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Trojans seek heir to Big Cat

by Greg Katz

Los Angeles — With USC spring football practice looming, there is one position that could affect the way the entire defense performs, or perhaps you’ve forgotten that former All-America defensive lineman Leonard “Big Cat” Williams has left his cardinal and gold gridiron lair.

In case you were wondering what has become of old No. 94, Williams was busy last week wowing the NFL scouts to the point where one expert proclaimed Williams “Hall of Fame material” while another called him a “once in a generation player.”

So what happens to a Trojans defense when the possible No. 1 overall NFL draft pick leaves after his junior season to play professionally? Well, if you’re a USC fan, you start sweating bullets or at the very least clutching and manipulating your favorite religious symbol or beads.

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Greg Katz

Now in his 58th 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 staff writer 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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