JDGTrojan1:: How solid were Wyatt and Wright in that a$$-whooping in the Orange Bowl. Man were they lock down. Fantastic job.
USCcowboy:: our DBS
look solid for nxt yr
FaithInTroy:: wright will be an AA next year IMO and
wyatt might be also
USCcowboy:: wyatt laid out Clayton, I yelled louder on
that play than any other
GarryP:: I agree on the corner play in the OB.
Wright had the big pick but I thought Wyatt played his best game as a Trojan.
His anticipation was terrific.
toner 1:: What I like about our corners are
their closing speed. Just terrific
CasualD91:: You can tell our DB's were
COACHED up for the OB, the were in the right position to make plays all
USCcowboy:: so can a frosh DB unseat wyatt or EW?
CasualD91:: No Way Cowboy
USCcowboy:: I agree
absolutely D great coaching of our DB's
scgrad2002:: Are Eric Wright and
Justin Wyatt two of the most underratedcorners in the nation? can you say
USCcowboy:: not underrated anymore
toner 1:: Garry, can you
give us an update on Chris Barrett. How are his shoulders? Also, is Chauncey in
GarryP:: Barrett is able to go through contact drills but he hasn't
made much of an impact so far. Hopefully we'll see him start to come on during
spring ball. Chauncey is enrolled in school which will start on
FaithInTroy:: greta news on chauncey he's the best RB in this
CasualD91:: WE ARE SOOOOOO LOADED
cbromusc:: Garry, will Barrett
stay at tight end
toner 1:: Great news about Washington. Really glad to hear
he's in school
GarryP:: I dont know on Barrett staying at TE. I personally
think he could end up back on defense but the shoulders may force him to stay on
toner 1:: I'd like to see Barrett back at DE
sweat:: any word
on Aaron Miller? Is he locked in with Cal?
cbromusc:: Aaron miller has grade
GarryP:: We're not recruiting Aaron Miller
FaithInTroy:: miller is
toner 1:: If Miller couldn't cut it at OU why do folks think he'd cut it
FaithInTroy:: we'll get cary harris in this class also as a
GarryP:: If/when we get Cary Harris we will be set at corner for this
FaithInTroy:: I'll say what Garry can't say, Cary
is a lock to SC
CasualD91:: In looking at the games I saw of Cary Harris, I
was just not real impressed
FaithInTroy:: what didn't you like
FaithInTroy:: abput harris
GarryP:: Cary Harris is a stud. I was on the
sidelines for two of his games this year and was very impressed.
Garry, I know Harris is real fast, but he seemed stiff to me. Is my obeservation
wrong in your opinion
GarryP:: I didn't get the impression that he was stiff.
I thought he was a pretty fluid athlete, especially as a running back. They
rarely threw his way as a corner.
getw1:: Garry, What is happening with
GarryP:: Nothing new on Michael Oher since what we reported yesterday.
getw1:: Thanks Garry
cbromusc:: Where does Oher play what
GarryP:: Oher is an OL from Tennessee
about the new DL coach? what's your thoughts on blackwell GP?
Garry, where does PC get the spots to promote Norton and hire the coach from
GarryP:: Everything I've heard on Blackwell is solid and he sounds
like a PC kind of guy. Nothing is confirmed yet though. I still havent heard how
they would realign the staff because I know Carroll wants to make Norton a
fulltime guy. We asked Ken about it early this week and he just said "we're
working on it".
scsig1:: I would love to see Norton full time
GP, we know you can't tell us about who the two players were, but can you at
least tell us if they are "kaboom" worthy?
GarryP:: The two players who
committed are guys that have been on the radar screen for a long time. One of
the names might surprise casual recruiting fans but it won't be a surprise to
anybody who has been following the message boards on a regular basis.
FaithInTroy:: man this class is unreal, especially with guys coming in form last
FaithInTroy:: Justice is a 6star, Washington is a 5+
need WJ next yr
cbromusc:: ARe herring and Germany ready to
GarryP:: yes, Herring and Germany will be here in the
USCcowboy:: so whats Herring gonna be playing next yr, still watch
the DVD highlight of him outrunning DBs in high school
cbromusc:: Herring has
to hit the weight room hard to get minutes next year
GarryP:: I'd be
surprised if Herring is ready to make an impact.
Fort Worth Trojan:: Garry,
do you see Germany possibly moving to NG with his quickness?
SC POOH BAH::
Germany needs to work on being more physical
jacksonsf:: FWT, I agree with
GarryP:: I do think that's a possible move for Eugene and it's
the one I think makes the most sense. He's got good quickness for his size and
that's what we want at the NG spot.
SC POOH BAH:: not ready for the
cbromusc:: He clearly could add more muscle and weight and play
ng..speaking of Germany
GarryP:: I agree on Eugene needing to get bigger
before he would make an impact at NG but looking long-term I think the move
jacksonsf:: I think Eugene was 260 pounds. Does he really need
to gain that much?
GarryP:: It won't take long before Germany is in the 280
range and that is just fine.
toner 1:: I'm really sad Orgeron is leaving.
