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Matt Barkley among 34 named to O’Brien watch list

USC senior quarterback Matt Barkley was named to the Davey O’Brien Award preseason watch list, the Davey O’Brien Award Foundation announced Wednesday. The award is given annually to the nation’s best quarterback. Thirty-four players were named to the list, including two others from the Pac-12: Washington’s Keith Price and Washington State’s Jeff Tuel. Last season, […]

USC QBs dominate college football

As the 2012 football season rapidly approaches, I can only think about what kind of USC team will exit the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum tunnel Sept. 1. Immense buzz is circulating the USC campus because of Heisman hopes and the possibility to play in a BCS bowl game. It is undeniable that USC is one […]

Questions to ponder during the spring

Don’t be fooled by the uncharacteristic heat wave that has been making its way through Southern California; it’s March, not August. Nonetheless, spring football is officially upon us, and this year the stakes are just a little bit higher. In previous years, spring football focused on ushering in a new coaching staff, postseason bans and […]

Game rewind: Arizona

The set-up: Arizona arrived at the Coliseum with a 1-3 record after playing three top-10 teams in consecutive weeks. The Wildcats hoped to turn their season around against a USC team that was coming off of a dismal performance at Arizona State. The story: Following an unsuccessful opening drive for the Wildcats, the Trojans capitalized […]

The harsh realities of collegiate football

I’ve been coming to USC football games for as long as I can remember. I’ve been to games as a giddy kid, a drunken student and a dispassionate journalist. I don’t have to tell you which setting was the most fun. As I look back on the three years I covered the team and the […]