Is this where we remind the many people who angrily emailed us last season from Syracuse attacking our theory that Greg Robinson has very little in common with Pete Carroll?
Nick Howell was a strong candidate to be one of the disappointments of training camp, especially after he did not make the depth chart.
But Howell said his recently discovered hernia prevented him from making proper blocks and limited his range of mobility during training camp. Howell and USC thought he merely had a sore groin until the hernia was discovered. And this is not just a “sports” hernia, which is near the abdomen. Howell’s is lower and more serious and one reason why he probably will not return this season.
While everyone focuses on freshmen like Joe McKnight and Kris O’Dowd, USC coach Pete Carroll pulled aside wide receiver Brandon Carswell, tight end Rhett Ellison and safety Marshall Jones and informed them not to expect to play against Idaho, because the coaches are still deciding whether to redshirt the players.
Broderick Green is not the only Trojan sidelined with a season-ending injury.