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It just hasn't gotten any easier this week for USC's seniors.
After being publicly criticized by coach Paul Hackett on Tuesday for their ``inconsistency,'' they were scolded again Wednesday in a seniors-only meeting with Hackett.
``I thought it would be more explaining of what he meant (Tuesday), but I think it was good,'' free safety David Gibson
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``He threw up the records in the last three years and said we haven't done anything. Our goal is to improve from last year.''
At the conclusion of Thursday's practice, Hackett and the coaching staff left the field so the seniors could address the team.
``We said some things, but talk is cheap,'' Gibson said. ``We have to get out and get it done.''
Knight starts: Sophomore Darryl Knight, who was playing tight end as recently as two weeks ago, will make his first career start at weakside linebacker against Stanford in place of Markus Steele Markus Steele (born July 24, 1979 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American football linebacker who played for the National Football League Dallas Cowboys and for the Denver Broncos. College career
Steele played college football at the University of Southern California. , who is nursing a sore shoulder.
``He had a good week of practice this week and a good week last week,'' Hackett said of Knight.
But the move isn't quite as dramatic as it sounds, because Hackett expects Steele to play as much against Stanford as if he started.
``I'm expecting him to be fresher, because he was off his legs the past week,'' Hackett said.
Steele has torn tissue in his left shoulder and will require surgery after the season but is not expected to miss any games. He isn't starting because he sat out this week's practices.
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Offensive lineman Donta Kendrick will miss the game with a sprained ankle A sprained ankle, also known as a ankle sprain, ankle injury or ankle ligament injury, is a common medical condition where one or more of the ligaments of the ankle is torn or partially torn. .
Wide receiver Windrell Hayes said he was fine and not bothered after aggravating ag·gra·vate
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Punting problems: Hackett said he will not make a change at punter Punter
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``We'll stick with Mike, but Mike knows his (job) is on the line,'' Hackett said.
MacGillivray averaged 50.6 yards per kick against Arizona two weeks ago, but 35.4 against Notre Dame, including an 11-yard punt in the second half.