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September 21, 2007 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
Sam Baker's workout was nearly complete, but suddenly it felt as if the weight of missed opportunity was crashing down upon him. It was April, the first day of the NFL draft, and USC's All-American left tackle and his father had ventured to the gym to relieve stress. Baker had decided to bypass potential NFL millions and return for a final season at USC. But there remained an element of "what if" anxiety as the teams began selecting players.
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January 18, 2013 | By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times
As Atlanta's left tackle and a former four-year starter at USC, Sam Baker catches a lot of good-natured grief around Falcons headquarters about his unwavering admiration of Pete Carroll. That was ramped up last week as the Falcons prepared to play Carroll's Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round of the playoffs. So Baker playfully fired back at teammates and coaches by carrying around a copy of Carroll's book and making reference to it, whether the reference was legitimate or not. Dirk Koetter, Falcons offensive coordinator, wanted to put in a new wrinkle?
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September 7, 2004 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Tight end Alex Holmes and offensive tackle Sam Baker of USC were recent guests of Todd Wright on ESPN Radio when the subject of Baker's father came up. David Baker, a former mayor of Irvine who played basketball at UC Irvine, is the commissioner of the Arena Football League. Sam Baker is 6 feet 5, 290 pounds. His father is even bigger. "There were days when he was pushing 450, but he's gotten into shape and is around 360," Sam Baker said of his father.
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October 31, 2008 | Sam Farmer, Farmer is a Times staff writer.
Tennessee Coach Jeff Fisher made the switch to quarterback Kerry Collins. Tampa Bay's Jon Gruden went to Jeff Garcia. San Francisco's Mike Singletary went to Shaun Hill. And I went to Dorothy the psychic. Yes, that's right. My NFL picks have been so lousy this season, I've decided to reach into the beyond for help with this week's selections. So I turned to psychic Dorothy Uwnawich, whose offices are in a small house in La Crescenta.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 4, 1987 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Times Arts Editor
All holidays memorialize something out of the past, but the Fourth of July tries to remember the whole American past. It's not easy, out here in this most present and future of all cities.
SPORTS
September 30, 2006 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
Sam Baker relishes the challenge. USC's All-American left tackle will get one of his most difficult tests of the season today when he goes up against Washington State end Mkristo Bruce, a 6-foot-7, 249-pound senior who recorded a school-record five sacks last week against Stanford. "He looks like he's improved," the 6-5, 305-pound Baker said. "He's a real smart player, a fun guy to watch. "As a competitor, you always want to play against the best and he's one of the best."
SPORTS
April 10, 2004 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
Sam Baker is listed as USC's starting left tackle on the spring-ending depth chart that Coach Pete Carroll announced Friday, but the redshirt freshman said the real work is about to begin. "I have to use this time to get even better so when I come out to [fall] camp I'm just smoking and everything is crisp and perfect," said Baker, who is slated to replace All-American Jacob Rogers. "Camp is test time. You've just got to be ready."
SPORTS
December 26, 2006 | David Wharton, Times Staff Writer
The big man fidgets after practice, swinging a football helmet at his side, not entirely comfortable with being the subject of a newspaper story. "Why me?" he said. Because Sam Baker is a two-time All-American at offensive tackle. Because he anchors a USC line that will be scrutinized in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day, needing to redeem itself after an unsteady, if not downright confused, performance in the recent loss to UCLA. "Oh," he said. "Yeah."
SPORTS
October 31, 2008 | Sam Farmer, Farmer is a Times staff writer.
Tennessee Coach Jeff Fisher made the switch to quarterback Kerry Collins. Tampa Bay's Jon Gruden went to Jeff Garcia. San Francisco's Mike Singletary went to Shaun Hill. And I went to Dorothy the psychic. Yes, that's right. My NFL picks have been so lousy this season, I've decided to reach into the beyond for help with this week's selections. So I turned to psychic Dorothy Uwnawich, whose offices are in a small house in La Crescenta.
SPORTS
January 18, 2013 | By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times
As Atlanta's left tackle and a former four-year starter at USC, Sam Baker catches a lot of good-natured grief around Falcons headquarters about his unwavering admiration of Pete Carroll. That was ramped up last week as the Falcons prepared to play Carroll's Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round of the playoffs. So Baker playfully fired back at teammates and coaches by carrying around a copy of Carroll's book and making reference to it, whether the reference was legitimate or not. Dirk Koetter, Falcons offensive coordinator, wanted to put in a new wrinkle?
SPORTS
September 21, 2007 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
Sam Baker's workout was nearly complete, but suddenly it felt as if the weight of missed opportunity was crashing down upon him. It was April, the first day of the NFL draft, and USC's All-American left tackle and his father had ventured to the gym to relieve stress. Baker had decided to bypass potential NFL millions and return for a final season at USC. But there remained an element of "what if" anxiety as the teams began selecting players.
SPORTS
December 26, 2006 | David Wharton, Times Staff Writer
The big man fidgets after practice, swinging a football helmet at his side, not entirely comfortable with being the subject of a newspaper story. "Why me?" he said. Because Sam Baker is a two-time All-American at offensive tackle. Because he anchors a USC line that will be scrutinized in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day, needing to redeem itself after an unsteady, if not downright confused, performance in the recent loss to UCLA. "Oh," he said. "Yeah."
SPORTS
September 30, 2006 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
Sam Baker relishes the challenge. USC's All-American left tackle will get one of his most difficult tests of the season today when he goes up against Washington State end Mkristo Bruce, a 6-foot-7, 249-pound senior who recorded a school-record five sacks last week against Stanford. "He looks like he's improved," the 6-5, 305-pound Baker said. "He's a real smart player, a fun guy to watch. "As a competitor, you always want to play against the best and he's one of the best."
SPORTS
September 7, 2004 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Tight end Alex Holmes and offensive tackle Sam Baker of USC were recent guests of Todd Wright on ESPN Radio when the subject of Baker's father came up. David Baker, a former mayor of Irvine who played basketball at UC Irvine, is the commissioner of the Arena Football League. Sam Baker is 6 feet 5, 290 pounds. His father is even bigger. "There were days when he was pushing 450, but he's gotten into shape and is around 360," Sam Baker said of his father.
SPORTS
April 10, 2004 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
Sam Baker is listed as USC's starting left tackle on the spring-ending depth chart that Coach Pete Carroll announced Friday, but the redshirt freshman said the real work is about to begin. "I have to use this time to get even better so when I come out to [fall] camp I'm just smoking and everything is crisp and perfect," said Baker, who is slated to replace All-American Jacob Rogers. "Camp is test time. You've just got to be ready."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 4, 1987 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Times Arts Editor
All holidays memorialize something out of the past, but the Fourth of July tries to remember the whole American past. It's not easy, out here in this most present and future of all cities.
BOOKS
July 21, 1991 | Don G. Campbell
PATRIOTS by Steve Sohmer (Random House: $20; 422 pp.). If author Steve Sohmer had picked a more timely subject for "Patriots," the ink would have rubbed off on our fingers: The successful conclusion of Desert Storm is the focal point.
SPORTS
October 31, 2004 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
USC offensive lineman John Drake aggravated an ankle injury Saturday in USC's 42-12 victory over Washington State and left a game for the second consecutive week. Drake, the starting left guard, broke his left ankle last season against UCLA and suffered a mild sprain of the same ankle last week against Washington. He started Saturday but limped off the field midway through the first quarter and was replaced by Jeff Byers.
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