Can Achilles Heal?: USC Trojans’ Injury-Plagued Start Hurts BCS Title Hopes

Posted by Paul Peszko on September-1-2009 Add Comments

With the thermometer rising well over a hundred degrees and wildfires burning over 100,000 acres above the Los Angeles Basin, USC may see its own hopes for a national championship this season go up in smoke.

Even before the season has begun, the Trojans have incurred a season’s worth of major losses.

First, it was the anchor of the offensive line, center Kris O’Dowd, dislocating his knee. Then offensive lineman Nick Howell and defensive tackle Averell Spicer went out with ankle sprains. Then defensive end Armond Armstead suffered a broken foot.

Not only projected starters, but recruits as well have been lost to the Trojans. Frankie Telfort, one of the top linebacking recruits in the nation, had to give up...

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