Great opportunity for him but a bummer for us.
USCcowboy:: Im happy for Coach
FaithInTroy:: yeah me too toner, but I heard it was best for both SC and
cbromusc:: Is it possible that someone else on the staff is going to
leave to open up the spot for Norton or the new coach?
crossing my fingers no Chow to Balt
SCtradition:: Cowboy, I cant see Coach
Chow going into the NFL
sweat:: Im happy for SLutak that he got a paying job
at Ole Miss
cbromusc:: No I am talking about Carroll's son or someone
toner 1:: I can't see Norm going to Balt
USCcowboy:: I agree, but
RichSC:: Chow ain't going to Baltimore. They want Scott Linehan from
Minnesota, or Neuheisel. They're not even interviewing Norm.
FaithInTroy:: Chow is not going to bmore, I live here and there is no
cbromusc:: NOrm does not want to go to nfl
FaithInTroy:: Baltimore WILL NOT allow him to run his
Uscbiz: Are any new recruits showing interest in USC after the
GarryP:: Michael Oher could be a considered a recruit who is now showing
FaithInTroy:: yeah that Oher kid sounds
like a monster
uscbiz:: yea he does
RichSC:: Oher is an interesting case--
we're actually recruiting against CEO for him!
jefftrojantheft:: I thought
Oher was visiting Coach O/
SCtradition:: GARRY, I'm not sure if you've
mentioned anything yet, or if you're even allowed to speak on the subject, but
what are your thoughts on Coach Carroll and the 49ers?
GarryP:: I will be
more comfortable when the 49'ers hire another coach. I know Carroll has made the
statement that he isn't interested and I believe him but I'll be very happy when
they have somebody else in place and it's not Pete Carroll.
FaithInTroy:: me too GP
SCtradition:: thanks Garry, and i
jefftrojantheft:: me three
FaithInTroy:: If the niners make him a
ridiculous offer, I hate to say, but he's gone
toner 1:: SF needs a lot of
SCtradition:: Here's to Romeo being a Great Interview with the
uscbiz:: yea the bay area sports radio stations are talking about
sweat:: the niners dont make ridiculous offers
VanFan8245:: SF is so messed up, anyone, let alone PC would be crazy
to take that job
VanFan8245:: I hope Fassell gets the job
but I really doubt york will do it
SC55:: I hope they get
USCcowboy:: PC stay at SC
FreeMethomps:: York sounds like he
wants to be the next Daniel Snyder. NO thanks!
VanFan8245:: if Debartolo was
still running the 49ers, I would worry
SCtradition:: Romeo Crennel deserves
JDGTrojan1:: Faith, our hope there is that York is a clown and
everyone knows it...maybe that will help us but when talk of "almost total
control" started to creep into the discussion, that makes me nervous as
RichSC:: I think Crennel or Brad Childress end up HC at San
VanFan8245:: but the Yorks are really messed up
pretty reliable posters are saying pete is going nowhere
jefftrojantheft:: We need the NAACP to pickit outside while Cormel is
sweat:: from a "I hate Cal" stand point, I wish they would offer
Tedford the job (i know they won't of course)
VanFan8245:: Garry, are
they going in-house to make someone Recruiting Coordinator, or going
GarryP:: I'd be surprised if we went outside the staff for a new
recruiting coordinator. We're having enough trouble trying to find a spot for
the graduate assistants we have now (Norton). They are plenty of candidates from
Kiffin, Seto, McNair, Davis, etc.
FaithInTroy:: I would think McNair or
Kiffin or maybe Blackwell if he was really hired, maybe seto?
Patterson/Cody go in the first round?
SCtradition:: Maybe Cody, no on
jefftrojantheft:: Cody goes late 1st
USCcowboy:: But if he does,
he will be NASTY
SCtradition:: yep, Patterson is everything you want, except
the NFL will look at his size and pass early
CasualD91:: Our defense is based
upon understanding your assignment first, then doing your job
Trojan:: Garry....if grades improve, do we have a shot at
FaithInTroy:: no way on lucky
GarryP:: I don't see it
happening with Lucky. We're pretty focused on Gwaltney right
FaithInTroy:: Gwaltney will be the only RB in this class
GARRY...do you think in recruiting GWALTNEY we are telling him he will play as a
FROSH...he mentioned that being a concern for him
FaithInTroy:: no gwaltney
as a frosh IMO
GarryP:: My guess is we're offering Jason the same opportunity
to compete that we are offering every other recruit. Nothing more, nothing
uscbiz:: Garry are any of our target recruits announcing at
the Army All-Star game ?
GarryP:: yes, my guess is we will have some kids
announce for us at the Army game. Myself and Johnny Curren will be there to get
VanFan8245:: where is the Army game being played at?
FlyingTrojan:: when is the Army game?
GarryP:: Army game is
Saturday the 15th
USCcowboy:: So AA honors for LoJack next
SCtradition:: Yes on LoJack
SCtradition:: Garry, It looks like
next year will have some top RB recruits, any early names for us to
SCtradition:: Gable, Harris?
