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Trojans prepping for McKnight-less bowl

As Southern Cal continues their preparations for the Emerald Bowl, they’re doing so under the assumption that running back Joe McKnight will not be available for their game against Boston College.

McKnight did not travel to San Francisco with his teammates yesterday.  Instead, the back remained in Los Angeles dealing with paperwork related to the school’s internal investigation into his alleged use of a Land Rover.

As of this evening. McKnight was still in LA dealing with the vehicle issue.

According to the Contra Costa Times, head coach Pete Carroll is proceeding as if McKnight will not play, although the door on his participation has not been slammed completely shut.

Allen Bradford would start if McKnight is a no-go, and C.J. Gable, who’s fallen completely off the map throughout the course of the 2009 season, could see his most extended action of the year as well.

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3 Responses to “Trojans prepping for McKnight-less bowl”
  1. Evan says: Dec 23, 2009 10:36 AM

    I wonder if Vegas is taking bets on whether or not USC will ever be penalized.

  2. GBinKY says: Dec 25, 2009 1:00 PM

    Penalized? The darlings of the NCAA? Probably never happen again.
    USC and rules are polar opposites and the NCAA condones it. Too big a market in LA to slap down a high profile team and lose viewership on national TV.
    Remember how far the program fell after the post Robinson era sanctions; The major networks can’t have that happen again. But you can’t help but wonder… girlfriends with Land Rovers??, parents with million dollar homes??, and the administration offers up a few academic ineligibles! Maybe Slick Pete is thinking self identify and take a small hit now to appear legal while the program is down, and help cover the bigger sins it will take to rebuild. Some things never change at ‘ol John Robinson U.
    Open your eyes NCAA rules committee!

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