April 30, 2006 |
In a disappointing draft for USC's NFL prospects, LenDale White had it the worst on a day that started with a dubious drug test report, continued through six arduous hours of waiting and resulted in one angry grandma. White, once projected to go among the first 10 picks, wasn't selected until the Tennessee Titans chose him in the second round, 45th overall. He went the latest and fell the furthest, more than Reggie Bush slipping to No. 2, Matt Leinart falling to No.
August 15, 2012 |
A year-by-year look at how USC has divided carries among top tailbacks since 2003: Name, Carries, Yards, Touchdowns 2011 Curtis McNeal 1451,0056 Marc Tyler1225684 D.J. Morgan421630 2010 Marc Tyler1719139 Allen Bradford1107945 Dillon Baxter592521 C.J. Gable532531 2009 Joe McKnight1641,0148 Allen Bradford1156688 Stafon Johnson321575 2008 Stafon Johnson1387059 C.J. Gable1076178 ...
June 10, 2010 |
Fight arrogantly. Fight recklessly. Fight wrong. As suspected, the only thing that could truly stop Los Angeles' most powerful football program was its own heady belief in that power. It was no surprise, then, that the USC football dynasty has been whittled to dust by the only opponent equally big and just as bold. They were whacked by their ego. They were steamrolled by their self-importance. They were sanctioned by themselves. The NCAA didn't barge through the Heritage Hall doors Thursday, it was invited inside by a Trojans football program that cultivated a daringly headstrong culture permeating everything from the Coliseum field to the coaches' offices.
January 5, 2005 |
Gary Klein's keys to the game, and how the Trojans measured up: 1. Stop the running game. After Oklahoma's first drive of the game, USC's defense controlled the line of scrimmage and contained Sooner running back Adrian Peterson. Oklahoma was forced to pass and USC intercepted quarterback Jason White three times. 2. Establish the run.
September 3, 2005
With no disrespect to Maurice Drew, UCLA linebacker Justin London's comment that Drew is "the most complete back we'll face this season, period" confirms what most Bruin fans have known since the end of last season -- that the Bruin defense doesn't plan on showing up for at least two games this season, Oklahoma and USC. Giving guys like Adrian Peterson, Reggie Bush and LenDale White bulletin-board material is always smart. I suppose for London that it wasn't bad enough to see Bush dancing all over the Rose Bowl turf last December against a Bruin defense that had three weeks to prepare.
February 19, 2005 |
Running back Reggie Bush on Thursday became the eighth USC player to have surgery since the Trojans defeated Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 4. Bush had arthroscopic shoulder surgery to alleviate bursitis, a USC spokesman said. Coach Pete Carroll said Bush would have a role in spring practice, which begins March 22. "Most of these are just normal procedures because there are issues guys have during the season that you put off," Carroll said Friday.
February 18, 2004 |
USC Coach Pete Carroll filled the final vacancy on his staff Tuesday, naming Todd McNair as running back coach. McNair, 38, coached running backs for the Cleveland Browns the last three seasons. He replaces Kennedy Pola, who left USC in January to join the Browns' staff after Coach Butch Davis fired McNair in December. McNair, a former NFL running back and special teams player, is the second former Cleveland assistant hired by Carroll in less than two weeks.