GarryP:: Chane Moline, C.J. Gable,
Devon Brown are just a few of the junior running backs who we will be
recruiting. Next year is a VERY good year for running backs in
toner 1:: Isn't Moline more of a fullback type?
Moline is a HOG
GarryP:: Chane Moline will likely be a fullback but he's such
a good runner that you have to recruit him with that ability in mind. He reminds
me so much of LenDale White in terms of being a naturally big guy who knows how
to run with the ball and break tackles.
RichSC:: Is Brian Cushing really
getting pressured by the parents to stay closer to home?
Cushing reminds me of whitney lewis' recruitment
RichSC:: Faith-- how
FaithInTroy:: I'm glad his DAD is pushing and not MOM..lol
good ? SC
FaithInTroy:: well whitney REALLY wanted FSU, but mom said
Fort Worth Trojan:: Garry, any chance Cushing brings Monroe/UVA to
jefftrojantheft:: Cushing whole family is pushing
looking forward to a full year of Manny Wright next year, I think he will be key
for us to shore up the D Line
USCcowboy:: mmmm, get shivers thinking about
Manny, Shweiger, Rivers, Thomas Williams, Rucker, Ellis, and co.next
SC55:: Anyone else think Rucker is going to have a BIG year next season,
he looked pretty good/healthy the last few games IMO?
FaithInTroy:: I hope so
55, rucker has been hurt all year so...
uscmike:: Schweiger will be there to
push Frostee to an even greater season.
FaithInTroy:: herring likely start
his career at DL
USCcowboy:: mmmm, manny AND herring, all of a sudden we are
HUGE in the middle
FaithInTroy:: we shouldn't forget Ramsey, he should get
some minutes next year also
jefftrojantheft:: I glad Manny got back at the
cheap shot artist Brown #55
USCcowboy:: me too jeff, showed we wont be
FaithInTroy:: oh yeah schwieger should be MUCH better with some
off season Carlisle
sweat:: Garry, no JC guys this year on the
GarryP:: Kevin Myers is still a possibility as far as JC players. Gabe
Long could get a look next fall.
SC55:: MY BIG ? is where Lutui goes when
Justice returns, guard?
toner 1:: 55, I could see that...Lutui to
CasualD91:: Quiet as kept, Big Fred Matua had an AWSOME
FaithInTroy:: yeah I thought matua played great, hope that's a preview of
next year, imagine how much BETTER this OL is going to get with more carlisle
and Davis coaching
CasualD91:: Starting Oline next year Baker LT, Duece LG,
Kalil C, Matua RG, Justice RT
sweat:: Casual, no Byers?
has to wait another year, I think he is the guard of the future
no byers, he will be in rotation though
USCcowboy:: big time
that starting OL looks awesome
RichSC:: I wouldn't count Byers out as a
starter. He's probably the most technically proficient OL aside from Sam, and
he'll be much stronger and bigger next year.
jefftrojantheft:: Byers should
uscmike:: Byers with some size is going to be scary before he leaves
FaithInTroy:: byers will put on 20 more pounds and then watch
SC55:: I'll say this, between Tim Davis and Carlisle those are BIG
reasons SC is winning Again!
GarryP:: Carlisle was the first person I went up
and thanked after the game.
Creamy Filling:: We need to cash in while the
iron is hot and get Carlisle the training facility he really
FaithInTroy:: agree creamy
one of our rich alumni should write a check
FaithInTroy:: why not update our
sweat:: Faith, send in the check
GarryP:: I'm told a facility
upgrade is one of the next priorities now that the arena is underway. I'll
believe it when I see it but at least it's being openly discussed. carlisle
already has his wish list plan drawn up in terms of what he wants to
cbromusc:: Garry, has brown finally committed to PC? If not maybe
we should let him go to ucla
GarryP:: I've yet to hear Charles Brown make a
RichSC:: I agree, let Charles Brown go to
jefftrojantheft:: Brown thinks his a TE LOL
FaithInTroy:: Brown will
play OL at SC
cbromusc:: Is Whitney enrolled for the spring?
Whitney Lewis has moved down to campus and is ready to start classes next
sweat:: Garry, or anyone who has seen him, is it true that Mike
Williams is up to 260-270?
GarryP:: I havent heard that on Mike. He was a
little bigger than normal when he left for Georgia in October (probably 235-240)
so it would be a major surprise if he has gained that much weight.
1:: Anyone think Matt will stay another year?
SC55:: Not me
USCcowboy:: I have to think ML is gone
GarryP:: I don't see it
happening on Matt. There are many signs indicating he is gone.
Garry, besides Sanchez, are we looking at any other QBs for this class? (we are
losing Cassel, Hance and Hart) with only Hinds and Booty behind
VanFan8245:: assuming Leinart stays
jefftrojantheft:: Hart has 1
cbromusc:: we have walk on qb on roster
GarryP:: no, we aren't
recruiting any other quarterbacks. I saw Sanchez after the game and he was so
excited about what he had just watched. He can't wait to get to
FaithInTroy:: Leinart is gone fellas, face it
True:: Leinart should
jacksonsf:: If Leinart moves on then I see a Heisman for Bush next year, a
Heisman for Booty the year after.
scgrad2002:: Mark Sanchez is a natural
leader. anyone watch the huddle before the 2pt conversion in the Cal-FL game?
jefftrojantheft:: This is what we will hear from ucla. Matt Leinart is
gone, you guys will lose now!
