Pete Carroll Made Me Go Hollywood!

Memo to Bob Leinart:

From the Las Vegas Review-Journal: “At Rehab, the Hard Rock pool party, on Sunday: football stars Brian Urlacher, Joey Porter, Matt Leinart, Reggie Bush and Terrell Owens, Snoop Dogg, NBA standout Corey Maggette, ultimate fighter Tito Ortiz, Jaime Pressly and Jenna Jameson.”

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Linebacker Controversy?

A couple readers emailed last week and said that USC coach Pete Carroll claimed in a booster club meeting that sophomore Kaluka Maiava was the new starter at outside linebacker ahead of junior Keith Rivers.
Carroll backed off that comment slightly Tuesday and said that Maiava was not the starter but there would be an “open competition in training camp at the weakside linebacker position. Either way, it sends a message to Rivers that no starting spot is secure.

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Two Winners, One Trophy

The USC womens track team tied Stanford for first place in last weekends West Regional at Brigham Young. But the always-prepared NCAA provided only one trophy for the event.
So what did the organization do to solve the problem? It flipped a coin. USC won the flip and brought home the trophy while Stanford went home empty-handed.
Maybe the BCS could have taken that scientific approach with the crystal football in 2003 when USC and LSU each claimed a share of the national championship.

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Lindy’s All-Americans

Junior wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett and junior offensive tackle Sam Baker first-team All-Americans in Lindy’s magazine’s preseason football preview.
Senior center Ryan Kalil and junior defensive end Lawrence Jackson were selected to the second-team.

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No Date

The district attorney’s office said Tuesday afternoon it still had not set a date for Mark Sanchez’s arraignment. The longer this takes is actually good news for Sanchez. Of course, the DA could decide not to hold an arraignment hearing if no charges are filed.

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