Jabari Ruffin Tears ACL

USC defensive end Jabari Ruffin tore his ACL in practice today and will be out for the season. Ruffin’s injury means Quinton Powell and Scott Starr aka Felix will probably get more playing time.

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  • ThaiMex

    Sorry to hear about this Young Man. The defense is in big trouble because of past recruiting mistakes. $UC’s infatuation with OVERATED Q.B.’s and wide receivers has resulted in glaring weakness in key areas (up front on Offense and Defense). Throw in all those with the “Dreaded Character issues”, and today’s team is what you are left with. The injuries won’t stop with Ruffin. You are in for some SEVER BEATINGS this season. All of the sudden the Fresno State game has become a “must see” game. This season COULD end up being the Unforgettable season of …………………YUP….you guessed it……4 & 8…now ain’t that G-R-E-A-T!!!!!!!
    Unfortunately….potential recruits are going to be left scratching their heads…saying to themselves…”yea I could go to that dump and get plenty of early playing time….but do I really want to play at a school where “500 Ball” is the expectation?”. MORA THE SAME!
    fit Un RAH RAH’S!

    • Guest

      What is your native language?

      • ThaiMex

        JIVE, Mo-Fo…..Why?
        fit Un!

    • Mike P

      “$UC’s infatuation with OVER RATED Q.B.’s and wide receivers”

      But Sark’s only signed 1 recruiting class.

      • Trogan Fan

        Sark’s not SC, so what’s yer point?

        • Mike P

          See Sark’s recruiting classes at UW.

    • timtrojan

      Wow, that is some great analysis. Keep it coming and thanks for stopping bye.

    • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

      Thai, you REMAIN one of the most RUTHLESS VATO LOCOS on this blog….second only to the wolfman!!!!!

      wolfman takes the top prize on account of he hunts prey of his own kind…..now that’s RUTHLESS!!!

  • UCLA owns LA Football

    Playing on SUCC 100 yard practice field sounds like the kiss of impending injury.

  • Ben Factor

    As I recall, Sark spoke at Pac-12 Media Day about the great success at Washington in preventing season-ending injuries.

    I’m still waiting to hear which of the Stanford/SF 49ers conditioning methods have been adopted by USC, and why USC doesn’t use the GPS monitoring system that is in place at FSU, and was recently adopted by Alabama.

    What about that, Sark? What about that, Haden?

    • HuskyFanPodcast

      You will find out that Sark is full of crap. The guy only cares about being a play calling wizard. Ivan Lewis’ strength program didn’t have good results and in 2012 there was a rash of season ending injuries and a few ACL tears. Looks like that bug is now biting USC.

      • UCLA owns LA Football

        I am Shocked – Kiffy is now spelled Sark? Maybe 7 – 5 is way too optimistic on my part.

        • TrojanFan3.0

          STILL trolling the blog at 2am. Dude , you have some major issues

          • Trogan Fan

            Bandwagon!

          • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

            so queeeeer how this lil’ retarrd hangs around here DEFENDING the trOXans to whom he has no connection when they would rather be CAUGHT DEAD than associate with a north Vegas low-life…

            it’s like some slow kid from Continuation School trying the hang around with the “cool kids” from the local normal high school!

            (in this case, thought the “cool kids” are bigots and haters!!!)

            #BetterOffCheeringForRebels

          • ThaiMex

            How you doing Chihuahua eyes?
            fit Un!

    • Buzz

      Saw review of Stanford on Pac12 Network. They discussed the strength and conditioning there. Apparently more about stretching and flexibility rather than lifting weights. They do weights that are football movement specific but not so much of the bench press/squat type stuff. My question would be what is their injury ratio compared to other Pac-12 teams? My guess would be same number of major injuries such as ACLs but perhaps less muscle pulls but I don’t know of any documentation. They certainly lose players like everyone else.

      • Ben Factor

        Buzz, as I understand it, these GPS monitoring units really helped FSU to stay healthy. They pinpoint vulnerabilities which can be addressed in athlete-specific conditioning. They disclose excessive fatigue, which leads to poor form and injuries. They helped FSU peak physically on game day, not in practice.

        Alabama implemented them in the Spring. That says something to me.

        Stanford and the SF 49ers supposedly have fewer injuries than in the past. I never read that the improvement is only strains and sprains.

        Why no GPS units at USC? That’s a criticism!

        Is USC completely familiar with the Stanford protocols, and has it implemented the best of them? That’s just a question!

        • Buzz

          I understand that UCLA is using the GPS system. Don’t know how it is turning out. Since they are practicing out in the desert I can see how it could have many uses.