VanFan8245:: I would like Leinart to stay, but
am okay if he goes
VanFan8245:: we will do just fine
True:: Jeff - they
said that about carson
toner 1:: Leinart throws a great deep ball. Not good,
but great. Too much has been made of his preceived lack of arm
TROJANTD:: I thought that perfect pass down the sideline to DJ was
the best pass ML threw in two years, that thing was a beaut
Garry...what have you heard about Desean Jackson and his possibility of going
GarryP:: Desean will look at baseball but I havent heard any scouts
say he will definitely be a first round pick. The consensus is that he's a
pretty good prospect but he would need a very good senior year to go that high
in the draft. The good news is that Desean really wants to play college
football, he's also developed such a good friendship with Mark Sanchez and that
adds to the long list of signals that he will likely end up playing for the
cbromusc:: I heard Desean was getting family pressure...is that to
cbromusc:: Other than Desean...what other wide outs do we look
jefftrojantheft:: WR Patrick Turner from Tenn.
GARRY, Where do you see Whitney Lewis on the depth chart next year if we bring
in Turner and Jackson? (3rd, behind Smith, and Jarrett?)
amazing that the loss of BMW didn't impact SC in any way. If anything, it made
us stronger for next year with Jarrett.
jefftrojantheft:: DeSean Jackson
would play right away at USC. He has something that know one on the roster has.
RJ Soward moves and burst.
BleedSCRed:: Jeff, I hope he doesn't have RJ's
FaithInTroy:: jackson is not an RJ soward
cbromusc:: I hope
Creamy Filling:: Jackson is like the Patriot WRs, Troy Brown et
GarryP:: Desean is a good kid who has similar football abilities to a
Soward. He's not as blazing fast but he's plenty fast to offer skills that we
don't have on the roster right now.
uscbiz:: who starts at WR is we get
Desean and Turner next year, any suggestions anyone?
SCtradition:: BIZ- i
think the starters are Smith and Jarrett, with Lewis, Turner, and jackson
USCcowboy:: i think SS, DJ and WL will split time if WL actually
USCcowboy:: does WL have return abilities?
GarryP:: yes, Whitney
could be a return guy if needed
CasualD91:: SS DJ and WL don't need to split
time, they will be in together in a lot of 3 Reciever sets
USCcowboy:: but I
dont think either WRs will be catching more than the other 2
Anybody else think Byrd will be an AA next season?
scgrad2002:: Byrd may be
the best TE in the nation.
FaithInTroy:: if Byrd stays healthy, he should
make AA next year
USCcowboy:: ever since that long catch and run vs. ASU byrd
has been my favorite trojan, so pissed when he got hurt
SCtradition:: 55, i
think Byrd is an AA and a 1st round pick
USCcowboy:: byrd could most def be a
CasualD91:: Byrd is the Man!
uscbiz:: i agree casual
SC55:: I agree Tradition, GOOD nfl material!
toner 1:: This conference
will be loaded in regards to TE's...Byrd, Lewis, Newton, Day, Miller,
True:: Will be fun to see how he does in the league
did anyone see hancock doing the Byrdman signal after byrd
USCcowboy:: hancock will be back w/ full force next
FaithInTroy:: yeah hancock will be anice little gift next
USCcowboy:: I wanted byrd to give his byrdman signal, but hancock did it
GarryP:: When Dom came to the sidelines after his first touchdown all
the players were giving him the bird signal. It was pretty classic.
this is unreal. Webb Leaves, Hancock comes back. Drake leaves, Justice comes
back, etc. etc. etc.
TROJANTD:: LMAO@ Booty, Bush and Hancock in the
backfield next year, the XXX backkfield
SC55:: Hanc0ck is going to be a major
player, if healthy..
CasualD91:: Byrd was one player who allowed our offense
open up this year
toner 1:: Also really helped to get Smith back at
jefftrojantheft:: Pete Carroll had a great quote. "If you get to where you
are depending on 1 player, etc
SCtradition:: BTW, Byrd's catch might have
been the most amazing catch I've ever seen, it happend in the biggest game of
the year too
toner 1:: Byrd's catch in the OB was just like the one he had up
VanFan8245:: toner, BETTER than the one in
scgrad2002:: Byrd's catch was more amazing then Mike's against OSU
GarryP:: That was an amazing catch by Dom
thought it was a harder catch too
jefftrojantheft:: except that one was in
VanFan8245:: I had no idea a guy that big could fly like
FaithInTroy:: smith's catch was pretty amazing considering he might be
pregnant after the OU DB raped him
SC55:: Byrd impressed me in the Cal debacle last season, he was
catching everything, then he got hurt in the stanford game!
Do UCLA fans think they really have a shot at Reynolds and Rouse?
