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Quick notes from USC’s practice

LOS ANGELES — Watched USC practice Thursday, so here are some quick observations. Lots has been written about how much better a slimmed-down Matt Barkley is moving. It was just one practice, but that also was my impression. Barkley seemed comfortable rolling out of the pocket and throwing downfield, which was not a big part […]

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HIGHLIGHTS: Arizona State 2009

It wasn’t the prettiest win, but it’s nice to be back in the winning column nonetheless. Matt Barkley struggled in part due to an injury-plagued receiving corps, but his short pass to Damian Williams who took it 75 yards for a touchdown would be enough for the offense to pull out with a win. Not […]

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Pictures from Sunday’s practice

During 1-on-1 drills, wideout Damian Williams makes a catch against the coverage of cornerback Kevin Thomas. Safety Ryan MacMahon flies over a tackling bag during special teams drills. Linebackers Chris Galippo (left) and Michael Morgan (right) push into the blocking sled with coach Ken Norton Jr. urging them on. Aaron Corp throws downfield to tight […]

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D-Line Depth Chart

Here’s how things look right now on the defensive line. DE — Armond Armstead, Wes Horton NT — Christian Tupou, Jurrell Casey DT — Averell Spicer, Derek Simmons DE — Everson Griffen, Malik Jackson

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Simmons returns to defensive line

<!–start image–><!– end image–>”Whatever the team needs.” Those words are common among Trojan players, and for the most part, they’re spoken with sincerity. Every so often, though, a player gets a chance to show that kind of selflessness. Derek Simmons had that chance last season. After part of 2008 on the offensive line, Simmons said […]

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Live Scrimmage, II

Allen Bradford loses 1 yard on a carry. On 3rd down, Gerald Washington blocks Corp’s pass. Next! Actually, they are still going with Corp. Bradford gains 2 yards on a carry. Corp escapes a sack and gains about 19 yards on a scramble. Joe McKnight jukes a couple times and gains 14 yards. Corp’s pass […]

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Live Scrimmage

We’re going to try to blog this. Aaron Corp is at QB to start things off. He scrambles for 14 yards on the first play. Corp to Travon Patterson for 2 yards. Corp in the shotgun, throws for a yard to D.J. Shoemate under a strong rush. Mitch Mustain is in with a new group. […]

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Upon Further Review

After watching films, USC coach Pete Carroll singled out Averill Spicer, Derek Simmons, Josh Pinkard, Joe McKnight, Ronald Johnson, Rhett Ellison, Christian Tupou and Michael Reardon as players who stood out.

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TrojanWire Welcomes 2006 Class

When your lowest-rated recruit looks like this. When you lose Thunder and Lightning and pick up the Prince. When you sign not only the fastest and most talented, but also the deadliest. You get something special like the USC Trojans. RB Kenny Ashley 4-star 5-8/210 (Venice, CA) WR David Ausberry 4-star 6-4/213 (Lemoore, CA) LB […]

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USC still an option for TE Reuland

4-star/Blue Chip tight end Konrad Reuland from Mission Viejo High School is reportedly still considering signing with the Trojans, after taking a cross-country trip to visit Notre Dame, Miami, Ohio State and Nebraska, according to Rivals.com. ESPN had been reporting that Reuland had Stanford #1, SC #2, and Notre Dame #3 earlier in the year. […]

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