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LenDale White wants USC defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox fired

LenDale White
USC tailback LenDale White signals to fans after a Trojans victory in 2005.
(Danny Moloshok / Associated Press)

LenDale White last carried the ball for USC in 2006 at the Rose Bowl.

Nearly a decade later, the former tailback still has strong opinions about the Trojans.

White was not impressed with the job done by USC’s coaching staff, especially defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox, during the Trojans’ 28-26 victory over Arizona. USC survived a fourth-quarter comeback and won when Arizona missed a field-goal attempt.

“This is on coaching and coaching only,” White said in a tweet. “We are horrible.”


White also said during a series of expletive-filled tweets that Wilcox should be fired.

USC gave up 395 passing yards, but held Arizona to 77 yards rushing.

Arizona scored 13 unanswered points to end the game, but missed a 36-yard field goal, with 12 seconds left.

USC is 4-2 overall, 3-1 in the Pac-12 Conference.


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