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Latest injury report

Here are several injury updates for Saturday’s game following team doctor visits tonight:

 DE Armond Armstead (wrist): Probable
 WR David Ausberry (calf): Out
 RB Allen Bradford (knee): Probable
 LB Chris Galippo (neck): Probable 
DE Everson Griffen (toe): Probable
 FB Stanley Havili (shoulder): Probable 
LB Jarvis Jones (neck): Questionable
 S Drew McAllister (hip): Out
 TE Anthony […]

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The Skinny: 5 Keys to a Trojan Victory in South Bend

(Photo by Icon Sports Media) This is the best Notre Dame team USC has played since the Trojans barely escaped South Bend in 2005 with a win. Quite a few experts are picking a Notre Dame victory due to the Irish being led by Heisman Trophy candidate Jimmy Clausen, the Trojans playing back-to-back road games […]

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Raking The Muck: USC vs. Notre Dame Anticipation-Is-Killing-Me Version

First, you’d think that the Southern Cal players would be a little tense about Saturday’s game.  Maybe?  Just a little?  Uh, Nope.   (I love how PeteCarrollTV goes to bars before the video ends.  Dammit.  Just dammit.) For the Irish to win Saturday, they’re going to have to put some pressure on Matt Barkley, both […]

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USC football: The future at safety looks bright

Before we delve into the present — USC at Notre Dame on Saturday — let’s take a quick look back and ahead. The Trojans’ very recent past was a bye week that gave the coaches a glimpse at the future. Freshman safeties T.J. McDonald (right) and Jawanza Starling received a ton of invaluable reps, and […]

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The Skinny: Trojans Execute Winning Formula and Whip Cal

Despite a very emotional week due to the unfortunate accident to Running Back Stafon Johnson, the Trojans put together its most complete performance of the year and routed Cal 30-3 in Strawberry Canyon. On Friday, I wrote about the 5 keys to setting a “Bear” trap and the Trojans hit on all the points and […]

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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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Finally Some 2009 Site Updates

Starting roster and 2009 schedule are in place to your left. Notes of interest: 1) USC will play up in Oregon on Halloween (however an even bigger freak show will be assembled in Indio, California when Phish plays at the Empire Polo Fields). 2) Christian Tupou is higher on the depth chart, but if Jurrell […]

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Pictures from Monday’s practice

Freshman safety Jawanza Starling dives through the tackling bag in individual drills. Fullback D.J. Shoemate (left) and linebacker Jordan Campbell (right) collide and bounce off each other during 1-on-1 blocking drills. Wideout Ronald Johnson looks the ball into hands. Matt Barkley throws over the middle during 7-on-7 period. Kicker Jordan Congdon winds up for a […]

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