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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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What to watch in the Pac-10 this spring

Taking a look at what to watch for as teams head into spring practices, officially ringing the bell on preparations for the 2010 season. Arizona Spring practice starts: March 5 Spring game: April 10 What to watch: The new coordinators: The Wildcats lost two outstanding coordinators — Sonny Dykes on offense and Mark Stoops on […]

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HIGHLIGHTS: Josh Pinkard 2009

Josh Pinkard’s career as a Trojan comes to an unfortunate end with yet another ACL injury. Pinkard sustained the injury landing awkwardly on his left knee after getting beat by Arizona wide receiver Juron Criner, who scored the Wildcats’ game-winning touchdown. Despite all this, he has been a solid cornerback and safety these past 2 […]

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USC football: Gable, Corp, O’Dowd stand out

Tuesday’s USC practice provided three rare sights (besides almost half the team being unable to participate because of injuries): C.J. Gable ran with the first-team offense. Aaron Corp ran the scout team. Kristofer O’Dowd ran well. With Allen Bradford and Joe McKnight nursing knee injuries, the coaching staff had no choice but to turn to […]

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HIGHLIGHTS: CAL 2009

Offense highlights: Defense highlights: History repeats itself for the Golden Bears; they enter the season with lots of hype, only to fold like a bad hand in poker. Time for them to enter hibernation! Cal’s Heisman hopeful tailback, Jahvid Bust, was held to a season-low 47 rushing yards against USC. Meanwhile Joe McKnight looked the […]

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HIGHLIGHTS: Stafon Johnson 2009

Such a sad way for Stafon Johnson to end his season, but his health is more important than anything, including football. The ol’ Trojan saying “Fight On” takes on a whole new meaning after an event like this. Doctors expect him to recover in full, hopefully he can play football again either at USC for […]

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HIGHLIGHTS: Washington State 2009

Sloppy win, but it’s a win nonetheless. The offense got off to a strong start, but they were inconsistent and fumbled more than they should have, but on the bright side, coaches opened up the playbook and allowed Matt Barkley to complete some deep passes. However this offense, and the receiving game in particular, needs […]

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USC’s Kristofer O’Dowd out 3-4 weeks with a dislocated patella

Kristofer O’Dowd was injured last night in USC’s opening series during their scrimmage last night at the Coliseum. Starting center Kristofer O’Dowd, regarded as a linchpin for an experienced line expected to ease the transition of a new quarterback, suffered a dislocated right kneecap during the first series of a scrimmage Monday night at the […]

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Randy Johnson Out 2-3 Weeks

by Jeff Fletcher Filed under: Giants, MLB Injuries SAN FRANCISCO — An MRI of Randy Johnson‘s left shoulder on Monday revealed only a strain, but that will be enough to put the Big Unit on the shelf for at least two or three weeks. A day after Johnson strained his shoulder swinging a bat, he […]

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USC football: Program-wide reaction to Hazelton’s departure

Reactions from USC players and coaches after junior receiver Vidal Hazelton filed the paperwork to transfer from the school: Receiver Brandon Carswell: (on whether Hazelton ever talked about leaving) “Not about leaving. Sometimes he would be like, ‘Man, I just need to work harder. Something’s going on to where I’m not playing.’ It’s just really […]

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USC football: ‘The Juice’ is loose

Injuries and illness have hit especially hard at the tight end position, leading to a surprising personnel experiment. With Rhett Ellison (leg) and Jimmy Miller (illness) out, and Blake Ayles (groin, back) limited, the coaching staff moved defensive tackle DaJohn Harris to tight end. Harris, a 6-foot-4, 285-pound redshirt freshman, played tight end at Serra […]

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