Headlines

The Skinny: Team Notes Plus The Keys To Setting a Bear Trap

Team Notes Heading Into Saturday: *Stafon Johnson’s physical condition improved Thursday. He has been transferred to Cedars Sinai hospital. Coach Carroll said: “It’s amazing how he is dealing with it, he’s up and around and getting out of bed. He looks like he is OK, to tell you the truth.” *Defensive End Nick Perry practiced […]

Read more
Headlines

TrojanWire Thoughts of the Day: 9-25-09

(Photo by Icon Sports Media) The panicking and second guessing of the coaches needs to stop. Pete is the man, let him lead the team. The Trojans are reloading, but they will still compete in every game. Even if you have the most experienced QB behind center, which the Trojans do not have, when you […]

Read more
Headlines, Sport

HIGHLIGHTS: Washington 2009

What a surprise! USC had another post-big game letdown entering Pac10 play. Don’t go into hibernation just yet; there are positives to be taken away from this game shown in the highlights. Joe McKnight rushed for 100 yards on 11 carries, upping his current season total rush yards to 305. Could he be the first […]

Read more
Headlines

TrojanWire Thoughts of the Day: 9-18-09

(Photo by Icon Sports Media) Defense wins championships. It’s a cliché that you have heard over and over. The reason you hear it so much is because it is true. The 4th quarter 86 yard drive by the Trojans was amazing, but the defense won the game last Saturday. After an average first quarter (USC […]

Read more
Sport

More QB intrigue at USC?

Posted by ESPN.com’s Ted Miller Another quarterback plot twist at USC? YOU DECIDE! Matt Barkley‘s shoulder is fine by every account — official word is it’s a bruise. But he didn’t throw during Monday’s practice, so his status remains fuzzy. “Fuzzy” is a fun word. It would aptly describe this exchange with reporters and Trojans […]

Read more
Sport

Welcome to the Trobuckalypse: Terrelle Pryor, pterodactyl edition

Daily headlines, notes and errata in anticipation of the Intersectional Game of the Decade of the Year. • No. 2 on No. 2. Truly elite athletes have a unique insight into one another’s psyches and physicality that goes far beyond the slack-jawed, pedestrian awe of those us wiping tortilla chip crumbs from our shirts. So […]

Read more
Sport

Pac-10 Q&A: Matt Barkley

Posted by ESPN.com’s Ted Miller Matt Barkley is now The Man. USC quarterbacks win Heismans. They win Rose Bowls and national championships. They get drafted in the top half of the first round of the NFL draft and make a lot of money. Heck, some even pose for magazines in short shorts. And Barkley, who […]

Read more
Sport

Pac-10 lunch links: Ducks eager for another shot at Boise State

Posted by ESPN.com’s Ted Miller I don’t know, it’s the battle, the going to war with the other guys, hanging together, having our own dorm, staying in hotels the night before the games, setting ourselves apart, being different than everybody else, having a chance to be somebody, to do something that people look up to […]

Read more
Headlines

2009 Preseason USC Football Betting Outlook from Dr Bob

TrojanWire has crossed enemy lines and will be publishing a Cal grad’s weekly betting analysis for USC football. Dr. Bob will be helping TrojanWire make weekly picks at the BetUS Sportsbook. You can get Dr. Bob’s Best Bet of the Week by subscribing to his service. Watch the ESPN video after the jump to see […]

Read more
Sport

Thoughts on Matt Barkley Being Named the Starting QB

Earlier today I was absolutely shocked by the announcement of Matt Barkley winning the starting QB job, but after reading Scott Wolf's latest report on Aaron Corp's injury status, the choice makes absolute sense: It was apparent during Thursday's practice that Aaron Corp's leg bothered him. What's ironic is it looked worse than it did […]

Read more