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2010 Training Camp Started Yesterday

(USC Athletic Director Pat Haden, University President C.L. Max Nikias and Associate Athletic Director J.K. McKay attend the Trojans’ first practice of the year. Photo by Icon Sports Media) USC’s 2010 season began yesterday with their first practice of training camp. All players reported to camp except for fullback Soma Vainuku, who has some academic […]

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Recruiting: Seantrel Henderson Set to Sign With USC on Tuesday

Looks like this roller-coaster ride will finally come to an end: On Sunday, Henderson’s father, Sean, said that his son will his letter of intent on Tuesday at 2:45 p.m. CST during a ceremony at Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul, Minn. and then fax it to U.S.C. “It is U.S.C.,” the elder Henderson […]

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Depth chart news and notes

Here are some notes and analyses from our preliminary two-deep depth chart posted on Tuesday, again keeping in mind that it’s still January and the season is still more than seven months away): Officially, if the depth chart remains as is, USC will have 11 returning starters in 2010, plus four other starters who have […]

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HIGHLIGHTS: Boston College 2009

For those of you who missed the USC-BC game or would like to watch it again, TrojanWire has you covered. OFFENSE: Despite missing 3 starters on offense (RB Joe McKnight, TE Anthony McCoy, and OL Tyron Smith), the Trojans did not miss a beat. Matt Barkley had one of his best performances this season, throwing […]

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The Skinny: Boston College Provides Tailor Made Opponent for USC

A focused Trojan effort should lead the Trojans to a victory over a Boston College team that plays a conservative pro-style offense, fitting right into what USC defends against the best. The Trojans also possess offensive speed, even without RB Joe McKnight and Tight End Anthony McCoy that Boston College has yet to see this […]

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Barkley remains upbeat, says USC will be ready for Boston College

Disappointment? Distractions? Declining performance? Controversy and allegations? Criticism and even ridicule? All are words or phrases one could associate with USC’s football program at present. Yet none seems to touch Matt Barkley. Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesUSC quarterback Matt Barkley is focused on Saturday’s Emerald Bowl against Boston College. Perhaps one big reason that coach Pete Carroll […]

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USC rules three academically ineligible

The notion that USC merely reloads talent ad infinitum despite the departure of a bevy of starters was cast into doubt this season, and it will be tested further — unexpectedly — in the Emerald Bowl on Saturday. With starting running back Joe McKnight‘s eligibility for the bowl game against Boston College already in question […]

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2009 All-Pac-10 Team

(Photo of Damian Williams by Icon Sports Media) Damian Williams, Jeff Byers, Charles Brown and Taylor Mays were all named to the All-Pac-10 first team. Williams was selected twice as a wide receiver and punt returner. Everson Griffen, Josh Pinkard, Kevin Thomas and Garrett Green were selected to the All-Pac-10 second team. Green made the […]

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USC News, Notes and Mid-Season Reviews

Lets start with Anthony McCoy! We all saw how great he played against Penn State in the Rose Bowl and he is now showing us that he is a legitimate contender for the Mackey Award and the he could be a great pick-up in the NFL. He is one of the better blocking TE’s in […]

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Rising up with the morning sun

The end is near. And with it, so too is the beginning. The entire team hustled through an hour-long Trojan Run workout early Friday morning, completing their sixth week of the summer program and leaving just 10 more workouts before Fall Camp and the 2009 season officially kick off. Through agility and conditioning drills under […]

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Hope and concern: USC

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller Eighth in a series on grounds for optimism and worry. Biggest reason for hope — An intact offensive line leads nine returning offensive starters. Coaches often say it all starts with the offensive line (though this is an interesting contrarian argument), so the Trojans should be off to a good start […]

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USC football: 10 things we learned in spring (No. 5)

Halfway there! Here’s the fifth thing we learned this spring about USC football: No. 5 — All-Pac-10 center Kristofer O’Dowd is worthy of all the hype. How can this be? How could Kristofer O’Dowd prove his value without taking a single spring snap? It seems counterintuitive, but hear me out: Sometimes we don’t realize the […]

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