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Practice Notes: Aug. 30

No. 25 USC has begun preperations for its season opener Saturday against Minnesota. Redshirt junior guard Abe Markowitz and redshirt sophomore wide receiver De’Von Flournoy missed practice, while freshman runningback Amir Carlisle had to leave early. Coach Lane Kiffin said he is expected to be back tomorrow. Kiffin said on injuries, “We’re relatively healthy for […]

Stat to watch: third down conversion rate

From 2006 to 2009, the Trojans’ defensive third down conversion rate ranked among the best nationally, regularly stifling opposing offenses on third downs. That success, however, ended in 2010, as USC allowed its opponents to convert on third down more than 43 percent of the time. USC’s Opponent Third Down Conversion Rate: 2010: 43.82 percent […]

USC 2011 season outlook

USC released its first depth chart for the 2011 season Sunday. Listed below is the offense.   LT:   Kalil; Guertler RG: Johnny Martinez OR Aundrey Walker OR Cody Temple LG:   Galten OR Coleman OR Martin OR Markowitz C:      Holmes; Martinez OR Markowitz OR Hobbi RT:   Graf; Garness TE:   Telfer OR Grimble OR Thomas Flanker:  Lee OR […]