USC Injury Report

Rasheem Green, Toa Lobendahn and Chuma Edoga all practiced today. Stephen Carr is out.

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  • Old Trojans never die

    C’mon Stephen get with the team…

  • Gabby

    Wish this ND game was a little later in the season

    • Michael Guarino

      EVERY sports outlet is picking Notre Dame, Gabby. I think we’re gonna get pumped up by that fact alone.
      #It’sRojoVsJoshAdams
      #It’sWareGettingRevengeForCheapShot
      #It’sSamPlayingLikeRoseBowl

      • CORTEZ THE KILLER

        SC is either going to win a close one or get bombed

        • Michael Guarino

          For the first time this year I feel USC has to score first (and maybe second) to win—–we need to make their run first offense work against them.
          #InOtherWords,WinCoinToss&Kick*ss

          • CORTEZ THE KILLER

            SC has to play like they did against Stanford, if they play like they did against WSU, it’s going to get ugly, very ugly

          • Michael Guarino

            A lot of people I respect on this blog are making predictions based on the assumption USC will not play to it’s fullest capacity —-that we’ll make a lot of mistakes and give the game away. Their assumption is not unreasonable —- we’ve played some sloppy football this year. BUT, USC at it’s best is better than Notre Dame at it’s best. And I, for one, think we’re gonna see USC at it’s best.

          • hoohoolianFUCLA

            Their assumption is not unreasonable.

          • Michael Guarino

            So true!
            #ButThatDoesn’tMeanItHasToBeRight

          • CORTEZ THE KILLER

            No kidding

          • USC jojo

            This is game number eight and they still cannot play a consistent first half or a complete game. It’s hard not to pick Notre Dame, when you see USC’s inconsistency.

            I am hoping they will continue their play from last weeks second half.If they do, it will be a Trojan victory by around 17 points.

            I am surprised sw has not gone on a Cowherd rant, since he predicted a Notre Dame blowout. Again, Cowherd is looking at USC as they have played all year.

          • Michael Guarino

            USC’s inconsistency, if you think about it, has largely been a function of Sam Darnold’s inconsistency. If Sam goes into this game with his head screwed on right, we’re gonna be JUST FINE.
            #EmbarrassCowherd
            #LeaveKelly’sLifeInRuins

          • USC jojo

            Let’s hope they do get off to a good start. They will have to score touchdowns, when in the red zone, and not settle for field goals.

            I really believed last weeks game was where USC needed to start off good. If they didn’t, that would be who they are, as to identity.
            I can only hope Sam has his best game of the year, thus far.

            Fight On!

          • Michael Guarino

            Agreed. This really is “put up or shut up” time. Notre Dame is good —but they are far from great. We can take them if we just play our game —-and knock off the “Oh, mercy –2017 expectations are weighing us down” attitude.
            The one thing I will say for Coach Kelly is he had the guts to fire his coordinators and start fresh. But—guess what? —we have the power to make that move look like the wrong one on Saturday. If we do, total melt down in South Bend. Lots of weeping and gnashing of teeth.

          • steveg

            Pure hell for Kelly. Sam doesn’t need to have his best game ever, he needs to be competent at what he does each play. Passes will be dropped, penalties will happen, but if he is on target 2 out of 3 times, the ND defense play pass and USC runs all night and burns up the clock. Then the USC defense sucks it up and kicks ND @ss.

          • Michael Guarino

            I SO agree with that. Our guys can put their guys down real bad if they just play efficient football….for 60 minutes.

          • Pudly76

            Utah’s run defense was ranked #11 going into last weeks game, and even after the game they’re avg/run is under 4 yds per carry, and we were over 7 per carry against them. notre Dame is not as big or deep as utah. if Sam plays clean I don’t see any problems. Except that damn leprechaun. F’ da leprechaun!

            Beat the irish!

          • Michael Guarino

            Some people on the blog are making more of Notre Dame than there is. I really hope our players don’t fall for it —-it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. Look at this game for what it is —-a contest between two solid teams with different strengths and weaknesses. No more, no less.
            #FightOn!

          • Pudly76

            It’s a great game always, no doubt. But we are fundamentally better and athletically more gifted, not by a lot, but by enough. Once the circus atmosphere is waning, it’ll get down to the hammer and the nail.

            F’ da leprechaun. Beat the irish!

          • Michael Guarino

            Yeah! So well said, Pudly76!

          • CORTEZ THE KILLER

            Darnold has been sloppy because of poor line play, inconsistent playcalling, wr’s that can’t separate from the db’s, poor footwork and Sam trying to do to much, be thankful he’s the QB

          • fast fred

            And if you don’t you can always say the better team lost!

          • Michael Guarino

            I’ve always liked that line. It sounds so politically ‘progressive.”
            [But, metaphysically speaking, what is the difference between a “better team” that loses a game and an “inferior team” that loses a game]?
            #HopefullyWinningMootsOutQuestion

          • steveg

            If we can score then the ball game falls on the USC defense, stopping the run and preventing the long pass. We could sure use some punt returns in there also.

          • Michael Guarino

            Punts? Yes! I keep hoping Coach Helton has been holding someone in reserve for this game —–Michael Pittman, maybe???

        • Pasadena Trojan

          Why won’t SC beat the irish with devestation?

          • Gabby

            It wouldn’t fit killer’s narrative

          • steveg

            Asshat cortez is back? What a loser

          • CORTEZ THE KILLER

            SC isn’t beating anyone with devastation

          • Jack B

            Really? You don’t think TEXAS and UTAH were devastated? Oh ya, they were. Complete devastation – and by far the best kind.

