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USC football: 15 players to watch in spring (No. 1)

Ten days, 14 players and nearly 5,000 words later, we have hit No. 1 on our countdown of the 15 Trojans to watch in spring practice. But wait. There’s more. Starting Thursday, we’ll begin our position-by-position preview of spring football, including three questions (and answers) for each spot. And remember, you can follow the USC […]

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USC football: 15 players to watch in spring (No. 2)

Thirteen down, two to go. The countdown of the 15 USC players to watch in spring practice is nearly complete. For Nos. 3-15, see below. For No. 1, check back in a couple of hours. NO. 2 — RB ALLEN BRADFORD Profile: 5-11, 235, redshirt senior 2009 stats: 13 games, 115 carries, 668 yards, 5.8-yard […]

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Depth chart news and notes

Here are some notes and analyses from our preliminary two-deep depth chart posted on Tuesday, again keeping in mind that it’s still January and the season is still more than seven months away): Officially, if the depth chart remains as is, USC will have 11 returning starters in 2010, plus four other starters who have […]

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HIGHLIGHTS: Allen Bradford 2009

Allen Bradford had a breakout year, rushing for 668 yards on 115 carries (5.8 YPC) and scoring 8 touchdowns. USC fans have always said he needs more playing time, and this year he got it. With Joe McKnight entering the NFL Draft, Bradford looks to be #1 on the depth chart heading into next season. […]

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Morning Buzz

Allen Bradford survives an injury scare and Pete Carroll reminds everyone that Jeremy Bates called the plays this season. “If you ask me, I’ll tell you everything you want to know,” Carroll said. “I’ve told you the whole time. It’s very, very clear. Jeremy calls the plays. That’s it. That’s all you need to know. […]

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2009 Team Awards

The Trojans held their annual end-of-the-year awards ceremony at the Nokia Club Sunday night. This years MVP is Damian Williams. Williams finished the season with 58 receptions for 821 yards and eight total touchdowns. Williams has until January 15th to decide if he will forgo his senior season to enter the NFL draft. Other Trojans […]

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2009 All-Pac-10 Team

(Photo of Damian Williams by Icon Sports Media) Damian Williams, Jeff Byers, Charles Brown and Taylor Mays were all named to the All-Pac-10 first team. Williams was selected twice as a wide receiver and punt returner. Everson Griffen, Josh Pinkard, Kevin Thomas and Garrett Green were selected to the All-Pac-10 second team. Green made the […]

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TNYC: Random Thoughts From Week 14

Slick Rick, what were you thinking?  Here are my thoughts on Week 14: The hot post-game talk has been about Jeremy Bates/Pete Carroll's decision to drop a bomb on the Bruins after Slick Rick called a useless time-out late in the game.  All I gotta say is, if you take a jab, especially when it's […]

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HIGHLIGHTS: UCLA 2009

The defense looked like the defense Trojan fans are accustomed to. Interceptions, fumble recoveries, sacks, blocked passes, tackles for loss of yards was a common sight. Awesome performance! The offense still sputtered, but it was enough to win the game and that’s all that matters. Matt Barkley’s 48 yard touchdown pass to Damian Williams late […]

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Discussing the game

Hear what Taylor Mays, Allen Bradford, Matt Barkley, Everson Griffen and Coach Carroll are thinking about the UCLA game in this free video feature from USCTrojans.com, produced by Mark Haas.

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Dispatch from Howard Jones

Thoughts from Thursday’s practice, through the eyes of USCRipsIt… – With football icon Jim Brown in attendance and cool weather in the air, the Trojans sped through a brief half-pads practice on a quintessential gridiron evening under the lights. The workout closed out the on-field portion of game preparation and pushed the team one step […]

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