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USC football: WR recruits in the house

Quick hitters from USC’s second training-camp practice of 2009: ** Receivers Robert Woods and George Farmer of Serra High of Gardena chatted after practice with offensive coordinator John Morton. Woods, who is uncommitted, could end up being the top-rated wideout in the class of 2010. Farmer is a member of the class of 2011. ** […]

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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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USC Football Spring Huddle 2009

No better way to start a Saturday than USC’s Band blowing Fanfare. It’s so regal. Matt Barkley, golden boy. This guy is blessed. John Skinner will be writing a piece later this week detailing why he could still beat out Corp. Mel Kiper stated, “I said three-and-a-half years ago, Matthew Stafford to be the No. […]

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USC football: QB Q+As

Eight practices down, seven to go for USC. Here’s what the quarterback candidates had to say just past the halfway point of spring practice 2009: AARON CORP (on his performance in the scrimmage) To me it seemed like it was hit or miss the whole day. It was kind of hard for me to get […]

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USC basketball: DeRozan still 50-50 on agent, but …

Although USC’s DeMar DeRozan says he’s “still 50-50″ on hiring an agent, it’s worth noting that he interviewed four potential candidates last week. DeRozan said he should know by the end of this week whether he’ll hire one or wait to see how the pre-draft process pans out. The assumption here is that DeRozan, a […]

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USC football: Big experiment, big payoff

Pete Carroll and his staff surprised many onlookers by moving sophomore Armond Armstead from defensive tackle to defensive end this spring. After all, Armstead showed flashes of great promise as a freshman, recording 10 tackles, including three for losses, in limited action. He also weighs 290 pounds. But when a reporter asked Carroll on Tuesday […]

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Headlines

Quarterback Interviews

(Photo/uscfootball.com) Adam Maya from the OC Register got a chance to speak with all three QB candidates after the first day of Spring practice. Here are some highlights from those interviews. Mitch Mustain: With the reps split evenly for now, what are you focusing on most? “Just getting it down. It’s not about who’s making […]

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Reggie Bush is a ‘player’

Remember a couple of years back, when the media made a big to-do about Bill Parcells referring to Terrell Owens as “the player”? Well, meet the latest version of “the player” – Reggie Bush. Not coincidentally, the man who referred to the former USC Heisman Trophy winner that way is a Parcells disciple – New […]

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USC football recruiting: Did Chow influence Te’o?

How surprising was it Manti Te’o, the top-ranked linebacker in the nation, chose Notre Dame over USC on signing day? “I was shocked about Te’o, absolutely floored,” said Greg Biggins, recruiting director for ESPN RISE. “For three years it was either USC or BYU. When he eliminated BYU everyone thought it was a done deal, […]

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Matt Cassel Wins TVP Award

The VIZIO Top Value Performer Award recognizes the player whose on-field performance most exceeds the value of his contract. Cassel, who earned just over $500,000 this season, responded with All-Pro numbers passing for more than 3,600 yards and 21 touchdowns in leading the Patriots to 11 wins. He won 42% of the vote — beating […]

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Who will be the 2009-2010 BCS National Champion?

While memories of Tebow hoisting the trophy may still be dancing through your head, the pundits can’t help but look ahead to the 2009-2010 BCS National Championship. With more returning starters than USC or Oklahoma, the early favorites of the talking heads are the Florida Gators and Texas Longhorns. Here’s a breakdown of the pundit […]

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FINAL CALL to be eligible to win a TrojanWire-branded t-shirt: 1) Go sign up for a onedegree account. 2) Join the TrojanWire Fan Club on onedegree. Winners will be announced tomorrow (10/17) around noon. Click here for full details. **EDITOR’S NOTE** Whoops, we forgot our camera to videotape the Matt&Reggie&LenDale&Pete drawing today. So we’ll announce […]

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