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Ex-Oregon RB looks to be transferring to Texas A&M

Tra Carson, Andre Anderson AP

It appears that Oregon and Texas A&M have something else in common besides the date of their spring game.

Coming up on nearly a month since it was confirmed that running back Tra Carson would be leaving Oregon, it appears the former Duck has found a new home.

Tony Di Francisco of reports that Carson has decided to transfer to A&M. On his official Twitter account, Carson was seen sporting an A&M hat.

Carson, who is originally from Texarkana, TX, had been rumored to be transferring since March. He rushed for 254 yards on 45 carries in 10 games in 2011.

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23 Responses to “Ex-Oregon RB looks to be transferring to Texas A&M”
  1. woebegong says: Apr 29, 2012 9:38 AM

    I guess that’s one way to be a RB in the SEC.

  2. kozbee says: Apr 29, 2012 9:49 AM

    Try Carson i sure hope you can run faster to A&M then you did getting those easy 254 yds in ten games.People all know Ducks can`t run..

  3. thekatman says: Apr 29, 2012 12:47 PM

    The 2 previous statements come from ignorance, not reserch, knowledge irexperience, so Tre….. Kick butt.
    Fight On brothers and sisters.
    USC Trojans will win it all in 2012, proving most SEC fans to be a bunch of self-grandizing blowhards.

  4. woebegong says: Apr 29, 2012 1:00 PM

    Six BCS championships in a row hardly qualifies SEC fans as a bunch of self-grandizing (that is a new terminology, I think, not in the dictionary) blowhards. Before you proclaim USC as the next BCS champ, you might want to try and see if they can win it on the field first. 7 out of the total BCS championships have been won by SEC teams, Makes your statement seem rather shallow I would think. Talk is cheap, but it doesn’t bring home the crystal ball.

  5. rsmeans says: Apr 29, 2012 1:07 PM

    The SEC ELITE of Alabama, LSU and Florida have owned USC in the past with most games played in southern California USC has only managed to win 3 times in 11 meetings with the elite. To correct an error the SEC has won 8 not 7 NC’s during the BCS era and never lost a NC game except to one of its own members. USC now has no recognizable BCS championship in its history.

  6. woebegong says: Apr 29, 2012 1:14 PM

    My mistake on the numbers. I always seem to forget about the very good Tennessee team that won it. I am married to a Tennessee lady, and although I have converted her, she is still proud of the title, LOL.

  7. florida727 says: Apr 29, 2012 10:13 PM

    thekatman says:
    Apr 29, 2012 12:47 PM
    USC Trojans will win it all in 2012, proving most SEC fans to be a bunch of self-grandizing blowhards.


    You left out the part about SEC fans being a bunch of self-grandizing winners of the last SIX NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (by the way, for you USC morons that are unfamiliar with spell-checker, or the English language, the word is actually “aggrandizing”). Simple oversight. Then again, you’ve probably forgotten what it’s like to win one of those. Just a guess.

  8. thekatman says: Apr 29, 2012 10:24 PM

    Thx for the spelling lesson. I hate iPad kybd. Bless ur heart abt 6 championships. SEC won because USC’s ability to play was interfered with by bogus NCAA sanctions and East Coast sports writer bias. Fact.

  9. florida727 says: Apr 30, 2012 10:05 AM

    fact   [fakt] Show IPA
    something that actually exists; reality; truth: Your fears have no basis in fact.
    something known to exist or to have happened: Space travel is now a fact.
    a truth known by actual experience or observation; something known to be true: Scientists gather facts about plant growth.
    something said to be true or supposed to have happened: The facts given by the witness are highly questionable.
    Law . Often, facts. an actual or alleged event or circumstance, as distinguished from its legal effect or consequence. Compare question of fact, question of law.

    Just wondering which of these definitions of the word FACT, you’re sophomoric reference refers to. Tip of the cap to the good folks at for their always useful tool. Speaking of “tool”, thekatman…

  10. ningenito78 says: Apr 30, 2012 3:00 PM

    Where’s the article about Darron Thomas being a complete and utter moron for declaring for the draft? Hope he loves cold, Canadian air.

  11. thekatman says: Apr 30, 2012 3:12 PM

    Florida727 statements indicate a level of reading comprehension that befits a 10th grader.

  12. uscatjerseyshore says: Apr 30, 2012 6:04 PM

    It’s amazing to see how a post about an Oregon running back transferring to a newly added SEC school (Texas A&M) turns into a historical retrospective on USC vs. the SEC.

