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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, […]

NFL pro days don’t tell the entire story


Wednesday afternoon, dozens of NFL scouts were on campus to watch former Trojans work out in an effort to raise their positions in April’s draft. It’s really the last chance for these athletes to make an impression on the scouts and millions of dollars are at stake. However, I don’t buy it. Though it’s important […]

Trojans annually dominate NFL draft


Tailback U? USC should probably call itself NFL U. It might actually be more accurate. The NFL’s annual scouting combine began Tuesday in Indianapolis, where the country’s best talent will meet in hopes of raising its draft stock. Seven Trojans will participate in the combine, among them offensive tackle Matt Kalil, defensive end Nick Perry […]

Matt Barkley for Heisman?


Counterpoint: Barkley has been impressive leading USC to a 10-2 overall mark, but he doesn’t measure up to other top candidates.