USC NOTEBOOK: FRESHMEN TO PUSH FOR STARTING JOBS.Byline: Ramona Shelburne Ramona Shelburne is an American sports journalist currently writing for the Los Angeles Daily News.
Shelburne was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She attended El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, California where she was a class valedictorian. Staff Writer
USC An abbreviation for U.S. Code. released its end-of-the-spring depth chart Friday at noon and it had relevance until 4 p.m., when practice started and highly-touted incoming freshmen Thomas Herring Thomas Herring (1693-23 March 1757) was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1747 to 1757.
Educated at Jesus College, Cambridge, he was a contemporary there of Matthew Hutton, who succeeded him in turn in each of his dioceses. and Eugene Germany showed up to watch practice in street clothes.
``It's going to be a push with those guys coming in,'' said Dallas Sartz Dallas Sartz (born July 8, 1983 in Granite Bay, California) is an American football linebacker in the NFL for the Washington Redskins. Pro Career
Sartz was drafted by the Washington Redskins in 5th round in the 2007 NFL Draft. He ran a 4.58 40 at the NFL Combine. , who was named the starter at strong-side linebacker but will face a strong challenge from freshmen Germany, Ryan Powdrell Ryan Powdrell (born December 20, 1983, in Laguna Hills, California) is an American football fullback. Pro career
Powdrell signed with the Green Bay Packers in April, 2007.
He spent his rookie 2007 NFL season on injured reserve. and Keith Rivers Keith Rivers (born May 5, 1986) is an American football linebacker from Lake Mary, Florida. Rivers plays college football for the University of Southern California Trojans. College Career
USC linebacker coach Ken Norton, Jr. .
``We have a lot of good linebackers coming in, a lot of them have been hanging out during spring ball. You take the starting (job) with a grain of salt. One day it could be totally different.''
And at USC, which has quickly established a reputation for throwing freshmen into the mix, you almost have to assume several of the starting positions awarded Friday will eventually be held by incoming freshmen.
Center Ryan Kalil Ryan Kalil (born March 29, 1985 in Corona, California, U.S.) is an American football offensive lineman for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. Pro career
He ran a 4.94 40 yard dash at the 2007 NFL combine and bench pressed 225 pounds 34 times. is also expected to face a strong challenge from a freshman. Jeff Byers, the Gatorade national player of the year, was listed third behind Kalil and Ross Burruel. USC coach Pete Carroll Peter C. Carroll (born September 15, 1951, in San Francisco, California) is the current head coach of the University of Southern California Trojans football team, having held that position since 2001. mentioned Byers by name several times when asked about the incoming freshman class.
--Wyatt gets nod: Justin Wyatt was awarded the starting spot at right cornerback ahead of sixth-year senior Kevin Arbet, who sat out spring practice to rest foot injuries.
--Holmes back to No. 1: After missing all of the 2003 season with an injured back, former Harvard-Westlake of Studio City star Alex Holmes is back as the starter at tight end. Holmes caught 29 passes for 320 yards as a starter in 2002.
Tight end is perhaps the Trojans' deepest position with Holmes, junior Dominique Byrd and senior Gregg Guenther all expected to contribute.
--Davis listed third: Highly-touted freshman Fred Davis, who graduated early to participate in spring practice, is listed third at split end behind Whitney Lewis and William Buchanon.
Steve Smith will be the starter at flanker, ahead of Chris McFoy, Jason Mitchell and Greig Carlson.
--Missing: Quarterback Matt Leinart rested a sore elbow and did not practice Thursday. Carroll said he expected him to play in today's scrimmage. ... Running backs LenDale White (groin) and Hershel Dennis (academic conflict) also did not practice. ... Sartz sat out with a virus but said he expected to play today.
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Tight end is No. 1 on the depth chart despite missing all of last season.