Found March 06, 2013 on Double Coverage Football:
Since resurrecting Choke Wednesday last month we've focused on three of the worst in-game collapses of the 2012 season, but what about the biggest choke on the season as a whole? That honor unanimously goes to the USC Trojans, who started the season ranked #1 in the country and finished it ready to disband their football program. The Trojans finished in the AP Top 5 in 2011 despite still being banned from postseason play, so when Matt Barkley decided to return and the NCAA sanctions against the program expired the Men of Troy were a hot ticket for "experts" coast to coast last summer. They opened the season at #1 in the country. Their BCS title odds ranged from 3:1 to an absolutely absurd 7:5 on the Vegas strip. Barkley, who had never even been first team All Pac 12 (and still hasn't) had his name inscribed on the Heisman before he registered for classes. Five of Sports Illustrated's seven college football experts had the Trojans in the title game. Four of t...

2013 NFL Draft: Top 10 Quarterback Prospects

For the majority of the 2012 season USC quarterback Matt Barkley was the most talked about college quarterback entering the 2013 Draft. After the Trojans posted a 7-6 record and Barkley saw his season end with a shoulder injury, that talk has pretty much stopped.Granted Barkley put up huge numbers while running the Trojans offense; but what's different about him and every other...

Three Trojans snap into QB battle

Cody Kessler's most noteworthy play for USC came last season after the quarterback was told by coaches to wear a different jersey number on special teams in the first half against Colorado. He was the backup to Max Wittek against Notre Dame and in the season-ending Sun Bowl loss to Georgia Tech, but he did not play. So the third-year sophomore spent the last two months doing...

USC's spring practice, QB competition under way

With four new assistant coaches and no starting quarterback, Southern California has started work on erasing memories of last season's disappointment. The Trojans held their first spring practice Tuesday night, going through drills under new defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast and offensive coordinator Clay Helton. Lane Kiffin revamped his staff in hopes of fixing a team...

Kessler & Wittek, 'It's go time'

USC kicks off spring practices on Tuesday. The spotlight of spring drills will be on the quarterback battle. Will Cody Kessler or Max Wittek take over for the departed Matt Barkley? Or... does freshman Max Browne win the job?

VIDEO: Lane Kiffin, 3-5-13

USC head coach Lane Kiffin spoke with the media following the Trojans first spring practice.

USC Trojans 2013 Spring Football Preview

USC was billed as a national title contender last season but finished with a disappointing 7-6 mark and ended the year with a three-game losing...

Tim Floyd could return as the head coach of the USC mens basketball team

According to ESPN Los Angeles, current UTEP basketball coach Tim Floyd could be making a return to coach the USC Trojans.  Floyd had a lengthy meeting with USC athletic director [...]

Barkley better than mock draft hype

NFL mock drafts are a little like teenage girls; you fall out of favor with a popular one, and it is only a matter of time until the whole clique is down on you. This change of circumstance only occasionally has any bearing on long-term desirability. And so it is with USC quarterback Matt Barkley. His slow fade from projected No. 3 selection (behind a few guys named Luck and RG3...

Revisiting The 2003 Quarterback Class: Ten Years Later

The 2012 draft was a special draft that saw five rookie quarterbacks emerge as starters in the NFL with two of them being selected back-to-back with the two picks.For most of the season things looked as if the 2013 draft could go the same way with USC quarterback Matt Barkley drawing the majority of the talk while West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith was showing what he had with...
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