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BRYMER BLOCKS: A BOON.



Byline: Scott Wolf Scott Richard Wolf (born June 4, 1968) is an American actor.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts to Steven Wolf and Susan Enowitch, Wolf was raised in West Orange, New Jersey. He graduated in 1986 from West Orange High School.
 Daily News Staff Writer

Chris Brymer could not understand the second-glances he was drawing when he went to school Thursday, because they had nothing to do with the usual looks a 6-foot-3, 300-pound football player might draw on campus.

``Hey, the back of your shirt is wet,'' a friend finally said.

Brymer examined his dry shirt, then realized he had forgotten it had been used as an oil rag, and was splotched splotch  
n.
An irregularly shaped spot, stain, or colored or discolored area: "spectacular splotches of color and beauty in the blossoms" Wendy Lyon Moonan.

tr.v.
 with stains.

The good-natured offensive lineman laughed off the incident, saying, ``I'm not here for a fashion show.''

Brymer wasn't worried about his clothes because for the first time in five weeks he will be playing football.

Specifically, his highly anticipated return today when USC An abbreviation for U.S. Code.  plays No. 4-ranked Arizona State at 12:30 p.m. at Sun Devil Stadium Coordinates:

Chicago/St. Louis/Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals
    
.

Brymer, who fractured his left foot against Oregon State on Sept. 14, has made a quicker-than-anticipated recovery and will start for the Trojans at left guard.

Although Brymer is an offensive lineman, his return has been treated around USC more like a star quarterback or tailback's reappearance. Brymer might not be fully recovered, but USC coaches are just pleased to have him in any form.

``Brymer at 80 percent is better than anyone else at 100 percent,'' offensive line coach Mike Barry Mike Barry is the assistant offensive line coach for the National Football League Detroit Lions. Coaching career
Prior to coaching the Lions, Barry coached at the college football level for North Carolina State, University of Tennessee, University of Colorado and the
 said.

Brymer is just as eager to return to playing. Not only did he fracture his foot, he tore a tendon on the bottom of his instep instep /in·step/ (-step) the dorsal part of the arch of the foot.

in·step
n.
The arched middle part of the foot between toes and ankle.
 and strained a tendon on top of his foot.

``When I got the X-rays, they said I had previously broken three bones in my foot I didn't even know about,'' Brymer said.

But none of this would deter Brymer from willing himself back onto the football field. He has already been through too much to allow his career to be derailed once again.

Brymer was forced to sit out last season when he was declared academically ineligible.

``I was an outcast,'' he said. ``It was really depressing.''

After an impressive season as a redshirt freshman in 1994, when he started six of the last seven games, Brymer was relegated to the Trojans' scout team In sports, the scout team, also referred to as a practice team or practice squad, is a group of players on a team whose task is to emulate future opponents for the featured (or starting) players.  in 1995.

There were reports USC coach John Robinson Several notable individuals have been named John Robinson: Politicians
  • John Robinson (1650-1723) (1650-1723), English diplomat; later Bishop of Bristol from 1710 and Lord Privy Seal from 1711-1713
 told Brymer to leave, but Brymer said Robinson always wanted him to stay. He just forced Brymer to either shape up or face the consequences.

``Chris is a kid who loved football but hated school,'' Robinson said.

During his season in purgatory "In Purgatory" was the debut single by McCarthy released in 1985 on their own record label Wall Of Salmon Records. It was backed by "The Comrade Era" and "Something Wrong Somewhere". , Brymer became a student again. He attended classes and began to improve his grades.

``I've kind of just gotten into the attitude that you've got to go to class,'' Brymer said. ``I have an attitude where last year I screwed up and I'm not going to let it happen again.''

It was not the first time Brymer had gotten into trouble.

His senior year at Apple Valley High School, Brymer was found to be in possession of illegal drugs.

``That thing was just another mistake. I've had two mistakes in my life,'' Brymer said. ``I was hanging with the wrong crowd. I regret it. It was stupid.''

Both of these mistakes could have easily ended Brymer's football career. But this season, it finally appeared that he had overcome his problems.

He became the leader of the Trojans' inexperienced offensive line and was by far the best player.

Then came the injury.

During an extra-point attempt against Oregon State last month, someone stepped on his foot. Doctors originally said he would be out until November, and Brymer's head became filled with the negative thoughts of spending another season on the sideline.

``The first week I hurt my foot it got really depressing,'' Brymer said. ``I thought `How could it happen to me again?' ''

It got worse watching the offensive line, particularly the left side Brymer plays on, struggle the past two weeks.

It is probably not a coincidence that USC's offensive line has allowed 13 sacks the past two games.

``It was pretty aggravating and depressing to see Brad (Otton) get sacked so many times,'' Brymer said.

USC (4-2, 2-1) AT NO. 4 ARIZONA STATE (6-0, 3-0)

Kickoff: 12:30 p.m. at Sun Devil Stadium (capacity: 73,656)

TV/Radio: Channel 7 (ABC-TV), KLSX-FM (97.1).

Series:Tied 6-6. USC has won four of the past five meetings and three straight at Sun Devil Stadium. Last season, USC routed Arizona State 31-0 at the Coliseum as Delon Washington gained 125 yards.

Injury update: Linebacker Taso Papadakis (ankle) is out. Defensive end Willie Lowery low·er·y   also lour·y
adj.
Overcast; threatening.
 (ankle) is questionable. Wide receivers Billy Miller (shoulder) and Chris Miller Chris Miller is the name of:
  • Chris Miller (writer) (born 1942), American writer with National Lampoon
  • Chris Miller (American football) (born 1965), quarterback with the Oregon Ducks and the Atlanta Falcons
  • Chris Miller (television writer), creator of
 (ankle) will play. Arizona State leading rusher Michael Martin Michael Martin may refer to:
  • Michael Martin (politician) (born 1945), the Speaker of the House of Commons in the United Kingdom
  • Michael Martin (philosopher) (born 1932), professor emeritus of philosophy at Boston University
 (neck) is out.

Players to watch: USC left guard Chris Brymer. His fractured foot might be a little sore, but the junior lineman will start and try to play the entire game. USC cornerback Daylon McCutcheon Daylon McCutcheon (born December 9, 1976 in Los Angeles) is a retired National Football League cornerback. Coaching career
Beginning in 2007, McCutcheon began coaching at his former high school.
. He will likely get the task of trying to stop ASU ASU Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
ASU Appalachian State University
ASU Arkansas State University
ASU Angelo State University
ASU Alabama State University
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 receiver Keith Poole, who has eight touchdowns in only 21 receptions. USC quarterback Brad Otton. If the Trojans have any hope of winning, Otton will have to be quick and accurate against a fierce pass rush. USC defensive tackle Darrell Russell. Someone has to pressure Jake Plummer and it might as well be Russell. Arizona State defensive end Derrick Rodgers. He has five sacks this season and leads the Sun Devils' blitzing defense.

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Publication:Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)
Date:Oct 19, 1996
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