  • ThaiMex

    Maybe when Mama get’s finished with that plate of fried pork rinds and is tipping the scales at 430lbs-450lbs…he can be “LOADED” on to the defensive side of things.
    fit Un!

    • TrojanFan3.0

      It’s Tool Time 2.0!

      Hey bean, thanks for another lame post

      • Trogan Fan

        Bandwagon 3.0!

        • ThaiMex

          What happened to T-Fail???? I think he’s gone the Nubsie route…
          #eyestooclosetogether (Just like a Chihuahua)
          fit Un!

  • Helen

    Interesting that serious injury news is dominated by posts from UCLA scabs.

  • Trogan Fan

    It’s a shame to see these sorts of injuries. Feel bad for the kid. Not SC fans though. Just the kid.

    • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

      agree, bad luck for the kid. and as much as i like to see the Dummies suffer, i wanted this year’s UCLA-Southern Cal game to MEAN something when we trash them. at this rate, not looking good.

      • Trogan Fan

        Now keep an eye out for the Trogan cry of “we only have 55 scholarship players”. They have 72, actually, but let’s not let that stop a good sob story over at Yesterday U!

        • UCLA Bleauz

          We now actually have only 70, with the two recent season injuries, but no excuses here……we’ll play anyone with whoever we have left….Fight on!

          • UCLA owns LA Football

            7 – 5 bleauz, may be way to optimistic.

          • UCLA Bleauz

            You may smell it, but you refuse to bet it, unlike Safer and Annie nimmus…..you old COWARD!

          • Trogan Fan

            Actually, you have 66 healthy players on scholarship, but why would you know that? How many does UCLA have? How about Alabama? Or UW, Stanford, Cal, Oregon? See, you’ll cry about those turrible snactions without ever really looking at how they’ve impacted the program. Typical torgan.

    • UCLA Bleauz

      Glad to hear that YOU feel bad for the kid…… Owns can’t seem to gloat enough about our players going down…. that aging schmuck celebrates each and every injury incurred by a USC player…. he still mocks the “snapped ankles” of our players last year at the hands of UCLA…..I would disown Owns, if I were a troll……

      • UCLA owns LA Football

        But you’re not bleauz. The snapped SUCC ankles were incurred during game conditions, and so was the Barkley collarbone break or shoulder separation. I celebrate no SUCC injuries.The really bad thing about you bleauz, is you’re a compulsive liar. When facts don’t fit your argument, you bleauz, fabricate lies to support your milksop opinions.

        • Tom Oday

          BS!

          • Trogan Fan

            I’ll actually say that I LOVED the Barr hit on Barfly. Nothing better than seeing Mr. “Scoreboard” on his back, agonizing in what turned out to be the last real play of his football career. Barr’s a player, Barfly’s a short-term clipboard holder. And THAT is the difference between UCLA and USC today – one program’s shaping future NFL stars and the other is SC (see the recent comments on how lazy Lee is for further proof). Remember on!

          • Tom Oday

            “Birds of a feather”

          • ThaiMex

            TRUE THAT!!!!!
            fit Un knuckleheads!

          • UCLA owns LA Football

            BS!????.

          • UCLA owns LA Football

            eventus stultorum magister.

          • Tom Oday

            MAGISTRA

        • UCLA Bleauz

          I call BS, Owns….you’re a liar……game conditions or not, your morbid joy that comes from a USC kid having season ending ending injury is disgusting and undeniable…..give us all a break and just leave….

          • UCLA owns LA Football

            A SUCC 0 – 12 season would suit me just fine. Just imagine no you you bleauz.

          • ThaiMex

            Watching BARR (over and over and over and over again) destroy Barfy, while your BONEHEAD Tackle was “SNOOZING” is a thing of BEAUTY! UNFINISHED business was finally finished.
            fit un!

        • UCLA Bleauz

          And when you have no retort, which is quite often, you simply “yawn”…. and please don’t lie again and deny it….

          • UCLA owns LA Football

            Yawn.

      • UCLA Owns the Rose Bowl

        For the record, I am the original Owns – check out my member page – going on two years with this name, and have had my handle well before this thoughtless person who mocks a kid’s injury.

        • UCLA owns LA Football

          If you say so Cheap Lies. I’m UCLA OWNS LA FOOTBALL. Run with the RB bit Cheap Lies, since subterfuge is the only way snivelers like you can compete. See you in Nov. Bunky.

        • UCLA owns LA Football

          But dormant for two years, as it were.

  • Tom Oday

    Cope-Fitzpatrick is still on that list.

    • UCLA Bleauz

      Thanks……