By now, it's been well documented that Rey Maualuga shed his locks of hair
and is sporting a clean haircut. It wasn't just a fashion statement for Maualuga.
"My dad went through Chemotherapy and lost his hair," said Maualuga after practice. "I just thought I would grow my hair out and cut it and donate it," Maualuga said. "My mom is proud and happy."
Maualuga plans on donating his hair to a charity for children with cancer.
I'm Chillin' You Chillin'?
The weather was gorgeous for this day of practice. Sunny skies, no clouds, temperatures in the mid 70's with a cool ocean breeze filling Howard Jones Field. This is Trojan Football weather! Cool and exciting…
Coaches Fired Up, Dogg
The coaches were quite animated and picked up the level of attention to detail for the players. There seemed to be an air of fun and intensity in the air. Adding to the practice was piped sound. Crowd noise filled the field, after some music by a selection of Rap Artists…
Tailback U Revisited
After the recent low running back count at the tailback position, it was good
to see some getting back on the field. Adding to the list of Desmond Reed, Allen Bradford, C.J. Gable, Stafon Johnson and Joe McKnight was Hershel Dennis and
Young Players Getting Extra Work
With a bye week upon us Pete Carroll is using the extra practice time to get another look at the young players. "We are mixing in a lot of young guys into opportunities and try and make sure we get another evaluation of them before we get back into full game week,"
Fred Davis made several impressive catches, Maualuga is still roaring to make
hits and Stanley Havili stood out. Practice game balls go to Tyler and Dennis
for making it back to the practice field. Mark Sanchez also looked very good
passing the ball after an extended time off the field recovering from a thumb
Angel City Classic
The Trojans have a bye week, but that won't stop Pete Carroll from watching
college football at the Coliseum this weekend. Carroll said he will attend the
Angel City Classic this Saturday. The event includes a game between historically
black colleges North Carolina A&T and Prairie View A&M and a battle of
"It's a great event and a great idea. Hopefully we can support it and help some kids get to college that might not have gone otherwise," Carroll said. The Angel City Classic starts at 2:30 p.m.
Friday's practice was at 6:15 a.m., a good time for the team to practice without spectators and media. The Trojans will take the weekend off from practice as coaches spread out for the weekend, to observe several football games.