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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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Headlinin’: Bryce Brown won’t be Trojan-bound

Making the morning rounds. • Don’t you remember? That bridge burned. Just in case any of them were still hanging on to some shred of hope, the L.A. Daily News’ Scott Wolf disabused USC fans Tuesday of the notion that former über recruit Bryce Brown might follow coach Lane Kiffin from Tennessee to Southern Cal, […]

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The newest Trojan: WR Markeith Ambles

USC has received and approved the signed letter of intent for Markeith Ambles. Here’s his bio: Markeith Ambles Wide receiverMcDonough, Ga. (Henry County HS) • 6-2, 215 The facts on Markeith Ambles… Starred at wideout and defensive back in 2009, with his honors including Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Prep Star Dream Team, Prep […]

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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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Hancock, Ex-Bush Cronies Helps Spread the BCS’ B.S.

Bowl Championship Series coordinator Bill Hancock was a guest of Adam Gold and Joe Ovies earlier this week on 620 The Buzz in Raleigh. Hancock made it clear he is against expanding the current system into a plus-one format, where the top four teams would play with the winners squaring off in a title game. […]

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Under Armour Rosters

Here’s the rosters for the Under Armour High School All-America game on Jan. 2 in St. Petersburg, Fla. QB Jesse Scroggins and TE Xavier Grimble are the current USC commitments in the game. TEAM BLUR Note: Some players have the same jersey number, but won’t be on the field at the same time. No. Player […]

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TNYC: Random Thoughts From Week 14

Slick Rick, what were you thinking?  Here are my thoughts on Week 14: The hot post-game talk has been about Jeremy Bates/Pete Carroll's decision to drop a bomb on the Bruins after Slick Rick called a useless time-out late in the game.  All I gotta say is, if you take a jab, especially when it's […]

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Headlinin’: Don’t bother tracking the friendly skies for Flying Irish

• Weis Watch. Another sign of Charlie Weis’ impending demise: Notre Dame has blocked the university plane from appearing on flightaware.com (see for yourself), a proactive effort at cutting off the breathless surfers intent on tracking its path to Cincinnati or Gainesville or Vatican City or wherever ND’s next coach is waiting. That comes on […]

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This ‘n That

Random thoughts from the past weekend… —USC coach Pete Carroll–an avowed disciple of pro-style offenses and defenses–got a healthy dose of college-style medicine against Oregon.  Is it just me, or is Carroll turning into the next Mack Brown/Lloyd Carr/Phil Fulmer?  Meaning, like the programs headed by the aforementioned coaches, USC is laden with talent, but lacking […]

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10-17-09: Georgia, Minnesota and USC

Sign up with BetUS… they’ve got our game. Straight Bet $25 to win $22.73 Georgia (-8.5) over Vanderbilt Straight Bet $25 to win $150 Minnesota (Moneyline) over Penn St Straight Bet $25 to win $22.73 USC (-10) over Irish Three Team Parlay $25 to win $150 Georgia (-8.5) over Vanderbilt Minnesota (+17) over Penn St […]

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Crystal Ball

A look at how prognosticators from around the country view this week’s games. Tim Sullivan, New York Post: Texas keeps plodding along. Oklahoma is 0-2 in its only true tests. Yes, Sam Bradford is back, but that’s not enough for the Sooners. Take the Longhorns and give the points in the Red River Rivalry. Jon […]

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