No way on either one
FaithInTroy:: hahahaa they're deluded if they do think
cbromusc:: Rouse wants a free trip to LA
SC POOH BAH:: Rouse is
a loooooooooooooooooooooong shot to ucla
SC POOH BAH:: Reynolds is a
hb4sc:: Does Gabe Long come in
a year from now?
GarryP:: I think it's a possibility on Long if we have a
spot open at that point.
scgrad2002:: Garry- if Tom leaves, who punts? I
heard Sanchez and Reggie both punted for their HS teams
GarryP:: if he leaves
we will probably take a kid who is currently committed to another
FaithInTroy:: we're not going to punt next year.....lol
I was not overly impressed with Tom this year....
scsig1:: My goodness
guys, I am getting so damn excited about who will be around next year,
scgrad2002:: How many other teams could lose BMW, Whitney, and Justice and
still go undefeated?
USCcowboy:: no other teams could
GarryP:: scgrad - I remember talking with some people last summer about
the possibility of losing either Mike or Whitney, we all agreed there was no way
we could lose both and still run the table. It's unreal to think we did it
despite losing both and being without steve Smith for much of the year.
Rvarss:: Whitney's attitude and maturity will surprise everyone this
VanFan8245:: I saw Whitney in high school... DAMN!!!
Whitney looked awesome in Spring. If he lines upwith Smith and Jarrett. You cant
stop that. Even Poohbah could play QB and we would do okay
SC55:: I saw WL
at the Huddle, he was GOOOOOD!
SC POOH BAH:: I'd bet against
jefftrojantheft:: Any other Jr's thinking of turning pro. Lofa should
stay because he will not be a 1st day pick
hb4sc:: Is Lofa definitely gone or
is there a chance he stays?
USCcowboy:: Lofa will be a 1st day
scgrad2002:: Lofa played himself into a day 1 pick
FaithInTroy:: 1st day? ummm no he won't, maybe second day if he's
USCcowboy:: ok, well, I bet he goes 1st day
USCcowboy:: if in fact
he leaves, dont think he will
cbromusc:: 2nd day
scgrad2002:: If Lofa
leaves, who starts in the middle?
USCcowboy:: whats powdrells future
SC POOH BAH:: Powdrell needs to step up
1:: I could see Powdrell moving to DE
cbromusc:: wow we would be getting
heavy at DE
SC POOH BAH:: that's a possibility toner
GarryP:: Powdrell has
thought about possibly moving to fullback but if Lofa leaves my guess is he will
stay right where he is and compete for the open spot.
Powdrell was a good FB is HS
USCcowboy:: cant wait to see RIVERS on the field
all day next year
cbromusc:: Does Lua ever make it on the field
Garry , I am not going to feel comfortable till big Rey and Luther commit
POOH BAH:: Lua is a hard worker...I think he contribute soon
SC55:: Lua was
on special teams
cbromusc:: REy is a done deal
FaithInTroy:: rey has been
done for months
FaithInTroy:: nice LB'er depth finally huh pooh?
BAH:: It doesn't suck to be us Faith
FaithInTroy:: rivers, sartz, williams,
cbromusc:: Rivers is going to be big time next
SCTrojanLou:: Rivers was huge this season...in a different
USCcowboy:: rivers made some great plays in the OB
sportsczy1972:: Rivers is a LB in a DE body. He will dominate against
cbromusc:: Actually Rivers needs to get bigger
USCcowboy:: made a
nice tackle on 1st drive to run down a WR
SC POOH BAH:: Does Rivers move to
the middle if Lofa leaves
FaithInTroy:: don't worry, rivers will get
cbromusc:: I heard Rivers goes to the middle
JDGTrojan1:: How about
Williams to the Middle and Rivers to take over Groots position?
Garry what about Thomas Williams?
sportsczy1972:: Groots will be the toughest
to replace. So many intangibles
cbromusc:: Groots had a great game
I've always been a GROOTS FAN, but did you guys see that he almost picked JW 3
times? I told my wife before the game he would get one for a TD,
GarryP:: I think the Williams to the middle idea is a pretty good
one (Rivers will likely be at WLB). Thomas needs to be on the field, his hit on
the kickoff was unreal
RichSC:: I can foresee Luthur Brown at MLB, Rivers at
Will, Rey at Sam for the next 2-3 years.
JDGTrojan1:: We didn't really get to
see the full impact of that hit with the ABC angle they kept showing on
GarryP:: He just blew the guy up and his man was down on the field
for several minutes afterwards. As Williams came to the sidelines Carroll went
running to him and gave him big congratulations.
rarely has a bad game
sportsczy1972:: Lofa was the man too
just has FB instincts, period
RichSC:: Yeah, the loss of Groots and Lofa is
probably every bit as bad as Cody and Patterson. Talk about
SC POOH BAH:: Garry ...Fred Davis' status?
havent heard anything on Fred since we got back PoohBah
FaithInTroy:: I'd bet
the farm that Davis is transferring
VanFan8245:: is Hershel Dennis
redshirting next year?
