Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 11/2/11
Nickell Robey led the team in interceptions as a true freshman last season, but this year the well seemed dry until he picked off Notre Dame's Tommy Rees last week. Then he followed up last week with a pick-six against Andrew Luck in the fourth quarter that kept the Trojans in the game in their 56-48 triple-overtime loss. "This whole season sometimes I just felt like I wasn't doing enough, but the coaches were telling me that I was giving my all and that there was nothing more that I could do. He just told me to keep working," said Robey. The sophomore corner is currently third on the team in tackles with 41 (he had 48 total last season), but for a while he felt like he was just treading water. "Coaches tell me to just keep working and keep working and sooner or later I'm going to have those opportunities." Sure enough, opportunity knocked in the two biggest games of the season so far, and Robey was there to answer it. "I had patience. I kept studying film hard, working o...
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