USC Rumor Of The Day

An interesting item I heard at USC is that walk-on Chris Willson has applied for a sixth-year of eligibility. But if he receives, would consider transferring to another school and playing quarterback.

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Bob Connelly On Max Tuerk

TUERK

I asked new offensive line coach Bob Connelly if he would alter the unorthodox snapping style of center Max Tuerk.

“I’m not a guy that’s got to do things my way,” Connelly said. “I play to the strength of my guys. If it’s not broke, why fix it?”

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Leaner Offensive Line

New offensive line coach Bob Connelly said he wants all three true freshmen starters from last season (Toa Lobendahn, Damien Mama, Viane Talamaivao) to lose weight.

“We’re going to work on leaning them up,” Connelly said.

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USC Tight Ends List

Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick

Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick is currently the only scholarship tight end in spring practice. USC signed Tyler Petite last month. And there’s talk linebackers Porter Gustin and Osa Masina could play the spot. So it’s obviously the position of need for the Trojans now.

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Bryce Dixon Dismissed From Team

DIXON.REALUSC tight end Bryce Dixon was dismissed from the team today because of the previously mentioned student-conduct issue. The incident involved a USC female student. Dixon was brought back after being suspended for the Cal game but then came today’s news, so obviously the matter was not settled.

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That’s USC Professor Petraeus For Those With Short Memories

David Petraeus

One of the big stories today is that former CIA director and Army general David Petraeus agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials. A possible penalty is a year in prison, $100,000 fine and five years probation.

Petraeus is also the “Judge Widney Professor” at USC’s Price School of Public Policy. Though few will probably mention that today.

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