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The Skinny: 5 things to take away from the Oregon State game

Observations from the Coliseum and a few injury updates: Mike Riley is a great coach: Riley proved once again that he is one of the most underrated coaches in the country. Why Tennessee (Riley has southern roots) or programs that have the infrastructure to be consistent top 15 teams have not intensely pursued him blows […]

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Highlights: Notre Dame 2009

Matt Barkley passed for a career high 380 yards with a pair of touchdowns, Anthony McCoy had arguably the best game of his career, and we are all happy Damian Williams transferred to USC. The McKnight-Bradford duo is working well for the Trojans. The Trojan defense kept the Notre Dame offense in check. The referees […]

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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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HIGHLIGHTS: CAL 2009

Offense highlights: Defense highlights: History repeats itself for the Golden Bears; they enter the season with lots of hype, only to fold like a bad hand in poker. Time for them to enter hibernation! Cal’s Heisman hopeful tailback, Jahvid Bust, was held to a season-low 47 rushing yards against USC. Meanwhile Joe McKnight looked the […]

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Trojan offense prepares for Cal

<!—-><!—->With Cal more than capable of putting up points in a hurry, there is even more pressure on the Trojan offense to find the end zone early and often. We talked to receiver Brice Butler and tailback C.J. Gable about taking on the Golden Bears this weekend

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Thoughts of the Day: 10-02-09

(Photo of Stafon Johnson Leading Conquest at the 2009 Rose Bowl by Icon Sports Media) My three least favorite college football teams are UCLA, Notre Dame and Cal. This week we play Cal and I hope we kill them. Saturday will make or break someone’s season. The game however is overshadowed by terrible off the […]

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TNYC: Thoughts on Washington State Win

Here are some random thoughts on the win: – It was a win, but a frustrating one.  The 1st quarter started smoothly with a quick 3-and-out from Wazzu followed by a quick TD from SC, but then 3 holding penalties, 1 offsides, 1 personal foul, and 1 roughing the kicker happened.  Let's not even talk […]

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HIGHLIGHTS: Washington State 2009

Sloppy win, but it’s a win nonetheless. The offense got off to a strong start, but they were inconsistent and fumbled more than they should have, but on the bright side, coaches opened up the playbook and allowed Matt Barkley to complete some deep passes. However this offense, and the receiving game in particular, needs […]

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Wazzu: Hasty 3-Quarter Reaction

Some quick thoughts on the first three quarters of tonight’s USC-Washington State matchup at the Coliseum: Penalties! Penalties! Penalties! Ack!!!! USC’s lack of discipline is turning me into Cathy Guisewite. Great to see Brice Butler getting involved. And even better to finally see a Damian Williams TD. Loni Fangupo’s injury was pretty gruesome. Not Tim […]

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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 […]

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The Skinny: Fire Edition

(Photo by Jon Vidar / AP) The hills of Los Angeles are ablaze and two USC starters are down and out — one for the entire season — but the Skinny’s here to quell any fear and provide the low down on what this all means. WR Johnson Injured: USC lost starting Wide Receiver Ronald […]

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NoMo’ RoJo!

Ronald Johnson, one of USC’s two top receivers and return men, will be out 6-8 weeks mending a broken collar bone he suffered in a 34 yard completion during Saturday’s scrimmage. WR David Ausberry will fill the void in his absence. The only silver lining is that talented freshman receivers Brice Butler and De’von Flournoy […]

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