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Four Pac-10 players on Kiper’s big board

Two Pac-10 quarterbacks top Mel Kiper’s “Big Board,” while three other conference players rank among his top-25. Kiper rates Washington’s Jake Locker No. 1 overall and Stanford’s Andrew Luck No. 2. His analysis of Locker: “All the physical tools — size, arm, footwork. Accuracy should improve.” And Luck: “Great arm, NFL smarts, solid footwork. Protoypical […]

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It’s Just a Bruise

(Photo by Icon Sports Media) Matt Barkley had his injured right hand examined by doctors and they determined that there is no fracture, just a deep bruise. Barkley injured his hand in the final scrimmage of the year when he hit the helmet of Jurrell Casey while throwing a touchdown pass to Travon Patterson. Barkley […]

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Lombardi watch list

Trojans Jurrell Casey, Chris Galippo and Kristofer O’Dowd were named to the preliminary Watch List of the 2010 Rotary Lombardi Award. Click here to read more about the award and see the full list.

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NFL draft: Jurrell Casey No. 6 overall in 2011?

Mock drafts done just days before real drafts have about a 25 percent accuracy rate. Mock drafts done a year in advance are an exercise in futility. Yet sports editors demand them because they know there’s an audience for them, even if they aren’t worth very much. Which brings us to the first 2011 first-round […]

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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 spring football preview: Defensive linemen

Feeling a little bracketed out? Well, take a break from March Madness and check out our position-by-position USC spring football preview. Defensive linemen are part 6 of 9. The full schedule is listed below. THE PARTICIPANTS DE Armond Armstead (junior), DE James Boyd (redshirt freshman), DT Jurrell Casey (junior), DT Hebron Fangupo (redshirt junior), DE […]

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Depth chart news and notes

Here are some notes and analyses from our preliminary two-deep depth chart posted on Tuesday, again keeping in mind that it’s still January and the season is still more than seven months away): Officially, if the depth chart remains as is, USC will have 11 returning starters in 2010, plus four other starters who have […]

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HIGHLIGHTS: Boston College 2009

For those of you who missed the USC-BC game or would like to watch it again, TrojanWire has you covered. OFFENSE: Despite missing 3 starters on offense (RB Joe McKnight, TE Anthony McCoy, and OL Tyron Smith), the Trojans did not miss a beat. Matt Barkley had one of his best performances this season, throwing […]

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2009 Team Awards

The Trojans held their annual end-of-the-year awards ceremony at the Nokia Club Sunday night. This years MVP is Damian Williams. Williams finished the season with 58 receptions for 821 yards and eight total touchdowns. Williams has until January 15th to decide if he will forgo his senior season to enter the NFL draft. Other Trojans […]

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2009 All-Pac-10 Team

(Photo of Damian Williams by Icon Sports Media) Damian Williams, Jeff Byers, Charles Brown and Taylor Mays were all named to the All-Pac-10 first team. Williams was selected twice as a wide receiver and punt returner. Everson Griffen, Josh Pinkard, Kevin Thomas and Garrett Green were selected to the All-Pac-10 second team. Green made the […]

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HIGHLIGHTS: UCLA 2009

The defense looked like the defense Trojan fans are accustomed to. Interceptions, fumble recoveries, sacks, blocked passes, tackles for loss of yards was a common sight. Awesome performance! The offense still sputtered, but it was enough to win the game and that’s all that matters. Matt Barkley’s 48 yard touchdown pass to Damian Williams late […]

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