December 31, 2006

Thomas vs. Manningham

One of the most interesting matchups of the Rose Bowl will be USC cover corner Terrell Thomas facing off against Michigan's star receiver Mario Manningham.

Two weeks ago that battle was in jeopardy when Thomas was carted off the practice field in considerable pain, but he is back and ready to test himself against the Wolverines.

Around four weeks have passed since the Trojans lost to UCLA. For the players, coaches and fans the wait until the next game is mercifully almost over.

"It is finally here and it seemed like it was going to take forever," Thomas said after Saturday's workout.

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