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The D-Line Rests

The first-team defensive line dominated today even without Armond Armstead. The offensive line missed Matt Kalil and Butch Lewis. The first-team offense was stopped fairly easy the first three series. And Allen Bradford lost five yards in six carries.

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2010 Training Camp Started Yesterday

(USC Athletic Director Pat Haden, University President C.L. Max Nikias and Associate Athletic Director J.K. McKay attend the Trojans’ first practice of the year. Photo by Icon Sports Media) USC’s 2010 season began yesterday with their first practice of training camp. All players reported to camp except for fullback Soma Vainuku, who has some academic […]

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Recruiting: Seantrel Henderson Set to Sign With USC on Tuesday

Looks like this roller-coaster ride will finally come to an end: On Sunday, Henderson’s father, Sean, said that his son will his letter of intent on Tuesday at 2:45 p.m. CST during a ceremony at Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul, Minn. and then fax it to U.S.C. “It is U.S.C.,” the elder Henderson […]

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USC football: 15 players to watch in spring (No. 1)

Ten days, 14 players and nearly 5,000 words later, we have hit No. 1 on our countdown of the 15 Trojans to watch in spring practice. But wait. There’s more. Starting Thursday, we’ll begin our position-by-position preview of spring football, including three questions (and answers) for each spot. And remember, you can follow the USC […]

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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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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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USC Football Recruiting UPDATE*(1/27/2010)

The linebacker and offensive line position is thin.  For the recruiting class of 2010, it is essential that coach Kiffin and staff try to replenish those two positions.  Unfortunately, the linebacker class this year is not strong.  It appears day by day that USC will not meet those standards of grabbing those linebackers to help […]

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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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The Skinny: Boston College Provides Tailor Made Opponent for USC

A focused Trojan effort should lead the Trojans to a victory over a Boston College team that plays a conservative pro-style offense, fitting right into what USC defends against the best. The Trojans also possess offensive speed, even without RB Joe McKnight and Tight End Anthony McCoy that Boston College has yet to see this […]

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Morning Buzz

Joe McKnight stays in L.A., there’s not much backup plan at tight end and Matt Kalil is ready to start at offensive tackle.

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USC rules three academically ineligible

The notion that USC merely reloads talent ad infinitum despite the departure of a bevy of starters was cast into doubt this season, and it will be tested further — unexpectedly — in the Emerald Bowl on Saturday. With starting running back Joe McKnight‘s eligibility for the bowl game against Boston College already in question […]

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Rising up with the morning sun

The end is near. And with it, so too is the beginning. The entire team hustled through an hour-long Trojan Run workout early Friday morning, completing their sixth week of the summer program and leaving just 10 more workouts before Fall Camp and the 2009 season officially kick off. Through agility and conditioning drills under […]

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