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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

Date
Opponent
Home/Away
Sep 1 Idaho Home
Sep 15 Nebraska Away
Sep 22 Washington St Home
Sep 29 Washington Away
Oct 6 Stanford Home
Oct 13 Arizona Home
Oct 20 Notre Dame Away
Oct 27 Oregon Away
Nov 3 Oregon St Home
Nov 10 California Away
Nov 22 Arizona St Away
Dec 1 UCLA Home

 

For more info on the 2007 USC Trojans football program, view the Trojans football site or you can read about other Pac-10 teams below.

 

2007 Pac-10 Football Team Previews

All of the Pacific Ten teams are listed below. Each link gives our individual team preview for the PAC 10 colleges. For non Pac Ten teams visit this years college football preview page.

Whether you are a west coast football junkie or not the PAC 10 Conference Preview is worth a quick glance. The Pac Ten figures to once again be a quality conference featuring teams like Oregon, USC, and Cal and the PAC-10 preview page lets you know where we think the teams will end up at seasons end.

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