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Kennard to Start at Middle Linebacker?

It is beginning to look like sophmore Devon Kennard beat out junior Chris Galippo at starting middle linebacker. Kennard got the majority of first-team reps at practice yesterday. Galippo will still play an important role as backup at all three linebacker spots. As we noted yesterday, Marc Tyler and Robert Woods are getting the majority […]

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USC’s Marc Tyler among leaders for starting roles

Tailback Marc Tyler, receiver Robert Woods, wideout Ronald Johnson, middle linebacker Devon Kennard and freshman cornerback Nickell Robey all work with first-team unit.There was no official announcement, but as USC moved toward game-week preparations for Hawaii, several competitions for starting positions came into clearer focus Monday. [L.A. Times]

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Freaks And (Stat) Geeks

Here are the first scrimmage stats: Passing Matt Barkley 9-15, 127 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT Mitch Mustain 23-35, 231 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT Jesse Scroggins 0-4, 1 INT Rushing Allen Bradford 6 (minus) 5 yards C.J. Gable 7-25 Curtis McNeal 6-57 Dillon Baxter 5-39 Marc Tyler 7-34 Receiving Jordan Cameron 8-96 (long 39) […]

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‘Must-improve’ linebacker position has

<!—-><!—->Devon Kennard’s switch to middle linebacker was the major position move by the Trojans in ths apring. The 6-3, 255-pound sophomore joins Chris Galippo to make that spot a standout for the USC’s linebackers. Here’s our position group analysis of the most improved spot in the USC lineup

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USC football: 5 observations on the spring game

USC wrapped up its first Camp Kiffin with the annual spring game Saturday at the Coliseum. Here are my top five observations: 1. Position of strength Although the defenses they faced weren’t entirely the same, there’s no disputing that Mitch Mustain (above) had a more productive day than Matt Barkley to finish a strong spring. […]

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Lane Kiffin Heritage Golf Classic

(Photo by Icon Sports Media) A close friend on TrojanWire attended the Lane Kiffin Heritage Golf Classic on Monday at Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club. Here are his thoughts after spending some time with the coaches and listening to what they had to say about this upcoming season: The entire coaching staff attended […]

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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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Spring football: Time for linebackers to compete

<!—-><!—->It’s time for USC’s returning linebacker corps to step up and play like the veterans they are and spring football will be the place where that happens. The featured challenge will come in the middle where Chris Galippo battles former DE Devon Kennard. But starters Malcolm Smith and Michael Morgan must show up as well

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USC football: 15 players to watch in spring (No. 1)

Ten days, 14 players and nearly 5,000 words later, we have hit No. 1 on our countdown of the 15 Trojans to watch in spring practice. But wait. There’s more. Starting Thursday, we’ll begin our position-by-position preview of spring football, including three questions (and answers) for each spot. And remember, you can follow the USC […]

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USC football: 15 players to watch in spring (No. 2)

Thirteen down, two to go. The countdown of the 15 USC players to watch in spring practice is nearly complete. For Nos. 3-15, see below. For No. 1, check back in a couple of hours. NO. 2 — RB ALLEN BRADFORD Profile: 5-11, 235, redshirt senior 2009 stats: 13 games, 115 carries, 668 yards, 5.8-yard […]

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Depth chart news and notes

Here are some notes and analyses from our preliminary two-deep depth chart posted on Tuesday, again keeping in mind that it’s still January and the season is still more than seven months away): Officially, if the depth chart remains as is, USC will have 11 returning starters in 2010, plus four other starters who have […]

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HIGHLIGHTS: Boston College 2009

For those of you who missed the USC-BC game or would like to watch it again, TrojanWire has you covered. OFFENSE: Despite missing 3 starters on offense (RB Joe McKnight, TE Anthony McCoy, and OL Tyron Smith), the Trojans did not miss a beat. Matt Barkley had one of his best performances this season, throwing […]

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