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Thoughts of the Day: 10-02-09

(Photo of Stafon Johnson Leading Conquest at the 2009 Rose Bowl by Icon Sports Media) My three least favorite college football teams are UCLA, Notre Dame and Cal. This week we play Cal and I hope we kill them. Saturday will make or break someone’s season. The game however is overshadowed by terrible off the […]

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The Skinny: Team Notes Plus The Keys To Setting a Bear Trap

Team Notes Heading Into Saturday: *Stafon Johnson’s physical condition improved Thursday. He has been transferred to Cedars Sinai hospital. Coach Carroll said: “It’s amazing how he is dealing with it, he’s up and around and getting out of bed. He looks like he is OK, to tell you the truth.” *Defensive End Nick Perry practiced […]

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TNYC: Thoughts on Washington State Win

Here are some random thoughts on the win: – It was a win, but a frustrating one.  The 1st quarter started smoothly with a quick 3-and-out from Wazzu followed by a quick TD from SC, but then 3 holding penalties, 1 offsides, 1 personal foul, and 1 roughing the kicker happened.  Let's not even talk […]

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HIGHLIGHTS: Washington State 2009

Sloppy win, but it’s a win nonetheless. The offense got off to a strong start, but they were inconsistent and fumbled more than they should have, but on the bright side, coaches opened up the playbook and allowed Matt Barkley to complete some deep passes. However this offense, and the receiving game in particular, needs […]

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GameDay New and Notes

It is hard to say just how much USC will open up the playbook if Matt Barkley isn’t able to chuck the ball down field. Clearly USC’s problems on offense last weekend against UW made a lot of people take notice and scratch their heads. Today’s game against Washington St. is the perfect medicine to […]

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TrojanWire Thoughts of the Day: 9-25-09

(Photo by Icon Sports Media) The panicking and second guessing of the coaches needs to stop. Pete is the man, let him lead the team. The Trojans are reloading, but they will still compete in every game. Even if you have the most experienced QB behind center, which the Trojans do not have, when you […]

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HIGHLIGHTS: Washington 2009

What a surprise! USC had another post-big game letdown entering Pac10 play. Don’t go into hibernation just yet; there are positives to be taken away from this game shown in the highlights. Joe McKnight rushed for 100 yards on 11 carries, upping his current season total rush yards to 305. Could he be the first […]

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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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Pac-10 newcomers to watch

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller Which Pac-10 newcomers might make a name for themselves this spring and put themselves into position to start or see significant action in 2009? Let's take a look. Arizona QB Nick Foles & OT Phillip Garcia: Foles is a sophomore transfer from Michigan State who will compete with Matt Scott […]

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McNeal in seventh (string) heaven at USC

USC freshmen Curtis McNeal and Nick Perry, who just joined the team after making it through the NCAA academic clearinghouse last Friday, made positive impressions during their first week of practice. McNeal had several impressive rushes Thursday, showing quick feet and natural run instincts. Of course, he is the seventh-string running back for the Trojans, […]

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Photos: Bye week practice

<!–start image–><!– end image–>The Trojans had a short week of practice following the Ohio State game, working out Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday before having the weekend off. Inside: Photos from practice including newcomers Curtis McNeal and Nick Perry

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Perry And McNeal

When USC players report tomorrow for training camp, defensive end Nick Perry and tailback Curtis McNeal will not be there because of academic issues regarding the NCAA Clearinghouse. I previously mentioned Perry only needs a verification of graduation, so it should happen. McNeal is more complicated but people seem to think he will qualify.

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