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Steve Smith Wins TVP Award

(Photo by Icons Sports Media) Since 2007, VIZIO has recognized the professional football player who has performed above and beyond expectations, relative to his contract, with its VIZIO TOP VALUE PERFORMER award. This years winner is former Trojan WR and NY Giant Steve Smith. Smith caught 107 passes for 1,220 yards and had 7 TDs. […]

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Super Trojans

Three Trojans will be suiting up in Super Bowl XLIV next Sunday in Miami when the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints meet up to decide the NFL championship. Tailback Reggie Bush (New Orleans Saints), defensive lineman Sedrick Ellis (New Orleans Saints) and defensive lineman Fili Moala (Indianapolis Colts) will appear in the game, meaning […]

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Week 11 NFL Highlights

This weeks highlights of former Trojans features Clay Matthew, Mark Sanchez, Carson Palmer, Rey Rey, Steve Smith, Matt Cassel and Brian Cushing. Fight on and FUCLA! (Video Courtesy of Eric Espinoza and the USC video operations department)

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Whitlock Already Worried About Cassel

by Ryan Wilson Filed under: Chiefs, AFC West, NFL Fans Jason Whitlock has reason to be concerned about Matt Cassel. He’s the Chiefs new quarterback, doesn’t have much in the way of experience, and will make nearly $15 million in 2009. Oh, and it’s easy to be skittish when Cassel succeeds the likes of Damon […]

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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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Morning Buzz

Matt Barkley’s turned this spring into the tighest quarterback race since 2003 when Matt Leinart and Matt Cassel battled for the job.

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Read and react: Your takes on the Cassel trade

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham Reader reaction was passionate and plentiful to my Sunday afternoon post about the controversial Matt Cassel trade. The New England Patriots sent their backup quarterback and linebacker Mike Vrabel to the Kansas City Chiefs for the 34th overall selection in this year's draft. But ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported the Patriots […]

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USC football: Carroll recalls Cassel’s coming-out party

Former Trojan Matt Cassel’s continuing success with the New England Patriots prompted USC coach Pete Carroll to recall Cassel’s pro-day workout, when he went from unknown backup to draftable commodity. “He was an underdog,” Carroll said. “He had such a phenomenal day. They flooded him afterward – all the scouts came up to get his […]

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Cassel continues to dazzle NFL insiders

    Cary Edmondson/US Presswire   Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel has turned some heads with his performance this season filling in for Tom Brady. Posted by ESPN.com’s Tim Graham There might still be some Matt Cassel doubters out there. Among NFL insiders, however, the New England Patriots quarterback is viewed with a high degree of […]

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Can Cassel pass for 400 yards on Steelers?

Posted by ESPN.com’s Tim Graham Cassel If New England Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel can throw for 400 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, then he will become the first NFL quarterback to have three straight games with that many yards. If Cassel does passes for 400 yards in any of the Patriots’ five remaining […]

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Mitch Mustain has a backup plan

Mustain is second on the depth chart, but the quaterback expects USC’s program to prepare him for the NFL just as it did former backup Matt Cassel. When quarterback Mitch Mustain visited USC while pondering a transfer from Arkansas in February 2007, he cited former back-up Matt Cassel as a reason for considering the Trojans. […]

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Trojans in the NFL: Week 11

Troy Polamalu (S, Pittsburgh) had one of the crazier weekends in the NFL. His three tackles (one for a 4-yard loss) and 4-yard interception return were pretty typical. His broken-up lateral returned for a touchdown was not. Referees incorrectly overturned the play, and later admitted their mistake. The Steelers pulled out a 11-10 victory over […]

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