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New Mural in Heritage Hall

A new mural of former Trojans is up in Heritage Hall. The mural features Troy Polamalu, Matt Leinart, Carson Palmer, Mark Sanchez, Steve Smith, Keith Rivers, Rey Maualuga and Brian Cushing. Advertisements

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In case you were wondering, Matt Leinart’s beer bong/jacuzzi schedule is now wide open.

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Wide Open Heisman Races and 2010

Heading into the season, 2010 is shaping up to be the most wide-open Heisman race I’ve seen since I started this blog back in 2004. While Terrell Pryor is the front runner, he’s not exactly a slam dunk selection.  There are legitimate cases to be made that five or six other players could be considered front runners as well. I think […]

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Trojan Links

Here is a Monday round-up of all things Troy from the past week or so: New AD Pat Haden has been a well profiled man this past week.  We’ve linked to it previously, but the LA Times David Wharton wrote a comprehensive piece detailing Haden’s impressive resume.  According to Forbes.com, “By all accounts, Haden represents […]

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Trojan DePo: The Tao of Pete

TrojanWire’s Devon Pollard poses with Seattle head coach Pete Carroll following ESPN’s Lunch with a Legend radio broadcast at Morton’s the Steakhouse in Santa Ana. Reggie Bush aside, Pete Carroll stands as one of the most polarizing figures among the USC population. To many, he’s like the dad that ran out on the family just […]

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Is Now the Time for a USC QB to Win a Super Bowl Ring?

UCLA has Troy Aikman, Notre Dame has Joe Montana, Stanford has John Elway, and USC has…Ron Johnson. Well, he didn’t actually play in Super Bowl XXXVII, but he has a ring! That counts, right? It’s a constant taunt from USC’s rivals. Despite the Trojans’ success in pumping first class, Super Bowl caliber running backs, linebackers, […]

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Leinart gets — and gives — the message

Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart sent a text message to coach Ken Whisenhunt after the team added veteran Derek Anderson to compete for the starting job. <!–INLINE MUG–> Leinart <!–END INLINE MUG–>Leinart wasn’t complaining. “He is fired up about where he is and about getting in here in the offseason program and working with the guys,” […]

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Getting up: Assessing QB verticals

Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart posted a 37-inch vertical jump at his pro day workout in 2006. That wasn’t the reason Arizona selected him 10th overall in the draft. Tim Tebow‘s 38.5-inch jump at the combine tied Josh McCown‘s record for a quarterback at the annual event, narrowly edging the combine marks Philadelphia’s Michael Vick and […]

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Future Heisman Contenders From the Class of 2010

 This post is brought to you by SPORTSBETTING.com. Get best online sports betting bonuses at this sportsbook. ——————————————————————————————————— Not every recruiting class contains a future Heisman winner.  Here are the last 10 Heisman winners and the classes that produced them: Chris Weinke (1990*/1997) Erich Crouch (1997) Carson Palmer (1998) Jason White (1999) Matt Leinart (2001) Reggie Bush (2003) Troy […]

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Warner’s retirement creates power shift

MIAMI — A smile crossed Vernon Davis‘ face before I finished asking what Kurt Warner‘s retirement meant for the NFC West. “It means good things for the 49ers, bad things for the Cardinals,” the 49ers tight end said after the Pro Bowl Sunday night. <!–inline1–>Warner’s retirement from the two-time defending NFC West champion Cardinals will […]

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Half of the best

Astoundingly, USC players make up exactly half of ESPN.com’s Pac-10 All-Decade team: QB Matt Leinart, TB Reggie Bush, WR Dwayne Jarrett, C Ryan Kalil, OT Sam Baker, DT Sedrick Ellis, DE Kenechi Udeze, LB Rey Maualuga, LB Keith Rivers, S Troy Polamalu, S Taylor Mays and P Tom Malone.

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