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Corp needs to run, Carroll says

Posted by ESPN.com’s Ted Miller Aaron Corp thinks he’s ready to resume his role as USC’s starting quarterback. Coach Pete Carroll wants to see more. Carroll has never been a big fan of running quarterbacks, but that’s different in Corp’s case. That’s part of Corp’s game, and without it Corp can’t play his style. “That’s […]

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USC football: Count on Carroll crowning Corp

By not revealing his quarterback decision, USC coach Pete Carroll is telling us everything. He is waiting to see how Aaron Corp’s leg holds up this week because he wants Corp to be the Trojans’ starter this season. If he believes freshman Matt Barkley is the right choice — the guy who, in the coaching […]

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News and notes from Pac-10 camps

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller News and notes around the Pac-10 as preseason camps transition toward game week. Arizona: The plot thickens at quarterback after Nick Foles outplayed Matt Scott in Saturday's scrimmage, just as it appeared Scott was going to be named the starter. Offensive coordinator Sonny Dykes told me last week that he'd […]

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Skinny Talk for This Weekend’s BBQ

*QB Aaron Corp has been throwing in 7-7 drills the past few days and has looked solid. The coaches have been happy with his accuracy and most importantly, his swagger. He appears confident and is showing good leadership skills despite being out with a cracked fibula. He will return to full practice next week. It […]

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Corp Update

Aaron Corp will get X-rays Tuesday to see how his fibula is healing. USC coach Pete Carrol said Corp felt the best he’s felt since the injury. Corp said he would like to return this week but would wait another week if the doctors tell him to. “My swelling’s gone down,” he said. “There is […]

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Football: What about Mitch Mustain?

The other offshoot of Aaron Corp’s leg injury is that it gives Mitch Mustain a chance to get more meaningful reps. Remember him? Mustain came to USC amid much fanfare but twice lost spring battles to become the Trojans’ starting quarterback, first to Mark Sanchez, then to Corp. Mustain entered summer third on the depth […]

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Morning Buzz

Here’s the fallout from the announcement that Aaron Corp would be out at least a week, potentially opening the door for Matt Barkley.

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Matt Barkley could be in line to start for Trojans

The true freshman barely lost out to Aaron Corp for the No. 1 quarterback spot in the spring. With Corp possibly out three weeks because of a leg injury, Barkley has another shot to elevate himself. Everything seems to have fallen into place for Matt Barkley since his January arrival at USC.

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Pac-10 Heisman Trophy contenders

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller Jahvid Best, RB, California: He's the West Coast's top candidate and probably the No. 1 running back in the nation. And he's often spectacular, see an 8.1 yards per carry average and seven runs of of 60 or more yards. Jeremiah Masoli, QB, Oregon: He was brilliant over the final […]

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Headlinin’: SI covers the unusual suspects

• Day of the darkhorse. The cover curse lived large last year, when three of the five teams featured on the front of Sports Illustrated’s regional previews — Missouri, Ohio State and Georgia — fell far, far short of national expectations, and a fourth, Southern Cal, was snubbed again by the voters after its fourth […]

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Morning Buzz

Aaron Corp’s knee, Matt Barkley’s practice performance, Michael Morgan’s weight and the surprise offensive lineman so far are all in the Morning Buzz.

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