USC's Josh Shaw Will Play Vs. UCLA

USC cornerback Josh Shaw made headlines this offseason for his false story about spraining both of his ankles while saving his nephew, but he admitted earlier this month he sprained them running from police after an argument with his girlfriend (no charges were every brought against Shaw - he says he ran because he got "spooked").

Head coach Steve Sarkisian suspended Shaw indefinitely following the incident, but USC announced that Shaw will play this weekend against UCLA. 

Shaw, a senior, started all 14 games for the Trojans last season (11 at cornerback, 3 at safety), and was expected to have a big role for USC's defense this season. Despite missing almost all of the season, Sarkisian said Shaw isn't rusty.

"He's an experienced guy, he's played a lot of football, so he's able to grasp things quickly," he told the Los Angeles Times. "His muscle memory of how to align or how to move out of a certain break isn't as difficult for somebody who is new to doing it."

Sarkisian didn't say what role Shaw would have in the game, but he practiced at cornerback and with special teams this week.


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