Posted March 23, 2012 on
It has been a long and turbulent journey to the top of the depth chart for USC tailback Curtis McNeal, suffering a handful of setbacks along the way, but like any good running back he continues to dust himself off and move forward.
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USC tailback Curtis McNeal talks depth, exceeding expectations, what aspects of his game he'd like to improve upon and more in this video interview with SCPlaybook.
LOS ANGELES - When T.J. McDonald picked off a Matt Barkley pass at USC's practice on Thursday, it was reminder of what the Trojans could have been missing heading into 2012.
It was a pass from one 7 to another. From one senior leader to another. From one Trojan who decided to forgo NFL riches for "Unfinished Business," yes, to another.
Before Barkley stood up at...
The depth at running back at USC is razor thin.
Just two scholarship backs - Curtis McNeal and D.J. Morgan - suited up on Tuesday, while redshirt freshman Buck Allen continued to nurse a hamstring.
With some time to think about the situation during spring break, head coach Lane Kiffin decided to give sophomore linebacker Tre Madden a look with the tailbacks.
LOS ANGELES - When USC defensive lineman George Uko returned from spring break, there was an unpleasant surprise waiting for him in his locker. It was from head coach Lane Kiffin.
"He put a note in my locker saying 'second team all day,'" Uko said.
During Tuesday's practice, Uko was relegated to the second string after accumulating too many LOAFs in the Trojans...
USC head coach Lane Kiffin discusses Tre Madden's second day at tailback, the impressive play of defensive tackle George Uko and much more.