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Baxter reportedly not with Trojans on way to South Bend

Dillon Baxter, C. J. Mizell, Kevin Kooyman

It looks like USC will have to play Saturday’s game against Notre Dame without their talented running back, Dillon Baxter. Sources have told ESPN Los Angeles’ Pedro Moura that Baxter is not with the team as they fly to South Bend, Indiana. Instead, it appears Baxter will be headed to his home in San Diego for the weekend.

It’s been a tumultuous week for Baxter.  The sophomore missed practice Sunday with a “family issue” and arrived late to practice later in the week because of an “academic issue”. Baxter has been in and out of the proverbial doghouse since arriving at USC, dealing with NCAA issues in the aftermath of the Reggie Bush scandal and generally being a knucklehead when it comes to decision-making.

Making his way through preseason camp this time around, though, it looked like Baxter was back in the mix for serious playing time at running back. However, Baxter has totaled just 29 rushing yards on nine carries this season.

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5 Responses to “Baxter reportedly not with Trojans on way to South Bend”
  1. spreadthecheese says: Oct 21, 2011 4:34 PM

    Baxter and Tyler are out for the ND game? Hope Kiffin has OJ on speed dial.

  2. ms72lbc says: Oct 21, 2011 4:48 PM

    Tyler has been cleared to play and was at practice Thursday.

  3. pdcooper08 says: Oct 21, 2011 7:01 PM

    The worry is about how much pounding Tyler can take on that shoulder. He is a warrior and has the heart. How long, no one knows. As for Baxter, he doesn’t play and is not even in the mix anymore. Who knows what happened to this kid. Maybe he is in the wrong program for his skill set. I think he is gone after the year. If playing in games is his goal, he should leave. He won’t ever see the field now. If the Trojans can run the ball early, they can beat the domers again at there place. Fight on!

  4. ms72lbc says: Oct 21, 2011 7:09 PM

    At least Baxter is refusing comment on his status (LA Times) until Kiffin returns to SoCal and they meet. Kiffin also refusing comment. Sounds to me as if Baxter will be gone next week.

    Agreed on Tyler. He was quoted as saying he wouldn’t know how good the shoulder is until he gets hit.

  5. cosanostra71 says: Oct 21, 2011 9:24 PM

    Baxter is a bust

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