GarryP:: yes, hershel plans to redshirt. I saw him
after the game on the field and said "wish you were out there" and he looked
really sad when he said "me too"
FaithInTroy:: ohh that one hurt garry, don't
bum my high! hahaha
FaithInTroy:: well we all know what injuries can do at
the RB position, dennis should keep his head up
VanFan8245:: HD's season
broke my heart, I hope he gets another chance
USCcowboy:: are ware and
bing going to start? whos taking over for leach?
GarryP:: yes, it will likely
be Bing and Ware at the safety spots next year
jacksonsf:: will Bing be at
GarryP:: Bing at SS, Ware at FS
USCcowboy:: mm, cant wait to
see ware hit, hope he can be as consistent as leach
SC55:: Pinkard, could he
move to OLB?
cbromusc:: yes what about Pinkard
FaithInTroy:: pinkard stay
at safety and rotates in
SC55:: Pinkard looks
SCtradition:: Look out for Will Harris guys, he could contribute next
CasualD91:: Pinkard will be a Hog, just one year away
Pinkard will be the backup to Bing next year and then probably take over as the
starter the year after that (assuming Darnell would go pro after next
SC55:: Pinkard is going to be a good player, from what I've
FlyingTrojan:: when is the deadline for players to declare for the
USCcowboy:: jan 15th
scgrad2002:: So will
Chow be back this year?
FaithInTroy:: chow will be back
SC POOH BAH::
Garry...is Fili Maola ready to contribute next season?
GarryP:: Moala was the
scout team defensive player of the year. I can't wait to see him in the future
as he is a real beast.
FaithInTroy:: good to hear on moala, the DL two-deep
USCcowboy:: we lose 2 AA DLs and were still scary
VanFan8245:: Garry, what former Trojans were
on the sidelines besides Carson? was BMW, Keyshawn, Seau there?
who was the guy getting interviewed with Carson on the sidelines?
that Colbert next to Carson with the #5 jersey ON?
sweat:: Colbert's jersey
had a #5 on the front and #11 on the sleeves. SWEET
GarryP:: It was a great
group on the sidelines. Munoz, Boselli, Charles White, CP, Colbert, Peete,
Daylon, Brian Kelly, Jacob Rogers. I never saw Keyshawn if he was there.
GarryP: The Colbert jersey had different numbers on the front, the back and
the sleeves to represent his former teammates "2, 5, 21, 11" it was really
FaithInTroy:: garry who do you REALLY think is going to declare for
GarryP:: I think ML will go and probably Lofa as well if his family
situation is that dire. My guess is Malone stays but that one could go either
way. I don't see Bing or Manny leaving at this point.
cbromusc:: Tom could
improve his status by staying
Creamy Filling:: Tom may get to punt more if ML
Creamy Filling:: Maybe...
GarryP:: At our lunch on Monday Steve
Malone said he didnt know what Tom was going to do. His mom said she wants to go
to Hawaii for the game next year so hopefully that will be an influence on
CasualD91:: GP, I thought Rashard Goodrum looked pretty
explosive at DE before the injury, what do you think
GarryP:: Goodrum did
show some promise in the early going before his injury
CasualD91:: Goodrum is
that physical speed rusher we missed
CasualD91:: I say starting DLine of
Frostee DE, Manny DT, LoJack DT(Suprise of the year), Goodrum DE.
think the DL will be Jackson, Wright, Ellis and Rucker
awesome talent, but not much experience
sportsczy1972:: Schweiger may push
USCcowboy:: just like our WRs, the DL will not have any
SC55:: Schweiger with some Carlisle work and healthy will
uscbiz:: Schweiger needs to add lbs
USCcowboy:: everyone will play,
everyone will produce
VanFan8245:: Wild Bunch III?
uscbiz:: he gets thrown
CasualD91:: Ellis is just did not impess me this
cbromusc:: SChweiger needs more moves
toner 1:: Can you guys believe
how big Cody is now! His arms are huge!
uscbiz:: overall Schweiger needs a
lot of polishing
uscbiz:: no doubt that Schweiger will have a huge impact in
his career at SC
cbromusc:: cody is a big guy
toner 1:: D91, tend to
CasualD91:: GP, you don't see LoJack moving inside during his
SC55:: Your correct biz, but he's all muscle now, and is
VanFan8245:: toner, I slapped Cody on the arm congratulating him
after a game, it felt like GRANITE
cbromusc:: Ellis needs to get
CasualD91:: I dont think Ellis can get much bigger, if you have seen
him, he looks like a body builder now
cbromusc:: more weight
toner 1:: He
can get thicker
cbromusc:: yes thicker
SC55:: Ellis is a damn
CasualD91:: Ellis is just not the explosive bowling ball
sportsczy1972:: Wright, Ellis and Rivers down the middle is
FaithInTroy:: probaly not D, but who is like patterson..watrren sapp I
uscbiz:: Wright is a monster, he is so dominant at the line its
JDGTrojan1:: Agree Casual..actually, thought he was handled in the game
by the Sooner line. Manny, Patterson, and Cody were up the field many a time.