    It is true that in comparing SEC vs PAC-10/12, SEC leads the “series” 64-40-5 however over the past decade the PAC-10/12 leads the SEC 12-10.

    Over the past 10 years USC is 4-0 vs. SEC teams. Overall, USC is 17-10-1 against SEC teams as follows:

    1) Alabama: 2-5
    2) Arkansas: 4-1
    3) Auburn: 2-1
    4) Florida: 0-1-1
    5) Georgia: 3-0
    6) LSU: 1-1
    7) South Carolina: 1-1
    8) Tennessee: 4-0

    All of the above are facts. That SEC has won 8 of the 14 BCS National Championship games is also a fact. It also is a fact that USC is 1-1 in BCS championship games. While those games were later reclassified as “vacated” making them vacated doesn’t turn a win into a loss nor change the fact that these games were played.

    SEC’s rep is built on the performance of 2-3 teams per year. This has rolled between Tennessee, Florida, LSU, Alabama and Auburn with Alabama and Florida generally being the top two. However as a conference SEC has been second to the Big 12 which has demonstrated to have stronger teams across the entire conference.

    I’ll make a conjecture that USC will win the 2012 BCS National Championship game and a conjecture that if they had met either LSU or Alabama in 2011 in a post season USC would have beaten either team. To save the reader from having to look up the meaning, the definition of conjecture is “a proposition that is unproven but is thought to be true and has not been disproven”. While the 2012 season has yet to be played and the outcome won’t be known until January 2013, there is no way to prove (or disprove) that any SEC team would beaten USC in 2011 because a match-up didn’t take place.

    Given that the BCS system relies on a combination of polls and computer selections to determine relative team rankings it is conjecture that the ranking system is suspect and additionally slanted towards the inclusion of SEC participants. Since you got to be in it to win it simply by being there the SEC is bound to have won most of the games. By the AP poll, only 9 of 14 BCS championship games have matched the #1 vs #2 to include 3 of the last 6 games. And since last year’s game was a SEC vs SEC team (and a AP ranked #1 vs #2), the fact that SEC has won six in a row is not exactly a show-stopper and is more a demonstation of a system that is out of whack.

  13. woebegong says: Apr 30, 2012 6:42 PM

    If the system is out of whack, it is out of whack just as much for the SEC as the PAC 10/12, correct. Try to discount the 6 in a row and 8 out of 11, but facts are facts. The SEC has owned the country in football basically for 8 out of 11 years. If the PAC10/12, had 8 out of 11 BCS NC’s your story would be entirely different.

  14. uscatjerseyshore says: Apr 30, 2012 9:49 PM

    @woebe – If extraneous factors exist which preclude the true #1 from playing the true #2 the deck has been stacked. That said, USC happens to have a 6-1 record in BCS series bowl games and only Ohio State has won as many (6-3). By comparison here’s the record of the so-called “elite” SEC teams:

    Alabama 2-2
    Arkansas 0-1
    Auburn 2-0
    Florida 5-1
    Georgia 2-1
    LSU 4-1

    If one half of the BCS champion games have been won by the 2nd ranked BCS team and if in recent years the NC game is played between two teams that aren’t consensus #1 and #2 teams across all polls how can the NC game be considered conclusive?? Brag on it as you might but since LSU and Alabama split this year shouldn’t the NC be a tie?

  15. woebegong says: May 1, 2012 12:08 AM

    And here is the fact that matters most, 8 out of 11. Call it anyway you want, but the ultimate prize is being number one and getting the crystal ball, correct. how many times has a PAC 10/12 team been there since the BCS came into play?

  16. uscatjerseyshore says: May 1, 2012 7:13 AM

    Just as you’ve discounted USC as having the best BCS record, the NC title game is meaningless when the selection is biased towards SEC team participation.

  17. woebegong says: May 1, 2012 7:24 AM

    SEC bias only looks like that to you because it is really only SEC dominance. USC and every other NCAA division one team played by the same set of rules, so the only bias being shown, is the fact that all that translates into is jealousy. Perhaps the NCAA will go to a limited play off system, and then you will get your chance to play your BCS bowl games outside of the friendly confines of your Rose Bowl, and then we will see who is the better conference.

