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Practice Notes: Aug. 31


USC kept preparing for Minnesota on Wednesday, as they practiced for the second time this week. Sophomore wide receiver Robert Woods was still in the yellow no-contact jersey with a bruised elbow, but he was a full participant in drills. The special teams focused on recovering onside kicks. The drill lasted several minutes as the […]

Historic stadium in need of upgrades


Stadiums don’t get much more historic than the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Host of two Olympic Games, two Super Bowls and the 1959 World Series, the Coliseum could make a strong claim to the title of America’s most storied sporting backdrop. It’s also true, however, that stadiums don’t get much more rundown than the Coliseum. […]

Practice Notes: Aug. 30


No. 25 USC has begun preperations for its season opener Saturday against Minnesota. Redshirt junior guard Abe Markowitz and redshirt sophomore wide receiver De’Von Flournoy missed practice, while freshman runningback Amir Carlisle had to leave early. Coach Lane Kiffin said he is expected to be back tomorrow. Kiffin said on injuries, “We’re relatively healthy for […]

After two full seasons, Barkley has seen it all


So much has happened since Matt Barkley first stepped onto USC’s campus years ago, when he was just an 18-year-old with a million-dollar smile and championship promise in tow. First came the losses of 2009 — four in a season for the first time since 2001 — as a team in flux tried to live […]

Continuity should help USC in 2011


What a difference a year makes. Last summer it became a daily ritual to digest a smattering of national headlines regarding USC football along with my morning cereal. This summer, however, it seems the only buzz surrounding the team is senior tailback Marc Tyler’s well-documented night on the town. Though some teams would do just […]