Found March 31, 2012 on
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LOS ANGELES - A few hundred USC fans gathered at the Coliseum and withstood the slight rain Saturday morning to watch the Trojans scrimmage.
The fans saw what head coach Lane Kiffin says "wasn't much of a scrimmage" because the Trojans were once again shorthanded at the Coliseum. The defense dominated early and often, with the offense reaching the endzone just twice.
Unless they came early, fans didn't get a chance to see Matt Barkley.
The Trojans Heisman Trophy candidate participated in individual and 7-on-7 drills, but not in the scrimmage.
Instead, on this Saturday, Barkley worked on his skills as a playcaller along with quarterback coach Clay Helton and offensive coordinator Kennedy Polamalu.
It's been a staple of the spring - not Barkley's playcalling - but a lack of reps in team activities in favor of backups, Cody Kessler and Max Wittek.
And when Barkley has been under center, he has struggling, already tossing seven picks in the first eig...
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USC quarterback Matt Barkley threw his seventh interception of spring practice on Thursday and, as Coach Lane Kiffin noted, it wasn't the end of the world. It wasn't the end of Barkley's Heisman Trophy chances, either.
Kiffin even joked when asked if he was alarmed over Barkley's wayward practice throws, including the pass picked off Thursday by safety Demetrius...
USC football fans can get a sneak preview of their 2012 Trojans at this Saturday’s scrimmage. Unlike most practices in the post-Pete Carroll era, the scrimmage, at 11 a.m. at the Coliseum, will be open to the public. Admission is free and parking is $10.
While fans will get to see some of the Trojans’ up-and-coming impact players live for the first time, the team’s biggest...
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