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USC CB Wright ruled ineligible

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

Starting USC cornerback Shareece Wright must sit out the 2009 season because he is academically ineligible.

"Shareece didn't get it done," USC coach Pete Carroll said after Monday's practice. "He didn't get the GPA he needed to get."

Wright will be replaced in the lineup by sixth-year senior Josh Pinkard, who started at cornerback last year when Wright was out with a neck injury but was expected to pair with Taylor Mays at safety.

Will Harris now will start in Pinkard's vacated safety spot.

Wright can continue to practice with the team but will not be able to regain his eligibility until 2010.