Sunday, April 02, 2006

Incredible Hulkamania Is Running Wild

Quite a bit of news out of USC. First comes word that the son of Lou Ferrigno, who is pictured above during his hit TV series "The Incredible Hulk," which ran on CBS from 1977-82, is a member of the team. Linebacker Lou Ferrigno, Jr. does not have a bio on the team's site, but he is listed on the spring roster. Next comes word that the opener against Arkansas at Fayetteville is on the verge of being moved to Sept. 3, the Sunday night of Labor Day weekend. ESPN has requested the date change (it was scheduled for Sept. 2), according to Razorback coach Houston Nutt. Meanwhile, USC will hold its pro day on Sunday, and scouts will evaluate Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart and LenDale White, among others, in preparation for the April 29 NFL draft. But holding a pro day on a Sunday did not go over well with scouts, according to Pro Football Talk. Normally, such an event is held Monday through Friday, but coach Pete Carroll specifically selected this Sunday because it coincides with USC's junior day, when potential recruits flood the campus. Carroll's thinking is that holding the two events on the same day will give potential recruits a look-see at what could be in their future. The scouts, many of whom spent last week in Orlando at the league meetings, are not pleased that they have to travel cross-country on the weekend to evaluate the Trojans' NFL prospects (scroll down on page).

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