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Freaks And (Stat) Geeks

Here are the first scrimmage stats: Passing Matt Barkley 9-15, 127 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT Mitch Mustain 23-35, 231 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT Jesse Scroggins 0-4, 1 INT Rushing Allen Bradford 6 (minus) 5 yards C.J. Gable 7-25 Curtis McNeal 6-57 Dillon Baxter 5-39 Marc Tyler 7-34 Receiving Jordan Cameron 8-96 (long 39) […]

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USC football: Sorting out the safeties

The safety position remains an intriguing one for USC. Sophomores T.J. McDonald (far right) and Jawanza Starling emerged as the starters coming out of spring practice — but they won’t go unchallenged in the fall, and they aren’t playing theĀ  positions many of us expected. Let’s starter with the latter. As Trojans coach Lane Kiffin […]

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USC football: 15 players to watch in spring (No. 1)

Ten days, 14 players and nearly 5,000 words later, we have hit No. 1 on our countdown of the 15 Trojans to watch in spring practice. But wait. There’s more. Starting Thursday, we’ll begin our position-by-position preview of spring football, including three questions (and answers) for each spot. And remember, you can follow the USC […]

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USC football: 15 players to watch in spring (No. 2)

Thirteen down, two to go. The countdown of the 15 USC players to watch in spring practice is nearly complete. For Nos. 3-15, see below. For No. 1, check back in a couple of hours. NO. 2 — RB ALLEN BRADFORD Profile: 5-11, 235, redshirt senior 2009 stats: 13 games, 115 carries, 668 yards, 5.8-yard […]

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Pac-10 spring breakout players

Who will breakout and make a move toward stardom this season? Most of these guys aren’t “new,” but they could make the next step up in their careers this spring. Arizona Juron Criner, WR, Jr: Criner (6-foot-4, 210 pounds) is already a familiar name to Wildcats fans. Heck, he led the team with nine touchdown […]

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USC football: The future at safety looks bright

Before we delve into the present — USC at Notre Dame on Saturday — let’s take a quick look back and ahead. The Trojans’ very recent past was a bye week that gave the coaches a glimpse at the future. Freshman safeties T.J. McDonald (right) and Jawanza Starling received a ton of invaluable reps, and […]

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Football: What about Mitch Mustain?

The other offshoot of Aaron Corp’s leg injury is that it gives Mitch Mustain a chance to get more meaningful reps. Remember him? Mustain came to USC amid much fanfare but twice lost spring battles to become the Trojans’ starting quarterback, first to Mark Sanchez, then to Corp. Mustain entered summer third on the depth […]

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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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2009 USC Recruiting Dinner

Here are our thoughts on the guys that stood out in last nights presentation. Full bios and direct quotes from Pete Carroll after the jump. John Martinez, OL, 4-STAR Just a nasty, pancake blocking guard. He can get down field too (a la Jeff Byers). Highlight after highlight he would pull from his guard position, […]

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