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USC to lead the pack with defense


When you think of smash-mouth defenses in college football, it’s hard not to rattle off a list of SEC programs that come to mind. Alabama, Auburn, Florida, LSU — all of these names carry a distinct aura of having the type of physical ballhawks and devastating strength in the trenches that evoke a certain brand […]

Former Trojan Cushing suffers torn ACL


Former Trojan standout linebacker Brian Cushing suffered a torn ACL during a Monday night contest between the Houston Texans and the host New York Jets in East Rutherford, NJ. Injuries in professional football are certainly commonplace, but Cushing’s injury in particular brings with it a fair amount of scrutiny because it occurred due to a […]

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CUSHING, TEXANS ADVANCE IN PLAYOFFS Former USC linebacker Brian Cushing has led the Houston Texans to the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. Cushing, during his career as a Trojan from 2005-2008, was an All-American and All-Conference performer. He was also a finalist for the Butkus Award in 2008, given annually to the […]

Pro recap: week 10


Oakland Raiders tight end David Ausberry (One tackle as the Raiders won 24-17 in San Diego). San Diego Chargers cornerback Shareece Wright Philadelphia defensive tackle Mike Patterson (Just one tackle in a shocking defeat against Arizona, 21-17). Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Winston Justice Philadelphia fullback Stanley Havili Tennessee Titans DT Jurrell Casey (Casey had three […]

Pro recap — week 8


Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen (Two tackles in a narrow 24-21 victory over Carolina.) Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil (Strong run game once again – 27 carries, 140 yards) Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing (The former rookie of the year had a pick, seven tackles and a pass defended in a 24-14 winning effort […]

Trojans in the pros: week two


Week two of the NFL saw blowouts and tight games alike. While there weren’t any standout performances, it was a solid week for  several former Trojans. Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen had two tackles and a sack on Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman in a 24-21 loss. New Orleans Saints offensive tackle Charles […]