Johnson Travels

Freshman tailback Stafon Johnson will make his second straight road trip. Last week, Johnson was not on the travel roster but became a late addition. This time, he was on the official list

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Joke Of The Day

USC coach Pete Carroll, some players, the band and song girls recently visited USC Women’s and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. While passing the maternity ward, a song girl noticed the bright ceiling lights and said, “Is that to keep the babies tan?”

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Could Hancock Return?

Could USC fullback Brandon Hancock return for a bowl game?
Its a thought being considered because the senior is making a fast recovery after tearing knee ligaments last month.
“Id like to suit up, run a play and maybe catch a ball, Hancock said. “If the trainers feel I can, it might be cool. Hancock said he rides an exercise bike 20 miles a day and suffers no pain or atrophy in his knee since the operation.
“Its been a freakish recovery, he said.
USC coach Pete Carroll said hes discussed the possibility of a return with Hancock.
“I think it might be too farfetched but his will wants him to come back, Carroll said.

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Thomas ready

Cornerback Kevin Thomas (sprained ankle) will make the trip and play against Washington State. Dallas Sartz is ready to play safety, if needed. Linebacker Brian Cushing did not practice to rest his sore ankle but said he would be fine.

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It’s Not Easy Being Dominant

USC coach Pete Carroll said the Trojans could fall apart just easily as Miami or any other recent college dynasty, despite winning 48 of 50 games.
“Heck yeah, we could, Carroll said. “Its a finely tuned instrument. Its not just the players or coaches. Its both.

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Coach Vs. Agent

Pete Carroll bumped into agent Leigh Steinberg on Wednesday night, because Steinberg was invited to speak on campus. Steinberg pointed out to Carroll that the last time he was in Heritage Hall, the USC coach directed profanity at a group of agents he wanted to speak with, including Steinberg.
Carroll talked to Steinberg about his current pet project, figuring out how to ban agents from talking to college athletes.

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