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USC loses TE to injury; Ambles no longer with the team

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For USC, Tuesday was a bad news kind of day.

First, Trojans coach Lane Kiffin announced that tight end Junior Pomee, a true freshman from Moreno Valley, California, suffered a broken foot on Sunday and will miss the entire season. 

The four-star recruit was a highly-touted tight end who chose the Trojans over Florida, UCLA, Arizona and others.

Additionally, and after a rather tumultuous first year in LA, Kiffin announced that WR Markeith Ambles was no longer with the team. Ambles was declared academically ineligible earlier this month.

USC athletics’ official twitter page subsequently offered this response:

“WR Markeith Ambles withdrew from USC after being declared academically ineligible this year. He is no longer part of the program.

Ambles was a five-star receiver according to Rivals.com and part of the USC 2010 recruiting class.

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3 Responses to “USC loses TE to injury; Ambles no longer with the team”
  1. joerevs300 says: Aug 23, 2011 9:43 PM

    Just goes to show you, all the recruiting services in the world can’t overcome people who don’t want to take care of business in the classroom.

    The advent of “fact” checkers that can go on the internet and see if you’ve “lifted” the same thing has done as much damage to college football as any agent/booster/shady businessman have. What, you mean they actually have to STUDY now? :)

  2. thekatman says: Aug 23, 2011 11:07 PM

    With Ambles’ departure a schollie has opened up….. Perhaps that will be put to good use for this season.

  3. paulbrownsrevenge says: Aug 24, 2011 12:45 AM

    He’s from Georgia, sure he’ll be playing for the Dawgs next year.

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