2007 USC Trojans Football Preview
2007 USC Trojans season preview from Maddux Sports. Below you can find our official USC Trojans football preview as well as the 2007 USC Trojans Football Schedule. Dont miss Maddux's free college football picks taken from the weekly college football odds from the #1 sports handicapping team.
Coach: Pete Carroll (7th year at USC)
Team Name: Trojans
2006 Overall Record: 11-2
Returning Starters: 16
Coach Pete Carroll (65- 12 in six years) led the USC Trojans (11- 2 overall, 7- 2 PAC-10) to a tie for first-place in the PAC-10 and to their 6th consecutive bowl appearance. This time they played Michigan in the Rose Bowl and beat them 32- 18. USC looks poised again to finish first in the conference and to compete for a top position at the end of the season.
The Trojans scored an average of 30.5 PPG, using the strong of arm of John David Booty (61.7% COMP, 3,347 YDs, 29 TDs, 9 INTs)—a potential Heisman Trophy candidate. Booty has a new coordinator, since Lane Kiffin left to coach the Oakland Raiders. Steve Sarkisian, who is in his sixth year with the team and his first as coordinator, knows the club and Booty. Look for him to employ the shotgun, which Booty should utilize effectively. Booty has plenty of depth at receiver plus depth at RB with senior Chauncey Washington (157 CAR, 744 YDs, 4.7 AVG, 9 TDs) and talented sophomore C.J. Cable competing for the starting back spot. On the frontline, the Trojans return three starters and enough talent to fill out the line with quality play.
On defense, USC allowed a mere 15.2 PPG. The defense has 10 starters returning, which means they will be tougher and better than last season. Standouts include senior WLB Keith Rivers (85 tackles, 47 solo) and junior MLB Rey Maualuga (78 tackles, 45 solo). LB Brian Cushing was the defensive MVP of the Rose Bowl. The frontline and secondary have talented starters and a lot of depth behind those guys.
The USC defense is massive and the offense has a fine anchor in Booty. The win column looks full except for a swing game against the California Golden Bears. Early in the season on the road, the Bruins must beware of Nebraska. UCLA should beat them, but that does not mean that they will.
USC Trojans Football Schedule
|Sep 22||Washington St||Home|
|Oct 20||Notre Dame||Away|
|Nov 3||Oregon St||Home|
|Nov 22||Arizona St||Away|
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