Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Freshman feat for USC DE Griffen - LA Daily News
USC announced Tuesday that defensive end Everson Griffen became the first true freshman in 21 years to start at the position in a season opener.

What did not get announced was the reason why Griffen started. According to sources, junior defensive end Kyle Moore was late to a team meeting and scratched from the starting lineup. That created an opportunity for Griffen, who became the first USC true freshman to start an opener on the defensive line since Tim Ryan in 1986 against Illinois. He was the first true freshman to start on the defensive line since Shaun Cody did so in 2001 against Utah in the Las Vegas Bowl.

Also not mentioned was that Griffen did not record a tackle while Moore had four tackles, a sack, forced a fumble, recovered a fumble and deflected a pass...

Also, Lateness cost Moore a start - LA Times

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