Rose Bowl Reminder

Linebacker Brian Cushing said he’s still bothered by the Rose Bowl, seven months later.
“It bugs the hell out of me to think about that game,” Cushing said. “How I felt, with my shoulder (ailing). How the game went. It brings a lot of fire to me.”

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No More Shortage

USC’s quarterback crisis disappeared during the final summer workout of the week yesterday, as freshman Garrett Green joined John David Booty, Mark Sanchez and Mike McDonald.
Even though the Trojans secured two commitments at the position, last week USC coaches spoke to juniors from Alabama and Texas at the position who made campus visits.

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Griffen update

Someone who speaks to defensive end Everson Griffen regularly said colleges are having a tough time reading where he will attend. Griffen is currently attending USC’s football camp.
“First he says it’s Arizona, then it’s UCLA, now it’s USC,” the source said. “It keeps changing.”

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Final Four

Theres about four incoming freshman still considered on the borderline academically as the August deadline approaches. One of those still trying to meet all academic requirements is wide receiver Vidal Hazelton, who was first identified in February as one of the at-risk freshman.

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Another Delay

The opening date for the Galen Center has been pushed back again. Originally set for mid-August, the opening date was rescheduled for Sept. 14.
But the Sept. 14 volleyball match against Pepperdine was recently switched to Malibu because the arena will not be ready. The latest guess is late September/early October. Of course, most fans only care if the Galen Center will be open for basketball season in mid-November. Kind of like most football fans dont care about either.
UPDATE: Apparently one reason for the delay is a problem with permits.

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No Show

Defensive back Cedric Everson of Detroit will not attend USC’s football camp this week because of an illness in the family. He may fly to Los Angeles next week.

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Grade Check

Maybe theres something to the theory that the busier you are, the better you perform. The football team compiled a better grade-point average in the fall semester than in the spring.
Five players made the deans list and four earned a grade-point average above 4.0 in the spring semester. Eighteen players were above 3.0.

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Sanchez Interview

USC quarterback Mark Sanchez said he is “stronger than ever mentally as he returns to summer workouts and 7-on-7 passing drills following the district attorneys decision not to file sexual-assault charges.
Sanchez said he also feels improved physically this summer.
“The 7-on-7 is the best Ive thrown in awhile, Sanchez said. “I havent been second-guessing myself.

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