Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Mustain slides to 4th; Cushing ailing

Arkansas transfer Mitch Mustain wasn’t pleased to be dropped to third on the Trojans quarterback depth chart, but as bad goes to worse, Mustain continues his descent and is now a notch lower at fourth. Junior Garrett Green has shown so much progress in practice that not only did he jump Mustain, he also leap-frogged Aaron Corp to become USC’s backup behind Mark Sanchez.

Green is one of the most athletic players on the Trojans’ roster, and mainly saw the field on special teams in his 3 years at USC. He worked as a safety and wide receiver in his freshman year, before settling in on the special teams unit. Special teams duties have now been scratched, as Green is positioned to call offensive signals in the event of Mark Sanchez being knocked from the lineup with injury.

A strained hamstring has linebacker Brian Cushing doubtful for Thursday night’s game against Oregon State. Clay Matthews would receive the start at strongside linebacker, but it’s still likely a game time decision.

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