Friday, August 31, 2007

O'Dowd In? - inland Empire Press-Enterprise
USC has never had a true freshman start at center, not in the modern era anyway. Not until Saturday, that is.

After Thursday's practice, Pete Carroll said he'd rethought not allowing true freshman Kris O'Dowd to step in to start for Matt Spanos after a torn triceps knocked the senior out of the start against Idaho.

"I'm leaning that way," Carroll said of elevating the 6-foot-5, 300-pounder from Tucson from his second-team spot while allowing Jeff Byers to remain at left guard...

Also, Freshman will get start at center - LA Times

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