        • Trojan72

          Yep. You were right on.

    • steveg

      Is Gustin definitely out?

      • Michael Guarino

        Coach Helton pretty much guaranteed he’s out until next week. [It almost looks a little bit like Clay is saving some chips for the Pac 12 race —-starting with Arizona State next week].

        • Jack B

          No way CH is saving chips for the ASU game over ND. No way. He’s not that stupid and that would be idiotic. If you’re healthy, you should see action on Saturday. If not, sit. But ND’s the more important game to people like me. Maybe to you and others, it’s not. But to many of us, beating ND is held in much higher esteem than ASU. You can lose either game and still win the Pac-12.

          And if he were doing so, Swann would ream him. USC loses to ND and it’s all over. 2-loss USC will be relegated to outside top 20 and a P12 conf champ possibility that won’t get us into the PO.

          ND at home is way better than ASU.

          • Michael Guarino

            I don’t think it’s quite as clear cut as saying “yes” to one game and “no” to the other. I’m only guessing, of course, but my guess would be that, if Porter [or anybody, for that matter] looks iffy for Notre Dame, Helton is going to think long and hard about letting that player heal up for the Pac 12 race. Obviously, he’d like to win —and we’d ALL like to win—BOTH games.

          • Jack B

            Helton didn’t apply the same rational to the CAL game. He intentionally played an injured player. Why wasn’t he thinking long and hard then? He’s got no excuse. He was out of line, stupid and a USC player is paying the price by having to miss several extra games of what might be his last year.

            I stand by my other point. For many of us, it’s way more important beating ND than it is ASU, If you can’t win both, I’ll take a victory over ND in South Bend any day of the week.

            You and I just see the USC/ND game differently. No harm in that.

          • Michael Guarino

            Secret Sharing Time: I’ll take a victory in South Bend any day of the week, too.

          • Jack B

            Now you’re talking. It’s an easy call, which is also how every media outlet in the U.S. feels too. This is USC v ND. Historically – the best. Against the best. We win, we’re really on our way! We lose and Helton will be feeling heat as bad as when he was 1-3. There’s a lot of people who still aren’t sold on him. Some wonder if that includes Swann.

            Fight On! Beat the Irish! Can’t wait for kick off.

          • Michael Guarino

            You know what will be a good sign? We win the coin toss and elect to RECEIVE.
            #AndFirstPlayResultsInFirstDown

          • Jack B

            It’s gonna be a real battle. We need a star to emerge, first time.

            Wish I knew who was gonna speak to the team pre-game. Shouldn’t this be available Inside USC info?

          • Michael Guarino

            I saw a Marcus Allen pregame speech where he told the players, “We have a special style of play here at Troy! A special brand of football. You know what it is? We kick your a**”

    • Jack B

      Huge, bizarre mistake to play Gustin against CAL, just a couple of days after his toe surgery. Result, we don’t have him against ND, our biggest reg season game of the year.

      • marvgoux1

        Yes that was a boneheaded decision by the coaches.

      • Michael Guarino

        I heard that Porter lobbied real hard to come back and play against Cal. I saw a 2016 interview where he talked about not caring when he lost teeth on a play and came back to the sidelines with a mouth full of blood. Gustin is not the type to retire from football before the big game. He’s the ultimate gamer. The epitome of what it means to be Trojan. He’s the kind of player that COACHES HAVE TO LOOK OUT FOR!
        I can’t believe that he was allowed to play against Cal just because he pronounced himself ready. Huge mistake on the part of the coaching staff. Green, Gustin, and Nwosu playing TOGETHER would have made life hell for Wimbush.
        #ButGreen,NwosuAndRectorAin’tBadEither

        • Jack B

          One reason you have coaches is to prevent players from making brutally immature decisions. I couldn’t believe it when I saw Gustin in the CAL game. Remember? He was kicking bu*tt and taking names – then suddenly he was gone. The media has really let CH off the hook here. It was coaching malpractice IMO.

          • Michael Guarino

            Go back and take a look at “Trojans 2016” a 15 minute documentary on YouTube, Jack. Porter gets slammed in the mouth (I think it’s in the Notre Dame game, too), bleeds like nuts and STAYS in the game. We all know athletes like that —-who don’t think twice about playing hurt. They NEED coaches to keep them from hurting themselves permanently. Ordinarily, Coach Helton errors on the side of caution on this stuff but, here, he let Porter’s exuberance get in the way of his usual good judgement.
            #BrightSide:WeHavePorterForPac12Race

          • Jack B

            I’ll say it again. It was coaching malpractice to play Gustin two days after his toe surgery. In law, there is a principle called res ipsa loquitur. It means the thing speaks for itself. Negligence and liability is purely implied from certain occurrences (like an exploding coke bottle).

            Helton was very weak and borderline potar*ded to let Gustin play. No escaping his extremely poor judgment. He’s lucky some national columnist didn’t take him to task and ruin him with a blistering account of how to mismanage a major injury.

            Gustin has paid a big price. It might end up being a factor in the ND game. Gustin’s got weaknesses in his game, but we sure could have used him as well as a coach with some brains when it came to watching over him.

  • Rabb

    Hope we get a Kickoff and Punt return for a TD in this game. Anthony Davis and Adoree Jackson drove ND crazy.

    • CORTEZ THE KILLER

      With our punt return game ? Most of the time he won’t field the punt !!!!!!!

      • Christian

        Very true. A fair catch would be a big step up at this point.

        • CORTEZ THE KILLER

          And hope he doesn’t drop it.

      • Gabby

        Debbie went down the drain