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Cal’s Alualu surprise 10th pick in NFL draft

Here’s a prediction: California defensive end Tyson Alualu is going to surprise some folks and end up a top-10 NFL draft pick. Little late on that one, eh? Alualu was the first Pac-10 player drafted Thursday night — which was projected by no one — going 10th overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars, while Bears teammate Jahvid Best was the […]

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Headlinin’: Bryce Brown won’t be Trojan-bound

Making the morning rounds. • Don’t you remember? That bridge burned. Just in case any of them were still hanging on to some shred of hope, the L.A. Daily News’ Scott Wolf disabused USC fans Tuesday of the notion that former über recruit Bryce Brown might follow coach Lane Kiffin from Tennessee to Southern Cal, […]

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Profit motive won’t save USC, but NCAA’s light bite might

Among the many conspiracy theories and outlandish rumors making the rounds re: the NCAA’s pending reaction (or lack thereof) against USC when the long-awaited Reggie Bush illegal benefits case finally goes before the Infractions Committee this weekend, none has been as persistent as the suggestion that the NCAA wouldn’t dare drop the hammer on one […]

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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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Recruiting Opinion

Here’s what Randy Taylor, a former recruiting coordinator at UCLA and currently a recruiting analyst thinks are the most interesting classes: “Florida may have the best class ever based on the talent level of their committed players on paper; Washington who may be in the top 10 to 15 classes in the end; Stanford and […]

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Coach Ryan Prepares A Feast

Mark Sanchez: Holy smokes, Thomas. We’re in the AFC Title Game! I can’t believe it! Last year, I was just some goofball at USC. This year, I’m taking the field with Peyton Manning for the right to go to the Super Bowl! That’s amazing. Thomas Jones: Yup. Sanchez: Oh, man. Peyton Manning. He’s the best […]

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Pac-10 games of the decade

Lots of extraordinary games to choose from, as well as many ways to ascribe greatness: the size of the stage, the competitiveness of the game and the overall strangeness. And we made the executive decision not to make this a list of USC upset losses — other than the biggest one of those. 10. Oregon 56, Arizona State […]

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Pac-10 teams of the decade

Yes, there are lots of USC teams in our list of the “best Pac-10 teams of the decade.” Not sure how you get around that. From 2002 to 2008, the Trojans finished ranked in the nation’s top four. During that span, no other conference team topped the Trojans in the national rankings. One team not […]

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Best and worst of the Pac-10 bowl season

The Pac-10 went 2-5 during the bowl season, so it wasn’t difficult to find many “worsts.” But there were some good things that shouldn’t be overlooked. Best performance, defensive player: Oregon’s undersized but quick defensive end Kenny Rowe set a Rose Bowl and Oregon bowl record with three sacks in a losing effort against Ohio […]

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