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USC's Max Tuerk gets a new read on line by playing center
USC's Max Tuerk gets a new read on line by playing center

Stuffed in the large plastic bag Max Tuerk has been toting around the USC campus, there is a sandwich, two bananas, an energy bar, a pack of almonds and a whole avocado, as well as the remaining half of a fast-food chicken sandwich he had been gnawing on. All this, he says, is a snack. "Never turn down food," Tuerk says with a laugh. "That's my motto." Between bites, he swigs from a gallon-sized water jug. He drinks two of these a day. As he sits in the lobby of USC's football facility, the John McKay Center, Tuerk looks every bit his part. He might be the Trojans' best lineman, surely the most versatile, and his broad chest inflates his stained...

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