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10 things to know about USC LB Hayes Pullard

Former USC safety T.J. McDonald took linebacker Hayes Pullard under his wing and groomed him in the school of leadership. With McDonald now in the NFL, it's Pullard's time to put those lessons into play as the new leader of USC's defense. Pullard hopes to convey the lessons learned from McDonald, as well as groom others in the role to take over once his days as a Trojan...
Via Fox Sports West
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Grading the St. Louis Rams first four selections in NFL Draft: Cruddy Show Episode #70

There is just one day remaining in the NFL Draft and after being schedule to make four picks in the first three rounds, and while they did not pick in their originally scheduled spot, the St. Louis Rams have brought four new players into the mix to help out Sam Bradford compete in the ultra-tough NFC West division. The Rams made a lot of noise, particularly in the first round. General...
Via STLSportsMinute
April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Rams pick McDonald in third round

USC safety T.J. McDonald was selected in the third of the NFL draft with the 71st pick by the St. Louis Rams
Via usc.scout.com
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Pullard learning to fill a silent void

USC redshirt junior linebacker Hayes Pullard is following a strong sophomore campaign with a buzzworthy spring. Pullard isn't looking to move to the secondary, but does want to fill the void left by T.J. McDonald and Nickell Robey.
Via usc.scout.com
April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

McDonald carrying on USC torch

It was as a junior at Fresno (Calif.) Edison High School that T.J. McDonald made the decision to follow in the footsteps of his father, former All-Pro safety Tim McDonald, attending USC. Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine, McDonald said he never looked back. In fact, it is with a career under defensive mind Monte Kiffin - and those great bloodlines - that he believes he is this draft...
Via profootball.scout.com
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

List of Draft Prospects Broncos Have Met With

We will be updating this list to include confirmed draft prospects the Denver Broncos have spoken with and/or worked out leading up to draft day on Thursday, April 25.  To see Denver’s 2013 draft order, go here. Last updated: 2/25/13. Clemson WR DeAndre Hopkins — Talked at Combine (source). Cal WR Keenan Allen — Talked at Combine (source). Rice TE Vance McDonald — Talked...
Via BroncoTalk
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring battles: safety

The Trojans secondary took a hit this offseason with the graduation of TJ McDonald and Jawanza Starling, plus junior Nickell Robey announced his departure for the NFL draft. The competition is wide open going into spring practices...
Via usc.scout.com
February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Mock Draft Safety Rankings by CJ

2013 NFL Mock Draft S RankingsBy CJ MilnerNFL Draft Prospect| Projected Draft RoundKenny Vaccaro, Texas 1 D.J. Swearinger, South Carolina 1-2Jonathan Cyprien, FIU 2Phillip Thomas, Fresno State 2Bacarri Rambo, Georgia 2Matt Elam, Florida 2Eric Reid, LSU 2-3T.J. McDonald, USC 2-3Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma 2-3J.J. Wilcox, Georgia Southern 3Josh Evans, Florida 3-4Duke Williams, Nevada...
Via New NFL Draft
February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins 7 Round NFL Mock Draft

7 Round NFL Mock Draft for the Miami DolphinsBy OrindaRound 1: PK 12 Keenan Allen WR, California 6’2″ 215 lbs 4.49Round 2: PK 43 Desmond Trufant CB, Washington 5’11″ 190 lbs 4.42 Pk 56 Bennie Logan DT, LSU 6’3″ 290 lbs 4.95Round 3: PK 79 Chris Faulk OT, LSU 6’6″ 325 lbs 5.19 PK 84 T.J. McDonald FS, USC 6’2″ 211 lbs 4.52Round 4: PK 110 Ryan Swope WR, Texas A&...
Via New NFL Draft
February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Senior Bowl: McDonald gets a pick

Senior T.J. McDonald skipped out on the NFL Draft last year to return to USC for his final season of eligibility. McDonald is participating on the North team at the Senior Bowl and looks to prove he's prepared to take the next step.
Via profootball.scout.com
January 22, 2013  |  Discuss
TROJAN WAR

USC players fought after bowl loss?

It is being reported that 10 to 15 members of the USC Trojans football team were involved in an altercation following the team's loss in the Sun Bowl.

