USC: Stephen Paea

Lunch links: WSU building is impressive

June, 4, 2014
Jun 4
11:30
AM PT
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned.
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Tyron Smith earns award from peers

December, 20, 2010
12/20/10
9:00
PM PT
Outgoing USC right tackle Tyron Smith was named the offensive winner of the peer-voted Morris Trophy, the Pac-10 announced Monday.

Smith, a Moreno Valley native, also earned All-Pac-10 First Team honors earlier this month after a junior season in which he started 12 of 13 games. He will bypass his senior season at USC and enter the 2011 NFL Draft early, it was announced last week.

Smith becomes the Trojans' second consecutive Morris award-winner. Left tackle Charles Brown won the award last year before being selected in the second round of the 2010 draft by the Indianapolis Colts.

The 40 starting Pac-10 defensive linemen voted on the award. Oregon State senior defensive tackle Stephen Paea won the defensive version of the award, voted on by Smith and the rest of the Pac-10 offensive linemen.

Smith and Paea will be presented their awards at a Seattle luncheon next month.

Wednesday practice report: Breakdown

November, 17, 2010
11/17/10
10:58
PM PT
Notes, quotes and video from Wednesday's practice:
  • Trojans coach Lane Kiffin criticized his team after what he said was a lackluster session Wednesday, saying that a lack of intensity has been present in both practices preparing for Oregon State this week. Added Kiffin: "I don’t know whether it’s feeling good about themselves after a couple of wins, and they don't remember why we’ve played well lately is because we’ve practiced extremely well. Very disappointing, but there’s still enough time for us to get right and get ready to go up there.” Kiffin did say the usual leaders -- among them junior defensive tackle Jurrell Casey and fullback Stanley Havili -- continued to practice well, but the team as a whole didn't, he said. "Right now, our practicing isn't on par with where it should be," senior center Kristofer O'Dowd said. "The good thing is we have a couple days to narrow in on what we need to do and focus on that."
  • Injury report: cornerback T.J. Bryant (left shoulder) and Torin Harris, strong safety Jawanza Starling (hamstring), tight end Blake Ayles (concussion), receiver Brice Butler and center Abe Markowitz (foot) did not practice; defensive tackle Hebron 'Loni' Fangupo (ankle) was limited. Starling could return later this week, Kiffin said; Ayles said after the Arizona game that he'd be back by now from a head injury but is obviously still out. Bryant visited with team doctors Wednesday and underwent an MRI but did not yet know results after Wednesday's practice. He said he would know more Thursday: "I might have to have another surgery; I might not. We'll see when I go get the results." Bryant couldn't clarify exactly what the injury was or what surgery would do to it, but he said it involved his labrum, it had happened in high school and it has continued to bother him while he has been at USC. "I re-injure it every year, every time we practice," he said. "It consistently gets injured."

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