September 22, 2006

'Flick' gets ready for Arizona

Thursday afternoon's practice was the final tune-up the team will have in pads before heading off to their Pac-10 season opener in Tucson. And judging from the workload that freshman running back Emmanuel Moody received, he will probably be the starting tailback this weekend.

Moody's commitment to USC came as a shock and an afterthought to the more heralded local recruits. For him to be a major part of the offense this early is an even bigger shock however, but not to the Moody.

"It's an accomplishment [to be the starter], but I've got to give most the credit to the O-line because they're the ones who do the hard work," Moody said after practice.

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