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2014 USC football positional breakdown: Running Backs

Focus: Running Back Post-Spring Depth Chart 1A) Javorius “Buck” Allen 1B) Tre Madden 2) Justin Davis Outlook: Coming off of a 10-4 season, the USC football team is looking to improve in 2014. Although Cody Kessler returns at quarterback, the running game is what will be the focus in new coach Steve Sarkisian’s up-tempo offense. While sophomore back Ty Isaac has recently been...
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

USC Football: O is for offense

Ed Orgeron after the victory against Arizona (Photo credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) The game started out strangely enough. Former USC receiver, Keyshawn Johnson, stomped out of the Coliseum tunnel wearing a jersey that neither had his name nor was it a USC jersey— it was Ronnie Lott’s 49ers jersey. The strange occurrences continued during interim head coach Ed Orgeron’s...
October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

College Fantasy Football 2013: Week 4 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em RBs

START 'EMTre Madden - USC vs. Utah StateMadden has gone over 100 yards rushing in three straight games and is sitting atop the USC depth chart. His chances of a 4th straight 100-yard rushing game seem very good against a Utah State defense that may be overmatched in this contest. Look for Madden to be a nice play in BCS only leagues this week.STAFF PICK – KEVIN MOUNT     ...
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September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

USC Football: Reports of demise exaggerated

The Trojans chose to do something rare at the start of the game. After winning the coin toss, they chose to receive instead of defer to the second half. While it was a slight breach of tradition, there was a reason. On the first play of the game, Kessler threw a deep ball to Marqise Lee. According to Lane Kiffin during the post-game press conference, “That was Max Nikias’s play...
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

USC's Madden shows he's a 'special' running back

LOS ANGELES Once it was determined D.J. Morgan and Silas Redd would be left behind, USC head coach Lane Kiffin assumed Tre Madden would be his starting running back for the season opener at Hawaii last week. In a time when just about all of Kiffin's calls are scrutinized, there were no complaints to be made about the decision involving Madden. Madden's debut was quite...
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September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

USC Football: Two Steps Forward, One Big Step Back

The USC Trojans got good news the last two weeks, landing 4-star cornerback Chris Hawkins and top-ranked 2013 quarterback Max Browne, but the optimism was tempered by Tre Madden’s season-ending knee injury. Last weekend, Hawkins put on a show at the Los Angeles Nike Camp, taking home MVP honors among cornerbacks before selecting USC over Pac-12 rival Stanford. A few days later...
April 08, 2012  |  Discuss

USC's Madden to miss season with knee injury

USC's first 10 spring workouts routinely ended with Coach Lane Kiffin providing an optimistic outlook based on the day's events. Not Thursday. 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...
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April 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Converted RB Madden highlights spring scrimmage

LOS ANGELES -Tre Madden was on a one-week trial at running back. After participating in his first scrimmage at the position at the Coliseum on Saturday, Madden passed the test. "He will be playing running back," USC head coach Lane Kiffin announced at the conclusion of Saturdays practice. Madden showed burst and a power that impressed the head coach. "At 225 pounds...
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March 24, 2012  |  Discuss

LB Madden getting look at RB during Spring

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. "He's...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

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