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USC football: Carroll clarifies remark about Barkley

As we all know, USC coach Pete Carroll thinks very highly of freshman quarterback Matt Barkley. But did Carroll go too far Saturday night? Carroll said of Barkley: “He is playing as good of football as anybody we have ever had, already.” Considering that Carroll has had two Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks (Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart) […]

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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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2009 Preseason USC Football Betting Outlook from Dr Bob

TrojanWire has crossed enemy lines and will be publishing a Cal grad’s weekly betting analysis for USC football. Dr. Bob will be helping TrojanWire make weekly picks at the BetUS Sportsbook. You can get Dr. Bob’s Best Bet of the Week by subscribing to his service. Watch the ESPN video after the jump to see […]

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Picking back up with the preseason

The NFL preseason resumes tonight with two games featuring seven Trojans. Check them out: Cincinnati Bengals vs. New England Patriots 4:30 p.m.Bengals: Quarterback Carson Palmer, defensive end Frostee Rucker, linebacker Keith Rivers, linebacker Rey Maualuga Philadelphia Eagles vs. Indianapolis Colts 5 p.m. (Fox)Eagles: Offensive lineman Winston Justice, defensive lineman Mike PattersonColts: Defensive lineman Fili Moala

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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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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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UCLA’s Norm Chow talks offense

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller If you just want to cut to the chase, he's the best offensive coordinator in the history of college football. In 33 seasons at the collegiate level, Norm Chow has been part of three national championships, guided three Heisman Trophy winners, coached eight of the NCAA's top 30 in career […]

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Carson Palmer’s New Roomie?

The Palmer family might have a new addition in July. Bengal teammate Chad OchoCinco said yesterday that he will move in with the Palmer family to make up for time lost together. Palmer had criticized OchoCinco for being a no show during the teams voluntary offseason work out program. “We do argue all the time […]

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Cassel continues to dazzle NFL insiders

    Cary Edmondson/US Presswire   Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel has turned some heads with his performance this season filling in for Tom Brady. Posted by ESPN.com’s Tim Graham There might still be some Matt Cassel doubters out there. Among NFL insiders, however, the New England Patriots quarterback is viewed with a high degree of […]

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Few Passes

Mark Sanchez’s 17 passes against Stanford were the fewest by a USC quarterback since Carson Palmer attempted 14 against Washington in 2001, Coach Pete Carroll’s first season.

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