LB Keith Rivers was named Pac 10 Defensive player of the week. He had a great game with 8 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Congratulations Keith.
Scott Wolf reports in his USC football notes that freshman Taylor Mays will replace Josh Pinkard at the Free Safety spot with Pinkard being done for the season with a torn ACL. Others vying for the spot are Garrett Green and Antwine Perez. You can guarantee that Nebraska will try to exploit the secondary when they see us on the 17th.
The icle_1265018.php">OC Register's Mark Whicker has a great column on SC receiver Steve Smith. I found this statement in his article interesting:
Neither USC nor UCLA gets enough national credit for walking down mean scheduling streets. USC plays Notre Dame each year. This year, so does UCLA. Generally, each team schedules no more than one blueberry smoothie per season. It means the victories actually tell you something.
Certainly both teams can't wait to see their quarterbacks play again. UCLA's Ben Olson gets to cook Rice this week.
That's a good observation. The MSM never really sees the big picture. While the SEC embarrassed the Pac 10, outside of SC, this past weekend, the Pac 10 always tries to book some quality opponents in their OOC Scheduling.
CFN's Matt Zemek's instant analysis of SC's win over Arkansas is really a great write-up on placekicker Mario Danello. This guy was stone cold and really deflated the Razorbacks morale at the end of the first half.
Sometimes it's the little things that make the biggest difference.
There is a new poll question posted on the right, please give it a read and make your pick.