Lane Kiffin met with Allen Bradford earlier this week to discuss first-team reps in practice. After Bradford injured his knee last week the door opened for Marc Tyler to grab the starting tailback spot for the opener versus HawaiiRead more
USC football: Offense different without Baxter
When USC fans get their first glimpse of the Trojans next week, they won’t see the team’s full offensive arsenal.
That’s because freshman tailback Dillon Baxter won’t be playing.
With Baxter suspended for the Sept. 2 season opener at Hawaii, US…
USC football: Houston, Cumming get scholarships
Quick hitters from USC’s Tuesday practice:
** Starting placekicker Joe Houston and reserve linebacker Ross Cumming, who had been walk-ons, received scholarships Tuesday, USC coach Lane Kiffin announced.
** Kiffin confirmed that freshman tailback Dill…
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) […]Read more
2010 Training Camp Started Yesterday
(USC Athletic Director Pat Haden, University President C.L. Max Nikias and Associate Athletic Director J.K. McKay attend the Trojans’ first practice of the year. Photo by Icon Sports Media) USC’s 2010 season began yesterday with their first practice of training camp. All players reported to camp except for fullback Soma Vainuku, who has some academic […]Read more
NCAA: Hawaii Game On!
Don’t go cancel those tickets and throw away those grass skirts just yet, the NCAA might just have a heart after all. Still an atrophied, black, rotting piece of thing, but a heart none the less. You see, wrapped up in USC’s probation was language that prohibited the Trojans from exploiting an NCAA rule that […]Read more
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. […]Read more
Our last report on spring scrimmages. Click here, here and here to view previous reports. Announced attendance included when available. Big East West Virginia: Running back Noel Devine played only a half, but rushed for 73 yards and one touchdown in 12 carries. Attendance: 21,029. Conference USA Southern Methodist: No spring game for the Mustangs. […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
Baxter’s run making the rounds
Dillon Baxter isn’t listed on USC’s injury report, but the all-purpose freshman (he’s basically played every offensive position besides lineman this spring) is showing some sick abilities. The rest of the world seems to have caught Baxter fever as well. As of noon today, the video of Baxter’s run from Saturday’s scrimmage has gone viral […]Read more
(Photo by Icon Sports Media) If you are following spring ball, I am sure you have heard Dillon Baxter’s names the past few days. There is a ton of buzz surrounding this early enrollee from San Diego. Many are comparing him to former Heisman winners. Others are excited about using him in the wildcat. Nick […]Read more