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USC DE Morgan Breslin will have season-ending surgery

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Confirming earlier speculation on the matter, USC head coach Ed Orgeron announced on Thursday that Trojans defensive end Morgan Breslin will have surgery on his hip, which will cost him the rest of his season.

Because Breslin is a senior, it probably means the end of his college career, though there’s a remote possibility he could play in a bowl game.

“In my 27 years of coaching, he is one of my favorite players I’ve ever coached,” said Orgeron. “He is a fantastic young man totally dedicated to football.  I just loved his attitude.  Total team player.”

Breslin burst onto the scene for USC last year, earning All-Pac-12 second-team honors while collecting 19.5 tackles for loss and 13 sacks, for which he was tied for second nationally. He played in just five games this season but had eight tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks before finally succumbing to the nagging pain in his hip.

Junior J.R. Tavai and freshman Jabari Ruffin have filled in quite well for Breslin while he’s been out.

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3 Responses to “USC DE Morgan Breslin will have season-ending surgery”
  1. thekatman says: Nov 7, 2013 9:25 PM

    Hopefully, USC can get him a medical redshirt for this season.
    Fight On, brother…..

  2. sfsugator says: Nov 7, 2013 11:05 PM


    I hope your right, he’s a beast.

  3. Anoesis says: Nov 7, 2013 11:56 PM

    I don’t think you can red-shirt if you appear in more than 30% of the games in a season or in any that come after the mid-point.

    Considering the lack of scholarships (thanks again NCAA) the Trojans have done pretty well since they cut Kiffin loose. Winning three of the last four would make for a successful season, all things considered. Fight on.

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