Found April 06, 2012 on
Fox Sports West:
USC's first 10 spring workouts routinely ended with Coach Lane Kiffin providing an optimistic outlook based on the day's events.
Sophomore tailback Tre Madden, who has impressed in his switch from linebacker, fell to the ground without being hit late in the workout as Madden attempted to plant and cut off his left leg. He was assisted off the field because of an apparent left knee injury and was taken to the locker room after practice.
On Friday, it was announced that Madden tore a ligament in his left knee during yesterday's practice. The injury will force him to miss the 2012 season after he undergoes surgery.
The 6-foot, 226-pound Madden has provided the Trojans with much-needed depth and a big-back presence. He also gave USC another dimension because he is capable of running and passing from the wildcat formation.
Returning starter Curtis McNeal is enjoying a solid spring and D.J. Morgan also has performed well. But redshirt freshman Javorious Allen remains sidelined because of a hamstring strain, so the Trojans could go into Saturday's scrimmage with only two sound tailbacks.
He played in all 12 games at linebacker and special teams as a true freshman including one start against Colorado.
BEST OF MAXIM
Max Browne, a highly regarded high school quarterback from Washington, announced Wednesday that he would attend USC, according to the Seattle Times.
Browne, a 6-foot-5, 210-pound junior, reportedly chose the Trojans over Oklahoma, Washington and Alabama.
Browne passed for 45 touchdowns last season at Skyline High in Sammamish, Wash.
"As more and more offers came in, I was...
Quotes from USC head coach Lane Kiffin after the Trojans' Thursday (4/5) spring practice.
Director of Scouting Scott Kennedy takes a look at Scout's No. 1 quarterback Max Browne and his commitment to the USC Trojans.
If there is a time to do a little experimenting, USC head coach Lane Kiffin is of the mindset that spring is the time to do it.
He's certainly done his fair share of experimenting with the Trojans this spring, observing players at different positions.
Some have stayed at their new spot, while others have gone back to where they played originally.One of Kiffin's experiments...