On The Line

With spring practice opening today, it’s not too soon to figure out where the incoming freshmen offensive linemen will start out. Zach Banner will play offensive tackle, which means he will challenge Aundrey Walker for a starting spot.
Jordan Simmons and Max Tuerk will start training camp alternating at tackle and guard, Lane Kiffin said.

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  • The Monopoly Is Over Here

    I wonder what Aja Dang thinks….

  • spedjones

    Stay classy Trogans. While a few bruins are smoking pot, here’s what SUCsters are up to:

    Simione Vehikite facing Felony Charges
    http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-sn-v

    Simione Vehikite, a reserve linebacker for USC,
    was arrested last month and faces felony charges related to an incident
    that occurred in July 2011, law enforcement records show.

    According
    to the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department website, Vehikite, 21,
    was arrested Feb. 6 in Inglewood. A court date to schedule a preliminary
    hearing is set for March 19, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County
    district attorneys office said.

    According to the felony
    complaint, on or about July 16, 2011, Vehikite was allegedly the driver
    of a vehicle involved in an incident that resulted in him facing four
    counts: leaving the scene of an accident; driving under the influence
    and causing injury; driving with a .08% blood alcohol level and causing
    injury; and identity theft.

    Vehikite, 5-foot-11 and 225
    pounds, played in 12 games and made six tackles last season as a
    third-year sophomore. USC opens spring practice Tuesday. Vehikite is not
    on the roster.

    “Immediately after [USC officials became] aware of
    the situation, he was removed from all team activities and has not been
    involved since then,” Coach Lane Kiffin said during a campus interview
    Tuesday. “Simi has hired an attorney, and we will have no comments on
    the situation while we let it work through the process.”

    Kiffin said Vehikite was still attending classes and his status in the football program would be evaluated at a later time.

    Vehikite could not be reached for comment.

    If Vehikite does not return to the program, USC would have 76 scholarship players on its roster. Because of NCAA sanctions, the Trojans can have a maximum of 75 in the fall.

  • W.E.B. Dupree

    Did he abandon his girlfriend in the car and flee on foot? I seem to recall a story about a UCLA player…

  • carlosb

    spedjones, thanks for keeping up with your idols. This late reported revelation has been out there for a while now but were glad that you’re trying to keep us up to sped (pun intended)in Scooters behalf.

    Damn boy, don’t you just wish you could actually BE one of us? Sick!

  • Bill

    The Toejams should be put on alert that Steve Cooley isn’t around any more to look the other way when they commit their felonies! So, Southern Cal just lost its prime recruiting chip!!

  • Bill

    The Toejams should be put on alert that Steve Cooley isn’t around any more to look the other way when they commit their felonies! So, Southern Cal just lost its prime recruiting chip!!

  • usc50ucla0

    hahaha Justin Medlock leaving Hannah Jun on the 405

    http://articles.latimes.com/2005/dec/11/sports/sp-medlock11

    don’t you love the narcissistic bRuin that troll the SC blogs… it isn’t even about fUCLA. It’s about ‘them.’ You don’t see them trolling the CSUFullerton blog. If you can’t win, bring the winners down philosophy… petty petty little bear

  • USC Anteater

    Prediction: complaints from San Diego State football blogs about all the UCLA trolls

  • W.E.B. Dupree

    Re: Steve Cooley leaving the scene, if Carmen Trutanich is elected to replace him, USC should be even more set.