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USC football: New role for Marc Tyler?

Redshirt junior Marc Tyler was supposed to miss some or most of USC’s spring camp while recuperating from toe surgery. Instead, he has been one of the Trojans’ most impressive tailbacks. He caught USC coach Lane Kiffin’s eye Tuesday — with his pass protection. “He was actually the best running back in pass-pro versus the […]

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USC football: 15 players to watch in spring (No. 2)

Thirteen down, two to go. The countdown of the 15 USC players to watch in spring practice is nearly complete. For Nos. 3-15, see below. For No. 1, check back in a couple of hours. NO. 2 — RB ALLEN BRADFORD Profile: 5-11, 235, redshirt senior 2009 stats: 13 games, 115 carries, 668 yards, 5.8-yard […]

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Chris Galippo: Charlie Weis Didn’t Even Shake His Hand On Official Visit

From LATimes.com: But Galippo admits that he especially looks forward to being in the starting lineup when the sixth-ranked Trojans play at Notre Dame on Saturday. Galippo, a third-year sophomore, visited Notre Dame as a high school junior, touring the campus with a group of highly rated prospects that included current Fighting Irish quarterback Jimmy […]

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Full Recovery Expected for Stafon

Stafon Johnson’s prognosis for full recovery is good after the 7 hour specialized surgery to repair his larynx and windpipe, injured in a freak weight room incident. While he is expected to fully recover, Doctors also said that it is unlikely he will be able to complete his senior season at USC. Instead, expect Allen […]

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9-5-09: USC vs San Jose State Highlights

Big Anthony McCoy with a new take on the traditional straight arm; this looks like a forearm shove to the dome! (Make sure to watch the X-MO replay.) ***EDITOR’S NOTE*** T-Wire fan “Amos” brings to our attention the reaction of the SJSU cheerleader in the background during the X-MO replay. Check it out. More of […]

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Skinny Talk for This Weekend’s BBQ

*QB Aaron Corp has been throwing in 7-7 drills the past few days and has looked solid. The coaches have been happy with his accuracy and most importantly, his swagger. He appears confident and is showing good leadership skills despite being out with a cracked fibula. He will return to full practice next week. It […]

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Spotlight on…

Check out the standout performers from Monday’s practice: – Tight end Blake Ayles had the highlight play of the day when he stretched out for a one-handed catch on an over route before rolling to the ground near the left sideline during team period, drawing an ovation from the several hundred fans in attendance. “That […]

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Spotlight on…

See which players had standout performances during Sunday’s practice: – Quarterback Matt Barkley turned in another exciting performance Sunday, especially on one string of plays during 7-on-7 period. First, he connected with receiver David Ausberry on a beautiful 35-yard fade to score a touchdown down the right sideline, eliciting a rousing applause from the hundreds […]

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USC spring wrap-up

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller USC Trojans 2008 overall record: 12-1 2008 conference record: 8-1 Returning starters Offense 9, defense 3, kicker/punter 0 Top returners WR Damian Williams, C Kristofer O'Dowd, OT Charles Brown, OG Jeff Byers, TB Stafon Johnson, TB Joe McKnight, FS Taylor Mays, CB Josh Pinkard, DE Everson Griffen. Key losses QB […]

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USC spring game: This is a rebuilding defense?

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller Two things revealed themselves at USC's spring game: Aaron Corp is the clear No. 1 quarterback for a reason heading into the off-season and the defense is not exactly going to stink next fall. Eleven sacks? Come on! Corp completed 14 of 23 passes for 157 yards with a touchdown […]

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Spring football Q&A: USC coach Pete Carroll

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller Ever wonder what a coach might say about a quarterback competition the day before he announces a pecking order? You're in luck! USC coach Pete Carroll stopped by for a chat with the Pac-10 blog on Monday, the day before he announced on his Web site that Aaron Corp would […]

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Got Shorty?

Got Shorty? They do now…Not to open up old wounds, but when Oregon State freshman running back Jacquizz Rodgers busted 186 rushing yards on the best defense in the country, the world took notice. At 5′-7 Rodgers was cloaked behind his o-line, and the likes of Cushing, Maualuga, Matthews and Mays couldn’t draw a bead […]

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