Via Next Impulse Sports
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: USC Players Brawled With Each Other After Bowl Loss To Georgia Tech

We all knew that the Southern Cal football season was a total failure and there were problems in Trojan land, but I didn’t think it was this bad. The Big Lead via Heather Brittany, a USC alum and law student, is reporting that moments after the Trojans embarrassing Sun Bowl loss to Georgia Tech, several USC players took their frustrations out on each other. Heather Brittany reports...
Via BlackSportsOnline
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Closing out his career

USC senior T.J. McDonald will be playing in his last game for the Trojans when they take the field on New Year's Even in the Sun Bowl. McDonald spoke with FOX Sports NEXT after one of his last practices as a Trojan in El Paso.
Via usc.scout.com
December 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Marqise Lee named USC's MVP

LOS ANGELES USC unanimous All-American junior wide receiver Marqise Lee, the Biletnikoff Award winner and Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year who was fourth in the Heisman Trophy balloting, was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2012 Trojan football team at the annual awards banquet Friday (Dec. 14) at USCs Tutor Campus Center Ballroom. Lee, who also was USCs Offensive Perimeter...
Via Fox Sports West
December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Monte Kiffin's exit comes a year later than intended

LOS ANGELES -- Monte Kiffin caught a dose of "Unfinished Business" with USC also. His recent resignation and announcement of a return to the NFL actually comes a year later than intended, he says. Kiffin had opportunities to leave USC last January but with the announcement of T.J. McDonald and Matt Barkley returning for their senior years, Kiffin, like most of the country...
Via Fox Sports West
December 07, 2012  |  Discuss

McDonald, 'I left my mark here'

USC senior T.J. McDonald played the final game of his career in the Coliseum against Notre Dame. The safety spoke with FOX Sports NEXT following the loss about his time at USC and discusses whether or not Notre Dame is the top team the Trojans faced this season.
Via usc.scout.com
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

USC - Notre Dame rivalry renewed

LOS ANGELES - Although the result wasnt the one they were looking for, USC didnt have any problem getting up for UCLA. The buildup contributes to that. They dont have Conquest every week on the USC campus, nor do they have a bonfire each week on the UCLA campus. Those traditions are saved for USC-UCLA rivalry week. Players from both sides of the crosstown rivalry know each other...
Via Fox Sports West
November 22, 2012  |  Discuss

USC - Notre Dame rivalry renewed

LOS ANGELES - Although the result wasnt the one they were looking for, USC didnt have any problem getting up for UCLA. The buildup contributes to that. They dont have Conquest every week on the USC campus, nor do they have a bonfire each week on the UCLA campus. Those traditions are saved for USC-UCLA rivalry week. Players from both sides of the crosstown rivalry know each other...
Via Fox Sports West
November 22, 2012  |  Discuss

California Safety commits to 2013 Badgers football class

Just a few days after two commitments were added to the Wisconsin 2013 football class the Badgers received a major commitment from another Safety, this time from Tyler Foreman out of Encino, California. We had a chance to sit down with the latest Badgers commitment earlier today and it's clear that Wisconsin was a place he couldn't resist coming to after visiting the campus...
Via Madtown Badgers
November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

McDonald playing for infinite bragging rights

LOS ANGELES --- T.J. McDonald is a USC Trojan through and through. When he was "younger than I can remember" one of his most prized possessions was a USC sweatsuit. It was the first sweatsuit he ever owned and he loved it. The fact that the letters U, S, and C were on it couldn't make him happier, and he always loved USC. As he puts it, he's living a dream. After...
Via Fox Sports West
November 14, 2012  |  Discuss

McDonald playing for infinite bragging rights

LOS ANGELES --- T.J. McDonald is a USC Trojan through and through. When he was "younger than I can remember" one of his most prized possessions was a USC sweatsuit. It was the first sweatsuit he ever owned and he loved it. The fact that the letters U, S, and C were on it couldn't make him happier, and he always loved USC. As he puts it, he's living a dream. After...
Via Fox Sports West
November 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Defense rids nasty taste

USC senior safety T.J. McDonald collected his second interception of the season in USC's 38-17 win over Arizona State. The captain says it was important for the defense to get rid of the bad taste left in their mouths after the losses to Arizona and Oregon.
Via usc.scout.com
November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Postgame: Locker Room Pass

USC quarterback Matt Barkley, tailback Curtis McNeal, and safety T.J. McDonald speak with the media following the Trojans 38-17 win over Arizona State.
Via usc.scout.com
November 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Oregon vs. USC: Why Ducks Should Be Wary of Upset

Game: No.4 Oregon Ducks vs. No.17 USC Trojans Where: Los Angeles, CA. When: Saturday, 7:00 p.m. ET TV: FOX In Week 9 of the college football season, the USC Trojans face the Oregon Ducks in what was supposed to be the game of the year in the PAC-12. That is no longer the case. However, this game still has huge BCS National Championship indications for the Ducks who cannot seem to...
Via Taking Bad Schotz
November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Prospects To Watch: Week 10

Another exciting week of college football in the books, and another group of story-lines and upsets. Oregon was the only top-five team to play an unranked opponent and it dropped 70 points on Colorado. Meanwhile, Alabama, Kansas State, and Notre Dame all handled their games, each winning by at least 17 points over their top 14 ranked opponents, including Notre Dame handling #8...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

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