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.
February 1, 2011 |
Start with the sound of him. A voice deep and gruff, like dump trucks rumbling down the street. If dump trucks had a Cajun accent. Add a sturdy face and barrel chest, a sense of determination that allows the man to go days on end with little sleep, living on Slim Jims and Red Bull. These are the peculiar charms that Ed Orgeron brings to his job. "I learned it a while ago," he says. "Be who you are. " Orgeron is ? among other things ? the recruiting coordinator at USC, in charge of coaxing high school football players to sign with the Trojans.
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 ...
September 25, 2012 |
USC, which lost to Fresno State in the 1992 Freedom Bowl and was nearly defeated by the Bulldogs in 2005 at the Coliseum, will play Fresno State in 2014, the schools announced Monday. The game is scheduled for Aug. 30, the Trojans' season opener unless another game is moved. Boston College and Notre Dame are other nonconference opponents in 2014. USC Coach Lane Kiffin was a reserve quarterback at Fresno State in the mid-1990s and served as a student assistant coach for the Bulldogs.
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.