Hayes Pullard says it's been 'up and down' during five seasons at USC

USC linebacker Hayes Pullard said he's usually not emotional.

That could change on Saturday when USC honors its seniors before playing Notre Dame at the Coliseum.


Pullard, a fifth-year senior, said he would "have to see" what he feels when he emerges from the Coliseum tunnel for the last time as a Trojan.

During Wednesday's practice, Pullard wore his Los Angeles Crenshaw High jersey.

Former USC coach Pete Carroll recruited Pullard, but Carroll left to coach the Seattle Seahawks before Pullard arrived on campus.

He has played for four coaches in five seasons.

"It's been up and down," Pullard said. "But coach [Ed Orgeron] told me tough times are for tough men."

Pullard led the team in tackles in 2011 and 2012, and he has a team-leading 84 tackles this season.

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