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The Crappy Week in Review

So here is what is happening in crappy SC news: USC has released Seantrel Henderson from his letter of intent. This is a classy move by Kiffin. He could have just said F-U to Henderson and he would have had to sit out a year if he transferred. Henderson has not officially signed with another […]

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USC football: Drew McAllister injury update

Junior safety Drew McAllister did not participate in USC’s players-only passing session Tuesday but said he is close to returning from offseason hip surgery. McAllister, who missed all of spring practice, is just starting to run and estimates he’ll be able to participate in 7-on-7 workouts “within a month.” That would put him on track […]

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USC football: Sorting out the safeties

The safety position remains an intriguing one for USC. Sophomores T.J. McDonald (far right) and Jawanza Starling emerged as the starters coming out of spring practice — but they won’t go unchallenged in the fall, and they aren’t playing the  positions many of us expected. Let’s starter with the latter. As Trojans coach Lane Kiffin […]

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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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USC football: The future at safety looks bright

Before we delve into the present — USC at Notre Dame on Saturday — let’s take a quick look back and ahead. The Trojans’ very recent past was a bye week that gave the coaches a glimpse at the future. Freshman safeties T.J. McDonald (right) and Jawanza Starling received a ton of invaluable reps, and […]

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Pictures from Monday’s practice

Freshman safety Jawanza Starling dives through the tackling bag in individual drills. Fullback D.J. Shoemate (left) and linebacker Jordan Campbell (right) collide and bounce off each other during 1-on-1 blocking drills. Wideout Ronald Johnson looks the ball into hands. Matt Barkley throws over the middle during 7-on-7 period. Kicker Jordan Congdon winds up for a […]

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2009 USC Recruiting Dinner

Here are our thoughts on the guys that stood out in last nights presentation. Full bios and direct quotes from Pete Carroll after the jump. John Martinez, OL, 4-STAR Just a nasty, pancake blocking guard. He can get down field too (a la Jeff Byers). Highlight after highlight he would pull from his guard position, […]

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