Monday, August 27, 2007

USC sophomore gives extra effort - OC Register
USC tailback Stafon Johnson knows there still a week to go before the Trojans open their football season against Idaho.

Seven days for projected starter Chauncey Washington's sprained shoulder to heal. Seven days for the coaches to arrange, and re-arrange, the tailback rotation.

But on Saturday, the final day of preseason camp, with Washington's shoulder better but still tender, and C.J. Gable (groin) and Allen Bradford (hip) coming off injuries, Johnson emerged as the tailback of the moment.

"Day in and day out, I've been putting in 110 percent on every play and if I get the chance (to play a significant number of minutes), I'm just going to do my job and be prepared to start," the sophomore back said. "You can't be prepared if you haven't practiced being prepared."...

Also, Sound Bytes from Camp - LA Times

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