Galen Center Donor Dies at 82
Coach Pete Carroll announced the loss of Trojan Louis "Lou" Galen. Galen died of heart failure today, November 12, 2007. Galen was a graduate of USC Law in 1951. Along with his wife, Helene, Lou Galen endowed the Helene and Louis Galen Cremaics Studio in the School of Fine Arts, helped finance the Galen Athletic Dining Facility and most notably, was the major contributor for the Galen Center. Lou Galen was a staunch supporter of USC Athletics. Galen was 82 years old.
Pete Carroll said, "This is an enormous loss for the Trojan Family. He's been so instrumental in support, contributing and bringing the heart and soul to the program in so many ways. He's been a great friend to the whole family here. We will miss him tremendously."
Chauncey Washington Named Pac-10 Player of the Week
From the PAC-10 Player of the Week Website:
"Washington, a senior from Torrance, Calif., powered the USC offense in the Trojans' 24-17 road win at No. 24-ranked California. Washington rushed 29 times for a career-high 220 yards (7.6-yard average), including a 36-yard touchdown run."
When questioned about being honored, Washington replied, "I was happy. It's something a player always looks forward to. Playing in the Pac-10 or whatever division you are, out of all the schools you got player of the week. So I honor that and I appreciate it."
Monday Practice Notes
Since this is a bye week, the team stepped out of the normal routine for practice. The light workout included having younger players step in and get some frontline practice time.
This allowed time for quarterbacks Aaron Corp and Mitch Mustain to get more reps. Typically during byes, Carroll will allow younger players time on the field to give them a sense of playing in anticipation of the future.
In addition to Booty and Ellis, Alfred Rowe and Keith Rivers were on the sideline nursing injuries. Rivers suffered a high ankle sprain against the Cal Bears on Saturday. Carroll hopes the extra time between games will aid in Rivers' recovery. Clay Matthews had a new cast on his right hand, he broke a bone in his hand against the Bears on Saturday.
Aaron Corp had several dazzling passes in his time under center. In particular, he threw two touchdown passes to Damian Williams. Mitch Mustain also looked great and had a touchdown pass to Allen Bradford in the endzone.
Defensively, Will Harris had two interceptions (one for a touchdown) and played brilliant defense.