August 23, 2007

Bye-bye Tailback U

Remember Tailback U? Well, forget it for now.

Senior Chauncey Washington, sitting comfortably as USC's No. 1 ball carrier, injured his shoulder during Wednesday night's scrimmage, after rushing for 74 yards and a touchdown on three carries. The extent of his injury was unknown, immediately following the scrimmage.

If the season started right now, the depth chart would read something like this: Stafon Johnson, Allen Bradford, Desmond Reed.

"It's a good thing we have depth," running backs coach Todd McNair said with a chuckle.

From that original stable of 10 backs:

-Emmanuel Moody has transferred;

-C.J. Gable is out with a sore groin;

-Freshman Broderick Green is out until the Clearinghouse approves his enrollment, because the two-week practice window the NCAA granted him has closed;

-Marc Tyler and Hershel Dennis remain sidelined with leg injuries.

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