  18. uscatjerseyshore says: May 1, 2012 10:06 AM

    I already agree that the SEC conference is stronger than the PAC-12. USC’s record over the 14 years that the BCS system clearly reflects USC has been a stronger team/program than any individual SEC team during this period. This is borne out by USC’s overall record in the BCS series (6-1) and USC’s record against SEC teams (4-0). That the entire BCS system was revised in 2004 after USC was identified as the National Champion by the AP poll and many BCS selectors after the so called BCS NC game says the system was flawed then. That 3 of the last six BCS games did not include the best (I.e. consensus) two teams means the identified BCS NC will remain suspect and indications remain that the system is slanted to favor the SEC conference.

  19. woebegong says: May 1, 2012 11:09 AM

    Did the PAC10/12 propose a 4 team playoff 8 years ago when the SEC presented it or did your conference vote against again the playoff system.
    As for your consensus opinion especially last year, that the SEC team was not the better team, there is a lot of room for contention there. First off, LSU beat Oregon, and West Virginia when both were in the top 15. They also went through the SEC schedule undefeated and their only loss came to Alabama, after they had defeated them earlier in the year. I am not a fan of either school, but you can’t put up a valid argument to tell me who you think are the other teams that would have defeated Alabama last year. Defense and speed wins games and the SEC has an abundance of both.
    Do a Google search or any search engine for that matter and you will find plenty of articles that support the SEC as the top conference in the country at present and in the past.
    Obviously, you favor your conference and I favor mine. We can exchange comments all day long but if they get a 4 team playoff, although I would prefer the top 8 conference champs in the play offs, there will be contention between fans of different conferences over who is the best. I can only point to the championships the SEC has in the BCS as well as the old system, and the proof is in the record. Has the PAC 10/12 been around since 1892 by the way? 120 years as a league is a lot of time, and a lot of championships.
    If they ever eliminate human polls like ESPN, AP, etc. then the record will have to be made by a championship series. It will eventually end up that way, and then all dispute will be ended so we will just have to wait and see. I am 63 right now, so I doubt that I will ever see it, but if you are about 15 years younger, you might.

  20. rsmeans says: May 2, 2012 9:14 PM

    uscatjerseyshore’s facts regarding BCS Bowl records and USC’s record vs the SEC are correct. But almost all of his inferences are wrong.

    USC would have been destroyed last year by Alabama or LSU if you use logic of their offensive and defensive strengths and LSU-Oregon-USC connection and the fact that USC lost to a lowly ARZ State team. USC has in the past been an elite team but it is very unlikely they will win any NC’s in the next 10 years. They will continue to have depth problems for the next 3 years and frankly their development of players and coaching leaves much to be desired. Playing in a Flag Football Conference with poor defensives does not prepare you well for NC games. Oh one error the Big 12 during the BCS years has an overall average of 50% in BCS bowls and has only the fifth highest overall bowl record. Everybody remembers 2011 where they were 6-1 but the year before they were 3-5. The Big 12 has had two teams win the NC during the BCS years where the SEC has had 5–TENN, LSU, Florida, Auburn and Alabama.

  21. thekatman says: May 2, 2012 10:17 PM

    Hey uscatjerseyshore….. No worries about these haters. Ignorance is bliss, isnt it?

    At the end of the season, USC was so strong, as was Oregon, neither LSU nor Alabama would’ve survived either team in the BS bowl.

  22. uscatjerseyshore says: May 3, 2012 12:37 PM

    I agree with your assessment on the general ignorance of the SEC fan base. @rsmeans initially jumped into the discussion talking about USC’s supposedly poor record against 3 of the SEC teams. Then in the most recent post @rs states that LSU or Alabama would have destroyed USC on the basis of an early 2011 season loss to AZ State and LSU beating Oregon in the very 1st game of the season. @rs then prognosticates on USC’s 10 year future talking about poor player development, questionable/weak coaching and issues related to depth. Of the 3 problems identified, the only point that has any validity is depth. Based on the last 3 years, USC is still getting the best players but, thanks to NCAA sanctions, will not have the bench strength. However USC is and will remain an elite program and a destination for top recruits.

    USC was written off 2 years ago when the NCAA sanctions were imposed aligned with a 9-4 2009 season and a 8-5 2010 seasonnd that they are even talked about as a potential NC contender this year should discount the idea that player development or coaching is marginal. (From anyone other than usual Lane Kiffin haters that is). Tee Martin, a former Tennessee player, chosing to work for USC/Coach Kiffin over Alabama/Nick Saban is substantiation that USC remains a top program.

    Looking forward to the 2012 season. Fight On!!

  23. thekatman says: May 3, 2012 9:08 PM

    Very well said uscatjerseyshore…….
    And this goes to the SC haters out there….As we say here at SC…. “Our 75 is better than your 85”.

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