“It feels pretty good, the doctors can’t believe it,” Cushing said. “I can play now. I’m a little (hesitant). We’ll see how this game goes.” Coach Pete Carroll said he believed Cushing could see a limited role against the Irish. Meanwhile, linebacker Dallas Sartz (dislocated shoulder) is expected to redshirt, but Sartz and Carroll offered different views whether he can play against Notre Dame first. “This is his last shot and he’s not making it,” Carroll said. Sartz said, “I’m going to suit up and see if I can go for a little bit in this game. Every couple days it gets better.” It’s likely Sartz will need surgery to repair the shoulder. Too rowdy Carroll reprimanded two players this week for rowdy behavior at an off-campus party following the Trojans’ victory over Arizona. The two players, who were not identified, caused a disturbance at a large gathering two blocks from campus Saturday night, sources said. No complaints were filed with police or university security, but Carroll acted quickly this week when alerted to the situation and met with the players. Carroll declined comment Wednesday. Bush practices Although he appeared cautious, tailback Reggie Bush (sore knee) practiced Wednesday. “Reggie did a nice job,” Carroll said. Gettin’ their kicks Carroll sent USC’s kickers to the center of campus Wednesday night to practice kicking in McCarthy Quad, which contains thick grass. He’s worried Notre Dame’s turf could be thicker than normal and throw off the kickers. Caroll also shuffled the kickoff team, with linebacker Oscar Lua replacing tight end Fred Davis while linebackers Clay Matthews and Kaluka Maiava flipped positions, as the Trojans tried to shore up their weakness. Carroll spent a good portion of Wednesday addressing special teams. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Linebacker Brian Cushing, expected to redshirt with nerve damage in his shoulder, made an unexpected recovery and got cleared by doctors to play Saturday against Notre Dame. Technically, Cushing can play and still redshirt if he gets hurt, because it’s the Trojans’ sixth game. Under NCAA rules, you cannot redshirt if you play past the sixth game. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We’re not going to put a lot of responsibility on him,” Carroll said. “He’s 100 percent and we were really thinking we weren’t going to get him back.” Cushing’s happy because he wanted to play against Notre Dame more than any opponent this season. “It’s the game I’ve been anticipating and I pretty much was going to go there before (Tyrone) Willingham left,” Cushing said. Carroll wants Cushing because Thomas Williams remains bothered with a groin injury. “Thomas is taking a ton of plays,” Carroll said.