coach Pete Carroll said Sunday. Bush will start in place of sophomore LenDale White for the second time because White has been nursing a sore ankle he sprained in the regular-season finale against UCLA on Dec. 4.
April 26, 2006 |
So who will be the first quarterback selected in this weekend's NFL draft? Will it be USC's Matt Leinart, Texas' Vince Young or Vanderbilt's Jay Cutler? The opinion of USC running back LenDale White might surprise you. "I would never trade away the three years with Matt as my quarterback," White told the Denver Post. "But if I was an NFL team, I don't know how you could not take Vince Young. "A quarterback's job is to control the game.
January 11, 2006 |
USC tailback LenDale White is expected to announce today that he will make himself available for the NFL draft, Coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday night. "I talked to him. Look for an announcement about his decision, possibly [today]," said Carroll, who declined to comment further. Sunday is the deadline for declaring for the April draft. White, who declined to discuss what he will announce, said he has a news conference scheduled at 1:30 p.m. PST in his hometown of Denver to reveal his decision.
December 30, 2004 |
USC running back LenDale White practiced for the first time in weeks on Wednesday and said he would definitely play for the No. 1-ranked Trojans in the Orange Bowl against No. 2 Oklahoma. White, who suffered a high right ankle sprain against UCLA on Dec. 4, did not take part in team drills but completed about half of the Trojans' first workout at Nova Southeastern University before trainers shut him down. Light rain fell intermittently during the practice.
September 25, 2003 |
Practicing for the first time in nearly a week, freshman running back LenDale White showed a healthy dose of power and speed Wednesday when he sprinted for a 50-yard touchdown run against USC's first-team defense. White, who scored twice and led the third-ranked Trojans in rushing against Hawaii, had stomach flu for three days. "I'm back to 100%," he said. "I feel excellent, physically."
August 13, 2005 |
It was only five days, but LenDale White said it felt like "forever." White, USC's leading rusher the last two years, returned to practice Friday for the first time since suffering a toe injury last Sunday. "That's my first time in full pads," White said. "It felt good to get back out there. I feel fast now." White was injured when tight end Dale Thompson stepped on his left foot and cracked the nail on White's big toe.
September 14, 2003 |
While everyone at the Coliseum was looking to the sky for the arrival of Hawaii's vaunted aerial attack, it was USC's freshman Thunder and Lightning ground game that propelled the No. 4-ranked Trojans to their 61-32 victory over the Warriors on Saturday afternoon. While USC was merely hoping to establish a running attack, the tenacity of LenDale White and the game-breaking ability of Reggie Bush turned a tight game into a blowout.