Going to miss Patterson the most
norcal:: No one is like Patterson , Ellis
will be fine.Player like Cody and Patterson do not come around
CasualD91:: My point is, Ellis is not very tall or massively
big, so he needs to dominate with quickness and technique, and I don't see a
bunch of either
JDGTrojan1:: I agree
GarryP:: Sed has a lot of promise but
he doesn't have Patterson's speed. Nobody else does on our roster right now
either and that's one concern for the coaches because Mike brought such great
quickness to that spot over the years.
jacksonsf:: Garry, what is the
rationalle of Pete keeping verbals silent? Does Pete encourage this or do the
norcal:: As soon as a player commits to USC other teams focus on
them , like a full court press.I f the recruit is a sleeper it lets other teams
know he is a player
GarryP:: Carroll doesn't want recruits to face the local
pressure they will get once a verbal is public so he's confident enough to have
them keep it quiet until later in the process. We got burned by the Tony Hunt
scenario a few years back and now with players like Rivers last year we've found
it works to have them stay silent.
jacksonsf:: GP, how is Rocky Hinds
looking. Herbreit pulled his name out of a hat. Do you think that Hinds would be
receptive to moving positions?
GarryP:: Rocky has some moments of great play
but he's not steady enough yet to take over. My guess is he won't have enough
time to overtake Booty by the time next fall rolls around, I was really
surprised to hear Herbstreit say that because nothing on the practice field
would indicate Rocky is ready to be the man yet.
FaithInTroy:: It sounded to
me like Herbie just messed up
FaithInTroy:: I don't think he meant to say
scsig1:: It sounds to me that herb doesn't know squat about SC
football, same guy said we would lose to Oklahoma
toner 1:: When is ABC going
to replace Craig James? He's horrible
USCcowboy:: darren woodson should
cbromusc:: so is that nortre dame moron
Taylor needs to go
SC55:: Mark May is a idiot, JW is better than Matt,
cbromusc:: taylor is useless
USCcowboy:: shrek is fun to watch
hes so sorry
lvloanpro:: I was heckling Trev, and Marky may after the
game...so much security cleared our section
toner 1:: That whole ABC
group(Saunders, James and Taylor) are bad. Wish Jackson and Fouts would have
called the game too. Grises does little for me
VanFan8245:: onlly Corso
picked us to win
VanFan8245:: NOT SO FAST MY FRIEND
looked great in OB ,,,,,,,,,,,,
USCcowboy:: Bing laid Hat all
USCcowboy:: we need to call Bing AD
USCcowboy:: instead of
SC55:: Garry, so did we hire a DL coach?
GarryP:: not yet on
the DL coach.
toner 1:: Groots, Patterson, Cody and Holmes...all
FaithInTroy:: well losing guys is a catch-22 at this point,
fact is they were national champion caliber players, good news is, there are
more behind them
SC55:: So we could say, our Freshmen that played this year
will be even better, with a year of Carlisle in the weight room..
The only downside with being this talented? We're going to probably lose
everybody as Juniors instead of Seniors (Bush, Rivers, et al)
Rich, its just an opportunity for others to step up
RichSC:: VanFan, I agree,
the talent just keeps coming, so it's exciting see the next stars
VanFan8245:: the best part after the game was during Stoops press
conference, you could hear CONQUEST being played LOUD in the
jefftrojantheft:: Lee Webb hurt a guy on LenDale's
GarryP:: Webb also had a great hit on the final kickoff
Webb has been a good trojan
USCcowboy:: so I wonder now, assuming ML
leaves, Sanchez? or Booty?
USCcowboy:: or Hinds?
RichSC:: Booty has a big
leg up with regards to knowing the system.
TROJANTD:: Booty, he knows the playbook better
GarryP:: Booty was throwing the ball fantastic during bowl
sportsczy1972:: Booty's family lineage worries me.. they all had
hype and they all stunk it up
FaithInTroy:: ah the other booty's didn't play
SCtradition:: They had Hype but THEY DIDN'T HAVE NORM
jacksonsf:: I hate to say it, yet it is probably best for the team to
break in a new QB next year with the veteran line, tailbacks and
USCcowboy:: lendale looked SO much better than AP
USCcowboy:: didnt have HUGE holes, but was so shifty
shot out of the line like a cannon
USCcowboy:: for the 1st half, every time
lendale touched the ball, it was a 1st down, or a TD
USCcowboy:: all game
GarryP:: LenDale was incredible considering the ankle problems he
had. The guy didn't practice since the UCLA game and only got some light work in
on Saturday and Sunday before the game (no contact).
lvloanpro:: Everyone in
our section was joke about how well the LIDACAINE was working for
Lendale...figure they had to give him something...High ankle sprains nag
JDGTrojan1:: Maybe he should do that every time before the big
bowl game as he was just a freak...they had no answer for him
anyone think SC will have 2 1st round running backs next year?
