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Heisman Nirvana

That’s what it’s going to be like this Saturday, possibly the most important day on this season’s Heisman schedule. Between Texas-Oklahoma, USC-Notre Dame and Florida-Arkansas, the action will include TWO current Heisman winners, THREE major candidates for the 2009 Heisman, an undetermined number of future Heisman challengers (among the various underclassmen on the rosters), and FIVE traditional […]

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Week 7

A glorious week ahead. Five days of football, starting Tuesday night with Arkansas State at Louisiana Monroe. The Red Wolves open as 3-point favorites. On Wednesday, Boise State is at Tulsa. This could be one of the last major challenges for the Broncos, who are trying to go undefeated and earn a berth in a […]

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Got your back? A look at backup QBs in the Pac-10

Posted by ESPN.com’s Ted Miller The backup quarterback is just a bruised shoulder or broken jaw away from taking over the most critical position on the field — just ask USC or UCLA. There’s already been plenty of quarterback movement in the conference — injuries, depth chart changes, etc. — so it seemed like a […]

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Headlinin’: Stafon Johnson, on the comeback

• Out of the woods. Doctors said the neck and throat injury USC running back Stafon Johnson sustained while lifting weights Monday would have killed a normal person without Johnson’s marbled neck, but he was alert Tuesday after a marathon seven-hour surgery, communicating nonverbally with visitors and attempting not to laugh at Pete Carroll. And, […]

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9-12-09: Notre Dame, Nebraska, and USC

T-Wire’s BetUS PICKS is back! We would have scratched last week, but in the words of Bobby Bowden, Gah dammit, we just couldn’t lay off and lost $50 on Florida State. Here are our picks after 5 minutes of thought before we head to the airport for Columbus. Three Team Parlay $25 to win $150 […]

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What to watch in the Pac-10

Posted by ESPN.com’s Ted Miller I apologize I forgot to tell you last week to watch the post-game at Boise State. I talked to more than a few folks who clicked their TVs off either late in the fourth or at the final bell and missed all the, er, fun. As for this week, we’ve […]

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Texas A&M Football To Play USC & Oregon

Texas A&M Football To Play USC & Oregon Texas A&M has added two perennial football powers to its future football schedule in USC and Oregon, Director of Athletics Bill Byrne announced late Wednesday. “I am happy to report we will be adding two west coast schools to our football schedule, the USC Trojans and the Oregon […]

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Special Risk

Safety Josh Pinkard is currently playing on the kickoff and punt return. Hopefully he will not be on those teams if USC is ahead of San Jose State by 40 points, like in that blowout victory over Arkansas in 2006.

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History Disfavors Ohio St.

Memories…courtesy of the Associated Press Year, New USC Quarterback, First Road Game Opponent, Outcome 1999, Carson Palmer*, @ Hawaii, W 62-7 2003, Matt Leinart, @ #3 Auburn, W 23-0 2006, John David Booty, @ Arkansas, W 50-14 2008, Mark Sanchez, @ Virginia, W 52-7 2009, Aaron Corp**, @ Ohio State *1999 – Palmer’s first season […]

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New Trojan QBs No Stranger to Bumpy Roads

Road games at Ohio State, Washington, California, Notre Dame, Oregon, Arizona State and for some reason the media thinks the world is going to crash down upon the Trojans. Articles like “Tough road slate could derail USC in ’09” and “Don’t be surprised if … USC’s run of seven consecutive Pac-10 titles ends in 2009”, […]

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Surprise Teams

Here are my ’surprise’ teams for 2009 (in no particular order): Illinois–Juice Williams throwing to Arrelious Benn, Jeff Cumberland and Jarred Fayson means that Illinois should have the most explosive offense in the Big Ten this year and one of the best passing attacks in college football.  If Juice cuts his interceptions in half, I think this team wins […]

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