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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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Working all week long

The Trojans would like to point out that it’s called a bye week and not an off week. “This is not a week to sit around and relax,” Coach Carroll said during Monday afternoon’s team meeting. “We’ve got to get real good right now.” So during this week, the Trojans will begin diving into the […]

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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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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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It’s Never a Good Idea to Forget the Wife’s Birthday

Coaches pour a lot into their profession, and sometimes it comes at the expense of their home life. Arizona’s Mike Stoops announced this week that he and his wife, Nicole, are in the process of getting a divorce. Stoops is 47, Nicole 33. They were married in July 2001 and have two young children. Stoops […]

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Hope and concern: USC

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller Eighth in a series on grounds for optimism and worry. Biggest reason for hope — An intact offensive line leads nine returning offensive starters. Coaches often say it all starts with the offensive line (though this is an interesting contrarian argument), so the Trojans should be off to a good start […]

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Tim Floyd Resigns

I knew something was up when Tim Floyd was a no show at the Coaches Tour in San Diego yesterday. Today Coach Floyd resigned. At this point nothing is surprising when it comes to the USC basketball program. In a letter to athletic director Mike Garrett, Floyd wrote: “As of 1 p.m. today, I am […]

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2009-2010 Men’s Basketball Schedule

One piece of info that came out the Coaches Tour last night was a tentative 2009-2010 Men’s Basketball Schedule. Sunday, Oct. 25: Cardinal and Gold game (exhibition) Saturday, Nov. 7: TBA (exhibition) Tuesday, Nov. 17: vs. UC Riverside Saturday, Nov. 21: vs. Loyola Marymount Friday, Nov. 27: vs. Coppin State Sunday, Nov. 29: vs. Nebraska […]

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2009 Coaches Tour

If you want more information on the 2009 USC Coaches Tour featuring Pete Carroll and Tim Floyd click here and here. The tour will take place in California. These are the dates and locations: Wednesday, May 27 • Irvine Friday, May 29 • Indian Wells Monday, June 1 • Pasadena Thursday, June 4 • Bay […]

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A Day in L.A.

There’s not many places where you can attend two spring scrimmages in one day. But if you happened to be in the City of Angels on Saturday, it was the day to pull off this rarest of feats. USC staged its spring finale at 1 p.m. at the Coliseum and UCLA started its festivities at […]

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