February 27, 2008
Horton fitting in
For the University of Southern California football team, off-season throwing sessions are meant to build timing, maintain focus and refine footwork. But for safety Shane Horton, who recently transferred to USC from UNLV, the informal sessions are giving him an opportunity to develop a relationship with his new teammates and acclimate himself with the nature of USC football before spring practice hits.
"It's exciting, it's upbeat, it's different from what I came from, but I'm having a good time," he said after last Thursday's practice. "It's something that I feel fits me more (than UNLV). The tempo is always full-go, 100-percent every time.
"The other day I wasn't back-pedaling 100-percent and Coach Carroll jumped on me right away in my first practice. It just goes to show you how serious they are, and dedication is the main thing here."
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