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Galippo holds defense steady

Senior linebacker displays his leadership as Trojans hold off stubborn Gophers

Updated: September 4, 2011, 12:26 AM ET
By Garry Paskwietz | We Are SC

LOS ANGELES -- Throughout the week leading up to the Minnesota game one of the biggest concerns for the Trojans was the status of middle linebacker Chris Galippo's injured shoulder. The senior had hurt the shoulder earlier in fall camp and was forced to spend time on the sideline while freshman linebacker Lamar Dawson took extended reps at his spot.

Needless to say, the thought of missing the season opener didn't appeal to Galippo. He eventually was able to practice enough to convince the ...

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