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Smith Living The Freshman Dream

by Greg Katz

LOS ANGELES — For true freshman inside linebacker Cameron Smith, starting last Saturday night in the USC Trojans season-opening 55-6 rout of Arkansas State in the storied Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum more than lived up to the excitement, dreams and his own expectations.

Smith, 6-foot-2 and 245 pounds of aggression and intelligence, heavily contributed to a Trojans defense that held the Red Wolves in check, but for No. 35 the wonderment of starting as a true freshman was a lifetime memory.

“It was awesome, a great experience, and it was a lot of fun,” said Smith, one of the last Trojans to leave the locker room late Saturday night. “I really enjoyed it.”

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Greg Katz
Greg Katz

Now entering his 59th season of either writing, broadcasting, or just plain watching USC football, WeAreSC columnist Greg Katz began his affiliation with the website back in 2001, introducing his well-received O/NSO (The Obvious/The Not So Obvious) column and later adding his respected IMHO Sunday opinion and tidbits column. Greg, a former ESPN.com college football columnist covering USC, is also a member of the Football Writer's Association of America. He is also known in Southern California as a professional public address announcer, having called the the 1996 Rose Bowl Game between USC and Northwestern. Greg also holds a master's degree in athletic administration and was a former varsity high school coach of 27 years.

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