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Spring Ball going quickly…

Wow, life sure goes by quickly with football running your life. I guess it’s true when they say, “Life goes by fast when you’re having fun.”

Well, we are already at our 12th practice–of 15–today. Today brings another short practice combined with a decently-sized scrimmage.

The past two scrimmages have provided some memorable moments. Two weeks ago, Da’John Harris stripped Mitch Mustain and hustled 55 yards down the field. And then Dillon Baxter weaved his way into the endzone, creating a YouTube sensation and ringing up memories of Reggie Bush against Fresno State. By the way, that YouTube video is nearly up to two million hits.

And last week, we heard–not saw–of a Kyle Prater one-handed grab and run for a 40-yard score. (NOTE: we saw the play, but no video was posted…and yes, it was magical)

What will today’s scrimmage bring? Who knows, but one thing is for sure.

Tailback Allen Bradford doing the "stiff arm"

The Trojans are coming out for every play during every drill at every practice this Spring.

Following today’s practice, there will be two more “regular” two-and-a-half-hour practices and the annual Trojan Huddle on May 1.

It’s an exciting time to be a Trojan. (Other than the fact no Trojans were selected in the 1st round of the NFL Drat.)

But that’s a story for another time.

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Photos from USC-Oregon State

Check out these great photos from USC’s victory against Oregon State last weekend: (all photos taken by Brian Wagner)

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Good news for Stafon

Earlier today, per USCRipsIt, Matt Barkley, Alex Parsons, and Jeff Byers visited injured running back Stafon Johnson at his hospital today.

Following practice, some of the players went to share their thoughts and prayers with Stafon, who is quickly recovering from his throat injury he suffered a few days ago.

Here is a photo of Stafon with some of his Trojan teammates:

Stafon Johnson smiles and waves the "Fight On" sign as some of his teammates visited him in the hospital.

Stafon Johnson smiles and waves the "Fight On" sign as some of his teammates visited him in the hospital

The RipsIt blog also released an official statement about Stafon’s current situation. From RipsIt,

“[Stafon] has shown great strides in his initial recovery. He has an amazing attitude and a will to overcome all obstacles presented during this difficult time.”

We are all very happy for Stafon Johnson! After what happened to him, we were deeply saddened. But more happy now to know he is recovering well!

Fight On, Stafon!

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