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The Skinny: It All Comes Down To The Running Game

Stanford comes into the Coliseum as a hot team with Rose Bowl aspirations. The Cardinal’s defeat of the 8th ranked Oregon Ducks 51-42 put the nation on notice that Stanford football can compete at the highest level and Head Coach Jim Harbaugh is one of the best young coaches in the game. It was just […]

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HIGHLIGHTS: Arizona State 2009

It wasn’t the prettiest win, but it’s nice to be back in the winning column nonetheless. Matt Barkley struggled in part due to an injury-plagued receiving corps, but his short pass to Damian Williams who took it 75 yards for a touchdown would be enough for the offense to pull out with a win. Not […]

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HIGHLIGHTS: CAL 2009

Offense highlights: Defense highlights: History repeats itself for the Golden Bears; they enter the season with lots of hype, only to fold like a bad hand in poker. Time for them to enter hibernation! Cal’s Heisman hopeful tailback, Jahvid Bust, was held to a season-low 47 rushing yards against USC. Meanwhile Joe McKnight looked the […]

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USC football: Trojans’ versions of ‘Rocky’ and ‘Shane’

Here are a couple of USC stories by my colleagues that definitely are worth your time: Mark Whicker profiles defensive coordinator Rocky Seto, whose rags-to-riches story might be unparalleled in college football Scott M. Reid breaks down the weak-side linebacker position, where Shane Horton, a safety just two months ago, is set to make his […]

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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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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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Horton Makes a Move

<!–start image–><!– end image–>Malcolm Smith, Chris Galippo and Michael Morgan settled into their roles of starting linebackers, but who would be backing them up? One person the coaches turned to for help is former safety Shane Horton, asking him to move to linebacker and take on a new role for the tea

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Weight Gain

Now that he is no longer a safety and playing linebacker, Shane Horton’s gained five pounds since camp started and is up to 215. Horton had been careful with his diet to avoid getting any bigger when he played safety.

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Post scrimmage interviews

<!–start image–><!– end image–>The Trojans held their last scrimmage of fall camp, a final tune up for the game against Virginia. USCFootball.com’s Stacy Bradley got reaction from several players following the mock game. Inside: Interviews with safety Shane Horton, tailback C.J. Gable, offensive tackle Butch Lewis and tight end Blake Ayles

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Horton fitting in

<!–start image–><!– end image–>For the USC football team, off-season throwing sessions are meant to build timing, maintain focus and refine footwork. For UNLV transfer Shane Horton the informal sessions are giving the safety an opportunity to develop a relationship with his new teammates and acclimate himself with the nature of USC football before spring practice […]

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