I would love to see Lendale get 25 touches a game. With what he did in HS, he
could rattle off 2000 yards in a season
sportsczy1972:: Washington was
amazing before he got hurt fellas
FaithInTroy:: Chauncey is the best RB
recruit in the nation folks, believe it
USCcowboy:: AND washington, how cool
would it be to see Washington as our FEATURE back if LW and RB leave after next
year, and rthen Chauncey has 2000
toner 1:: don't forget about
USCcowboy:: the next thunder and lightning, Reed and
lvloanpro:: I love having this Thunder and Lightning tandem...i
thought at the beginning of the game the Lendale was not going to play given he
didn't start....we were going to be in BIG trouble without
VanFan8245:: Garry, I was watching the game, with 4 minutes
left, after OU's last TD, PC and MG are hugging eachother and Travis Tofi is
coming off the field and Ed Orgeron is giving him an earful, loved seeing that
guy coach his ass off even that late in the game, I will miss
jefftrojantheft:: Tofi let the RB get outside for the big
VanFan8245:: Ole Miss is in for a treat, Coach O doesn't let
sportsczy1972:: Ole Miss has become my second favorite team
Garry are we getting back in on D. Farr
GarryP:: I havent heard anything yet
toner 1:: Garry, how is terrell's shoulder/s?
GarryP:: I know
Terrell had talked about having surgery in the off-season but I don't know for
sure if that will still happen.
DLR80:: Garry, how do we stand with a
commitment from Cushing?
GarryP:: Cushing says we are his leader and
hopefully we can get a commit when he comes in after the Army
sportsczy1972:: Cushing is our next Groots
SC55:: Groots reminded me
of Sammy Knight!
TROJANTD:: Cushing is a SS?
SCtradition:: Cushing isn't a
FS at 238 lbs
sportsczy1972:: CUshing is over 230 lbs now. He'll play
SCtradition:: or a SS
jacksonsf:: if you aren't ready physically to
make an impact, you might get moved.
DLR80:: Garry, do you see Cushing at LB
GarryP:: Brian would come in as a safety but my guess is he will end up
CasualD91:: Who is coming in this weekend
GarryP:: nobody is
coming in this weekend. We'll have Cushing on the 16th and then a big group the
weekend of the 22nd
altadenamike:: how about a rematch with florida
TROJANTD:: FSU would be nice payback
GarryP:: Would love to get
another shot at FSU right now
USCcowboy:: That was my 1sr SC game
USCcowboy:: watched Kelly drop that ball, and that was my freshamn
toner 1:: We would have killed FSU this year. Rix is vastly
USCcowboy:: it was ugly for the rest of my time at USC
thanks for bringing up that memory of Brian Kelly TrojanTD
SCtradition:: Kelly has done some good things too, he's a great Pro
cbromusc:: Rix sucks
toner 1:: I agree
JDGTrojan1:: Not consistant
and not accurate with the idea that he gets any pressure, it's tuck and run.
That will last all of 1 series in the NFL before he gets lit up. Has to be a
better passer to make it to the next level
USCcowboy:: Kelly is a top notch
USCcowboy:: regardless of dropping one INT
SCtradition:: 8 INT's in the
year the Bucs won it all
SC POOH BAH:: Rix is a poor mans Jason
jefftrojantheft:: Booker once said that USC doesn't play in enough BCS
altadenamike:: I WANT A PIECE OF LORENZO BIG MOUTH
GarryP:: Booker also said about SC "I've worked too hard on my game to
go to a program that isn't stable". What do you think now
USCcowboy:: lorenzo wishes he had skills like our
SCtradition:: all talk
TROJANTD:: Isn't stable?
toner 1:: In
hindsight, Booker probably did the right thing. He'd play very little
jefftrojantheft:: If we got Booker, we wouldn't have Bush
Filling:: In all reality, Booker doesn't even look as good as Desmond
Creamy Filling:: Or the kid from UCLA that transferred.
toner 1:: Creamy, I tend to agree
JDGTrojan1:: We should thank Booker...because if he was a Trojan the
odds that Bush would have committed to Notre Dame would have increased
USCcowboy:: booker is OVERRATED
USCcowboy:: believe me Ive
thanked booker a few times this year
CasualD91:: Lobo's problems is, if you
touch him, he goes down, he is just not physical enough
Chow would have made Booker a great weapon. FSU OC SUCKS(Jeff
altadenamike:: YOUR RIGHT BOOKER COULDN'T HOLD REGGIE JOCK
pghtrojan:: Booker would get better coaching at
SC. He has bad habits
toner 1:: D91, I agree-Booker
SC55:: HD is better
than Booker IMO!
altadenamike:: BOOKER IS AND FALLS TO EASY
Being physical is a state of mind, and a good example is Reggie, although he is
not that big, he does try to deliver a blow if he can
JDGTrojan1:: They seem to really like Leon Washington out there as
well so he splits time. He has skills, no question, just wouldn't trade him for
Bush as it isn't close
toner 1:: Booker isn't even the best back on his own
SCtradition:: Leon washington is way better than Booker
I don't know about way better, but I think he is a better all around back, that
I would agree
CasualD91:: Booker is a change of pace scat back, no MORE, no
jacksonsf:: Garry, are you bummed to see Henry Bibby go?
not at all
TROJANTD:: Tim Floyd is a great pick up
toner 1:: Our BB team
is not good but I'm glad Bibby is no longer a part of it
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