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A Trojan in Tampa?

Keith Rivers (AP Photo)

USC head coach Pete Carroll was seen on the sidelines of Wednesday's practice session chatting with Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin. Was Carroll lobbying his old employer on behalf of one of his many defensive players in Saturday's Senior Bowl? One senior all-American certainly stands out this week.

Derrick Brooks. Lance Briggs. These are the guys that Southern Cal linebacker Keith Rivers looks up to. He played weak side linebacker for the Trojans, just like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers legend and the current Chicago Bears star. So it's no surprise Brooks and Briggs are the guys that Rivers watches on Sundays. "I don't know them, but I can tell what type of guys they are just by watching... Recommended Stories

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