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Opening the mailbag: Impressions of spring

Got bogged down on Friday, so this mailbag fermented over the weekend. To the notes. Jason from the Bay Area writes: So having seen most of the Pac-10 this spring, what are your impressions? Ted Miller: Obviously, we’ll have more on this going forward with a spring wrapup, but here are some quick hits. My […]

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Headlinin’: Dillon Baxter is still Kiffin’s Bush 2.0

Making the morning rounds. • Somebody get that kid’s parents a rent-free house. Hey everybody, check out Southern Cal freshman Dillon Baxter: Wait, wait — actually, that’s former Trojan star Reggie Bush on one of his most famous runs in 2005, in a game against Fresno State in which he set a Pac-10 record with […]

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Spring Reports

Our first in a series of looks at spring scrimmages across the country. Atlantic Coast Clemson: There were 18 punts. One of them was fumbled. The number of standout plays could be counted on one hand, and the teams combined for 358 yards of offense. Reported attendance: 21,000. Duke: David Cutcliffe has emphasized improving team […]

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I can definitely get behind a concept like Showtel. I’d even consider traveling to West Palm Beach to check it out. So you know I mean business. [via blasko:pratt]

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Urban Meyer Threatens Reporter

Jeremy Fowler, a reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, was in the line of fire Wednesday at the close of a Florida spring practice session. Fowler was among two dozen reporters watching coaches and players exit the field when coach Urban Meyer approached the group and went after Fowler for a story he filed Monday. Fowler's […]

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Kiffin finally lands Seantrel Henderson’s signature, hails Kiffin

As originally promised on signing day, and promised again last week, and promised again over the weekend, massively hyped offensive line recruit Seantrel Henderson is officially a Trojan after signing his letter of intent with USC on Tuesday. But coach Lane Kiffin (finally able to refer to Henderson by name as a signee, rather than […]

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Profit motive won’t save USC, but NCAA’s light bite might

Among the many conspiracy theories and outlandish rumors making the rounds re: the NCAA’s pending reaction (or lack thereof) against USC when the long-awaited Reggie Bush illegal benefits case finally goes before the Infractions Committee this weekend, none has been as persistent as the suggestion that the NCAA wouldn’t dare drop the hammer on one […]

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Latest Gator arrest begins countdown to annual dogpile on legal woes

While you were jogging, making breakfast, getting ready for church or catching a few extra winks Sunday morning, Florida defensive tackle Gary Brown — a top-ranked, blue-chip recruit in 2009 expected to move into the Gators’ defensive tackle rotation this fall after a redshirt year — reportedly wasn’t about to let the party die just […]

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Future Heisman Contenders From the Class of 2010

 This post is brought to you by SPORTSBETTING.com. Get best online sports betting bonuses at this sportsbook. ——————————————————————————————————— Not every recruiting class contains a future Heisman winner.  Here are the last 10 Heisman winners and the classes that produced them: Chris Weinke (1990*/1997) Erich Crouch (1997) Carson Palmer (1998) Jason White (1999) Matt Leinart (2001) Reggie Bush (2003) Troy […]

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USC Football Recruiting UPDATE*(1/27/2010)

The linebacker and offensive line position is thin.  For the recruiting class of 2010, it is essential that coach Kiffin and staff try to replenish those two positions.  Unfortunately, the linebacker class this year is not strong.  It appears day by day that USC will not meet those standards of grabbing those linebackers to help […]

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