Roundball Report

Lots of rumors always on draft day. One has the Charlotte Bobcats taking Nick Young with the eighth pick.
Gabe Pruitt is scheduled to be in New York today for the NBA draft. Assistant coach Gib Arnold interviewed for the New Mexico State job but will not get it, sources said. It could go to former USC assistant coach Marvin Menzies.

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Boys To Men

You expect an NFL veteran like Peyton Manning to look bigger and stronger than his college counterparts.
But what struck some well-known onlookers Tuesday was how skinny Mitch Mustain looked compared to John David Booty. And Aaron Corp looked even thinner.

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Home, Sweet Home

Tailback Joe McKnight admitted he got homesick when he went home last week but said is OK now and never reconsidered his college choice.
“I got a little homesick but I was the only freshman out here at the time,” McKnight said. “I don’t think I’ll go back home for a while now. I’m not going to (transfer). I’m happy here.”

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Open Forum

It might be a good idea to go back and check past Open Forums, so we won’t be asked if Steve Sarkisian will emulate Norm Chow’s offense for the fifth straight week. Also, neither Mitch Mustain nor Mark Sanchez transferred this week, though I did get nervous when Sanchez was not watching Peyton Manning’s workout.

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Mr. Manning Comes To USC

USC football players dont normally work out on Tuesdays but after learning Super Bowl MVP Peyton Manning needed someone to practice with, a large group of Trojans eagerly showed up at Cromwell Field.
“You dream about stuff like this, said USC quarterback John David Booty, who threw with the Indianapolis Colts quarterback for about 90 minutes.
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Manning On Campus!

A rare treat right now as Peyton Manning is throwing to USC tailbacks and wide receivers at an informal workout. Manning and John David Booty are taking turns throwing passes.

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Nothing Goes Unnoticed

A couple weeks ago during a USC football camp, participants ran 40-yard dashes. As it happened, people at the camp phoned UCLA because they thought it was an NCAA violation.
It turned out to be legal because you can run 40s if you teach drills on it too. But nothing happens without a reaction.

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Rivalry Talk

Safety D’Anton Lynn of Celina, Texas, visited UCLA and USC last week and informed the schools he narrowed his choices to the Trojans, Bruins and Penn State.

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