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LOS ANGELES -- It was certainly something to see.
Linebacker Hayes Pullard walked onto Howard Jones Field towards the end of USC practice. He looked like the rest of his teammates in shoulder pads and shorts. However, he did away with the cleats for running shoes instead and wore a wrap on his left ankle.
Shortly after Pullard walked in, linebacker Dion Bailey strolled into practice with a USC baseball cap, jersey, shorts and his left arm in a sling.
Middle linebacker Lamar Dawson made an appearance earlier in the day with a boot on his right foot.
So as head coach Lane Kiffin put the team through late game situations at the end of Monday's practice, the Trojans had to do so without any first team linebackers.
The defense was asked to come up with a stop on 1st and 10 with two timeouts remaining. After fullback Soma Vainuku converted a 3rd and 1, the Trojans offense practiced their victory formation.
They looked good doing it, but if they're going to have a chanc...
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THANKS BUT NO THANKS
After he was outed for lying when he said he didn't vote for USC as #1 in the coaches' poll when he did, head coach Lane Kiffin has decided to relinquish his voting status.
Lane Kiffin and his USC Trojans are expected to compete for a BCS title this year, and the voting in the polls will have an impact on their chances of that. However, Kiffin will no longer be a part of that voting process. The USC coach is stepping down from his post on the voting panel after the USA Today revealed that he had lied about his choice of which team he had voted for....
USC redshirt sophomore linebacker Hayes Pullard has taken on a leadership role at fall camp amongst the young group of linebackers. He's also dedicated to learning how to play middle linebacker, in case depth issues force him to move from the outside in.
USC quarterback Matt Barkley is on the cover of Sports Illustrated's college football preview issue.
Pretty stoked about this right here… I’ve dreamt about reppin USC on this cover for a while now… #FightOn #USC twitter.com/MattBarkley/st…
— Matthew Barkley (@MattBarkley) August 15, 2012
In other news, Matt Barkley is doomed.
(via Conquest Chronicles)
In the wake of a foot-in-mouth moment last week when USA TODAY revealed that Lane Kiffin had fibbed about not voting his Trojans No. 1 in the preseason Coaches Poll, USC’s head coach has told McPaper to get bent.
Kiffin is giving up his SID’s poll vote and, more importantly, the opportunity to manipulate the voting process at the end of the season should his team need...
If you’re unaware on what has causde Lane Kiffin to take his ball and go home in regards to the coaches’ poll, we’ll get you up to speed.
Earlier this month when USA Today released their preseason poll, Kiffin cautioned coaches around the nation not to be influenced by the hype surrounding USC coming into the season. In fact, he himself said that “he would not vote USC No...
Kiffin Removes His Vote from the Coaches PollOn Monday, Lane Kiffin announced that he will no longer vote in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll.
This news come a few days after the people who run the poll disclosed that Kiffin had lied to the public with respect to his vote. Kiffin had told media outlets that he didn’t vote to make the Trojans number one in the poll. In an unprecedented...
After USC Trojans head coach Lane Kiffin said he wouldn’t vote USC number 1, he did and people got all worked up over it. Now he is saying he will not submit any more votes for the Coaches Poll.
“It is an opportunity and responsibility that I do not take lightly, however, I find it necessary to relinquish my voting status.”
When asked about his poll last Friday, Kiffin shrugged...
USC junior cornerback Nickell Robey was limited in drills during day 8 of fall camp. He was back to full action on day 9, however he was sporting a yellow no-contact jersey. Robey took some time to talk about his status, being a leader, who is standing out at camp, as well as a little fun the upperclassmen have with the freshmen.