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Veteran Sarao Preps For Final Off-Season

by Greg Katz

LOS ANGELES — For USC Trojans third-year starting inside linebacker Anthony Sarao, this offseason will be especially meaningful because it will be his last.

The 6-foot, 220-pound New Jersey native with the long-flowing hair came to the City of Angels in 2011, and he’d be the first to tell you that a collegiate athletic career can fly by as fast as an electrifying Adoree’ Jackson kickoff return.

“When I first got here, the old guys told me to let in all sink in because it’s really going to go fast,” said Sarao, a fifth-year senior, who was held out of the Trojans’ recently concluded 15 days of spring practice in order to let a foot injury heal properly. “It all sounds all so cliché but they never lied. It went so fast and it’s already here.”

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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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